NEW YORK (NEWSnet/AP) — “Judge Judy” Sheindlin sued the parent company of  National Enquirer and InTouch Weekly for a story she says falsely claimed she was trying to help the Menendez brothers get a retrial.

The story was published April 10 on InTouch Weekly’s website under the headline “Inside Judge Judy’s Quest to Save the Menendez Brothers Nearly 35 Years After Their Parents’ Murder,” according to the lawsuit, filed in circuit court in Collier County, Florida.

A version of the story later appeared in National Enquirer, a sister publication to InTouch Weekly also owned by Accelerate360 Media. The 1989 Menendez murders in Beverly Hills, California, was a case of some tabloid renown.

Sheindlin said she’s had nothing to say about the case. Her lawsuit speculates the news outlets used statements in a Fox Nation docuseries made by “Judi Ramos,” a woman identified as an alternate juror in the first Menendez trial, and misattributed them to the television judge.

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