From The Mouth Of Bert Fields

“[Tom Cruise] has never had a homosexual experience or encounter with you or anyone else.”

This statement came from Tom Cruise’s lawsuit happy lawyer, Bert Fields back in 2002.

You may remember Chad Slater, aka Kyle Bradford, the “erotic wrestler” who claimed in 2001 he’d been Cruise’s lover. Cruise, who was starting to date Penelope Cruz, filed a $100 million defamation suit against Slater – coming away with a $10 million judgment.

You haven’t heard about another porn actor, known as “Big Red.” In November 2002, porn-actor-turned-private-eye Paul Barresi heard through the gropevine that Red – named for his carrot top and ample appendage – was trying to sell his story. Barresi says he arranged for Red to meet him and infamous Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano.

Red told them he’d had an encounter with Cruise at his London home when the actor and then-wife Nicole Kidman, were shooting “Eyes Wide Shut,” according to Barresi, who promptly informed Cruise’s pit- bull lawyer, Bert Fields.

Fields hurled one of his fireball letters. “As you well know, this story is an utter fabrication,” wrote Fields. “[Tom Cruise] has never had a homosexual experience or encounter with you or anyone else.”

Here’s my suggestion for ending this “rumor.” Tom Cruise should play gay on screen, and let the public decide for themselves.

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