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Tom Cruise

Settles $50 Million Libel Lawsuit

Over 'Abandoned' Suri

12/20/2013 3:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

The war is over ... Tom Cruise has settled his epic $50 million libel suit against a magazine publisher that accused him of abandoning his daughter Suri ... and part of the settlement included a carefully-worded apology.

The terms of the settlement are sealed. Each side will pay its own legal fees. 

Part of the deal was that the defendants issue the following statement:  "Bauer Publishing, 'In Touch' and 'Life and Style' never intended to communicate that Tom Cruise had cut off all ties and abandoned his daughter Suri and regret if anyone drew that inference from anything they published."

As we reported ... Cruise sued Bauer Media Group last year over a cover story that appeared in Life & Style magazine claiming he had "abandoned" his then-6-year-old daughter Suri in the wake of his divorce from Katie Holmes.

The conflict was pretty insane -- you'll recall, Tom sat for a deposition in the lawsuit and compared acting to fighting in Afghanistan.

Regardless, it's all water under the bridge now.


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Who cares about him. I could eat her brains like jam.

314 days ago

Dead account Delete at will    

He did abandon Suri. By the writings of his own religion he has to. Just like everyone else that woke up and realized scientology was utter nonsense and left it. If your not with them you are against them in thier eyes.
Hmmm very similar to gays mentality.

314 days ago


When was the last time Tom Cruise was ever pictured with his daughter?

While he may have wanted to keep visits with her private, given all the negative publicity he's garnered, he might have made a bit of an effort to be seen with her. But he hasn't. t think it's fair to say he's not much of a presence in her life.

314 days ago


He's got so many skeletons in the closet it's amazing he would ever sue anyone no matter what they say.

314 days ago

Wow ...    

I am of the opinion he abandoned Suri. I am also of the opinion he chose to drop the suit out of concern for more public fall out after further discovery would reveal more dirt on him and his "faith".

314 days ago

Roberik 22    

I personally do not care if he saw his child or not. It's nobody's business. Get a life. There are way more important things to report about. Like the hearing who Khloe kardashian

314 days ago

Roberik 22    


314 days ago


Oh please, he's all about his cult and getting people to join it.

314 days ago

Eye roll     

I wish I could sue my neighbor for running over my shrub

314 days ago


when both sides agree to pay their own costs this means no NDA was agreed to.... you can guarantee that Radar will be putting more embarrassing Cruise stuff out there at will

314 days ago


Too bad "In Touch" and "Life and Style" didn't do a write up on how he forced Nicole Kidman to abandon her children out of fear of his cult. What's wrong Mr. Cruise, not in control of the situation anymore? I'd still like to know how he has the right to see his daughter when that CULT says "EVERYONE" that walks away from them, including his daughter should be shunned. Oh wait, gotta keep the gravy train happy huh? Meh!!!

314 days ago


It's a careless misrepresentation to say that Tom compared his job to fighting in Afghanistan (of which you actually had a post saying so, and how the lawyer tried to bait him into saying as much) but now you say it as fact. TMZ has less journalistic skill or integrity than random people posting comments on Youtube.

314 days ago


Tom's got to learn scientology protects him from nothing. He thinks he can bully who he wants and get away with it. Tom, welcome to the real world. The truth is the truth, not what you want to be the truth.

314 days ago

Mumra the Ever Living    

Here's the #TRUTH and something that needs to be looked into:

314 days ago


TMZ, he did not make the Afghanistan comparison and you KNOW it because you ran the correction. A lawyer made the comparison and Cruise said it was ridiculous or something like that. And you know it so why, with such a treasure trove of other stuff, do you insist on this????

314 days ago
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