"I'm quite honestly getting seriously fed up with being falsely connected with several men on Page Six: Josh Hartnett, Heath Ledger, and now it is insinuated (we all know what 'befriended' means on these pages!) that Sean Penn is another," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
"There has never been any intimacy between myself and any of these men, and I want this cleared once and for all. I have known Sean since I was in my early 20s and have met his wife several times. He has always been a friend and we have several friends in common. I have always respected his wife immensely and regard her as one of my favourite actresses."
"Please stop always making up these ridiculous insinuations about myself and all these men. It was very hurtful to myself and Heath when we were wrongly declared a couple, and I'm sick and tired of the Josh Hartnett connection as well. These people were or are close friends of mine, as is Sean Penn," she added.