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Kate Winslet threatens to sue Fathers4Justice over attack ad

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By John Glenday | Reporter

December 19, 2013 | 2 min read

Hollywood actress Kate Winslet has become embroiled in a war of words with rights group Fathers4Justice over their latest advertising campaign, which accuses her of refusing to share the parenting of her children with their fathers.

Solicitors acting for the star described the ad as ‘misleading and defamatory’ and threatened to sue the group if they went ahead and published it – despite having publicly declared in a Vogue interview previously “None of this 50/50 time with the mums and dads – my children live with me; that is it.”

The controversial ad reprinted these quotes and others alongside a black and white image of the Oscar winner and the headline ‘Kate, every child deserves their father this Christmas.’

One of Winslet’s ex-husbands, film director Sam Mendes, has already ridden to her defence. Telling the fathers’ rights group: “It is inappropriate for this organisation to involve my family and I when they know nothing of our personal circumstances.

“Whilst I fully support fathers’ rights, I can happily state this has never been a concern for me or my son.”

Fathers4Justice say that they will publish the controversial advert soon after Winslet declined an opportunity to clarify her remarks.

Winslet was also married previously to director Jim Threapleton and is now expecting her third child with a third husband, Ned RocknRoll.

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