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Tom Cruise slams 'disturbing,' 'disgusting' Suri abandonment stories in deposition

Nov. 6, 2013 at 12:17 PM ET

Image: Tom Cruise and daughter Suri
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Tom Cruise and daughter Suri.

Tom Cruise's latest battle with press is far from over. Back in October of 2012, he filed a $50 million lawsuit against Life & Style and In Touch magazines, alleging the publications defamed him by claiming he'd abandoned daughter Suri following his split from ex-wife Katie Holmes. 

Now, court documents obtained by E! News reveal the mad dad isn't backing down.

"What I find most disturbing is that I have to sit here and look at this photograph of my daughter with ‘Abandoned by Daddy' (across it) — to me, that is what sticks out the most," Cruise said in a Sept. 9 deposition.

In addition to the "Abandoned by Daddy" line, one of the magazines also reported that he chose "Scientology over Suri for good," a statement he vehemently disagreed with in the deposition.

"I mean come on, that is absolutely disgusting," Cruise said. "That is absolutely disgusting. And I have to tell you, with everything ... listen, I am a public person, I absolutely understand. For me there is ... I tolerate a tremendous amount and I am very privileged to be able to have the life that I have and I believe that."

But Cruise stressed that he has "in no way" cut his 7-year-old daughter out of his life.

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