Tom Cruise is suing Life & Style magazine for $50 million because of a July cover that featured a tearful photo of his 6-year-old daughter Suri and a headline that read "Abandoned by her dad."
Suri has been in the news a lot since the public break up of Cruise and Katie Holmes. But she was also featured in the magazine before they broke up this past June. Life & Style ran a cover story about Suri in March 2011 with the headline "Suri's twisted world."
But it's the July headline about abandonment that prompted Cruise to file a $50 million defamation lawsuit.
"Tom is a caring father who dearly loves Suri," Bert Fields, Cruise's attorney, told the Associated Press. "She's a vital part of his life and always will be," Fields said. "To say it in lurid headlines with a tearful picture of Suri is reprehensible."
Furthermore, said his lawyer, Cruise is not suing for the money and would give it to charity if he wins.
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