Transcript for Tom Cruise Fights Headlines That He 'Abandoned' Suri
Back, now, at 7:43, with tom cruise, breaking his silence about his relationship with his daughter, suri. It's part of a $50 million lawsuit against magazines that claim he abandoned her. Abc's abbie boudreau has the story. Reporter: This morning, tom cruise is on a mission. In court, that is. The movie star, filing papers in court tuesday, in his $50 million lawsuit against bauer publishing. Cruise claims that cover of "life and style" which has suri in tears, abandoned by her dad. And this cover of "in touch," with suri abandoned by daddy last year, are not true. In the court documents cruise calls claims he abandoned suri, patently false. Stating that after his divorce from actress katie holmes, we spoke on the phone almost every day. She has never indicated in words or substance that she has ever felt abandoned by me. The a-lister admits that following his divorce, he was working overseas on two films. And says he couldn't see suri as much as he would have liked. But adds, he in no way cut suri out of his life. Whether physically, emotionally, financially or otherwise. He understands that this kind of criticism goes with the territory of being one of the biggest movie stars in the world. But this one struck him wrong. Reporter: The magazine company is pushing back saying, in one court document, that at the time of publishing, cruise hadn't seen suri in 44 days. Claiming cruise was, out at clubs and bars, vacationing. When he could have been with his daughter. There's a treacher here to see you. Reporter: Allegations the star's not taking lightly. He failed a petition for the magazines to reveal their forces. Meanwhile, cruise's ex, katie holmes, has been posting these selfies while filming in south africa. Just two weeks shy of what would have been the couple's seventh wedding anniversary. For "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. Thanks. We want to point out that cruise filed that lawsuit in october of last year. So, it's been going on for quite a while.
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