Tom Cruise’s Attorney Threatens National Enquirer Over “House Of Horrors” Cover
We all know Tom Cruise is a certified weirdo with all his Scientology stufff, but is he really a “monster”??
Tom Cruise’s lawyer is threatening to sue the National Enquirer over a cover story that claims the actor is a “monster” who “abused” wife Katie Holmes and subjected daughter Suri to a five-month stay in a “tiny, windowless room.” In a blistering letter sent July 11 by longtime Cruise attorney Bert Fields to Enquirer publisher American Media, a copy of which was obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Fields claims the tabloid’s most recent cover story is “disgraceful and lurid” and will cause the actor “hundreds of millions of dollars of professional and personal damages, for which we intend to hold American Media, and everyone who participated in the perpetuation of this scurrilous attack, jointly and severally liable.”
Fields writes: “Your cover announces, as a fact, that ‘THE REAL TOM CRUISE IS A MONSTER.’ Mr. Cruise is certainly not a ‘monster.’ He is a caring father, a hardworking actor and, above all, an honest, decent man.” The cover also includes the headline “Inside Tom’s House of Horrors” alongside a picture of Cruise’s Beverly Hills residence as well as allegations that Holmes led a “tortured life” with the actor before filing for divorce on June 28. THR reached out to American Media for comment on the letter and will update with a response.
Cruise and his Scientology religion have been the subject of intense media coverage in the wake of the Holmes divorce, which has since been settled. Fields and his law firm, LA’s Greenberg Glusker, first threatened American Media on July 10 when an image of the forthcoming Enquirer cover story leaked. “This is the most defamatory cover the Enquirer has ever done,” wrote Greenberg Glusker attorney Aaron Moss to American Media senior media counsel Cameron Stracher in an email obtained by THR. “You need to stop this from coming out tomorrow.”
SMH at him locking Suri in a windowless room for 5-months.