Cruise combatant mag editor Michael Sapir sues the Mission Impossible star for $5 million, accusing Tom and his legal team of wiretapping his phone for prior gay defamation case.
This is not the first time that Sapir and Cruise have squared off on the legal playing field.
In 2001 Sapir’s magazine Bold published a $500,000 reward for video evidence that proved Cruise is gay.
Sapir then claimed afterward the gay mag had received an e-mail with a sexually explicit videotape of Cruise engaging in homosexual sex and issued a press release saying so.
Cruise vehemently denied any accusations of being gay and his attorney Bert Fields filed a lawsuit on behalf of his client for defamation, asking for $100 million in damages.
The defamation suit was settled with both parties acknowledging the sex tape did not exist.
Now, Sapir alleges in a new lawsuit that Cruise and his legal team including attorney Bert Fields and noted private investigator Anthony Pellicano of using illegal means (i.e. wiretapping) his phone to obtain evidence in the prior case.
"The allegations are absolute garbage," Cruise’s attorney Fields said. "We did not even hire Pellicano to work on the Sapir case."