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 December 22, 2009  Posted by  Court, Surveillance

Milt Policzer reports:

The former owner of a Beverly Hills-based magazine has filed a complaint seeking $5 million from actor Tom Cruise, celebrity lawyer Bertram Fields and private investigator Anthony Pellicano that claims he was illegally wiretapped after Cruise filed a defamation suit against him.

Michael Davis Sapir, in a suit filed in Superior Court, claimed that Pellicano, working for Cruise and Fields, intercepted at least 1,000 conversations before the defamation suit was settled. …. Pellicano allegedly overheard conversations between Sapir and his lawyer about litigation strategy that included Sapir’s “fear that Cruise had vastly greater resources with which to pursue the matter, and that despite the strength of (Sapir’s) case, the risk of financial ruination was too great.”

Read more on Courthouse News.

Note: reports:

Bert Fields says they did not even hire Pellicano to work on the Sapir case.

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