Tom Cruise lawyer threatens to sue National Enquirer

  • Tom Cruise's lawyer has threatened to sue American publication the National Enquirer over a cover story labelling the actor "a monster".

    Bert Fields said the article about Cruise's split from wife Katie Holmes was based on "false and vicious lies".

    Holmes filed for divorce last month and is seeking sole custody of their 6-year-old daughter Suri.

    Earlier this week, the couple agreed to a divorce and custody arrangement.

    The divorce has spurred media speculation that the couple had differing views on raising Suri as a Scientologist, the religion followed by Cruise. This has not been acknowledged by either party.

    Cruise married Holmes in Italy in November 2006 following a high profile romance.

    It was her first marriage and his third. His previous marriages to actresses Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman ended in divorce.