Bert Fields ‘dead at 93’: Lawyer defended Michael Jackson, Tom Cruise

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Famed celeb lawyer Bert Fields has died on the age of 93.

The Los Angeles based mostly lawyer handed away late Sunday night time at his Malibu dwelling together with his spouse Barbara Guggenheim by his aspect, a spokesperson for his legislation agency, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger Llp., shared with DailyMail.com on Monday.

Fields was well-known for representing a number of high-profile purchasers corresponding to The Beatles, Madonna and Warren Beatty.

However he was greatest identified for defending Michael Jackson when the King Of Pop was hit with molestation accusations and for working with Tom Cruise when a tabloid accused him of being homosexual and one other claimed that the mega star had ‘deserted’ the daughter he had with Katie Holmes, Suri Cruise.

Gone! Famed celeb lawyer Bert Fields has reportedly died on the age of 93. The Los Angeles based mostly lawyer handed away late Sunday night time at his Malibu dwelling, a spokesperson for his legislation agency, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger Llp., introduced on Monday. Seen in 2011

Quality clients: The attorney worked with Tom Cruise when tabloids accused him of being gay

Tough times: He repped Michael Jackson when the pop star was accused of being a child molester

High quality purchasers: The lawyer labored with Tom Cruise, left, when tabloids accused him of being homosexual and likewise mentioned he had ‘deserted’ Suri Cruise, and Michael Jackson, proper, when the pop star was accused of being a toddler molester

Cruise mentioned in an announcement: ‘Bert Fields was a gentleman; a rare human being. He had a robust mind, a eager wit and allure that made one take pleasure in each minute of his firm. I cherished him dearly and at all times will. It was a privilege to be his buddy.’

Fields additionally labored with Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen, James Cameron, Dustin Hoffman, Mike Nichols, Jerry Bruckheimer, Joel Silver, and writers Mario Puzo, James Clavell, Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler. 

Fields didn’t solely characterize artists, he usually labored with film studios corresponding to DreamWorks, MGM and United Artists.

His labored with Jackson was legendary. Fields represented the pop singer when he was accused of molesting youngsters.

Ver close: Fields with  Jeffrey Katzenberg at the American Cinematheque Award Show, Los Angeles in 2015. He represented Katzenberg in an action against Disney, and also obtained a multimillion-dollar judgement for George Harrison against his former business manager

Ver shut: Fields with  Jeffrey Katzenberg on the American Cinematheque Award Present, Los Angeles in 2015. He represented Katzenberg in an motion in opposition to Disney, and likewise obtained a multimillion-dollar judgement for George Harrison in opposition to his former enterprise supervisor

Per the LA Occasions, in 1993, Evan Chandler accused the American Jackson of sexually abusing his 13-year-old son, Jordan Chandler.  Jackson had befriended Jordan after renting a automobile from Jordan’s stepfather. 

And he additionally held a press assembly the place he mentioned that the crooner was hooked on medicine and was getting held.

So far as Cruise, Fields represented the Prime Gun star in two notable instances.

One was when a tabloid accused the film star of being homosexual, one thing Cruise strongly denied.

And Fields additionally labored with the Jerry Maguire actor when Bauer Publishing accused Cruise of abandoning Suri as he had not been photographed with the kid in years. Cruise argued he had not deserted his baby emotionally. Bert dealt with his divorce from Holmes as properly. 

He hung out with some big names: See with director Roland Emmerich in 2011

He frolicked with some huge names: See with director Roland Emmerich in 2011

He was linked to Anthony Pellicano. The non-public detective was plagued with scandal. He was identified for being tough spent 10 years in jail for wiretapping, racketeering and weapons possession.

‘Scores of individuals retained [Pellicano’s eponymous agency] for its usually unlawful companies,’ a federal appeals court docket wrote. Fields used the unsavory detective over a 20 yr interval however Bert was by no means accused of a criminal offense.

Fields represented George Lucas in contract negotiations with The Walt Disney Firm concerning Disney theme parks. 

He additionally represented Paramount Footage in its enchantment of the Buchwald v. Paramount case over Coming To America

The star lawyer represented Jeffrey Katzenberg in a landmark motion in opposition to Disney, and likewise obtained a multimillion-dollar judgement for George Harrison in opposition to his former enterprise supervisor, per his firm’s press launch.

His top client: The lawyer worked with pop star Madonna for decades; seen in 2021

His prime shopper: The lawyer labored with pop star Madonna for many years; seen in 2021

Another top client: Representing DreamWorks SKG and Steven Spielberg, he defeated an application for an injunction against exhibition of AMISTAD; seen in April

One other prime shopper: Representing DreamWorks SKG and Steven Spielberg, he defeated an software for an injunction in opposition to exhibition of AMISTAD; seen in April

Representing DreamWorks SKG and Steven Spielberg, he defeated an software for an injunction in opposition to exhibition of AMISTAD. 

Fields additionally taught legislation in addition to Stanford College and Harvard College.

In accordance with Inexperienced Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger, ‘Bert has represented just about each main Hollywood studio and expertise company, and he has tried most of the landmark instances within the leisure and communications industries over the previous 30 years.’

And he labored with Arizona cotton farmers, Las Vegas lodges and casinos, actual property builders.

Fields attended Harvard Regulation College (1952) and College of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 1949). He handed the bar in each New York and California.

Such a lucky lady! Fields and his wife attend the grand opening of Indiana Jones Adventure In Adventureland in 1995

Such a fortunate woman! Fields and his spouse attend the grand opening of Indiana Jones Journey In Adventureland in 1995

Bert was additionally an creator, below a pseudonym, of two novels, per his firm’s web site.

The primary printed by Simon and Schuster and the second by Random Home.

His third e book is a biographical work on Richard III printed by ReganBooks/HarperCollins below his personal identify. 

His fourth e book is an evaluation of the Shakespeare authorship query, additionally printed by ReganBooks/HarperCollins.

He additionally penned Future about Napoleon and Josephine, and Shylock a brief novel about Shakespeare and Gloriana, a biography of Elizabeth I. 

These books have been printed by Marmont Lane Books.

Fields is survived by his spouse, Barbara Guggenheim, a nationally identified artwork advisor; his son, James Elder; his grandson, Michael Lane; and his granddaughter, Annabelle. 

Tarnished image: He was linked to Anthony Pellicano. The private detective was plagued with scandal. He was known for being rough spent 10 years in prison for wiretapping, racketeering and weapons possession

Tarnished picture: He was linked to Anthony Pellicano. The non-public detective was plagued with scandal. He was identified for being tough spent 10 years in jail for wiretapping, racketeering and weapons possession

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