Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have settled their lawsuit against Heat magazine after the publication retracted allegations that the singer had been unfaithful.
Timberlake sued the Irish magazine for defamation in September after the publication printed photos of him shirtless with captions that alluded he cheated on Biel -- "Justin Timberlake gets flirty with another woman, It is not his wife!" and "The flirty photos that rocked Justin and Jessica's marriage" -- and for the quotes attributed to the actress in the article.
The couple's lawyer and the magazine reached a settlement after a brief hearing in Dublin, after which the magazine's publishers issued an apology.
"The article was based on an unfounded report regarding Justin Timberlake's alleged behavior at a club following a performance in Paris, to celebrate a birthday and also included a number of purported statements improperly attributed to Jessica Biel, which heat now understands had never been made by her," the Bauer Media Group's wrote.
"The Defendant accepts that the article was false and withdraws any inferences that questioned the state of Justin and Jessica's marriage. The Defendant regrets any embarrassment caused to the couple and unreservedly apologizes to them."
Timberlake and Biel's team also released a statement claiming the couple is "very satisfied with with this categoric retraction of what was a false and unfounded story."
"The couple will not be making any further comment in relation to this matter, but will not hesitate to take similar legal action if false allegations regarding the state of their marriage are repeated."