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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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nick anthony    

Once they said they were going to depose Katie, that was the end of that midgets game. Scientology clowns... look at Kirstie Alley...not just a cow but also a clown.

307 days ago


Tom Cruise is a devil worshipper and a senior member of the illuminati.

This is propaganda to distract people into thinking he is a warmonger and can easily battle against the entire US army, the Russian army, the Israeli commandos and China's new hi-tech weapons.

He said it himself!

There's a war on Tom Cruise and he's winning every battle.

No army will stand a chance against him!!

307 days ago

Mr. Smith    

Congrats Tomas, you have done the fatherhood.. And career, with good thoughtfulness,, that is reality.

307 days ago


This 'Scandal' is already boring me. Move on. Everyone has the right to be ignorant. Everyone has the right to their own opinion but there are some things should just be kept to yourself. Suspending him made it a bigger deal than it needed to be.

307 days ago


"The war is over..." I see what you did there.

307 days ago


He was afraid of being exposed? Everyone knows TCLTC.

307 days ago


wow lots of ignorance here. They since BG agreed to settle it shows they are at least also the ones that wanted it to end. They are the ones that had to release an apology. I know lots hate Tom and that is fine but at least try and stick to the facts. People are assuming it was Tom that wanted to settle due to maybe kh being called but if it was just him and not BG that wanted to settle they wouldn't have. BG must have know thy would have to pay out at least something. So much bitterness around her. BTW i don't care for COS but i find it funny when people of the catholic church or other christians think theres is better....what is the big difference to an unbeliever if you believe in aliens vs demons , angels, virgins getting pregnant, talking donkeys (its in the old testament)people raising from the dead. Really- all of it makes you have to suspend belief in what is normal so the christians really should be the most understanding.

307 days ago


I don't think he "abandoned" Suri perhaps became a little less involved...? But there's something strange about this guy something's just not right. Idk maybe its just me.

307 days ago


I wouldn't have given a dime to him. It was ridiculous.

307 days ago


And every soldier that has shipped out to Afganistan for over 144 days has abandoned their children too I guess?

I am no fan of Tom Cruise and his creepy friends but for the love of God can we hold to some standards of truth around here?

307 days ago

Carlos Salgado Davis    

Instead of going to court, he should have spended time with his daughter, dont you think?

307 days ago


1/3 of the cash will go to Scientology, 1/3 to hush up male escorts and 1/3 to the lawyers who see to it that Katie gets NOTHING.

307 days ago


Glad he did it but lets talk about all the gay comments others are making i say freedom of speech whatever happened to sticks and stones let the ratings decide and people decide people can make gay comments again let us decide if we want to still watch a show where someone gave an opinion about a gay i want my free speech back its not like all these actors are hurting anyone

307 days ago

Yurra Knutz    

I abandoned Cruise many movies ago.

307 days ago


Oh no

307 days ago
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