Tom Cruise’s lawyers compare Jewish and gay journalists to cotton-picking slaves

Source: Business Standard / Radar Online
Published: November 15, 2013

Tom Cruise’s legal team has compared Jewish and gay journalists to cotton-picking slaves working on a plantation.

The statement was made following a deposition by the Editor-in-Chief of In Touch and Life and Style, Dan Wakeford, who had said that claims by the 51-year-old actor that Bauer has an anti-Semitic and Nazist corporate culture were ludicrous as several staff members were Jewish and/or gay.

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In documents obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com, it’s revealed that lawyers for Cruise, 51, made the jaw-dropping statement following a deposition by the Editor-in-Chief of In Touch and Life & Style, Dan Wakeford, who said that claims by the Hollywood star that Bauer has an anti-Semitic and Nazist corporate culture were “ludicrous,” because several staff members are Jewish and/or gay.

Cruise’s attorneys responded to to the magazine boss’ position by likening it to “a plantation owner claiming, ‘I’m no racist’” even though everyone “picking my cotton is black.”

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