Demi Moore settles out of court with Australian magazine

Moore and Pacific Magazines have reached an unspecified settlement, after Pacific printed photos fro

Hollywood star Demi Moore has settled out of court a case she had filed against an Australian magazine over publishing pictures of a private party she had co-hosted with singer Madonna.

Moore had sued Pacific Magazines, publisher of New Idea magazine, for printing a series of black-and-white pictures of herself, her daughter Rumer Willis and other celebrities such as Cameron Diaz, taken at the 2008 private Oscars party.

The actress argued that she held the copyright to the photos and the magazine was in breach of law for their unauthorised reproduction in its March 2008 issue. She had claimed unspecified damages.

The judge set to hear the case in Melbourne Federal Court on Monday said the case has been settled in principle out of court and there was no need for Moore to be present to give evidence. The terms of the settlement are not yet known.