The publisher of Tom Cruise's unauthorized biographer , Andrew Morton, is backing him up. St. Martin's Press think the Top Gun actor and Scientology's lawsuit against the author is "unfortunate."
"In the two years that we have worked with Andrew Morton on this book, we have been deeply impressed by his commitment to going beyond the rumors to get the facts that would enable him to paint a balanced and accurate portrait of such an enigmatic public figure," the publishing company tells Usmagazine.com
Cruise has threatened to file a $100 million lawsuit against the publisher and Morton, who claims in his book, Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography, that Cruise's wife, Katie Holmes, had "auditioned" for the position of being his girlfriend, beating out Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, and Kate Bosworth.
The book also claims that Holmes had signed a $3million pre-nup agreement among other assertions.
"It is unfortunate that lawyers for both Mr. Cruise and Scientology have felt the need to threaten us with legal action at every step of the way," the publisher continues.
"While the book has been variously accused of being too scandalous and not scandalous enough, we believe that those who take the time to read it will find a consistently fair - and consistently fascinating - portrait of the real Tom Cruise.