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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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91.

JenniferLee22    

I get paid over $87 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought I'd be able to do it but my best friend earns over 10k a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless. Heres what I've been doing, Max14.com

640 days ago
92.

Jen    

Scientology must have told him to get his bitch ass out there and get them some money or no new beard/wife for him!!

640 days ago
93.

NOT ELMO    

money, money, moneyyyyyyyyyyy.....

640 days ago
94.

backfire    

Tom is right to sue them for malicious lies. Why don't they stay out of his business?

640 days ago
95.

Kingces    

MR.CRUISE. FUCC. THESE COMPANIES PLZ NO MERCY FOR THEM AS THEY DIDNT HAVE ANY FOR YOU, FORING COMPANIES NEED TO LEAVE AMERICA TO AMERICAN SO OUR MONEY STAYS HOME, THE PROBLEM IN OUR ECONOMY IS OU MONEY GETS TOOKEN IN BY OVERSEAS COMPANIES AND DOSENT GET CIRCULATED IN OUR ECONOMY SO PART OF WHY WE ARE IN A SOO CALLED RECESSION "HYPED"BY THE MEDIA INCLUDING TMZ, TMZ DOES THE SAME HYPE THINGS UP TO PROFIT BUTEND ALL TABLOIDS ARE CESTPOO

640 days ago
96.

itsme    

Is anyone surprised that Tommy is off suing someone again? He is killing his career and reputation (what's left of it).
Truly a despicable, vindictive, judgmental, unforgiving, angry, hateful, person.
Nicole, Katie and all the other women are far better without him!
Good riddance to all things Tom Cruise. I will never spend another dime enriching his nasty empire!

640 days ago
97.

itsme    

What was it you said about your dad, Tom? something about him being a merchant of chaos?
Here is a quote from scientologyhandbook.org
http://www.scientologyhandbook.or/SH12_2.HTM "There are those who could be called “merchants of chaos". These are people who want an environment to look very, very disturbing. These are people who gain some sort of advantage, they feel, if the environment is made to look more threatening." Hmmmm, sounds kinda like you Tommy...

640 days ago
98.

jenirow    

Why would he bother addressing this trash? I can't stand the guy but never believed those headlines and doubt if anyone else did either. It's garbage and it goes with the territory, he should shrug it off instead of suing.

640 days ago
99.

joe gillis    

of course he loves her and he cant wait to have her sec checked and booked in for a very long stay in lisa mcphersons old room at the fort harison hotel

639 days ago
100.

bb    

While Scientology is waaay to much of an extremist doctrine to be bringing up kids in apart from scientology I don't see any evidence that Tom *personally* is a bad dad. He does love Suri.

639 days ago
101.

Lauri215    

I can't stand Tom Cruise but with that said I totally agree with him sueing that rag. I think if he wins he should put $40,000,000.00 in an acct for his daughter and give the rest to a charity!

639 days ago
102.

Insomniak    

A Scientologist involved in a lawsuit? Color me shocked.

639 days ago
103.

TruthRevealed    

Criminal Tom cruise, Bert Fields and cult of scientology leader David Miscavige couldn't sue VF mag nor Maureen Orth because they know that they would have been hit with hundreds of witnesses and evidence against them in the court of law and that they would lose their case with a lot of embarrassments.
There is no way Tom would ever win his case against the tabloids. But if he does, he will donate the $50 million to his master and man-wife David Miscavige.

636 days ago
104.

TruthRevealed    

Tom cruise, now you can hopefully understand how Nazanin Boniadi's parents felt when you and your criminal and abusive leader David Miscavige treated her so unjustly and inhumanly (mentally and physically). Her parent should be suing you too.

636 days ago
105.

TruthRevealed    

Tom cruise, now you can hopefully understand how Nazanin Boniadi's parents felt when you and your criminal and abusive leader David Miscavige treated her so unjustly and inhumanly (mentally and physically). Her parent should be suing you too.

636 days ago
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