Tom Cruise is at the centre of a phone tapping storm after FBI agents discovered a recording of a private conversation between him and his ex-wife Nicole Kidman.
Agents discovered the tape-recording on the computer of Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano, who worked for Los Angeles attorney Dennis Wasser, whose services Cruise retained during his divorce proceedings to Kidman.
Kidman reportedly knew she was being taped by Cruise as their marriage broke down � employing her own private investigator Richie Di Sabatino to counter his methods.
Sabatino reveals to the New York Post, �We swept her phones and put on an encryption device, so she couldn't be wiretapped. We tried to keep one step ahead."
A friend of Kidman�s adds, �During her divorce, she would talk to friends on the phone and every couple of minutes break into the conversation and say, 'So, Tom, are you listening,' or 'Am I saying what you want me to say, Tom?'
�She knew he was either tapping her phone or trying to. She was no dummy. She not only knew about it but taunted Tom."
Sabatino believes, because of the measures they took, the recording "was probably from Tom's phone".
Pellicano � who is currently in prison on illegal firearms charges - has also worked for a host of stars including the Clintons, Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor.