Tom Cruise Files $50 Million Lawsuit Against Tabloids Claiming He Abandoned Daughter Suri

By: Rachel Levy / October 24, 2012

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Tom Cruise has filed a $50 million lawsuit on Wednesday against celebrity magazines Life & Style and In Touch for claiming that he abandoned his daughter Suri since his divorce to Katie Holmes.

“Tom is a caring father who dearly loves Suri. She’s a vital part of his life and always will be. To say he has ‘abandoned’ her is a vicious lie. To say it in lurid headlines with a tearful picture of Suri is reprehensible,” Cruise’s lawyer Bert Fields said in a statement, according to Today Entertainment.

The Mission Impossible star, 50, is heated over two cover stories published by the magazines in July and September — reading “Abandoned by Daddy” and “Abandoned by Her Dad” — which reported that Suri, 6, has gone over 44 days without seeing her father.

Suri is the only child that Holmes birthed while married to Tom for 6 years, and sought sole custody of her after filing for divorce in June.

According to Today, Fields said that Cruise is not typically a fan of litigation and rarely resorts to that measure.

“He’s not a litigious guy. But when these sleazy peddlers try to make money with disgusting lies about his relationship with his child, you bet he’s going to sue,” he said, adding that if he were to win the case, Cruise would “undoubtedly give the money to charity.”

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