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Magazine editor sues Tom Cruise for alleged wiretap



What would the holidays be without a strange celebrity lawsuit? Thank goodness someone has sued Tom Cruise for allegedly hiring a private investigator to illegally wiretap a magazine editor's phone. Like anyone cares what print journalists have to say.

Bold Magazine's Michael Davis Sapir says Cruise and his attorney Bert Fields hired Anthony Pellicano to spy on him, TMZ says. Maybe that's because Cruise sued Sapir for $100 million in 2001 after the mag-nate said he had video showing Tom "engaged in a homosexual relationship," the site says. The suit settled, with a statement released saying no videotape actually existed.

This new suit says Pellicano performed the illegal wiretap during that legal wrangling, which Fields denies: "The allegations are absolute garbage," he told TMZ. "We did not even hire Pellicano to work on the Sapir case."

You could ask Pellicano why he's named in the $5 million suit, but he can't; He's in prison, serving a 15-year sentence in an unrelated wiretapping scheme.

[Photo: Tom on the set of Knight & Day. He must have heard about the lawsuit. Getty Images]


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:10am]


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