Tom Cruise Sued for Allegedly Tapping an Editor’s Phone
The current suit stems from a different lawsuit that was settled in 2001.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
A magazine editor named Michael Davis Sapir claims actor Tom Cruise tapped his phones with the help of his attorney Bert Fields and private investigator Anthony Pellicano.
Cruise sued Sapir for $100 million in 2001 after Sapir claimed to have video of the actor “engaged in a homosexual relationship.” The suit was settled out of court, and both parties released statements denying the video ever existed.
Sapir is suing Cruise for at least $5 million, claiming Cruise, Fields and Pellicano tapped his phone to spy on him throughout the 2001 case.
Fields called the claims “absolute garbage,” while Cruise has yet to comment on the case. Pellicano is serving a 15-year prison sentence for, among other things, wiretapping phones of Hollywood power players. (TMZ, Huffington Post)