LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katie Holmes has sued publishers of Star Magazine for libel over a magazine cover that insinuated she was a drug addict.

Her attorney, Bert Fields, says in a statement that that the January cover that featured the headline “Katie DRUG SHOCKER!” was not supported by the actual story inside the magazine. He called the cover, which featured a disheveled photo of Holmes, “untrue, unethical and unlawful.”

Holmes says in a statement that Star, which is published by American Media Inc., knew the story was false and published it to sell magazines.

The magazine says in a statement it is standing by its story, which it says raises significant concerns about Scientology practices.

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Comments (3)
  1. swhitS says:

    How stupid of Star Magazine. If you can’t back up your data without proof be well aware of the consequences. Good for Katie!

  2. JoeSchmo says:

    I bet her Dad the late Porn star John Holmes would back her up as well.

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