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Tom Cruise

Settles $50 Million Libel Lawsuit

Over 'Abandoned' Suri

12/20/2013 3:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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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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thang9tiep    

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275 days ago
32.

kstrick    

You can't catch me gay thoughts.

275 days ago
33.

Machelle    

Y'all are such liars TMZ. You know damn well that man didn't compare his job to the military. You bitches will say anything to manufacturer a story. As much as y'all lie on random people, I'm baffled how you haven't been sued out of existence!

275 days ago
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annonymouss    

what an idiot..."bad press is good press" Mr. Cruise is a fading "star", noone's cared about his work for a long time. The ONLY time anyone noticed him was when he got crazy on Oprah's couch and married Katie Holmes in the first place. People could give two sh*ts about him and his career now, Soo, he has basically put a bullet in his own career...because now, no stupid magazine is going to feature him at all in fears of getting sued...and they don't care either..

275 days ago
35.

denled    

i love him

275 days ago
36.

awesomewave    

$cientology will be happy with that settlement money. He might get another medal.

275 days ago
37.

UNLV1990    

The science fiction worshiping midget gets a statement from the publisher and his persona trashed. These science fiction worshipers need to wake up, the courts and the public hate them. Read a comic book and call it good.

275 days ago
38.

DiM    

Katie needs to come clean about this child. Tom is not her Bio Dad.

275 days ago
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Deborah    

Obviously his BFF, David Miscavage (the head of the scientology cult) decided that was enough bad publicity. They sue someone everyday now but once the cult secrets about abuse, aliens and disconnection come out, it's time to settle!

275 days ago
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Pilar Bernsteen de Juarez    

Tom Cruise is a Warlock Ape!

275 days ago
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dumdumdum    

The money goes to and lawsuit is facilitated by Scientology...sick fuks

274 days ago
42.

norcalgal    

ITS NOT HIS KID ANYWAY

274 days ago
43.

rockyroad    

Case settled. Each side paying their own attorney's fees . . . a small apoligy.

Tom's side did not want depositions . . not by Katie Holmes, not by others.

Tom's side did not want the historical facts laid on the table.

I was much better for Tom's side to pay a huge settlement in order to get a positive outcome. TC paid a settlement, TC paid both his own and opposing counsel's attorney's fees. TC paid an enormous ammount for the very weak declaration of apology.

US magazine benefited enormously from the hubris of Tom Cruise and Scientology.

When the financial gain that is to be won from exposing this cult is recognized, perhaps more main streem media outlets will risk the lawsuits.

274 days ago
44.

neil     

Tom Cruise did not compare his acting to fighting in Afghanistan, he said that being away from his child was hard much like it is hard for soldiers that are away from their children as well. The transcript was very clear that Cruise was not equating acting with fighting in a war.

274 days ago
45.

Lokismistress    

Seriously he hasn't been a good actor in 30 years! Call it a day already!

263 days ago
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