Kirstie Alley is preparing to take legal action against tabloid editors after discovering they are publishing an article alleging her massive weight loss is the result of an eating disorder.
The former Cheers star, who has struggled with weight issues for years, has been shedding the pounds ever since she was forced to shape up as a contestant on TV show Dancing With the Stars earlier this year.
She recently claimed to have lost an impressive 100 pounds since March after adopting a new healthy diet and strict exercise regime, and Alley showed off her new slim physique when she walked the runway at an event for New York Fashion Week last week.
Her drastic new look has prompted speculation about exactly how she managed to drop down to a U.S. clothing size six - and according to Alley, reporters at the National Enquirer are claiming in an upcoming article that she's become bulimic, forcing herself to vomit after every meal.
However, the actress has slammed the allegations and she has vowed to take the Enquirer to court.
In a series of posts on her Twitter.com blog, she writes, "Soo.. heard that the Enquirer is running with a story that Im bulemic (sic)...lol..JEEZ!!! 'sources' JEEZ.. never hurled (threw up) a meal in my life..JEEZ...
"Im REALLY commited (sic) (to her diet) and strong willed...If I was bulimic I can assure U I would be a size zero... I smell a big ole lawsuit.. do U?? ...Enquirer, Im coming for u this time..get ready!!"
And she's accused Enquirer editors of reckless reporting on such a serious topic: "Bulemmia (sic), is a serious sitiation (sic) not to be taken lightly.. it can cause death..this accusation is degrading 2 those who from suffer it (sic)."