Tom Cruise Sued for Spying, Illegal Wiretapping

Celebrity News Dec. 21, 2009 AT 8:09PM
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Tom Cruise has played a spy in the Mission: Impossible franchise ... and now the actor is being accused of spying in real life.

With supporting court documents, TMZ reports that Michael Davis Sapir has sued Cruise plus his attorney Bert Fields and private investigator Anthony Pellicano, claiming the trio conspired to spy on him. Sapir is asking for $5 million.

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Cruise and Sapir are old enemies. In 2001, the star sued Sapir for $100 million; Sapir had claimed that he had a video proving his "homosexual relationship" with Cruise. The suit was settled, and both parties acknowledged that the tape did not exist.

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Now, however, Sapir says that Pellicano illegally wiretapped his phone during the 2001 litigation.

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Bert Fields tells TMZ that "The allegations are absolute garbage." Cruise's rep did not reply to TMZ's request for comment.

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