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Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes

Divorce NOT

Over Scientology

7/5/2012 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Katie Holmes
may say her decision to divorce Tom Cruise is over Scientology, but it's NOT ... so say sources directly connected to Tom.

Our sources tell us ... they believe Katie and her team are leaking false stories to the media by maintaining she was trying to save Suri from the grips of Scientology, and that's why she left Tom.

As one well-connected Tom source put it, "She [Katie] was totally committed to Scientology. She had enthusiasm for it and would voluntarily and gladly participate in it when Tom was off shooting movies."

The source adds, "This is not a fight over religion. It's being used as a way to hurt Tom."

And on the subject of hurting Tom, as we first reported, sources connected with the actor tell us Katie's people have made it difficult for him to speak with Suri by phone, but he's talked to her every day. He has no immediate plans to see his daughter because he's leaving today or tomorrow to shoot his new movie in the Rockies.

Tom's lawyers have not filed any docs in court -- yet -- to establish his custodial rights. If that happens, we're told they will file in New York, although it's pretty clear they will ask to have the case sent to California.

And, as for what Tom's people say the divorce is really about ... they won't say yet, but tell us it's coming.

502 COMMENTS

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31.

janet    

Cruise has always about total control and he no longer has it and is pissed.

747 days ago
32.

Mikey    

We will see a televised wedding between Tom Cruise and John Travolta within the next 5 years.

747 days ago
33.

firebaby    

bollocks, everyone knows it.... katie hasn't smiled truly in years, its obvious she was unhappy.... and with a scientolo-cult nut like tom, its obvious why she wasn't happy....

where's shelly miscavige, david's wife? answer that, scientolo-cult PR people....

747 days ago
34.

serena412    

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747 days ago
35.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Wow, you folks at TMZ really sold out this time. Your "souces directly conneected to Tom tell you..." . This selling yourself out to Scientology will probably be the lowest thing you people will ever have done.

747 days ago
36.

@iAMTIMWILSON    

Ok for the sake of argument, he's always gone & she feels lonely & unloved in the marriage. Can we move on from this now.

747 days ago
37.

Angel    

Of course Tom's team is going to fire back. Whatever! She left you Tom, get over it. KATIE (not Kate) is tired of the BS. If his daughter means so much to him, why is he flying to the Rockies to start filming a picture, instead of flying to NY to pay at least a quick visit to his daughter?

747 days ago
38.

lanie    

Tom and the Scientologist nutsos are spinning... This will be just the tip of the iceberg.. They know that Katie's decision to dump Tom is having a negative impact on Tom as well as Scientology.. In the days after it was announced, searches for Scientology were trending on Yahoo for days...

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Scientology knows this is going to be bad news for them.. People are reading what the cult is about and it's revealing a really nasty element to Scientology..

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If they think the scrunity after Jet Travolta's death was bad --- they haven't seen anything.. This is going to generate even more bad publicity...

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Expect stories from "sources" to continue to try to tarnish Katie.. and tips to the tabloids about negative things about Katie -- to start coming at full speed...

747 days ago
39.

nunya    

this sounds like scientology "PR" trying to spin what seem to be facts..

747 days ago
40.

go home!    

Oh PUHLEASE. Of course now the Scientology hacks are working overtime to try to make the public believe the divorce was not about Scientology, but yet, they wont come out and say what they think it was about until they think of a really good story that will probably trash Katie and say something along the lines of her wanting to use this divorce to promote herself into a bigger star because she was frustrated with not getting work. Give us a break Tom's "reps"-- we all believe Katie and whatever you put out there is not going to change our minds. We all know that this type of dirt to try and tarnish her was going to start. It's not gonna work.

747 days ago
41.

omegabeta    

This article reeks of "pay to post." I cannot BELIEVE TMZ is actually believing "someone in Tom's camp." This is TYPICAL $ci behavior....lies, lies, lies!!!!!!!!! The reason they can't tell TMZ the real reason for the divorce because they haven't made one up yet.

747 days ago
42.

Greta    

Tom Cruise used to be a good actor. From the day I learned from the press that he's a member of Scientology I never ever went to see his movies again. Boykott is the only answer! And whatever reason it was Katie had to run away the way she did, it must have been an extremely good reason.

747 days ago
43.

Mike    

Sounds like TMZ's "source" is a Scientology public relations person on Tom's side. Doesn't sound too objective.

747 days ago
44.

Mandy    

Well duh.

747 days ago
45.

VW    

So Crazy Eyes "people" are saying it's not over $cientology...and who do his "people" happen to be...a bunch of $cientologists possibly?

747 days ago
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