Tom Cruise made good on his threats to sue anyone who dared to spread lies about him. The actor filed a $50-million lawsuit against Bauer Publishing which publish Life & Style and In Touch after the two magazines ran a story that claimed he abandoned his daughter Suri.
Tom, who just got divorced from Katie Holmes, pointed out a July 30 cover of Life & Style that featured a headline read, "Suri in Tears, Abandoned by Her Dad" and an October 1 front page of In Touch that highlighted Suri's picture with a similar story read, "Abandoned by Daddy."
"Tom is a caring father who dearly loves Suri," his attorney Bert Fields said in a statement. "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."
The lawyer continued, "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."
"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. Tom will undoubtedly give the money to charity. He always has."
Tom and Katie constantly hit headlines earlier this year when they were in the middle of divorce. At one point, he threatened to sue National Enquirer for running a cover story suggesting that he over-controlled his family inside their "house of horrors."
Any money he gets from the tabloids will be donated to charity.