Actress Kathleen Turner's memoir, Send Yourself Roses, may not have been a page-turner, but it was a Cage-burner.

Steamed by allegations in the book that he had twice been arrested for drunk driving and had once stolen a chihuahua, actor Nicolas Cage filed a libel suit in England against Turner and the publisher of the Daily Mail, which repeated the allegation in its pages.

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Today, he won that lawsuit. The defendants acknowledged there was no truth to the statements and apologized. An apology is to be published by the Mail and the paper has agreed to remove the story from its web site, while a printed correction will be inserted into the existing stock of Turner's book, according to coverage in the Guardian.

The defendants will also pay all of Cage's legal costs and will make a "substantial donation" to his chosen charity, the National Adult Protective Services Foundation.

The false claims were made in Turner's memoir and were repeated by the Daily Mail in an article on Jan. 28 this year. The book, and article, described Turner's experience of working with Cage on the 1986 movie Peggy Sue Got Married, during which she claimed he was "arrested twice for drunk-driving and, I think, for stealing a dog. He'd come across a Chihuahua he liked and stuck it in his jacket."

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