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Star Magazine Apologizes For Calling Katie Holmes A Drug Addict

Katie Holmes (photosKatie Holmes photos) has reached a settlement with Star Magazine after slapping them with a $50 million lawsuit for implying she was a drug addict.

Holmes said a January cover that featured the headline "Katie DRUG SHOCKER!" was false and not supported by the actual story in the magazine.

The cover featured a disheveled picture of Holmes, and the story claimed she was "trapped in a cycle of addictive treatments" based on Scientology.

Her lawyer had called the headline "a cheap trick on the public, making ridiculously false claims on the cover unsupported by anything inside."

"Tens of millions of people saw the false and startling assertions of Holmes' drug addiction on the cover, which was intentionally designed to deceive the public, while viciously defaming the plaintiff."

The magazine has published an apology to the actress on the cover and inside its issue, saying it "did not intend to suggest that Ms. Holmes was a drug addict or was undergoing treatment for drug addiction."

"In a recent issue of Star, we published headlines about Katie Holmes that could be read to suggest that she was addicted to drugs."

"Star apologizes to Ms. Holmes for any misperception and will be making a substantial donation to charity on Ms. Holmes' behalf for any harm that we may have caused."

Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

April 28, 2011 |

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