According to "The Hollywood Reporter", Tom Cruise's attorney has threatened the parent company of the "National Enquirer" with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over a new issue asserting it has details of Cruise's recent divorce with wife Katie Holmes.  

To be more exact, "The Hollywood Reporter" on its website posted a letter from Cruise's Los Angeles attorney, Bert Fields, in which he blasts "American Media Inc", parent of the Enquirer, for what he calls "false and vicious lies" he claims will cause "hundreds of millions of dollars" in damages to Cruise.

"As you were notified in advance, your current issue of National Enquirer makes numerous false and defamatory assertions about our client Tom Cruise," the three-page letter begins.

The letter draws attention to disparaging descriptions of Cruise in the Enquirer's issue that hit newsstands on Wednesday.

Fields wrote: "These are all lies - vicious, hurtful, damaging lies."

It has to be noted that Cruise and Holmes have been the subject of hundreds of headlines worldwide since Katie filed for divorce from Tom Cruise two weeks ago, seeking sole custody of their 6-year-old daughter, Suri.

Earlier this week, the pair agreed to a divorce and custody arrangement, but details were undisclosed.

Both have remained publicly silent about the issue, except for one joint statement in which they said they were working together to settle their differences in the best interest of Suri.

It has been highly estimated by various websites, blogs and celebrity watchers that the reason for the split has been Cruise's membership in the Church of Scientology, but that has never been confirmed by either the couple or their representatives.

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