Tom Cruise files lawsuit against publishers defending his parenting skills
Los Angeles: Actor Tom Cruise has filed a lawsuit against the publishers of Life & Style and In Touch magazines, defending his parenting skills, reports tmz.com.
The $50 million defamation lawsuit targets Bauer Publishing Co.`s two magazines that published the headlines `Suri in Tears: Abandoned by Her Dad` and `Abandoned By Daddy`.
Cruise, 51, filed a two-page description of his relationship with his daughter Tuesday in the case.
In the documents, Cruise said: "I have in no way cut Suri out of my life - whether physically, emotionally, financially or otherwise. Even during the times when I was working overseas and was not able to see Suri in person, we were (and continue to be) extremely close."
Despite shooting two movies back-to-back in 2012, the "Oblivion" actor maintained close ties with his daughter and was in frequent touch with her mother, actress Katie Holmes.
"As my numerous emails with Suri`s mother during this time period demonstrate, I was a constant presence in Suri`s life.
"While I`m sure my daughter misses me when I am not with her (as I miss her), she is a very happy child, and we have a wonderful relationship and cheerful phone calls," he added.
Cruise`s lawyers are demanding the judge order Bauer to confess they had no source material to support these headlines or his parenting role.
Cruise and Holmes were married for six years before parting ways in 2012.