Angelina Jolie's lawyers have allegedly blamed last week's (ends30May08) false reports that the actress had given birth on an imposter - who has been posing as the star's assistant HOLLY GOLINE.
Two false alarms on Friday (30May08) sent the media into a spin, with one outlet even claiming she had delivered two baby girls and named them Isla Marcheline and Amelie Jane - honouring Jolie's late mother Marcheline and her partner Brad Pitt's mum Jane.
But, according to internet gossips, the confusion was sparked by a woman who has been sending out fake information to the media pretending to be Goline.
It's alleged the imposter used a bogus BlackBerry email address to send out incorrect press releases in an attempt to dupe the media - and has been doing so for the last year.
Now, Jolie's attorneys at law firm Lavely + Singer are said to be circulating a letter among entertainment news outlets to explain the situation.
The letter reportedly reads,: "A random individual has engaged in a scheme to intentionally harm my client and deceive her fans, the public and the media through illegal and tortuous impersonation of Ms Jolie's long-time assistant, Holly.
"The individual who claims to be, and to whom the media has relied upon as, a 'reliable source' is not my client's assistant, nor does the email address belong to my client's assistant."