The Anthony Pellicano wiretapping scandals just don’t stop, do they? Now they’ve ensnared Tom Cruise and Hollywood legal icon Bertram Fields in a lawsuit accusing Cruise, Fields and Pellicano of illegally wiretapping a magazine editor who threatened to publish material claiming Cruise is gay, court records show.

Cruise and Fields — the star’s longtime lawyer — sued Michael Davis Sapir, the editor of Bold Magazine, in 2001 for defamation after Bold advertised a $500,000 reward for anyone who could provide evidence that Cruise is gay. Bold followed the ad up with a press release saying someone had leaked to the magazine a videotape proving it, according to a copy of the complaint at (where else?) TMZ.com. In his new lawsuit, Sapir alleges that Fields and Cruise hired Pellicano to wiretap conversations between Sapir and his attorney; the information the Cruise team gleaned from those conversations gave them a strategic edge and led Sapir to enter into an unfavorable settlement, the complaint states. Under the terms of that settlement, Sapir stipulated that Cruise did not appear on the leaked tape and that Cruise “is not, and has never been, homosexual and has never had a homosexual affair,” according to the complaint on TMZ.com.

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