TMZ cooked up a whole story on Sunday about Katie Holmes possibly being under surveillance by Scientology. They denied it, of course, and I kind of believe them. The story of Tom Cruise, private eyes, and lawyers actually has more to do with Cruise and his personal team than with Scientology. Cruise’s two lawyers–Bert Fields and Dennis Wasser–had long histories with currently incarcerated private investigator Anthony Pellicano. The Pellicano stories should be legendary by now, and took in a lot of powerful people.
But when it concerns Cruise, Wasser, Fields and Pellicano the episodes concerned the last Cruise divorce, from Nicole Kidman. She and Cruise were each questioned by the FBI regarding Pellicano, which was reported widely. Pellicano’s in prison, but that doesn’t mean Wasser or Fields isn’t using an investigator in the Holmes case. Read this New York Times story: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/25/movies/MoviesFeatures/25fields.html?pagewanted=all or Google it yourself. http://tinyurl.com/85b6k57
Another lawyer who works for Cruise and with Fields, Ricardo Cestero, actually used to work for Pellicano.
As I wrote in 2006:
“But what most people don’t know is that before he went to law school and came to work for Fields, Cestero labored in the office of Anthony Pellicano as a private investigator. In fact, he was schooled at Pellicano’s very knee.
Ricardo P. Cestero graduated from Oberlin College in 1991. According to the Greenberg Glusker Web site, he got his law degree in 1997 from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law. This differs from the Martindale.com Web site, which has biographical info for all attorneys. Cestero graduated from law school there in 1999.
Either way, in the years between graduating college and getting his law degree, according to sources and reports, Cestero worked exclusively for Pellicano, who in turn worked for attorney Bert Fields. Fields has maintained throughout the Pellicano investigation that he knew nothing of the private detective’s activities and sanctioned nothing illegal.”