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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.


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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All hail Xenu, Lord of the Galaxy!

1333 days ago

Tom Cruise    

She must be on something or have some kind of arrangement to be married to a Homo......

1333 days ago


So, were all the other articles true? This was the only one you were concerned about?

1333 days ago


Oh Please, really???? 50 mil. Oh that poor little rich girl, I am sure those untruths really affected her. LOL!!! Seriously, that is ridiculous.

1333 days ago


I wish more celebs would sue for wrong information I hope she wins! I also want her to write a kick-ass tell all book about Tom Cruise's craziness when they get divorced

1332 days ago


Update 26 April 2011:

“Star magazine has been forced to issue an apology to Katie Holmes on the cover of this week’s issue, after the actress filed a $50 million suit against the magazine for running a previous cover that claimed she was addicted to drugs. The tabloid falsely reported that the star of “The Kennedys” was hooked on a Scientology treatment that has “an effect similar to heroin” in its January 20 issue.”

1277 days ago
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