Tom Cruise suing tabloid publisher
Lawsuit threatens to expose secrets about star's private life
- Duration 6:41
- Date Feb 18, 2013
Lawsuit threatens to expose secrets about star's private life
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-- battle between Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise and one of the country's biggest tabloid publisher is is gaining increasingly.
Cruz is suing the publisher of life and style and intense magazines for fifty million dollars.
Over cover stories accusing the actor of quote abandoning his daughter -- Cruz's attorney -- scathing letters to our media each time they published an article like this on line.
Including these tough words the publisher back in September saying quote your conduct is -- -- And reprehensible and we intend to find you fully accountable -- -- while your vicious attacks on mr.
Cruz's character about enough.
The fact that you didn't consider the effects these -- could have on his daughter are utterly reprehensible.
Our media though sticking bye its story.
And is now threatening to expose secrets.
About cruises private life.
He's had an as a defense attorney -- former prosecutor Ted Nelson is a criminal defense attorney.
And former prosecutor as well REP Shaq this -- -- have a fifty.
Million dollar lawsuit against our media.
I believe he does and I say that because in order to prevail on the defamation.
Laws -- you have to prove that publisher -- -- -- Put this in -- and writing.
Actually knew there was a false statement and at the discovery will disclose.
There was no proof that he -- bandit has daughter.
You know in order to make such a vicious attack on someone's great character reputation.
It's awful and they don't have the proof of that and I'm sure that it.
If crews did not have enough evidence to show that that statements -- he would not have filed this lawsuit -- -- they might be guilty of bad word choice but the question is are they guilty with a false report or defamation here in fact is interesting Tom cruise's own attorneys.
Admit in a latter.
Two -- media.
That day -- knowledge in one of their articles that.
Tom Cruise and his daughter very close and that they speak every day and -- that was part of this story it wasn't -- from the story.
They are saying -- at -- on the front cover.
-- out absolutely Jana you're so right on this and this you know this is what we're starting to see all the time here.
Whenever that the uber wealthy who require these magazines who need them every day every month.
To keep their name from the public whenever these magazines finally say something that they totally don't agree -- Anything that.
They kind of questions this person.
-- go after -- -- -- we saw with Lance Armstrong we've seen it with Tom Cruise before fifty million dollars really that is crazy talk.
The bottom line is here this is what Tom Cruise does every time he's somebody does something he doesn't approve up.
He goes after their throat either suits them or attacks and he's done it before he's doing it again.
I mean this is life and style really I mean are we expecting them to -- the Washington Post for the Wall Street Journal.
I don't know they crossed the line when they said that he abandoned his daughter -- mean you're talking about consequences not only to his reputation but to a small child.
And there's also evidence that he's very close with his other two children did you think -- net application because that's about our media is bringing -- -- saying to Tom -- attorney are you wanna Casey got a case.
We want to know every time that you visited your daughter.
And we want to know all the phone call -- it had.
And we wanna know all of that they want the record so as as -- -- that could be advising Tom Cruise is this a fight that he wants to take maybe hasn't seen his daughter and a couple weeks at what happens if if that's the truth is that -- Tom cruise's case but I think to make a statement that he abandoned his daughter may be far fetched to say okay -- -- see her as much during a period of time I believe he was Spellman.
A movie and I planned on but that doesn't mean he abandoned his daughter and I think that they use -- word that definitely defamed his character is that word enough tag.
-- Mean a whole not even close.
The bottom line and the whole divorce didn't take nine months you get really abandon the child.
And I admire what happened here it -- went away he didn't see the child they have they're using a very strong word abandon but it's just a word.
I'm sure that the time that he spent with his daughter before the divorce -- a lot more.
It's a lot more intensive and after it and that's all they're making a point about.
And if he does want to fight this I'd love to see what these people can find out about him.
And his relationship with his daughter and there's no way Tom cruises private as he has -- any of that stuff I assure you that.
-- what kind of resolution could come about if -- say this doesn't go to trial on we don't know what happens over the next couple week re you're you're -- issues with that -- abandoned so if one of the magazines came -- -- senate KB is the wrong war -- -- -- case is is an -- -- one of -- discovery it's it's pretty much putting your cards on the table so once both sides exchanged discovery.
I have a felon that there will be some type -- settlement to say okay we were brought to see you abandoned your daughter it may tackle all the way to.
A jury trial where a verdict of fifty million dollars is -- be awarded still I do think there may be some type of settlement -- what about -- And they get that yet the legal hat on.
But you know it is a little grind -- granted -- and -- what I being born into this family.
And here she's on the front cover of all these tabloid magazines naughty things are being -- about her and she's she's like -- first greater something scenes.
Off about that.
-- it's horrible it's horrible the way they parade their children -- in the magazines are guilty of it.
The celebrities are guilty of -- they're both they've they they're so worried about their own initiatives and what they're trying to accomplish.
Yeah I'd I'd be very worried about Syria who knows what's gonna happen from -- You know there's other things to helping you worry about Syria you word I'm you know the psychology and all the other nonsense that goes on this portal girl's life but.
But yeah I would think this is an issue this is something that she does have to deal -- again.
You go back to Tom Cruise and there's no way he's gonna want this stuff brought out the public -- that's why and they're not gonna get a penny he's not gonna get a penny.
You think there's nobody got -- in the city this is all -- -- our app on his side.
I think he's a bullet I think that that's -- have to take are these publishers need to take responsibility.
And talking about children in that manner is just it's ridiculous and it's unnecessary still there need to be some liability there on in my -- and -- -- take billing Jon Scott and the and that tabloid maggot and there's a lot of things out there they can pick coming there's a lot of guns -- that as that -- John.
John has no accident -- saw a board I think that.
That can vary as outward -- adding he's a big semis in sending kids to see if they they and then shouldn't have that information thanks guys thank -- a --