Finally, some good news for Tom Cruise.
A Los Angeles judge has dismissed a $5 million wiretapping lawsuit against Cruise and his longtime attorney Bert Fields, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
In 2009, former Bold magazine editor Michael Davis Sapir filed a lawsuit accusing the actor and his lawyer of hiring Anthony Pellicano, a former private investigator to the stars, to spy on him by wiretapping his phones, during another lawsuit with the actor.
In 2001, Cruise filed a $100 million defamation suit against Sapir, after the magazine editor offered a $500,000 reward for proof that Cruise was gay, and claimed that the magazine had obtained video evidence that showed Cruise engaging in a homosexual relationship. The suit was settled out of court, with both parties acknowledging that the tape did not exist -- but eight years later Sapir alleged that Cruise spied on him during the case.
When the lawsuit was filed in 2009, Fields told TMZ, "The allegations are absolute garbage. We did not even hire Pellicano to work on the Sapir case."
Regardless of whether the star and his lawyer spied on Sapir, Judge Elihu Berle ruled on Monday that the allegations weren't brought within the statute of limitations, and thus dismissed the case, reports The Wrap.
Even though Cruise won this time there is still legal drama that awaits him, as his $50 million defamation lawsuit against Bauer Media for claiming that he had abandoned his daughter, Suri, is expected to go to trial in 2014.