Katie Holmes wins $50 million lawsuit over `drug` claims

Los Angeles: Hollywood actress Katie Holmes has accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages over an American magazine`s cover story claiming that she is a "drug addict".

The 32-year-old actress who had sued Star magazine for USD 50 million, also got a published apology, reported People magazine online.

In the apology, Star magazine wrote, "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 apologises 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."

Holmes` publicist, Ina Treciokas, said that the magazine`s publisher American Media Inc. gave a sizable donation to Dizzy Feet Foundation, an organization that brings dance to underprivileged children.

Holmes sued the publishers last month for a January magazine cover with a headline that read `Katie Drug Shocker`. The actress who is married to superstar Tom Cruise, said she accepts the apology and was pleased the lawsuit has been resolved.

"With this dispute out of the way, I look forward to once again focusing my attention on my family and career,` she said.

PTI

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