Tom Cruise rubbishes report he's 'abandoned' daughter Suri by taking her on helicopter trip in New York
The actor, whose wife Katie Holmes filed for divorce last month, was seen carrying the 6-year-old in his arms as they arrived at Chelsea Piers to board the chopper.
It was the second day in a row that father and daughter had been seen out in the Big Apple - Tom, 50, is clearly making up for the weeks he was separated from Suri while custody and visitation terms were being thrashed out.
The outing came as Tom's lawyer Bert Field hit out at US magazine Life&Style over a cover story saying Suri had been 'abandoned by her dad' following his shock split from Katie, 33.
'That, as anyone knows who saw their photos together yesterday and today, is a disgusting, vicious lie,' he tells TMZ.
'Until this week, Tom was shooting a film on location, but he spoke to Suri every day.
'He's with Suri right now - and he was with her the day before Life&Style trumpeted their cruelly false accusation. Tom dearly loves Suri and the last thing he would ever do is abandon her.'
Prior to this week's reunion, Tom and Suri were last pictured together on 16 June, when they dined with Katie at a sushi restaurant in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The couple agreed a divorce settlement and custody terms last week.