The two magazines ran similar stories, with In Touch's headline reading: "Abandoned by Daddy." Bauer Publishing owns the two publications.
Cruise's lawyer Bert Fields said in a statement, "Tom doesn't go around suing people. He's not a litigious guy. But when these sleaze peddlers try to make money with disgusting lies about his relationship with his child, you bet he's going to sue.
"These serial defamers are foreign owned companies with their global headquarters in Hamburg. They take money from unsuspecting Americans by selling their malicious garbage. Having to pay a libel judgment may slow them down. Tom will undoubtedly give the money to charity. He always has."