September 2nd, 2010
12:30 PM ET
Ashton Kutcher is the latest star to take his reputation into his own hands with a little social networking.
A week after John Mayer blasted the HuffPo on his blog for daring to say that he may be reviving a relationship with ex Jennifer Aniston, Ashton Kutcher took to Twitter (not like he “takes to” anything else, but whatevs) to do damage control on a rumor that he’s stepping out on Demi Moore.
In an "exclusive report", Star magazine claims that Kutcher, 32, was caught getting close to a "hot young blonde."
The piece quoted a source saying, “Ashton had this gorgeous girl pinned against the wall, and he was totally making out with her.” The source added that the girl “obviously wasn’t Demi.”
The report began circulating Wednesday - around the same time that photos of a bikini-clad Moore began to surface from the star's Twitter account - and it didn’t take long for Kutcher to fire back. “STAR magazine – you don't get to stand behind ‘freedom of the press’ when you are writing fiction,” he tweeted yesterday.
“I think Star magazine calling me a 'cheater' qualifies as defamation of character,” Kutcher added. “I hope my lawyer agrees.” Moore has backed up her husband, who is 15 years her junior, tweeting, "Excellent point my love!"
When reached for comment, a Star magazine spokesperson said the publication stands by the story.
The couple celebrate their five-year wedding anniversary at the end of September.
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