Back in July, when the “TomKat” divorce buzz was at a fever pitch, Life & Style ran a story called “Suri In Tears: Abandoned By Her Dad.” This month, In Touch published a cover with a picture of Suri with the headling: “Abandoned By Daddy.”
So Tom did what any father would do when he doesn’t like what someone has to say about his parenting ― he sued Bauer Publishing, which publishes both magazines, to the tune of $50 million.
Via TMZ, Tom's lawyer Bert Fields released a statement:
"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."
Fields also refers to the magazines as “sleaze peddlers” and “serial defamers”: “They take money from unsuspecting Americans by selling their malicious garbage. Having to pay a libel judgment may slow them down."
Clearly the Jack Reacher star doesn't want anyone thinking of him as a deadbeat dad! We knew Tom was litigious, but is this going a little too far?
Do you think Tom should sue for these headlines? Tell us what you think in the comments.
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