It looks like Tom Cruise is finally catching a break, as a judge dismissed a $5 million wiretapping lawsuit against the actor.
If this case comes as new to you, it’s probably because it allegedly happened over a decade ago!
Back in 2001, editor of Bold magazine Michael Davis Sapir offered a $500,000 reward for proof that the actor was gay. Tom sued him for $100 million, but the two sides eventually reached a settlement behind closed doors before things got too nasty and everything went back to normal. At least until 2009.
Fast forward 8 years later and Michael turned the tables on Tom and claimed he and his lawyer Bert Fields
used their Mission Impossible skills hired a private investigator to spy on him and tap his phones!
It all sounds a bit too crazy to us, but at the end of the day it didn’t matter because the judge threw the case out because the allegations weren’t made within the statute of limitations. For those of you who are a bit rusty on your legal lingo or don’t feel like going to Wikipedia, that basically means Sapir ran out of time!
For now, it looks like Tom's spying abilities are best served for the big screen!
[Image via WENN.]
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