Published October 24, 2012
Tom Cruise just filed a $50 million lawsuit against Life & Style magazine, claiming the mag defamed him by reporting he had abandoned 6-year-old Suri, TMZ reports.
Cruise's 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."
Fields goes on: "Tom doesn't go around suing people. He's not a litigious guy. But when these sleaze peddlers try to make money with disgusting lies about his relationship with his child, you bet he's going to sue."
Fields goes on to bash Life & Style, saying: "These serial defamers are foreign owned companies with their global headquarters in Hamburg. They take money from unsuspecting Americans by selling their malicious garbage. Having to pay a libel judgment may slow them down."
Fields says any money Cruise gets from the magazine will go to charity.