LOS ANGELES (reuters) Tom Cruise's attorney has threatened the parent company of the National Enquirer with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over a new issue asserting it has details of the actor's recent split with wife Katie Holmes. The Hollywood Reporter on its website posted a letter from Cruise's LA attorney, Bert Fields, in which he blasts American Media Inc, parent of the Enquirer, for what he calls "false and vicious lies".
he says will cause "hundreds of millions of dollars" in damages to Cruise. "As you were notified in advance, your current issue of National Enquirer makes numerous false and defamatory assertions about our client Tom Cruise," the three-page letter begins. The letter draws attention to disparaging descriptions of Cruise in the Enquirer's issue that hit newsstands on Wednesday, with Fields writing, "These are all lies - vicious, hurtful, damaging lies." Fields did not respond to Reuters' requests for comment late on Wednesday and a representative for American Media could not be reached.