Tom Cruise won’t have to go to court over the wiretapping lawsuit that was filed against him.
A Los Angeles judge has thrown out the case which claimed the actor and Bert Fields had wiretapped the editor of Bold magazine. Michael Davis Sapir said in his lawsuit that the pair had hired infamous private investigator Anthony Pellicano to do the job.
Attorney Brian A. Sun has confirmed that Tom Cruise will not have to appear in court to deal with the wiretapping lawsuit. Since the alleged incident took place years ago, the statute of limitations has essentially run out.
Sapir said Cruise and Fields attempt to spy on him back in 2001 after they learned he had a tape which proved the actor was involved in a homosexual relationship. However, rumors about the tape would turn out to be untrue.
Cruise soon fired back with a lawsuit of his own. The Top Gun star sued the Bold magazine editor for defamation. The actor was looking to recover $100 million in damages from Sapir. This case was eventually settled out of court.
Although the editor was forced to pay an undisclosed amount of money for his allegations against Cruise, Sapir didn’t stop there. He filed a lawsuit in 2009 which stated the pair had hired Anthony Pellicano to tap his phones.
“The allegations are absolute garbage. We did not even hire Pellicano to work on the Sapir case,” Fields said at the time the suit was filed.
Judge Elihu Berle ruled on Monday that the statute of limitations had expired. This means that Sapir cannot sue Tom Cruise and Bert Fields regardless of whether or not they did the deed. The case was dismissed as a result.
Cruise is currently embroiled in a legal battle against the publisher of In Touch and Life & Style magazines over reports that he had abandoned his daughter. The actor is looking to collect $50 million in damages.
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