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Magazine Apologizes, Settles Lawsuit Over Story Implying Actress Was Drug Addict

Apr 28, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Star magazine has issued an apology and settled a lawsuit filed by a major movie star after running a cover story that implied the actress was a drug addict, the AP reported.

Katie Holmes sued last month over a January cover story that ran under the headline “Katie DRUG SHOCKER!” Holmes sought more than $50 million in damages, according to the report.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but a publicist for Holmes said American Media Inc., which publishes Star, made a donation to Dizzy Feet Foundation, a charity that benefits underprivileged kids.

The publication ran the following statement Wednesday: "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."

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