Tom Cruise has had to answer some tough questions from the legal team at Bauer Media, due to his $50 million lawsuit against their magazines Life & Style and In Touch. The magazines claimed he “abandoned” his daughter Suri following his June 2012 split from Katie Holmes.
In leaked court documents, while being deposed by opposing attorneys Cruise admitted he did not see his daughter for a span of 110 days following his split with Holmes.
He said he only saw his child 10 times between the middle of June until Thanksgiving of 2012. But he noted he would often call his daughter and tell her stories over the phone.
He defended the absences responding with “listen, when there is a divorce… things change,” later adding: “It’s not an ideal scene. It’s not an ideal situation.”
He also admitted he missed Suri’s first day of school but chalked it up to not wanting to create a media circus.