Katie Holmes Sues Star Magazine for $50 Million
Katie Holmes has filed suit against the U.S. tabloid Star for speculating she is a drug addict.
The publication in question features a cover photo of Holmes looking exhausted with the tagline: ”Addiction Nightmare: Katie Drug Shocker! The real reason she can’t leave Tom.”
The issue goes on to speak about Holmes' use of a Scientology tool called an “e-meter” but does not say she uses drugs.
The hyped-up headline could cost Star $50 million in libel damages.
“Star magazine's malicious claims about Katie are untrue, unethical and unlawful," Bert Fields, a lawyer for Holmes and husband Tom Cruise, told E! News. "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. Someone should bring a class action (suit) to get all buyers their money back."
Constantly appearing in headlines and among celebrity gossip, Katie's frustration with the media has been brewing. In 2008 she told Vanity Fair, "I do know what is being said in the press. This is my family, and I do care about them. The stories are not OK. It eats away at me. Some of the crap that's out there -- it's really frustrating the amount of s**t that's out there!"
Meanwhile, publishers from Star are standing by the story.