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Cruise Lawyers Spank Baby Store for Babbling

5/22/2008 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

In a move totally out of character, Tom Cruise has sicked his lawyers on luxury baby boutique Petit Tresor, accusing them of babbling to the tabs about Suri's outrageously expensive designer Scientoloduds.
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According to the cease and desist letter sent by Cruise's law firm, the store leaked false info that Suri's parents dropped a cool $350 - $400K on the tot's wardrobe over the last two years. Tom and Katie's mouthpieces claim the store violated their clients' right of privacy.

The lawyers are asking the store to, "not say anything (whether true or false) about Mr. Cruise and Ms. Holmes' shopping habits."

When TMZ spoke to Petit's Andy Behrman all we got was, "Are we allowed to comment?"




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61.

Mrs Joe Jackson    

These idiots should shot into space..where they belong.

2311 days ago
62.

Susan    

I searched everywhere and Consumers do not have the right of privacy over disclosure of their purchases. The Consumer Bill of Rights is below:
The Right to Be Safe

The assertion of this right is aimed at the defense of consumers against injuries caused by products other than automobile vehicles, and implies that products should cause no harm to their users if such use is executed as prescribed. Established in 1972 by the US federal government, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has jurisdiction over thousands of commercial products, and powers that allow it to establish performance standards, require product testing and warning labels, demand immediate notification of defective products, and, when necessary, to force product recall.
[edit] The Right to Choose Freely

The right to free choice among product offerings states that consumers should have a variety of options provided by different companies from which to choose. The federal government has taken many steps to ensure the availability of a healthy environment open to competition through legislation including limits on concept ownership through Patent Law, prevention of monopolistic business practices through Anti-Trust Legislation, and the outlaw of price cutting and gouging.
[edit] The Right to Be Heard

This right asserts the ability of consumers to voice complaints and concerns about a product in order to have the issue handled efficiently and responsively. While no federal agency is tasked with the specific duty of providing a forum for this interaction between consumer and producer, certain outlets exist to aid consumers if difficulty occurs in communication with an aggrieving party. State and federal Attorney Generals are equipped to aid their constituents in dealing with parties who have provided a product or service in a manner unsatisfactory to the consumer in violation of an applicable law. Also, the Better Business Bureau is a national non-governmental organization whose sole agenda is to provide political lobbies and action on behalf of aggrieved consumers.
[edit] The Right to Be Informed

This right states that businesses should always provide consumers with enough appropriate information to make intelligent and informed product choices. Product information provided by a business should always be complete and truthful. Aiming to achieve protection against misleading information in the areas of financing, advertising, labeling, and packaging, the right to be informed is protected by leveral pieces of legislation passed between 1960 and 1980.
[edit] The Right to Education

To have access to programs and information that help consumers make better marketplace decisions.
[edit] The Right to Service

To convenience, to be treated with courtesy and respect, to responsiveness to needs and problems and to refuse any services offered.

Petit Tresor should have their attorney throw the lawsuit out. You don't have additional rights, just because your Tom Cruise.

2311 days ago
63.

Urbannite    

Two things make me ill about this story...first, the crazy amount of cash spent on a childs clothing. That kind of coin could have clothed most of Rwanda!! Second, the stupidity of the staff at that store! Need a job? They'll be hiring!!

2311 days ago
64.

Hugomania    

Since when can't a business talk about the business it does? It's not like they pasted the family's check on a billboard. Geesh.
And what store "code" is this attorney talking about? Never heard of such a thing. Up to the store policy whether they reveal or not. My word. All this leads me to ask the question -- do the CruisesIs have a confidentiality agreement handy everywhere they go, and for everything they do, see, eat, breathe and live???? They jumped the shark a long time ago. Please leave. Suri, too.

2311 days ago
65.

poohonyougolddiggin ^&^%^%%$    

its nobodys buisness how much anyone spends on anything they want... if they went to a resale store and bought the kid clothes people would be putting them down for that also.... geeeeez. leave the people alone... and for the owners of the stores they go to if they want them just for gossip then the store wont make it without the rich duh!!!! be happy they spend 400 dollars for a shirt... atleast you are not in the unemployment line!!!!!!!!! you people are sick so very sick!!!!!

2311 days ago
66.

CC    

lisamcpherson.org - RIP - This is the real face of Scientology.

2311 days ago
67.

Joyce    

Wish they would STOP selling them those damn bottles. The kid is waaay too old for a bottle!

2311 days ago
68.

CA Mom    

The Cruises' can't do anything correct according to some people. When you insert the word Scientology the hate, biggoted people come out of the woodwork. Even going so far as to say nasy things about ababy. Sad, very Sad.

2311 days ago
69.

6345789    

Why don't the "fab family' just buy a country someplace far away and never return?????

2311 days ago
70.

consumer    

To those who say Tommy is within his right to sue. That's baloney. Don't you know that when you shop at a store, any store for that matter, they sell your personal info and shopping habits to marketing agencies? Why do you think they ask for your telephone number? Or you use a shopper card at the supermarket?

They use your shopping habits for marketing purposes. Also, Katie probably pays for everything w/ a credit card (I doubt she has a wad of cash stuck in her ugly clothes) -- that's another tracking device.

There's no such thing as privacy when you're shopping. He could have avoided that altogether by sending the help to pay for everything in CASH.

What a stupid cry baby.

2311 days ago
71.

Anonymous    

WOW, MR. CRUISE AND MS HOLMES????? I THOUGHT THEY WERE MARRIED AND WOULD NOW BE CALLED MR. AND MRS CRUISE??? WHAT THE HECK IS THAT ALL ABOUT??? UNLESS THEY ARE DIVORCING?

WACK JOBS!

2311 days ago
72.

nataie    

They make me sick.! Crazy.

2311 days ago
73.

EGGO    

Who the heck spends that kinda money on toddler clothes? What is wrong with them? I know they have money to burn but try giving some to charity cause they might as well be wipping their a$$ with it! Tom Cruise.....what a fool!

2311 days ago
74.

tami    

Absolutely ridiculous!

Since shopping seems to be the main thing Katie does with her time, how can she expect it to be a secret.

O and by the way, all the cute clothes in the world aren't going to do any good for this poor little girl.

At least the older two have Nicole.

2311 days ago
75.

Salty Chainz    

TommyGurl (or any celebutard) whining about P.T. spilling all about their purchases is as asinine as some goof kvetching about being photographed outside the Ivy. If you want your picture out there, the paps are "hanging from the trees" (as someone once put it) outside the Ivy & will oblige you--and EVERYONE in Hollywood knows it! In the months I've been reading the gosblogs it's apparent that P.T. must have designated employees that follow the famous around the store, announcing each twitch, fart & purchase in a stream-of-consciousness phone call to one media outlet or another; if the famous don't want the fans to know the obscene amounts they spend on their larvae, then send the serfs down to shop--end of story.

I know it's unfair to say this as I have no ideas what the Cruises might give to charity (NOT Scientology); it may well be a substantial amount. Still, I hope that if I ever had that amount of money (YEAH!, IT COULD HAPPEN!--Judy Tenuta) I hope I would not be so riduculously stupid, shallow, selfish & inhumane as to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on clothing a pre-schooler. The public swimming pools in my community will not open this summer (no money) & I live in an area where summer is a hot & humid Hell. They could be open every day for the next 50 years on the money that has been spent to give Suri designer clothes--Sweet Jesus!

2311 days ago
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