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.
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.
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.