What happened: On a January cover story, Star magazine suggested Katie Holmes was a drug addict with the tease, "Addiction Nightmare: Katie DRUG SHOCKER! The real reason she can't leave Tom." That turned out to refer to a story inside about the "addiction" potential in Scientologists' use of E-meters. Holmes and her husband, Tom Cruise, are well known as Scientologists. The apology: Holmes, who filed a $50-million lawsuit against the magazine, settled for a high-profile apology from the tabloid and a "substantial donation" to her charity of choice. "In a recent issue of Star, we published headlines about Katie Holmes that could be read to suggest that she was addicted to drugs," reads the apology inside the mag's May 9 edition. "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."
Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times
Copyright © 2017, Los Angeles Times