Richard Simmons has to pay a tabloid $130K for saying he is transgender

A judgment has been made in the reclusive fitness fanatic’s libel and invasion of privacy

lawsuit against American Media, which owns the tabloid National Enquirer and the website Radar Online. The Sweatin’ to the Oldies star — who sued over the outlets calling him “transgender” and claiming that he had “undergone shocking sex surgery to change from a man to a woman,” which he denied — must pay $128,625, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Keosian stated in his ruling on Friday.