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Tom Cruise

Files $50 Mil Lawsuit

Over Mag Claiming He Abandoned Suri

10/24/2012 10:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tom Cruise just filed a $50 million lawsuit against Life & Style and In Touch magazines, claiming the mags defamed him by reporting he had abandoned 6-year-old Suri.

In the lawsuit, filed in L.A. federal court, Tom takes issue with the July 30th cover of Life & Style, which reads, "SURI IN TEARS, ABANDONED BY HER DAD" -- as well as the October 1st cover of In Touch, which shows a picture of Suri above the headline, "ABANDONED BY DADDY."

According to the suit, Tom claims the mags' headlines are FALSE -- insisting, he "loves his daughter dearly and would never abandon her."

Tom is suing for $50 million plus punitive damages for defamation and invasion of privacy. 

In Touch and Life & Style are sister magazines owned by the same publishing company Bauer Publishing.

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 the mags, 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 Tom gets from the mags will go to charity.

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1.

manbearpig    

50 million should by tommy-girl a bunch of vaseline and buttplugs!

642 days ago
2.

LDB    

Sh*t just got real

642 days ago
3.

Pudding Tang    

If it's not true why worry about it scientommy boy.

642 days ago
4.

cherry    

I got zero sympathy for the tabloids so lmfaooooo

642 days ago
5.

OH NO!    

Why would he care what a tabloid says? Doesn't he have better things to do?

642 days ago
6.

Jen    

Doesn't that cult he belongs to have enough money.
Everyone knows that is the only baby he cares about anyways.

642 days ago
7.

VictoriaGirl    

Ya know, the world (especially celebs) need to understand that they cant sue everytime someone says something negative about them.

642 days ago
8.

DORIS TAYLOR    

Way to go Tom because we know that's definetely not him , he loves his little girl like crazy and hopefully he will win because i know he has the bomb!! lawyers and hopefully the sleezy ass magazine will learn to think before they start typing.

642 days ago
9.

Big Gay Al    

Poor Suri...where is Gloria Allred when you need her?

642 days ago
10.

Obamais still aracist    

he isnt like the rest of us,he has millions to attack with

642 days ago
11.

Sashatree    

Who cares?

642 days ago
12.

Joann    

LMAO This day just keeps getting more hilarious by the minute.

642 days ago
13.

Parker    

people have said worse things about this gay azzole.......i just hope this idiot gets maimed on his next failure of a movie.......dumb azz homo!

642 days ago
14.

Bruno    

Tom - who is not gay - doesn't go around suing people > OK you lost me right there...

642 days ago
15.

ManiacalZebra    

"He's not a litigious guy."
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

642 days ago
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