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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.

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46.

Beach    

LOL, It's because he is GAY! I bet they won't say that though....

776 days ago
47.

Italia    

What would Katie's motive be for wanting to "hurt Tom" because I can't see any reason, and Tom trying to portray himself as the "victim" doesn't work either.

776 days ago
48.

SSinOC    

If it was or wasn't about the cult she appears to be taking all the right precautions to extricate herself and her daughter from it.

776 days ago
49.

Annechantal    

FROM http://www.briannechantal.com/2012/07/cousin-of-katie-holmes-reveals-real.html

Cousin of Katie Holmes reveals the REAL reason behind TomKat split

A cousin of Katie Holmes has spoken to me exclusively, revealing the real reason behind the TomKat split...and it may not be the reason everyone thinks. Contrary to what certain media outlets are reporting, it isn't all because of Scientology. In fact, Katie has been (and still is) a Scientology supporter.

"There's no doubt that Tom has been controlling, but that wasn't the final nail in the coffin for Katie and it most definitely wasn't about Scientology," she explains, going on to tell us that the main reason Cruise and Holmes were splitting was because Katie wanted to have more children, a biological sibling for Suri, and Tom didn't want anymore kids.

"Katie is also frustrated because her career isn't taking off the way she thought it would. She didn't marry Tom for money but she certainly thought she'd become a household name with him by her side, and that hasn't really happened." She also reiterated that Cruise was "in no way, shape or form blindsided" by Katie's filing for divorce.

776 days ago
50.

DaveT    

Of course it's not about Scientology :D
Tom-haters just want it to be, 'cause they got nothin' else ;)

776 days ago
51.

lanie    

When will Scientologist learn that intimidating, harassing and bullying people will NOT work? Look at what Tommy Davis did to John Sweeney.. that is their m.o.. All you have to do is watching utube videos of Scientologists harassing anyone who takes them to task.. Why is that? What kind of religion does that? What do they have to hide? Why won't they "allow" people to do stories on them without following them, taping them and trying to intimidate them?

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Look at the videos of Anonymous, Shawn Lonsdale and John Sweeney.. See how Scientology reacts to criticism.. And we're supposed to believe this religion is beneficial, healthy and helpful to their followers?

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It is ironic to me that the fresh faced girl from Dawson's Creek - might be the one which exposes Scientology the most..

776 days ago
52.

Mikey    

The theme song from Loony Tunes plays 24/7 in Tom Cruise's head.

776 days ago
53.

Barbara    

I think they are trying to divert media and pubic attention away from the so called "Church"...the public has spoken out loudly for Katie.

776 days ago
54.

harleyharlett    

BS! so they say all of katies leaked stories are lies - but we are to believe that tom's leaked stories are the truth???? - don't back down now tmz!!!

776 days ago
55.

Eliza    

Katie has to go for the guttural, because that is how Tom plays. If she doesn't go hard and even dirty his machine will eat her alive. I don't know what caused her to divorce him exactly, but I'm sort of impressed. Didn't think she has it in her.

776 days ago
56.

Straight Talkin Texan    

It seems to me that Katie played it smart. IF religion was/is the problem, then Katie would be wise to NOT clue in Tom.

776 days ago
57.

Jamie    

Oh horse puckey - I think Katie decided that she didn't want her child in the CULT and got out when the gettin' was good. Run Katie, run.

776 days ago
58.

PinkySwayers    

Save it Team Tom. The lies and spin are only going to make you look even worse.

776 days ago
59.

Mikey    

Scientology is a gay cult with a science fiction twist.

776 days ago
60.

skeeter    

The real reason is coming.................in toms mouth!

776 days ago
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