Meryl Streep has slammed Karl Lagerfeld for comments he made about her, and hinted at legal action.
Earlier this week, Lagerfeld, the Chanel creative director told Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) that Ms Streep once decided not to wear a Chanel gown on the red carpet at the last moment because a different design had offered to pay her to wear their gown.
“A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?” he told the influential fashion bible WWD.
Since then he has retracted his claim, reports The Guardian.
However, this morning Ms Streep released a statement that made it very clear that she did not accept his apology.
“Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, defamed me, my stylist and the illustrious designer whose dress I chose to wear, in an important industry publication. That publication printed this defamation, unchecked.
“Subsequently, the story was picked up globally, and continues, globally, to overwhelm my appearance at the Oscars, on the occasion of my record-breaking 20th nomination, and to eclipse this honor in the eyes of the media, my colleagues and the audience. I do not take this lightly.”