Tom Cruise Sues Gossip Magazines Over Exploitation of Daughter Suri
It’s been a tough year for newly divorced Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes — but we think their 6-year-old daughter Suri has probably endured the worst of it. From getting used to her parents sharing custody to enduring the constant media spotlight, this little girl likely doesn’t need anything else to be worried or confused about.
Enter Daddy Cruise. According to E!Online, he’s suing Life & Style and In Touch Weekly magazines in a $50 million defamation case. Specifically, the lawsuit calls out two cover stories which suggest that the movie star “abandoned” his daughter during his split. Yeah, Tom, we’d be mad, too.
The legal papers accuse the mags of "exploiting a defenseless 6-year-old child on its cover." In a public statement, Tom’s lawyer says, 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."
So far Bauer Publishing Group, the magazines’ publisher, has made no comment.