Katie Holmes settles libel suit on drugs claim

April 28, 2011Article
Thompson Reuters

Actress Katie Holmes has reached a settlement in her $50 million defamation lawsuit against celebrity magazine Star over an article that falsely suggested she was a drug addict, her representative said on Wednesday.

Star magazine also published an apology in its May 9 edition, on news stands on Wednesday, and said it was making a “substantial donation” to a nonprofit dance foundation supported by the actress.

Holmes, the wife of Tom Cruise, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles in March over a January edition of the magazine with the coverline “Addiction Nightmare. Katie Drug Shocker!”

The inside story made no allegations of drug use but referred to counseling sessions in the Church of Scientology. Cruise is one of Hollywood’s leading Scientology followers, and his five-year marriage to Holmes is a frequent source of speculation in celebrity media.

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