Tom Cruise’s lawyer is forcibly denying his client compared his experiences making a film to the trials of a soldier serving in Afghanistan. The lawyer claims that unreleased video, in fact, shows Cruise saying the opposite. Here are the details from theGuardian.com:
After being questioned about his counsel’s public assertion that the long periods Cruise did not see his daughter was analogous to soldiers’ separation from their families, Cruise replied: “That’s what it feels like, and certainly on this last movie [Edge of Tomorrow], it was brutal. It was brutal.”
Cruise’s lawyer Bert Fields, who was present at the deposition, responded by releasing a statement saying that Cruise’s quotes were taken out of context.
Fields said: “The assertions that Tom Cruise likened making a movie to being at war in Afghanistan is a gross distortion of the record… What Tom said, laughingly, was that sometimes, ‘That’s what it feels like.'”
The publicly released transcript appears to be incomplete, and breaks just after Cruise’s comment. Fields says an unreleased video of the deposition shows that Cruise was not being serious about the comparison. “As the video shows, he and the lawyer were laughing at his answer, and, when asked in the next question if the situations were comparable, Tom said, ‘Oh, come on,’ meaning of course not.”
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