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Katie Holmes Sues Star Magazine

3/1/2011 4:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Katie Holmes just filed a $50 million libel lawsuit against the publishers of “Star” magazine after a recent cover insinuated she's a drug addict.

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The centerpiece of the lawsuit is the headline, “ADDICTION NIGHTMARE - Katie DRUG SHOCKER! – The Real Reason She Can’t Leave Tom”  -- while the actual article does NOT allege any drug use by Katie we’re told she feels the suggestive cover is deliberately defamatory and is libelous on its own.

The lawsuit states, "[Katie] has no intention of leaving her husband, and is not prevented from doing so by any drug addiction."

Holmes' attorney tells TMZ, "Star Magazine's malicious claims about Katie are untrue, unethical and unlawful.  Not only do they cruelly defame Katie, they play a cheap trick on the public, making ridiculously false claims on the cover unsupported by anything inside."

And, the attorney adds, "Someone should bring a class action to get all buyers their money back."

Holmes is seeking $50 million in damages from American Media Inc.

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Jenny    

OMG, WHAT NEXT

1333 days ago
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Crabbey    

Actually, she's right to do this. I get tired of the misleading headlines too. "Gay sex scandal" and it turns out someone's best friend's cousin is gay. It's ridiculous. But Katie - you do need to get out of that cult. We all know you're a beard for Tom. Yech. And Chris Holmes would probably love to meet his daughter!

1333 days ago
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Julie    

Good for her! Star magazine does that quite a bit. They splash something juicy on the cover without supporting facts, then you read the story inside and it has nothing to do with the headline on the cover. She probably said at some point that she prefers to give Suri Motrin instead of Tylenol and Star makes it a DRUG SHOCKER!!!

1333 days ago
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Phreaky    

They said she's addicted to the high she gets from e-meters - Friggin hilarious.

1333 days ago
5.

Jack    

STAR MAGAZINE IS CRAP - ONLY IDIOTS READ IT ANYWAY.

1333 days ago
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Sherlock Bones    

Geez, she's out of the spotlight most of the time, she seems happy in her marriage and raising her daughter. What the hell is wrong with the gagmags? I hope she successfully sues. Whether you like Cruise or not, at least this couple isn't all over tinsel town making bad headlines.

You go, Katie.

1333 days ago
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Doug    

$50 million? Jesus, you'd think they nuked their home and pissed on the ashes.

1333 days ago
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Sandi    

Good for Katie. these rag magz have to start being more truthful. I dont think they understand they can ruin ppls lives and careers. Not that any of their readers believe what they read..they should simply change their title to the Star a fictional look at the Stars...or something...I hope she sues their butts off...and I really think the ppl who approve these stories for publication should have to do jail time when convicted. Maybe then they will be more truthful.

1333 days ago
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Anon    

Katie is a pretty but very average actress who decided marrying a big but controversial name was a good move. Star's cover is not why I think less of her.

And a class action lawsuit to get all readers their money back? I think Katie Holmes is overestimating how much Star readers care about her.

1333 days ago
10.

Please    

Katie needs to take a chill pill. I can understand being upset but come on. The tabloids have said way worse. Get a grip Katie...seriously

1333 days ago
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jen    

ridiculous....get a job....50 million...these so called stars are ridiculous...she probly is a drug addict, she's brainwashed by her husband and john travolta...

1333 days ago
12.

lander    

i hope she checks into rehab. she looks bad. poor girl. who'd ever thought this would happen to her. and think of her children!

1333 days ago
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dimes    

I don't blame her. Most people saw only the magazine cover while waiting in a checkout line, and the headline and unflattering pic definitely imply that the woman is on drugs.

1333 days ago
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e33    

I will be a thousand bucks she's very unhappy and regrets the stupid decision to marry him. She was way too young and that tells you it was an insecurity thing. Have fun Katie, you're stuck now! I hope it was worth it, lol. I could smell rotten from the beginning

1333 days ago
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northern gypsy    


must be something in the air...everyone has litigation fever !!!
unlike charlie sheen...she doesn't have "verbal diarrhea"...
i'm not saying she's wrong...however...it might get ugly !!!

1333 days ago
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