Tom Cruise is one of the most litigious stars in Hollywood. Fact. So, we’ve been somewhat surprised over the spate of negative press that has been published in the wake of the news of his divorce from Katie Holmes over two weeks ago.
A general rule of thumb when it concerns Cruise, is to tread a very fine line with what to publish because there is a history littered with lawsuits over those who chose to cross it.
And it appears that the National Enquirer is the first magazine post split from Holmes who is now on the receiving end of Cruise’s fury.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, his attorney has threatened the parent company of the National Enquirer (American Media Inc) with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over its latest issue (the cover is below).
The website posted a letter from Cruise’s Los Angeles attorney, Bert Fields, in which he writes that the Enquirer story is “all lies - vicious, hurtful, damaging lies”.
He also said: “As you were notified in advance, your current issue of National Enquirer makes numerous false and defamatory assertions about our client Tom Cruise.”
He went on to add that these “lies will cause “hundreds of millions of dollars” in damages to Cruise, who by the way, is estimated to be worth $250 million.
If this is any indication of what is to come, we expect that the media will be tiptoeing around the actor from hereon…. Cruise, it seems, is back in control.