Tom Cruise quizzed about phone-tapping

2012-12-21 07:37
Los Angeles - Tom Cruise has been questioned for three hours in relation to his phone-tapping lawsuit.

The Mission Impossible star - who is being sued for $5m for allegedly conspiring with his lawyer Bert Fields and private investigator Anthony Pellicano, who is now in jail, to unlawfully record magazine editor Michael Davis Sapir's conversations - was reportedly quizzed by attorneys for the plaintiff at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York on Tuesday.

A source told gossip website RadarOnline.com: "It was all very secretive. This battle has been ongoing and getting to the point where Cruise had to sit for a deposition obviously took a long time."

Linked to a previous case

The editor filed the lawsuit in 2009 against the 50-year-old actor and the editor's lawyers deposed him for the first time this week.

The ongoing lawsuit is said to be linked to a previous case filed in 2001, during which Tom sued the magazine editor for offering a $500 000 reward to anyone who could provide video evidence that the actor was gay and later claimed he received an email with a video.

It was later revealed that the video never existed but the editor claims that Tom and his team illegally recorded his telephone conversations to secure evidence against him.

Tom - who is also being accused of hiring the private investigator to tap phones during his divorce to Nicole Kidman in the lawsuit - has denied any wrongdoing.

Comments

  • rudzanimulaudzi.mulaudzi - 2012-12-21 10:13

    Just because the man sued the Editor they cant leave him alone. Why always journalists try to prove the point and dont admit if they are wrong rather than reporting the facts.

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