Lawyer: Tabloid's take on Cruise and daughter a 'disgusting, vicious lie'

Story highlights

  • Tabloid reports on Cruise's relationship with Suri are "grotesquely false," lawyer says
  • Cruise lawyer slams "ABANDONED BY HER DAD" headline
  • The actor "spoke to Suri every day" he was away filming, lawyer says
  • Cruise and Katie Holmes announced a week ago that they "amicably settled" their divorce

Tom Cruise struck back at tabloid reports about his relationship with his 6-year-old daughter, Suri in the wake of his divorce from Katie Holmes.

"The tabloids are at it again, trying to make a buck by publishing more grotesquely false claims about Tom Cruise," the actor's attorney Bert Fields said Wednesday.

Fields singled out Life & Style, which he called "a sleazy magazine" for "a bogus cover headline that Suri has been 'ABANDONED BY HER DAD.'"

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"That, as anyone knows who saw their photos together yesterday and today, is a disgusting, vicious lie," Fields said.

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Cruise and Holmes announced a week ago that they "amicably settled" their divorce, just two weeks after Holmes filed for it.

"Until this week, Tom was shooting a film on location, but he spoke to Suri every day," Field said. "He's with Suri right now; and he was with her the day before Life & Style trumpeted their cruelly false accusation. Tom dearly loves Suri and the last thing he would ever do is abandon her."

Representatives of Life & Style did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.

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