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His new Mission Impossible actor Tom Cruise suing sister tabloid life and -- and in touch.
450 million dollars plus punitive damages.
Over their claims that he abandoned his six year old daughter Suri million bucks turning now to break down his criminal defense attorney Joey Jackson thank you for coming back a little show.
-- you are fifty million box where where do you mean.
We co -- what I number yeah.
Album by the walk up marry yeah through -- you know what he has a claim not merely for fifty million but he does have a claim here is why we all know what defamation does it's a lawsuit that protects reputation.
And so therefore people publish false statements about you.
And they enter your reputation you can sue now.
Because he's a public right here -- it's a little different a private figure.
It you know you don't have to show box but if you're a public figure you have to show what's called actual malice here's how -- does it.
Actual malice means two things right it means knowledge that the story was false and you public today anyway.
Are you racked disregard on the truth and it appears as though what they are different actually goes through because -- -- you -- -- you just now you know what's false that you credit anyway the other one -- you makes this you know you may it may be -- but you didn't adequately check people will you could have.
Have a track these legal distinction there are told me -- -- I do now I don't know I -- o'clock o'clock.
But in that event so what ends up happening here is that he's pursuing this case against them and as a result of him and his -- getting the advanced story they.
Right plus they pat and I said wait I didn't Babbitt are shooting a movie I was at another country as a result I was speaking with -- regulate -- about a -- We've been -- what she's my daughter -- lover.
And they said act nonsense we're pretty Astoria anyway so based on that it appears that they had information as to its falsity.
But guess what Melissa they publish it anyway no good.
Still do people get the fifty billion of me how to I don't know I'd sit there and decide what the number well here's what you show the first thing is you have to show damages to reputation -- to you have to show some material that did I would doubt that.
Because and and -- -- o'clock.
-- apart as a really good guy.
And I'll -- -- what I was jobless that he would have to show that he lost write some type of role -- lost some kind of business opportunity his reputation was in.
Aired as a result I'm sorry we don't -- -- he can't show that to the damages will be minimal but.
The punitive damages as a result of the malicious nature of the publication that could run a couple of dollars.
Yet see what people buy these magazines -- all the time you see these headlines that are outrageous and are clearly policy Google's -- someone is pregnant a year goes by there's nobody at you know maybe offer secret wedding.
And lo and behold you know the next week comes around they're not married it never happened.
So I don't really understood why in -- -- fuel cells -- and that's what.
And that sort of the attraction to what you see this headline and because of the spicy headline you -- go read it.
Right and so you read it and they do what you said it with your business mind.
They cost benefit analysis does it cost us more to -- a lawsuit -- print these fictitious tales about people.
Do you -- of the settlement would congress have to be big enough that it punishes them for having sold the magazines yes -- sell fifteen billion dollars worth the mag well based on this no way they won't get out of where.
At that but the good news is that -- showing he's really upset because he's donating the money itself charities that you check.
He's out they get ready you gotta get something won't be fifty million won't even be maybe I don't know a couple of million it'll be settled and the settlement will be sealed so we may never know when he settles.
Look like a good that guy down gives away the money he stood up for what was right is magazines or is publishing don't go after my daughter ever again she's six she's beautiful upright in abandoned her at all you -- -- -- thank you so much for clearing -- that up by here is the question.
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