Tom Cruise and wife Katie Holmes have sent a cease-and-desist threat to the exclusive baby boutique Petit Tresor for allegedly giving tabloids false information about their spending habits.
The couple's lawyer, Aaron J. Moss, has sent owner Samantha Winch a letter dated May 12 accusing her employees of both violating their clients' privacy and giving out bogus information.
The employees apparently told Life & Style magazine that the couple spent between $350,000 to $400,000 in the store, which Moss said is "simply false," for the purpose of "enhancing [the store's] image and obtaining a commercial advantage."
The store's PR spokesperson Andy Behrman wrote in an email to E! News that they were asked by a reporter for an estimate of the cost the Cruises spent for daughter Suri, but they deny saying that this "$350-$400K figure included anything purchased at Petit Tresor."
However, that still doesn't sit well with the Cruises.
A rep for the A-list actor tells E! News, "Petit Tresor is trying to get publicity for themselves by telling the press that celebrities are shopping in their store when they're not."
"To the credit of Life & Style, they tried to verify and chose not to run inaccurate information."
Moss' letter continued: "Please do not say anything (whether true or false) about Mr. Cruise's and Ms. Holmes' shopping habits, consistent with your representation to the New York Daily News in December 2007 that 'We don't talk about any of our client.'"
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