Katie Holmes files 50-million-dollar lawsuit over drug claims
Actress Katie Holmes has filed a 50-million- dollar libel suit against supermarket tabloid Star Magazine over a cover which intimated she was a drug addict, dpa reported.
The headline of the publication's January issue read: "ADDICTION NIGHTMARE - Katie DRUG SHOCKER! - The Real Reason She Can't Leave Tom." But the story inside said her addiction was to a Scientology treatment favoured by her and her husband, Tom Cruise.
The report said that the so-called e-meter device "gives subjects a temporary feeling of euphoria, followed by a crash and a craving for more."
Holmes' lawyer called the cover a "cheap trick on the public," and termed the accusations "untrue, unethical and unlawful."
Star Magazine said it stood behind its story. "The physical effect of the e-meter on its users is a matter of significant public concern and we plan to vigorously defend the suit," it said in a statement.