Tom Cruise testified in a wiretapping case and gave a closely guarded deposition, during which he outlined extremely strict restrictions on how his testimony would be used, Radar Online reports.
Magazine editor Michael Davis Sapir filed a $5 million lawsuit in 2009 against the actor and his lawyer, Burt Fields, both of whom he accused of conspiring with private investigator Anthony Pellicano to tap Sapir's phones.
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Cruise, 50, sued Sapir back in 2001 after the editor offered $500,000 for evidence proving Cruise was gay. He claimed he received a videotape, but the suit was settled after it was found there was no videotape of Cruise engaging in same-sex relations.
As part of the proceedings for the new suit, Cruise gave a long videotaped deposition on Dec. 18 in New York, but he laid out strict rules to make sure his testimony would never be leaked to the public. In his testimony, Cruise said no copies of the tape should be made and that no one other than counsel for the parties, and the custodian of the tape, may gain access to the videotape.
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Should the case go to trial, Sapir's access to the videotape will be limited to viewing the videotape during open court proceedings. Once the trial is over, Cruise stipulated that the videotape must be returned directly to his lawyer.
Cruise can currently be seen in Jack Reacher.