Wiretapping Lawsuit Against Tom Cruise: Dismissed!
With his busy movie-making schedule, the last thing Tom Cruise has time for is a lengthy courtroom trial.
The "Mission Impossible" can breathe a sigh of relief, as a Los Angeles judge quickly dismissed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against him that was filed in December 2009.
Alleging $5 million in damages, former tabloid editor Michael Davis Sapir claims that the 50-year-old actor and his attorney, Bertram Fields were responsible for wiretapping his phone in the mid 1990s.
The complaint notes that around the time Tom was divorcing Nicole Kidman, notorious Hollywood wiretapper Anthony Pellicano recorded conversations between the pair and discussed it with his employees.
However, the real crux of the issue is that Pellicano allegedly taped conversations between Sapir and his attorney, after the editor offered a $500,000 reward for evidence proving the A-lister was gay.
Luckily for Mr. Cruise, the judge tossed the case out of court based on the statute of limitations, saying the Plaintiff should have investigated Tom's alleged link with Pellicano in 2003, when the wiretapper was sentenced to 30 months in prison.