Tom Cruise's lawyer to sue National Enquirer for 'hundreds of millions' over 'false and vicious lies' about his client
Cruise's attorney Bert Fields has written a three-page letter in which he blasts American Media Inc.
Drew attention to the National Enquirer's 'Tom's House of Horrors cover story
Described the lies as 'hurtful and damaging'
15:19 GMT, 12 July 2012
Tom Cruise's attorney has threatened the
parent company of the National Enquirer with a multimillion-dollar
lawsuit over a new issue asserting it has details of the actor's recent
split with wife Katie Holmes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
posted a letter from Cruise's Los Angeles attorney, Bert Fields, in
which he blasts American Media Inc, parent of the Enquirer, for what he
calls 'false and vicious lies.'
Fields went on to add that the 'lies' will cause 'hundreds of millions
of dollars' in damages to Cruise.
Lawsuit: Tom Cruise's lawyer Bert Fields' letter draws attention to disparaging descriptions of Cruise in the Enquirer's issue that hit newsstands on Wednesday
'As you were notified in advance, your current issue of National Enquirer makes numerous false and defamatory assertions about our client Tom Cruise,' the three-page letter begins.
Attack: Cruise's lawyer Bert Fields seen here in 1993
The letter draws attention to disparaging descriptions of Cruise in the Enquirer's issue that hit newsstands on Wednesday.
Fields wrote: 'These are all lies – vicious, hurtful, damaging lies.'
The lawyer did not respond to requests for comment and a representative for American
Media could not be reached.
Cruise and Holmes have been the
subject of hundreds of headlines worldwide since she filed for divorce
from the Mission: Impossible movie star two weeks ago, seeking sole
custody of their six-year-old daughter, Suri.
Earlier this week, the couple agreed to a divorce and custody arrangement, but details were undisclosed.
have remained publicly silent about the issue, except for one joint
statement in which they said they were working together to settle their
differences in the best interest of Suri.
Tom seen on the set of film Oblivion: His outraged lawyer plans to sue the National Enquirer for 'hundreds of millions'
about a reason for the split has centered on Cruise's membership in the
Church of Scientology, but that has never been confirmed by either the
couple or their representatives.
Cruise was last pictured on the set of his latest movie Oblivion yesterday and appears to be throwing himself into his work amidst all that is going on in his personal life.
Cheer up! Cruise looked rather serious as he wandered around the set in between takes
Keeping himself busy: Cruise was seen wielding a silver prop as he shot his latest movie
The actor was wearing a blue and green
checked shirt, a grey T-shirt and odd futuristic-looking trousers as he
wielded a silver prop that appeared to be a gun.
Meanwhile, Holmes was spotted going out for dinner in New York City last night and for once was seen without Suri.
She took the youngster to Central Park Zoo earlier on in the day but clearly felt the need to spend time with friends last night.
Meanwhile, the fall-out from Tom and Katie's split has prompted a renewed interest in Scientology.
News of the break up launched searches on Yahoo! for the controversial religion resulting in searches for 'Scientology' going up 2,157 per cent.
Taking his mind off of things: The actor was surrounded by a large crew as he prepared to do more filming
Always together: This week it was revealed that Katie has been granted sole custody of Suri
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