Tom Cruise says his phone may have been hacked
TOM Cruise has indicated in an interview that his phone may have been hacked by journalists.
The Hollywood actor's disclosure during a magazine interview make him potentially the highest-profile victim of the practice which has resulted in the closure of the News of the World, a major police probe, and the Leveson Inquiry.
Cruise, the star of Top Gun and the Mission Impossible series of films, did not elaborate further but said elsewhere in the article that he was someone who would "stand up" to bullies.
During the interview with Playboy magazine, he was reminded of how he called a news channel on the night that Diana, Princess of Wales died, to complain that the intrusiveness of the media had got out of hand.
When the subject moved on to the phone-hacking scandal and he was asked "have you ever been hacked?", Cruise, 49, replied: "Maybe."
The actor was asked what he made of "this invasion of privacy" and replied: "I put that in a minor pile of things I have to handle. But with certain ones you have to go 'Okay, you crossed a line, and now you have the attention of my lawyers'."
Previous reports have indicated that Mark Lewis, the British lawyer for alleged phone hacking victims, counted a "Hollywood case" among three clients who will soon be filing lawsuits in the US.
Mr Lewis is not, however, representing Cruise.