The not-always-reliable Star tabloid has apologized to Katie Holmes for a cover story they ran a few months ago suggesting she’s a drug addict. Obviously, the story was bogus, and Katie sued for $50 million. The apology appears in the May 9th issue of the Star.
It read, “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’ did not intend to suggest that Ms. Holmes was a drug addict or was undergoing treatment for a drug addiction. “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.”
There’s no word how much they’re giving to charity or if there were any other terms to the settlement beyond the apology and the donation. Katie’s attorney called this, quote, “a lesson to other tabloids that if they print false and defamatory stories about Katie, she will stand up for her legal rights.”