One of the most significant claims was the vilification situation versus pornography star, Chad Slater, likewise known by his stage name, Kyle Bradford. Cruise submitted a legal action in May 2001 after a magazine priced estimate Bradford as saying that he had an affair with Cruise.
Daily Mail reported that at the time, Cruise launched a statement claiming he wasn't gay. The star claimed that he \"thoroughly values others' rights\" to follow their very own way of living selections, but he had not been gay and also never ever had an affair with Bradford.
Bradford's claims adhered to not long after Cruise separated from his partner, Nicole Kidman. According to French tabloid Actustar, Bradford asserted that the discovery of his supposed affair with Cruise ship is what led to the star pair's divorce.
Cruise and also Kidman got married on December 24, 1990. They parted means eleven years later when Cruise ship filed for a separation. Kidman didn't initiate the divorce procedures and also said in an interview five years later on that she still enjoyed Cruise.
According to Daily Mail, Cruise ship's attorney discussed that the star could not afford to lose \"the regard as well as excitement\" of his fans as it could cost him \"considerable amounts.\" Cruise felt that insurance claims of an affair with a male would spoil his reputation.
Despite the fact that Bradford said he never uttered those words, and also the publication printed a retraction of the alleged quote, Cruise ship went on with the legal action versus Bradford anyhow.
According to EW, Cruise ship initially declared $100 million, and also the judge handed the judgment in Cruise ship's favor. Bradford was purchased to pay a $10 million judgment to Cruise.
Bradford defaulted on the legal action, stating he would certainly need to apply for insolvency. The pornography celebrity kept that he really did not understand Cruise directly as well as never said he had an event with Cruise.
More lately, mobster Johnny Fratto's posthumous biography \"Since I'm Dead: Here's The Genuine Dirt,\" claimed he had firsthand experience that Tom Cruise wasn't gay.
Fratto coached Cruise ship for his function as Rapid Eddie in the 1985 movie, \"The Color of Money.\" Fratto described Cruise's interactions with women, as seen first hand, that encouraged him that Cruise ship is straight.
Fratto died in 2015 when he lost the fight to lung cancer cells. His posthumous bio went for sale on Amazon on October 1, 2017.