TOM CRUISE: Suing Mags for Saying He Abandoned Suri
Tom Cruise has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against a couple of tabloids that reported he'd abandoned his six-year-old daughter Suri.
Tom took the action over the July 30th cover of Life & Style, which read, "Suri in Tears, Abandoned by Her Dad," as well as the October 1st cover of In Touch, which showed a picture of Suri above the headline "Abandoned by Daddy."
In the suit, Tom insists he "loves his daughter dearly and would never abandon her." His lawyer, Bert Fields, says, "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."
Bert adds that any money Tom gets in the suit will go to charity.