Outraged at claims by In Touch magazine that he “abandoned” Suri after his divorce, Tom Cruise opened up about their relationship in a deposition filed as part of his $50 million lawsuit against the publisher.
During the interrogation, the “Mission Impossible” star was asked by Bauer Publishing attorneys to admit that he didn”t see his daughter for over 100 days from August 4, 2012 until Thanksgiving.
Citing his filming schedule for “All You Need Is Kill” in London, the 50-year-old actor noted, “Unfortunately in this situation it was impossible.”
However, he said he called the little girl almost daily, explaining, “you have to work at it. I”ve gotten very good at it. I tell wonderful stories. I also find that, you know, Suri is a very happy child, and confident, and has a good sense of herself.”
Asked about other situations where he was invited to visit, Tom shared, “Things change and there is different agreements, like in any divorce, where you work out schedules. It”s just a different set of circumstances. It certainly does not mean that I”ve abandoned my daughter.” As an interesting note, the high-profile Scientologist did admit that Suri was no longer practicing the controversial religion.