Teri Hatcher Wins; VW Van Loses

December 18, 2005
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Volkswagen’s reputation lost a big shot at sexy street cred last week when Desperate housewife Teri Hatcher won a libel case against a British tabloid, which reported she’d been having wild sex romps in a VW van parked outside her L.A. home. The 41-year-old actress, suitably dismayed by the tabloid story, sued the Daily Sport for the story and won undisclosed libel damages from the paper for the story, which it now concedes was “entirely false.” A public apology is in the works for the piece, which ran under the titillating headline, “Teri’s Passion Wagon,” and subcaptioned, “Tasty Teri’s old VW (Volkswagen) helps her with her sex drive.” Hatcher admits that she does in fact own a VW van but that she used it for weekend trips with her daughter. (Settle down now, boys!)

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