Cruise ‘never abandoned Suri’

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise never deserted his daughter, say attorneys representing the actor.

The 51-year-old actor is suing the publisher of Life & Style and In Touch magazine for saying he “abandoned” Suri, Tom’s daughter with ex-wife Katie Holmes.

But lawyers for the star insisted he never ignored or gave up his child.

“He never abandoned her [Suri],” Bert Fields, one of Tom’s attorneys, told E! News. “After the divorce, he talked to her every day and sometimes twice a day because he was very concerned.”

Bert went on to reveal Cruise would be “seeing [Suri] a lot,” over the holidays and added “he loves his child”.

The attorney also said he does believe the case will go to trial and Tom will be awarded “enormous damages”.

The Mission: Impossible star’s legal team was in court on Tuesday asking Judge Jacqueline Chooljan to lay out the framework for their $50 million defamation suit.

The judge made it clear that Tom’s team were not allowed to ask Bauer Media any questions about possible links with the Nazi Party. However, they will be allowed to ask questions about Bauer reporting that Scientology is considered a cult in Germany.

Bauer attorney Elizabeth McNamara told E! she believes Tom’s legal team to be a “sideshow” and doesn’t think they can possibly win.

“Hopefully it [the entire case] will be dismissed,” she said.

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