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Tom Cruise's lawyers threaten National Enquirer for spreading damaging lies

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Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 14:20 [IST]

Tom Cruise's lawyers have threatened the parent company of the National Enquirer with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit for claiming that they have details of the actor's recent split with wife Katie Holmes.

Hollywood Reporter posted a letter from Tom Cruise's Los Angeles attorney, Bert Fields. The three page letter blasts American Media Inc, parent of the Enquirer, and term their claims as "vicious, hurtful, damaging lies". The lawyer added that this will cause damages worth hundreds of millions of dollars!

The Enquirer's issue hit the newsstands on Wednesday. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, whose split is the talk of the town, are going through a very bad patch. It is being said that both Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes had an out of court settlement last weekend in which Holmes was granted primary custody of their six-year-old daughter Suri with generous visitation by Cruise.

The rumour is abuzz that the reason for the split between the two is centered on Cruise's membership in the Church of Scientology. Neither of the couple has confirmed this.

Story first published:  Thursday, July 12, 2012, 13:15 [IST]
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