Tom Cruise drops his disastrous suit against Bauer Media and its magazines - 2013-12-20
He was seeking $50 million in damages because the magazines had claimed that Cruise had "abandoned" his daughter Suri after his 2012 divorce to Katie Holmes. But then, after a tough year of discovery, it turned out that the magazines had done their homework, and the facts showed that Cruise had only seen his daughter a handful of times over a 110-day period.
After that, any chance of convincing a jury that the magazines had lied about Cruise with malice were pretty much nil. So, no big surprise that he gave up the suit. It only brought him waves of additional media laughter based on some of the things he'd said in a deposition that was put into the court file.