Tom Cruise's wiretapping case has been dismissed. E! reported on Tuesday, March 19 that Cruise and his lawyer, Bert Fields successfully succeeded in having the wiretapping lawsuit filed against them dismissed in court on Monday, March 18.
The wiretapping case was dismissed by Judge Elihu Berle, and was filed in 2009 by Bold magazine's former editor Michael Davis Dapir. Sapir, who claims that Tom Cruise, Fields, and celebrity detective, Anthony Pellicano spied on him for years.
Sapir's filing also alleged that Pellicano had taped conversations between Cruise and Nicole Kidman, while the actors were going through their divorce.
The judge ruled in Tom Cruise's favor citing that the statute of limitations had expired on Sapir's accusations. Sapir claims that Tom Cruise had been illegally wiretapping him because he allegedly had a tape of Tom Cruise engaging in a homosexual relationship.
In 2011, Tom Cruise filed a $100 million defamation of character suit against Sapir over the alleged homosexual tape. Sapir claims that Bold had got a hold of the video tape after they had published a notice for a $500,000 reward offer for the "videotape evidence that Cruise was gay."
The case was settled that November for an undisclosed amount, with both parties stating that Cruise was not on any tape in Bold's possession.
He started his career at age 19 in the 1981 film "Taps." His first leading role was in "Risky Business," released in August 1983.
Tom Cruise's next film "All You Need Is Kill" is scheduled for release in 2014.
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