Tom Cruise has reportedly filed a $50 million lawsuit against the publishers of Life & Style magazine. He claims they published content saying he abandoned his little girl, Suri.
According to a report from the Huffington Post, Cruise has been out of the country shooting a film and his daughter is enrolled in school–hence the two haven’t seen each other for quite some time. However father and daughter talk on the phone often and Skype at least once a day. Attorney Bert Fields says what the magazine published about his client was a “vicious lie.”
“Tom is a caring father who dearly loves Suri. She’s a vital part of his life and always will be,” Fields said. “To say it in lurid headlines with a tearful picture of Suri is reprehensible.”
Tom and Katie Holmes split a few months back. Katie feared the Church of Scientology might have too much control over raising their daughter if she didn’t get out of the marriage. Recent reports have suggested Cruise is distancing himself from the Church of Scientology, but nothing has been confirmed.
Cruise isn’t big on lawsuits but this topic hit way too close to home for him to simply let it go.
“These serial defamers are foreign-owned companies with their global headquarters in Hamburg,” Fields said. “They take money from unsuspecting Americans by selling their malicious garbage. Having to pay a libel judgment may slow them down.”
If Tom Cruise wins the suit, he plans to donate the money to charity–hopefully not the Church of Scientology, however.
Do you blame the Mission Impossible star for filing suit against Life & Style?
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