Tom Cruise Sues Magazines For Defamation

Tom Cruise has filed a $50 million against Bauer Publishing company after two of their magazines claimed he abandoned his daughter after his divorce from Katie Holmes.

It was revealed in a 48 page document how Cruise did not see daughter Suri for 110 days after his split from the Dawson's Creek actress. It was implied that his Scientology religion may have had something to do with this and that he is a bad parent for allowing such an occurrence.

He will now sue for libel and defamation.

The religion has always been sited as one of the major reasons for the power couple's split in 2012, with Holmes claiming that she feared for the well-being and the future of their daughter. It was said by Holmes lawyers at the time that the divorce came just weeks before Suri was to be taken on a boat for two weeks where a level of "brainwashing" would be imposed on the children sent on the trip and that this was standard practice for Scientologist children.

However, the ever-private Cruise hit back at these claims when questioned by Radar Magazine.

"I find that question offensive,' he is quoted to have said to Radar, after being asked if the split was for Holmes to 'protect' Suri. 'I find it, those statements offensive. Like with any relationship, there are many different levels to it. You know, I, I find it very offensive. There is no need to protect my daughter from my religion.'

It has now been publicly stated by Holmes that Suri Cruise is no longer a Scientologist. 

People who publicly renounce Scientology are known as "Suppressive People" by Scientologists. Cruise became flustered recently while being interviewed by lawyers, whereby he was asked if this is what his ex-wife would be known as. 

To be referred to as this is generally considered highly offensive. It resulted in Cruise awkwardly responding with, "...I don’t want to just give an oversimplification of religious doctrine." An angered Cruise then began to explain "when there is a divorce... things change," before correcting himself and returning to the stoic manner we are used to seeing when probed about his family.

The case is due to go to trial next year.

Words by Gemma Clark