Oblivion star Tom Cruise has just filed new documents in his $50 million lawsuit against Bauer publishing (In Touch and Life & Style magazines) regarding the company’s 2012 cover stories claiming that he “abandoned” his 7-year-old daughter, Suri, after his divorce from Katie Holmes in June 2012.
In a statement attained by TMZ, Tom says, “I have in no way cut Suri out of my life — whether physically, emotionally, financially, or otherwise.”
The Top Gun star — who is also dad to Conor and Isabella with ex-wife Nicole Kidman — goes on to say he is still “extremely close” with his youngest child.
“Even during the times when I was working overseas and was not able to see Suri in person, we were (and continue to be) extremely close,” he states.
While Tom has been busy since the high-profile divorce — he filmed both Oblivion and Edge of Tomorrow — he’s still there for his youngest daughter.
“As my numerous emails with Suri’s mother during this time period demonstrate, I was a constant presence in Suri’s life,” he shares.
“While I’m sure my daughter misses me when I am not with her (as I miss her), she is a very happy child, and we have a wonderful relationship and cheerful phone calls,” he adds.