Tom Cruise: Suri and I Have 'Cheerful' Phone Calls
He defends their relationship in lawsuit against tabloid
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2013 9:21 AM CST
This Tuesday July 17, 2012 photo shows actor Tom Cruise and daughter Suri Cruise leaving Chelsea Piers in New York.   (AP Photo/ Donald Traill)

(Newser) – Tom Cruise is fighting back against tabloid allegations that he "abandoned" daughter Suri after divorcing Katie Holmes. He's suing Life & Style and its publisher, Bauer Media Group, over the claims, and Radar got its hands on a declaration filed yesterday. In the months following his 2012 divorce, Cruise explains in the documents, he was overseas working on two films back-to-back. Even so, he saw his daughter in person during four of the seven months in question, and "even during the times when I was working overseas and not able to see Suri in person, we were (and continue to be) extremely close," Cruise states.

"We spoke on the phone nearly every day, and I regularly asked for and received updates concerning her friends and school life, which I then discussed with her during our regular phone calls," the declaration continues, going on to describe the phone calls as "cheerful." "As my numerous emails with Suri’s mother during this time demonstrated, I was a constant presence in Suri’s life during that time that defendants claim falsely that I abandoned her." Cruise also declares Suri "a very happy child" and their relationship "wonderful." He never, however, refers to Katie Holmes by name.

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Nov 7, 2013 10:30 PM CST
My opinion only - They should keep that child away from him. He is a cult member and I would be afraid that he would try to kidnap her.
Arshad Sherif, M.A., M.Ed.
Nov 6, 2013 11:43 PM CST
Tom Cruise is too busy to be a good father: too busy acting, too busy traveling, and too busy penetrating new chicks. He simply has no time for a 7-year-old girl. A man with Tom Cruise's fame and ego has little parental instincts. He simply cannot be a normal father. One wonders whether he even looks at her as a daughter. The normal fatherly bond and attachment that a father feels for his daughter may not be there for him. She may just be another girl. A girl to be admired. But a girl also that he is allowed to touch, as we can see from the amazing photo here. Notice how tight his left hand squeezes her bottom. Her virginal bottom. Or so we think. His dark sunglasses disguise the arousal that you would otherwise see in his eyes. But a girl knows about the various kinds of touching. Fatherly and otherwise. And she can tell exactly what is in it for him when he hugs her tight. A girl can always tell.
Nov 6, 2013 11:40 AM CST
Poor Tom was raised by a bunch of women and just has never been much of a man.