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Kate Winslet Sues Fathers' Rights Group

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Fathers4Justice are in hot water after their recent campaign targeting Kate Winslet has driven the actress to sue.

According to an article in the Telegraph, the fathers' rights group used Winslet's image on posters with the caption: "Kate, every child deserves a father this Christmas." A campaign which Winslet's lawyers claim is "misleading and seriously defamatory."

The 38-year-old British actress riled the group when she claimed in an October interview with Vogue magazine that she does not share custody of her children with their fathers.

"My kids don't go back and forth," she said. "None of this 50/50 time with the mums and dads—my children live with me, that is it."

Much has been made of fact that Winslet will soon (she is expecting) have three children by three different fathers, the latest of whom is Ned Rocknroll (his real name).

Winslet's ex-hubby, film director Sam Mendes, supported her legal action against Fathers4Justice, since [the organization knows] nothing of our personal circumstances."

Her first husband, Jim Threapleton, on the other hand, has in the past complained of being denied access to his daughter Mia, now 13, while Kate filmed overseas for months at a time.

Admittedly Fathers4Justice, known for its somewhat radical advocacy, should not have named and shamed Kate in its campaign. Yet their hearts are clearly in the right place:

"We are running this advert as part of a campaign to highlight the sensitive issue of four million children waking up on Christmas Day without their father."

What do you think of the campaign: right message, wrong medium?