Tom Cruise has been accused of hiring shamed private investigator Anthony Pellicano to spy on a magazine editor.
The editor, Michael David Sapir, filed papers in a Los Angeles court on Friday against Tom Cruise, Cruise’s attorney Bert Fields, Matchtinger LLP and Anthony Pellicano.
Sapir claims Cruise hired Pellicano to wire tap his phone.
Sapir, Cruise and Fields have history – in 2001 Sapir’s magazine Bold published a $500,000 reward for video evidence that Cruise is gay, Sapir claims shortly afterwards they received an email with a videotape and issued a press release saying so.
Cruise vehemently denied any accusations of being gay and Fields filed a lawsuit on behalf of his client fordefamation, asking for $100 million in damages.
Sapir claims that Cruise then hired Pellicano to wire tap his phone during the course of the lawsuit. Sapir is asking for $5 million minimum.