Tom Cruise gave videotaped testimony during a deposition in a lawsuit, and he wants to make sure you never get to see it. Cruise and his attorney, Bert Fields, are being sued for $5 million by a magazine editor, Michael Davis Sapir, who claims Cruise and Fields paid the infamous private investigator Anthony Pellicano to wiretap Sapir.
Cruise provided three hours worth of videotaped testimony, and Radar Online uncovered court documents that lay out strict guidelines for how the tape may be used, and who may have access to it.
For starters, only one original tape was allowed to be made, and no copies may be made in the future. A custodian is assigned to guard the tape, and may only grant access to the attorneys involved in the trial. Even the plaintiff, Sapir, is not permitted to view the tape himself.
If the case goes to trial, Sapir’s attorneys will take custody of the tape, but must return it immediately to Tom’s lawyer.
Cruise had formerly sued Sapir after the editor offered a $500,000 reward for proof of Tom’s alleged homosexuality. That case was settled out of court.
Is anyone else far more curious to see this deposition tape now that we know Tom really, really doesn’t want us to?