$50 Million Lawsuit – Tom Cruise Accused Of Abandoning Suri
Tom Cruise has launched a court appeal against two magazines, both owned by Bauer publishing, who accused him of having abandoned his child, Suri.
According to TMZ, both Life & Style and In Touch have found themselves on the receiving end of the full force of Cruise’s legal team. His lawyer, Bert Fields said “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.”
It sounds as though Cruise and his lawyers have got a fire in their bellies over this one. He’s reportedly suing the two magazines for $50 million plus damages, for defamation and invasion of privacy. The issues that Tom has taken them to court for are the July 30, 2012 issue of Life & Style, which includes the headline “SURI IN TEARS, ABANDONED BY HER DAD” and the October 1, 2012 issue of In Touch, which published a picture of Suri, above the headline “ABANDONED BY DADDY.”
Fields’ contempt for the two magazines continued, as he told TMZ “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… 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.”