Tom Cruise's Lawsuit Against Tabs Will Not Go To Public Court
In October, Tom Cruise sued In Touch and Life & Style magazines for running stories that alleged he'd abandoned his daughter, Suri, following his divorce from her mother, Katie Holmes. The tabloids' publisher, Bauer, maintained that their allegations were based in fact. It was widely suspected that a trial would divulge new details about how Cruise's involvement with Scientology may have been detrimental to his 6-year-old daughter. But the case is now headed for private mediation, according to the Huffington Post.
"Tom is a caring father who dearly loves Suri," said Cruise's lawyer, Bert Fields, when the lawsuit was announced. "She's a vital part of his life and always will be. To say it in lurid headlines with a tearful picture of Suri is reprehensible."