Actress Katie Holmes filed a libel lawsuit in a Los Angeles Federal Court against American Media, Inc., publisher of Star magazine.
The suit claims Holmes was defamed by the tabloid, which recently published a cover story suggesting that she is a drug addict.
Holmes' rep, Bert Fields, said in a statement, "Star Magazine's malicious claims about Katie are untrue, unethical and unlawful. Not only do they cruelly defame Katie, they play a cheap trick on the public, making ridiculously false claims on the cover unsupported by anything inside. Someone should bring a class action to get all buyers their money back."
The actress added, "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."