The truth is out about the Tom Cruise wiretapping lawsuit, but Tom has made sure we'll NEVER know.
The Jack Reacher actor was deposed on December 18, 2012 to discuss his involvement in illegally wiretapping magazine editor Michael David Sapir's phone conversations and public court documents reveal Tom went to great lengths to make sure the deposition would never and will never be released to the public.
Prior to the three hour deposition, Tom stated in court documents:
“Only one original videotape of the deposition shall be made..No copies of the videotape, or any video or audio portions thereof, may be made and no one other than the counsel for the Parties and the Custodian, as defined below, may have access to the videotape.”
This deposition comes over a decade after Tom's initial lawsuit against the journalist after Sapir reportedly offered $500,000 to the person who could supply him with video evidence that Tom is gay.
Tom's demands continue in the event that the deposition does go to trial:
“Counsel for Plaintiff, Johnson & Johnson, shall take custody of the videotape and shall maintain and make use of same (including adaptations) through the conclusion of trail; provided, however, that Plaintiff Sapir shall not be permitted to view, use or acces the videotape (or any adaptation made there from) at any time prior to trail and, during trial, Sapir’s access to the videotape will be limited to viewing the videotape during open court proceedings."
That is a looonnnngggg lawsuit and some serious demands from a man being deposed.
We bet the trial would go by a lot quicker if Tom wasn't so frantic and it certainly doesn't help his claims of innocence!
Why go to such great lengths to keep this private Tommyboy?!
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