Tom Cruise files defamation suit against porn actor


Thursday, May 3rd 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Tom Cruise filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against a pornography actor who allegedly claimed he had a gay affair that broke up Cruise's marriage.

Chad Slater told the French magazine Actustar that ``he had a continuing homosexual relationship during Cruise's marriage and that the relationship was discovered by Cruise's wife, who ended the relationship,'' according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

``Cruise is not and never has been a homosexual'' and ``does not even know'' Slater, the lawsuit said.

Cruise's attorney, Bert Fields, said Actustar has agreed to publish a retraction.

Slater uses the stage name Kyle Bradford. There was no telephone listing for either name in the Hollywood area.

Cruise filed for divorce from Nicole Kidman in February after 10 years of marriage. They have two adopted children.

The divorce case is pending, but Cruise's divorce lawyer, Dennis Wasser, issued a statement Wednesday that ``the children are his life and he will always provide for them and their security. Tom will provide Nicole with one-half of the community property, consisting of tens of millions of dollars.''

``Tom said to me 'She's the mother of our children and I will always wish her well,''' Wasser said.