(LOS ANGELES) -- Tom Cruise has filed a $50 million lawsuit against two magazines that claimed he abandoned the 6-year-old daughter he has with his ex-wife, Katie Holmes.
E! Online reports that the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in a California federal court, stems from a July 30 cover story published by Life & Style and an Oct. 1 cover story published by In Touch Weekly, both claiming the actor "abandoned" Suri. Both magazines are owned by Bauer Publishing.
Cruise's lawyer, Bert Fields, says in a statement obtained by E! Online, "Tom is a caring father who dearly loves Suri. She's a vital part of his life and always will be. To say he has 'abandoned' her is a vicious lie. To say it in lurid headlines with a tearful picture of Suri is reprehensible."
According to the New York Daily News, Fields says that if Cruise wins the case, he'll donate the money to charity.
Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio