Tom Cruise drops gay lawsuit
BY Advocate.com Editors
October 11 2002 11:00 PM ET
World Entertainment News Network reports that Tom Cruise has, with a minimum of fanfare, dropped his lawsuit against a couple whom he claims defamed him in an article by saying he was gay. Cruise sued Kristina Slater last year after she claimed that he had had an affair with her ex-husband, gay porn star Chad Slater (a.k.a. Kyle Bradford), in a National Enquirer article. A judge threw out Cruise's $100 million suit, awarding Kristina Slater more than $27,000 in attorney's fees, but Cruise appealed the decision. The film star has now abandoned the suit in what Slater's attorney Charles Fester calls "a mutual walkaway."
Fester adds, "He finally saw that it might be in his best interest to leave my poor client alone. He agreed to go get a life and sue other people." In the Enquirer story, Kristina Slater admitted that she had never caught Cruise having sex with her ex-husband but said her ex often bragged about having sex with Cruise.
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