Just a month after suing a gay porn star, Cruise has filed yet another $100 million lawsuit--this time against a man who allegedly claimed he had a videotape supposedly proving Cruise is homosexual.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that a man who goes by the name Michael Davis sent emails offering a videotape of Cruise supposedly having sexual relations with an unnamed man. The 38-year-old actor says the claims are "unequivocally false" and no such tape exists.
Cruise's lawyer, Bert Fields, did not immediately return calls for comment on the lawsuit. But it marks yet another attempt by Cruise to squash rumors about his sexual orientation. On May 2, he filed a $100 million lawsuit against Chad Slater (aka Kyle Bradford), a gay porn star and self-described "erotic wrestler," who allegedly told French magazine Actustar that he had a fling with Cruise that led to the breakup of his marriage to Nicole Kidman.
Bradford later denied ever speaking with the publication, or ever meeting Cruise. Actustar denied the report was anything more than a rumor and reportedly agreed to publish a retraction.
"[Cruise] is a great respecter of homosexual rights, but he's not gay, and he's ready to prove this in court," Fields said at the time. "Tom is tired of it and it hurts his children. It's something that will be there forever. And damn it, he's going to stop it."
Bradford, meanwhile, has posted a statement on his Website announcing that, "having been thrust into the international spotlight," he is leaving the porn and wrestling-video industry. The skin-flick thespian--who plans to write a book on his life in gay porn--is also selling his domain names, as well as exclusive rights to his wrestling videos, on eBay. Bidding has already reached $5,000 for such sites as Kylebradford.com, usedjockstrap.com and kylelivecam.com.
Bradford signed off his online letter to fans saying, "Wrestle hard guys." (But we're not quite sure whether he actually meant "Wrestle hard, guys.")