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

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.