Tom Cruise settles $50million defamation case over claims he abandoned daughter Suri
Attorneys for Cruise and Bauer Publishing Company made the mutual decision to drop the case
Tom Cruise has settled a $50million defamation lawsuit against a German media company that claimed he had “abandoned” his daughter Suri after his divorce from actress Katie Holmes.
Attorneys for Cruise and Bauer Publishing Company, which publishes U.S. celebrity magazines Life & Style and InTouch Weekly, made a mutual decision to drop the case.
Each party agreed to pay their own costs and attorneys' fees, according to a document filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
Cruise’s attorney, Bertram Fields, said in a statement that the media company “never intended to communicate that Tom Cruise had cut off all ties and abandoned his daughter, Suri, and regret if anyone drew that inference from anything they published.”
He added that the full terms of the settlement were confidential. Bauer has not commented on the case.
Cruise filed the suit in October 2012. The suit alleged that he was defamed, and that his privacy was invaded by the 30 July 2012 issue of Life & Style and the 1 October 2012 issue of InTouch, as well as online images of their covers, which included photos of Cruise’s daughter.
The case was scheduled to go to trial in June 2014 over claims that Cruise was unable to be present in seven-year-old Suri’s life.
In a declaration filed in federal court last month, Cruise denied that he had cut his daughter out of his life, “whether physically, emotionally, financially or otherwise”.
He added: “While I'm sure my daughter misses me when I am not with her (as I miss her), she is a very happy child.”
Holmes and Cruise divorced in June 2012 following six years of marriage.
Arts & Ents blogs
The Full Monty to close in West End after one month despite Olivier nomination
Best films on Netflix: 32 movies that will put an end to your endless scrolling
Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on acting one-handed and why Jaime Lannister is not bad
Halle Berry's role in X-Men: Days of Future Past role cut to one scene
Game of Thrones star Sibel Kekilli on why she wants more male nudity in the show
Ukip and Nigel Farage on course for remarkable victory in European elections
Tony Benn was entirely ineffectual - and usually wrong
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Britain’s five richest families worth as much as poorest 20 per cent, says Oxfam
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
- 1 Is your name now 'banned' in Saudi Arabia?
- 2 Gender-specific books demean all our children. So the Independent on Sunday will no longer review anything marketed to exclude either sex
- 3 Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Did jetliner fly into area controlled by Taliban? Net widens after claims final satellite signal could have been sent from the ground
- 4 Nasa-funded study warns of ‘collapse of civilisation’ in coming decades
- 5 'Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 plane found in Bermuda Triangle!' Viral Facebook links are profiting hackers