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Katie Holmes

May Have SCREWED Tom

By Filing in NYC

6/30/2012 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Katie Holmes
' master plan to file for divorce in New York may have created HUGE tax problems for Tom Cruise ... sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.

TMZ broke the story ... Katie filed divorce docs in NYC, in large part because she wants sole legal custody of Suri and New York courts are way more likely to grant Katie sole legal custody and control over child-rearing decisions than California courts.

But here's the problem ... sources connected with the couple tell us ... Tom has been trying to do everything legally within his power to avoid strong ties to New York City because the tax rates are ridiculously high ... and he does not want any appearance that he or Katie have been living there.

But here's the thing ... TMZ has obtained documents which show Tom deeded their NYC apartment to Katie last August and our sources say it was done specifically for tax purposes. Point of fact ... the deed lists a transfer to a trust, but TMZ has confirmed it's a trust established for the benefit of Katie.

Sources say Katie is using the apartment to establish residency in New York for the purpose of the divorce -- something we're told can screw Tom tax-wise.

It's pretty clear ... Tom is not gonna let Katie dictate New York as the venue for the divorce. He clearly thinks Cal-i-for-ni-a's the place he outta be.

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16.

Cthrew    

She fell in love with his power,
married his money,
gave birth to her insurance policy,
and is now divorcing his ass.

815 days ago
17.

PinkySwayers    

I'll bet Tom wishes he hadn't been so adamant about not taking anti-depressants right about now.

815 days ago
18.

Pink    

Katie should have never such an old man in the first place, these types of man marry young girls because they want full control, Tom is a too intense ragging lunatic, he should have just remained a mystery (we liked him then) but when he opened up on Oprah and we saw the crazy come out, things have never been the same for him since, calm the f__k down Tom.

815 days ago
19.

janet    

This is going to be nasty. Just keep the kid away from this glorified cult. I can see joint custody as long as Scientology stays out of it.

815 days ago
20.

linda    

What comes around goes around.

815 days ago
21.

Jdawg    

Who will get the Scientologist Demon Sperm next ?

815 days ago
22.

Been Bitten By The Coo Coo Bug     

Scientology is a symptom of being bitten by the Coo Coo Bug.

815 days ago
23.

RaineeDrops    

Look at how he treated Brook Shields and humiliated and judged her, I cannot imagine what he has done to Katie then, or Nicole.

815 days ago
24.

RaineeDrops    

Scientology=brainwashing cult

815 days ago
25.

The Gay Nazis For Jesus     

Is Tom Cruise really gay? We have ways of finding out. Your replies can give us leads. Thanks

815 days ago
26.

ilovetheshowmadmen    

Tommy, go jump on that Oprah couch and tell us again how happy you are???

815 days ago
27.

ilovetheshowmadmen    

the Scientology thing just totally has to be a huge part of this.... just saying... Katie.. congrats.. you showed the world you can think for yourself...

815 days ago
28.

Lucas    

lol Yeah I was working when the thing came on CNN saying... BREAKING NEWS - Katie and Tom Cruise... Now that is some groundbreaking journalism. It just goes to show you what is considered news now days. They only covered the healthcare thing for half a day it seems. Ohh this just in, a man while checking out TMZ went to the fridge for a drink. While looking for a suitable drink he thought he might like a few bread and butter pickles. Now here is the shocking twist, he discovered that the lid was on very tight. He is not weak by any means... he tried all the common tricks even hit the damn thing on top with a frying pan... eventually he decided that two small pickles weren't worth the effort so he spared them, however psycho analysts believe that they are still in jeopardy as the man in question will probably not stop at just 2 when he returns for vengeance and take it out on every one involved. At this point they are still being held captive and are in extreme danger. No comment from their family. Will keep you updated, this could be a sad outcome.

815 days ago
29.

bb    

Something Tom himself said just a few weeks ago tipped me off that this marriage was almost kaput.

He said something along the lines of "I was in my office and Katie dumped a movie script she had written on my desk. I like how she just got on and did it without talking to me about it - she's amazing"

WTF dude? Is she your wife or your employee? What the hell sort of normal, healthy married couple interact like this? A normal, human interraction would go something like this: "So me and Katie were messing around and suddenly Katie came up with this really wild idea for a movie. So we talked about it for a bit and then before I knew it Katie had almost finished writing it - she's amazing."

Now I did think they would maintain the charade for another 2-4 years or so, but the fact that Tom said that even when he was trying to make out they were a happy couple shows that this is how he acted towards her all the time. By this stage he was her manager, her boss, not her husband (if he ever was).

815 days ago
30.

Swins    

He'll negotiate terms so he can keep the divorce in Cali. There is no benefit except custody for Katie in NYC either. Granted custody is a big big deal!

815 days ago
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