Tom Cruise recorded a video message to remember the famous entertainment litigator and his friend Bert Fields.
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Tom Cruise recalled meeting Bert Fields for the first time while recording a video message for the memorial service of the late famous entertainment litigator.
The Top Gun star said he bumped into Fields while attending a dinner party with Dustin Hoffman.
Also, the 60-year-old actor revealed that he was sitting next to Fields, shortly after the conversation began. Cruz claimed she noticed during the exchange that she was different.
Besides, he remembers Fields as one of the most charming people he’s ever met.
Cruise went on to explain that they told history and exchanged stories that made the conversation very engaging.
The father of three adds that he hired Fields on the spot when Fields mentioned he was Hoffman’s attorney.
Cruise said, ‘Bert Fields was a gentleman. extraordinary human. He had a strong intellect, a keen wit, and a charm to entertain every moment of the company. I loved him passionately and always will. It was a privilege to be his friend.’
Meanwhile, in 2001, Fields sued the magazine for $100 million, alleging that Cruz was gay and misrepresenting that there was an X-rated clip as evidence.
However, the case was eventually closed with media acknowledgment that ‘Tom Cruise is not on the videotape’. [He] I’m not gay, I’m not gay, I’ve never had a homosexual relationship.’
More on Burt Fields’ Death
Last August, Bert Fields’ law firm Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger Llp issued a statement announcing his death.
Then, on October 2nd, his memorial service was held at Broadstage in Santa Monica.
Fields friend and longtime customer Jeffrey Katzenberg spoke in person during the service.
He said, ‘For over 40 years my lawyer, dear friend and trusted friend, Bert Fields, was the most extraordinary person I’ve ever met.’
‘Bert was a rare man who could achieve almost anything,’ said the 71-year-old Hollywood chief executive producer. He was an outstanding litigator, scholar, lecturer, historian, and writer. He was very witty and charming with all the elegance of a true gentleman. But he also had the determination and fighting spirit of a street fighter.’