Several months ago Star Magazine published a cover shot of Katie Holmes (top right) in which they claimed the actress was having drug addiction issues and now in their latest issue (top left) the magazine has reached out to Holmes, offering an apology for their assertion.
While we would love to give Star Magazine all the credit, it was more than likely the $50 million lawsuit Holmes filed against the publication that led to their recent change of heart.
The lawsuit has recently been dropped and the celebrity tabloid will make a donation to Katie’s favorite charity the Dizzy Feet Foundation that brings dance to under privileged kids.
Here’s the apology offered up by Star Magazine:
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 did not intend to suggest that Ms. Holmes was a drug addict or was undergoing treatment for drug addiction. Star apologizes 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.
At least a charity was able to raise some money from the company’s attempt to jump the gun on a Katie Holmes story.