The famous actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, has taken to TV and her famous newsletterGoop to defend criticism that she used a ghost writer to write her cookbook. Gywneth's comments came shortly after a recent article in the New York Times suggested her bestselling cookcook, My Father's Daughter, was actually written by food writer and chef Julia Turshen.
Paltrow has refuted the claims taking to Goop and her social media pages to address what she saw as bad reporting of facts. Using Facebook the actress, who is married to Coldplay front man Chris Martin, expressed her concerns.
She said: "I Love @nytimes dining section but this weeks facts need checking. No ghost writer on my cookbook, I wrote every word myself." Something the actress is proud of and something she expressed when FDL interviewed her last year.
The actress also appeared on the American daytime TV show, Rachel Ray, to defend her work on the book. Telling Ray who is also a celebrity cookbook author, "I feel like it's important for the people who have responded so positively and interacted with me about my book, that they know that this is my book and I wrote my book and it's all mine."
The New York Times have said they stand by what they believe is accurate reporting and that a correction is not needed. Whoever is right on this one - the ironic over tone has to be that My Father's Daughter was featured in the New York Times Top Ten Best Selling Books list just after it was released in 2011.
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