Former CHARLIE'S ANGELS star Jaclyn Smith has called on celebrity blogger Perez Hilton to "do the right thing" and apologise for going public with an erroneous story suggesting the actress had shot herself.
The Internet gossip misreported an incident involving Smith's one-time stunt double last month (Sep09), and had the star's fans, family and friends fearing the worst.
Hilton's article suggested Smith had shot herself while on vacation in Honduras, but the actress quickly denied she had been injured. In a statement she explained she was "safe and home with her family".
The injured woman was, in fact, the actress' lookalike Sandra Franklin, who sustained a bullet wound to her stomach during an incident at her home.
Smith has been waiting for an apology ever since, stating, "I've moved on but apologies are always nice.
"It's irresponsible. It can be hurtful and painful to people that love you."
The actress did see Hilton's correction, but she tells news show Access Hollywood the damage had already been done - her son was already in a panic.
She explains, "My son was working that day and people came up to him and said, 'Your mom, your mom...' He said, 'I just talked to my mom!' He knows me, he knows I wouldn't have done something like that. But you don't wanna hear that."