Tom Cruise is a good daddy -- or so says Tom Cruise.
The actor is suing Life & Style and In Touch magazines for claiming he "abandoned" his daughter Suri after divorcing Katie Holmes last year. In recently filed court papers, Tom defends his fathering skills, saying, "I have in no way cut Suri out of my life -- whether physically, emotionally, financially or otherwise."
He insists he sees Suri as often as possible, explaining that "even during the times when I was working overseas and was not able to see Suri in person, we were (and continue to be) extremely close."
He adds that he is a "constant presence in Suri's life" and that, "while I'm sure my daughter misses me when I am not with her (as I miss her), she is a very happy child, and we have a wonderful relationship and cheerful phone calls."
Tom is suing the magazines for $50 million.