A $50 million lawsuit against Star magazine was dropped by Katie Holmes after the tabloid issued a simple apology. This was the apology:
“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.”
The lawsuit was over a story about Holmes‘ belief in Scientology that Star spun as a “drug addiction” story, leading to rumors that she was a drug addict. Star published a magazine cover with the headline “Katie DRUG SHOCKER!” Her attorney says the headline was untrue, unethical, unlawful and not supported by the actual story inside the magazine.
Katie, spotted today in Hollywood heading to a studio, issued a statement today: “I’m pleased that this lawsuit could be resolved amicably and accept American Media’s apology.”
Holmes’ publicist, Ina Treciokas, said that American Media Inc. gave a sizable donation to Dizzy Feet Foundation, an organization that brings dance to underprivileged children.