Tom Cruise won a lawsuit against the male adult movie star who said he had a business
An article in the French magazine led to the 2001 defamation pursuit.
In February 2001, Tom Cruise asked for divorce Since Nicole Kidman Citing "irreconcilable differences" after more than 10 years of marriage. While the tabloids have theorized the root of the split, One Celebrity Gossip Magazine published a shocking allegation attributed to an adult cinema actor best known for a series of erotic wrestling videos.
According to Documents , in an interview in the French gossip magazine Actustar , interpreter Chad Slater (Name of the scene: Kyle Bradford) said that he had not only a liaison with Cruise which involved "a private meeting, especially in a ring" in Paris, but the Hollywood marriage of Cruise ended when Kidman discovered Its affair a few days before the nearby Cruise. Divorce deposit.
Read the rest to find out what happened when Cruise brought Slater to court on history and why the Impossible mission Star probably never collected on the resulting judgment.
Cruise continued Slater for $ 100 million.
THE Actustar The article was not the first time that Cruise has been facing rumors about his sexuality. In 1998, he and Kidman won a judgment after L'Express said their marriage was " A hypocritical imposture , concluded as a simple commercial arrangement, or under the order of the Church of Scientology, or as concealment of the homosexuality of one or both, "according to Variety. (Former members of the controversial church to which Cruise belongs alleged that Scientology is anti-gay and discriminates LGBTQ +subscribers; The church denies it.)
The so-called 2001 exhibition also brought Cruise to court, because his legal team has filed a defamation complaint against Slater who can. The trial argued: "There is no germ of truth in this vicious and self-promotional story" and accused Slater of having invented his claims to promote his own career during the very publicized Cruise divorce.
The trial also indicated that Cruise had "suffered and would suffer very significant monetary damages, including very substantial monetary damage", requiring a minimum of $ 100 million in Slater damages.
A tabloid editor has promised money to anyone could "come out" from cruise.
After Cruise, filed the complaint against Slater, Daring editor Michael Davis circulated a press request For any proof that the actor was secretly gay, offering $ 500,000, according to an article from the contemporary show.
The magazine quickly said he had been contacted with an email "a real person declaring that she had witnessed and had video proof that Tom Cruise is actually gay [sic]". Cruise put another Defamation trials of $ 100 million , this time against Davis, according to Weekly entertainment . The costume was abandoned when the publisher admitted that he had lied about cruising evidence engaged in business with other men.
Actustar has retracted its history.
After Cruise, brought legal action against the adult artist, Actustar published a statement saying that Slater hadn't even really talked With the publication and that the translations of the play did not note that their report was based on rumors. AE0FCC31AE342FD3A1346EBB1F342FCB
"We have already denied it in an article and we refuse it on the phone every day with each journalist calling on this subject," the statement said.
Slater, meanwhile, multiple refusal On his website, saying that he had never made the complaints assigned to him by the article, had been in France, nor spoke to Actustar . However, Cruise has always continued the defamation trial against him.
Slater did not defend himself.
In August, the case of Cruise against Bradford was modified to include the ex-Slater wife, with allegations according to which She sold the story to The National Inquirer , according to Los Angeles Times . Later this month, Slater filed documents for lack of defect in the prosecution, which means that he would not actively defend himself against him. He said he was Ready to file for bankruptcy If he was prosecuted to protect his family from the pain from a test and a media circus that followed, by E! Online. "I have never met [Cruise] and I never really wanted," he said. "I just want to put [sic] an end."
Slater added that advertising had extinguished her as an adult artist, adding: "My family was deeply injured. To light television and see that your son is an adult artist, whom you did not know, and secondly, Your son is being prosecuted by Tom Cruise for 100 million dollars, it's a lot to take. "
Cruise won a default judgment of $ 10 million but was ordered to pay legal fees.
Cruise finally won the trial when a judge entered a default judgment For $ 10 million in December 2002, according to Los Angeles Times . "We have asked for $ 10 million by recognizing that we do not know if this guy will satisfy a judgment, but it is important that Tom can protect his reputation," said Cruise's lawyer Ricardo Cytero said in a press release.
Another lawyer for Cruise, Bert Fields , was cited in Weekly entertainment To say that he hoped that the case "dissuades people from saying false things about Tom". He continued: "Tom is convinced that he does not want his children or his grandchildren, moreover, read the fact that he did things that he has never done each time that someone One said false things about Tom, he will continue them. He has the will and the means to do so. "
As for Slater, his cinematographic career for adults seems to have ended with the costume. "Please note that I sell my domain name and exclusive rights on my own videos," An archived version From his website read in June 2001. "This means that Kyle Bradford will no longer be part of my life or my identity."
According to Lawyer ,, Cruise was ordered to pay More than $ 27,000 in lawyer fees at the former Slater woman in a decision that Cruise appealed before removing the case.
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