Katie Holmes Sues Star Over Drug and Scientology Claims
Katie Holmes has sued the publishers of Star Magazine for libel, Entertainment Weekly reports. Star printed the story, "Katie Drug Shocker" and refused to retract it after Holmes asked. The story revolved around "Ms. Holmes' controversial use of the Scientology 'e-meter,'" which American Media, Inc. says is "is a matter of significant public concern." Katie Holmes is best known for her [redacted] to Tom Cruise, and shares his beliefs that [redacted] come from [redacted] in volcanoes.
Katie Holmes released the following statement about the suit:
Of all the fabricated stories that continue to be published about me, this instance is beyond the pale. The publisher knew this outrageous story was false and printed it anyway to sell magazines.
American Media, Inc. responded:
Many ex-Scientologists have testified that the e-meter sessions have mood elevating effects. The cover and the inside article discuss these effects. Our attorneys look forward to deposing Ms. Holmes about her experiences with Scientology and the e-meter, and expect that the case will be promptly dismissed by the court.
While Ms. Holmes is clearly [redacted], she has remained [redacted] through her very public marriage. Her relationship to Scientology is a terrifying example of [redacted] 's effects on [redacted]. One can only hope that [redacted] comes to [redacted] in the [redacted].
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