After Star Magazine published a January cover story with the headline, "Katie Drug Shocker!", Katie Holmes was less than pleased -- the actress filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against the tabloid.
But now the mag is coming back, tail between its legs, with a published apology to Holmes along with a promised charitable donation on the actress' behalf.
The cover that spawned the wrath of Holmes showed the stunner looking less than herself in a messy up-do with smudged eye makeup. The apology is running in the latest issue of Star mag and along with the cover headline, "Star Apologizes to Katie Holmes."
The apology reads, "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."
Misperception is quite an understatement for the story, which ran under the header, "Addiction Nightmare." But Holmes' rep told TMZ that with the apology and "substantial" charitable donation, the lawsuit has been settled.
"I'm pleased that this lawsuit could be resolved amicably and accept American Media's apology," Holmes said in her own statement released today.
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