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Katie Holmes’ Defamation Lawsuit Disputes Narcotic Effects of E-Meter

As you may have heard, Katie Holmes is suing Star Magazine for $50 million for defamation, after cover headlines in the mag insisted Holmes was in the midst of a “DRUG SHOCKER” and an “ADDICTION NIGHTMARE!” THR Esq.’s Eriq Gardner dug into the lawsuit and his results are pretty entertaining.

Star‘s cover headlines seemed to imply Holmes was a pill-popping basket-case of some kind. But the story inside the mag detailed Holmes’ supposed addiction to endorphins culled from excessive use of a Scientology e-meter. Gardner got a hold of the complaint, which dismissed e-meters as being addictive, or of having barely any effects on the body at all: “even if it might cause the body to produce endorphins (which is doubtful), vigorous exercise produces endorphins, and no one would call exercise a drug or an exercise regimen a “DRUG SHOCKER” or “ADDICTION NIGHTMARE.”

Furthermore, Gardner says Holmes’ case reminds him of Kato Kaelin, but you’ll have to read his take on that.

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