Reporter Says She Won't Pay Mexico's Ex-first Lady

An Argentinian journalist says she will not pay damages to Mexico's former first lady, despite a court order in an invasion of privacy case.

Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that Olga Wornat must comply with a lower court order to pay 500,000 pesos _ about $37,000 _ to Martha Sahagun, the wife of former President Vicente Fox.

Wornat told MVS Radio on Thursday that the fine is "absolutely unjust" and she will not pay. The journalist's lawyer Cristian Zinser says Wornat may fight the fine in international court since the case is closed in Mexico.

Sahagun sued Wornat in 2005 because she said an article the journalist published that year about the annulment of her first marriage sought to personally damage her.