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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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Comment Ads Suck    

I don't know who to root for here... I hate Scientology and I hate misleading reporting.

1268 days ago
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Wayniac917    

Star magazine probably made over 50 million off this one issue so it will work out in their favor even if she wins the lawsuit. that is how these tabloids work.

1268 days ago
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Michael Whitmire    

This pics way better:

http://celebmashing.com/mash.php?search=holmes&dosearch=Search&job=search

1268 days ago
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Lisa    

She must be on something to have married to to that wierdo Tom Cruise.

1268 days ago
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squeeky    

She would HAVE to be a drug addict to be married to that
nutjob flaming *** Tom Cruise. Whats wrong Katie...didn't
know what you were getting into? Too bad, so sad. Marrying
him did NOT enhance your career. You are controlled by the
moron you married, and by Scientology. Welcome to the mis-
guided world of Tom Cruise.

1268 days ago
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Virtual Insanity    

I don't know who to root for here... I hate Scientology and I hate misleading reporting.

Posted at 11:42 AM on Mar 1, 2011 by Comment Ads Suck

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Agree 100% on both.

1268 days ago
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jason    

Good for her.

1268 days ago
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Tammera    

I want to feel badly for her, yet SHE is the one that signed the contract with Tom. Hopefully, she will get out of it soon. Talk about a dance with the gay devil.

1268 days ago
24.

Carl    

Scientologists go ballistic whenever anything bad is said about them. So the lawsuit is no surprise.

1268 days ago
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Puckett    

"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."

Well she's right about that. Anyone who sees this cover while standing in a checkout line, and millions will, will naturally assume the shocking story is about her being a drug addict.

Talk about defamatory and libelous... this is an easy win in court. I predict a settlement and "STAR" publicly eating crow and apologizing to make this suit go away.

1268 days ago
26.

Mikey    

She's been brainwashed by Scientology and this lawsuit is coming from her 'allegedly homosexual' master Tom Cruise. Travoltas gotta fit in here somewhere, its just a matter of time.

1268 days ago
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Davey Boy    

Good luck, Katie. Thankfully you have "Tom Cruise" money that it takes to take this to court.

1268 days ago
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Lori    

Hope she wins...

1268 days ago
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Puckett    

I don't know who to root for here... I hate Scientology and I hate misleading reporting.

Posted at 11:42 AM on Mar 1, 2011 by Comment Ads Suck

Yeah when Scientology's detractors do this it's misleading reporting, but when Scientology goes after their detractors like this it's "fair game". lol

They're both pretty disgusting in their own way.

1268 days ago
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kimborock    

All of these rag mags need to go out of business!!! They can't leave anybody alone. She doesn't bother anybody and she's not running around with her stuff hanging out! So they have to make something up on the cover to get you to buy this poor excuse for a magazine. People should ban these mags and then they would be gone.

1268 days ago
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