Tom Cruise Files $50 Million Suit Over Suri Abandonment Claims

Actor taking Life & Style to court for falsely claiming that he's skipped out on his and Katie Holmes' 6-year-old daughter.

By Alexis L. Loinaz
|  Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012  |  Updated 2:09 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
"Top Gun" Cast Then and Now

WireImage

CAMBRIDGE, MA - OCTOBER 10: Suri Cruise and Tom Cruise visit Charles River Basin on October 10, 2009 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Tom Cruise isn't keeping his eyes wide shut over this.

The "Mission: Impossible" star is suing Life & Style and In Touch Weekly magazines for defamation over stories the magazines published claiming that Cruise abandoned his and Katie Holmes' 6-year-old daughter, Suri.

He is seeking $50 million in damages.

Nicole Kidman never spoke to Katie Holmes after Tom Cruise split

In a statement released Wednesday, Cruise's lawyer, Bert Fields, said: "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."

Over the last few months, the 50-year-old star has been forced to spend less time with Suri--a move that his camp chalked up to the actor's busy schedule while shooting his new film "All You Need Is Kill" in London.

"He calls Suri every day, sometimes twice a day," Fields told E! News last month. "He loves Suri and is a constant presence in her life. As in the past, when hes shooting in a foreign country, he has to rely on daily phone calls."

A representative for the publisher had no comment.

Check out pics of Tom, Katie and Suri in happier times

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out