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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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61.

bon    

@54. Learn what that phrase means. You used it so wrong.lolol. Egg on your face.

Nicole is right. So many ppl hate TC and Katie bc of what the media says.

P.S. Scientology is no more evil than Christianity, than Islam, than Judaism. They all have cult-like characteristics. Delve deep into any organized religion and its ugly.

1145 days ago
62.

Lisa    

She never looks happy any more - even when she's with her daughter. It must be miserable being married to such a controlling man.

I don't think she should sue. I think she should ignore it. I had never seen this cover, but now I have because she is sueing. Everyone with a brain knows that Star magazine does not report the truth, so Katie should have just left this one alone. She is protesting too much.

1145 days ago
63.

Susan    

I hope she wins. I also hope that someday we see her looking happy. It has been years since she has shown any trace of a spark whatsoever. She seems like a very nice girl, i hope she isn't as sad as she looks. Her mom must be worried sick. Can you even think of one more celebrity who looks as sad and lost as Katie? Even Lindsay's lawyer looks happier than this girl.

1145 days ago
64.

Hot Blooded    

Not that I care for Katie Holmes, but man would it be nice to not have to see those damned magazines anymore!
She wants 50 mill? I didn't know Star even had that kind of money!

1145 days ago
65.

Ginger    

This girl always looks miserable and/or sick. She looks starved and sleep deprived.If she's sober, then she better seriously think about making changes. Otherwise, it's almost logical to think she is being drugged in some way. And I won't even go into the lack of parental control for Suri.

1145 days ago
66.

JAN    

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

I think this should read "The infamous Scientology CULT is seeking $50 million in damages from American Media Inc."

1145 days ago
67.

Jill    

Has anybody noticed how happy Nicole looks and acts all the time now? For years she looked like Katie does now.. worn out, unhappy and 10 years older than she is. Katie, get the hell out while you're still young. Guess the other difference is that Nicole is an amazing actress, Katie nah.

1145 days ago
68.

Tiffany    

I am sooooo glad she is suing Star Magazine, I hope she does the same with the rest of the magazines, including TMZ, because you people are a bunch of liers. I despite watching TMZ on tv, to see a bunch of no college educated idiots trying to destroy the lives of people such as Katie Holmes and her family. Please, leave her alone, she is a great lady , a good actor , so is her husband.

1145 days ago
69.

Marcus    

Good for her! Cha-Ching!!! More money for Xenu...

1145 days ago
70.

groovypet2    

knock knock is anyone in there. she looks like she had a phlebotomy...

1145 days ago
71.

George McFly    

She should seek even more damages. Put that magazine out of business

1145 days ago
72.

photoopoctomom    

Another frivilous lawsuit. This is nothing more than Scientology wanting to build a new state of the art cult facility. These magazines are doing her a favor by exposing the cult she's now forced to be a member of.

Look at how happy Nicole Kidman is now. Katie should only be so lucky as to have Tom Cruise kick her to the curb. That's the only way she'll get out...

1145 days ago
73.

Scotty    

The bottom line with Katie Holmes is that the publics' interest in her stems mostly from the fact that she looks SO unhappy most of the time. The picture of her on
Star Magazine is typical, she looks miserable!

1145 days ago
74.

jack     

Maybe her allowance isn't enough and she needs the money?

1145 days ago
75.

Oh no!    

Star is pretty stupid for publishing that cover. California tort law clearly indicates that publishing false statements about drug use is libelous. In Hollywood, it matters too, since that can impact a career, so the 50 million isn't out of the ballpark. Star had better have some damn good evidence to support their claim, or they are going to be shelling out.

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