Star Magazine has eaten their words. But only because they were pretty much forced to.
On the January 2011 cover of the glossy tabloid, they very strongly implied that Katie Holmes is a drug addict: ADDICTION NIGHTMARE! Katie DRUG SHOCKER!
Last month, Katie filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against the magazine, calling their claims, “untrue, unethical and unlawful.”
I guess the folks at Star Magazine felt bad because on the cover of the latest issue they’ve published an apology to Katie Holmes. They also printed a longer apology within the pages of the magazine, and donated a bunch of money.
Katie’s rep tells TMZ, the lawsuit is now water under the bridge … that it’s been settled … and Star’s publisher American Media even made a “substantial” donation to Katie’s charity.
As for Star’s in-mag apology — it reads in part, “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 …”
Katie released her own statement today, saying, “I’m pleased that this lawsuit could be resolved amicably and accept American Media’s apology.”
While it’s good to see a tabloid apologize for lying, I’m not holding my breath on Star Magazine changing their ways any time soon.