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Meryl Streep Fires Back at Karl Lagerfeld, Says He Defamed Her

Meryl Streep Fires Back at Karl Lagerfeld, Says He Defamed Her

Meryl Streep has released a statement in response to Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld‘s false accusation that she would be paid to wear a dress at the Oscars.

The legendary actress and her stylist Micaela Erlanger had been in talks with the fashion house to possibly wear one of their designs at the Oscars, but they decided to go with another brand. Lagerfeld then incorrectly told WWD that the 20-time nominee chose to go with a designer that would pay her to wear their dress.

Meryl‘s rep released a statement denying the accusation and her stylist later clarified what happened in the communication with Chanel. The brand also apologized for the mix-up. Now, Meryl herself is speaking out to slam the designer and the publication that ran the story. Lagerfeld also spoke out and she references his statement in her own.

Click inside to read Meryl Streep’s full statement…

Karl Lagerfeld’s statement

“Chanel engaged in conversations with Ms. Streep’s stylist, on her request, to design a dress for her to wear to the Academy Awards. After an informal conversation, I misunderstood that Ms. Streep may have chosen another designer due to remuneration, which Ms. Streep’s team has confirmed is not the case. I regret this controversy and wish Ms. Streep well with her 20th Academy Award nomination.”

Meryl Streep’s statement

“In reference to Mr. Lagerfeld’s ‘statement,’ there is no ‘controversy’: 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, and Mr. Lagerfeld’s generic ‘statement’ of regret for this ‘controversy’ was not an apology. He lied, they printed the lie, and I am still waiting.”

Click through the gallery to see Meryl Streep’s past Oscar style…

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Posted to: Karl Lagerfeld, Meryl Streep

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  • Luna

    Go Meryl!

  • 👑 King Kari ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Loser. She’s a pos

  • Michele V

    Woah, she is not happy.

  • ml44

    get over yourself meryl.

  • bugisevu

    as Travis implied I cant believe that a stay at home mom can profit $9914 in 4 weeks on the
    computer . see this page

  • bugisevu

    $$$$$$$$$$work start on home “ $$$$$$$$$$$

  • Joy

    He’s a senile biatch.

  • LittlePaperStars

    I love her and good on her for putting the record straight about this whole thing, but the bit about about ‘my record breaking 20th nomination’ just made me cringe a little. No need to say that

  • FrenchGirl

    She uses “big words”( honor,defame,record-breaking) to reply to a little bitch who thinks it is a bigger honor to wear one of his creations and has a fragile ego.
    Her ego is as big as his ego .Good!

  • Moses

    Go naked next time

  • mafragias

    why not be proud of her accomplishments and acknowledge them?

  • Anna

    Meryl, sassy as fuck.

  • sarah

    because that’s not the main subject of all that fuss

  • MGM

    I cannot stand her. I certainly do not think she is a good actress or person.

  • Naynay

    you better force him to apologize kneeled down and apologize ! nice

  • Kellyp

    “I am still waiting” omg, she went full Miranda Priestly on his ass

  • Legendary Trolly

    Lol thats what I was finna say!!! She was heated than a mf!!

  • suzybel

    Going to take more than a dress to make her look good.