ITS NOT TRUE!
read this statement:
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 28, 2006--Contact person should read: Dick Guttman (sted Tanya Constantino).
The corrected release reads:
DAME ELIZABETH TAYLOR STATEMENT
The following is a statement by Guttman Associates, publicity representatives for Dame Elizabeth Taylor:
Source: Guttman Associates
"It is regrettable that a recent story in a tabloid gossip paper so erroneously reported the state of the health of Dame Elizabeth Taylor and created so much needless concern. Dame Elizabeth is in excellent health, other than the back problems which sometimes confine her to a wheelchair. She continues on a daily basis to guide the success and product excellence both of White Diamonds and other perfume products of her fragrance line with Elizabeth Arden and her highly successful House of Taylor Jewelry products. She pours similar energy and devotion into her ongoing efforts to fund, supervise and encourage treatment of AIDS patients and research into new treatment and possible cure. The degree to which she is active in both her businesses and her continuing fight against HIV/AIDS clearly reflects the efforts of a healthy woman.
"We would suggest that judicious skepticism is in order when the public and other media read such dire health reports or other misinformation in a story which is substantiated only by quotes from vague sources described as 'close friends.' We don't know of any close friends who would shop a celebrated pal to a supermarket paper."
The following is a statement from someone who actually is very close to and a partner of Dame Elizabeth, Lifestyle Designer Kathy Ireland, as well as observations by one of her main working associates in her jewelry endeavors and her fragrance enterprises:
"I usually don't comment on gossip, but my great love for Dame
Elizabeth and the dishonesty of the vicious lies circulating about her
health forces me to speak out.
"Elizabeth Taylor is my business partner in her publicly traded
company House of Taylor Jewelry, and more importantly my dear friend.
We see each other regularly both professionally and socially. Our
family was invited to her home on Easter and we just had dinner
together in Beverly Hills.
"This story is cruel, nonsensical and damaging to the tremendous
work she does every day for people living with HIV/AIDS as well as her
extraordinary leadership in all of her business ventures."
CEO and Chief Designer
Kathy Ireland World Wide
"I am honored to work for and with Dame Elizabeth on her jewelry
designs daily. This story is ridiculous."
Vice President and Design Director
House of Taylor Jewelry
"Dame Elizabeth has always been and remains extremely hands-on in
her work with us, invariably and tirelessly adding her personal touch.
At the House of Taylor fragrances, she is keeping us quite busy on a
daily basis in planning the celebration of the 15th anniversary of
White Diamonds this fall. She has been particularly involved in
creating a beautiful limited edition gold bottle for White Diamonds.
Senior Vice President
House of Taylor Fragrances, A division of Elizabeth Arden, Inc. http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/060428/20060428005824.html?.v=1