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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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91.

Wow ...    

SMH, these people are morons. Katie has made it really hard for Tom to speak with Suri, but they have spoken every day? WTF? Make up your minds. Sorry COS, I'm not buying your bs.

786 days ago
92.

Michelle    

Ah, I see TMZ staff have turned to Scientology, too. Good luck with that. I hope they're paying you...because they will bleed you dry, monetarily.

786 days ago
93.

lcdc    

Oh this is so retarded. I haven't read anywhere that she was forced into Scientology. They don't need to prove that she was committed to it at some point. She converted when she married. No one ever argued that fact. But just because she may have been comfortable with it a few years ago doesn't mean she's comfortable with it now. Especially if it's true Tom wanted to put Suri in Sea Org where Katie would have no contact with her child. That in itself is ample reason for Katie to change her mind. Since when can't someone change their mind? Guess she wasn't as brainwashed as they thought. And it took them this many days to say it wasn't because of Scientology? I'm sure it's because they needed some time to think of another excuse. And their still not telling us. Why wait? Oh, more secretive sh*t, I guess.

786 days ago
94.

justoverit    

This is definitely damage control, either by Tom's PR or COS. Google Lisa McPherson. I remember this well, I followed the story here in Tampa. I don't go near Clearwater where they have a large complex. Really creepy to drive around. They don't want you to anyway.

786 days ago
95.

Beach    

BTW... just how short is this little runt anyway? This girl towers over him in pics. They try to make him look equal with low angle shots but cant always pull that off.
He obviously has the Napoleon syndrome, might be why he is a control freak.
When they do the real version of the first Shrek movie, Tom can play Lord Farquard!

786 days ago
96.

carol    

Whoever planted that story must think all of us are crazier than they to buy into that. No Scientology had nothing to do with it - Yeah OK. That makes Scientology look worse than they are for planting a stupid story like that.

786 days ago
97.

Jody    

The divorce is about Katie being tired of being controlled by gay Tom.

786 days ago
98.

Meme    

Cowpatties! Yes she may have participated in Scientology willingly but that doesn't mean that she necessarily believes that her child should be dipped into Scientology at a young age. Sometimes people think that the child should have a "normal" childhood and then make religious decisions as and adult. She could love Scientology but want Suri to decide for herself,as an adult, what religion she'd like to follow.

786 days ago
99.

CrisDizzle    

Looks like Tom Cruise & the Church of Scientology have brainwashed Harvey & TMZ into a cult!!! #sellouts #teamkatie

786 days ago
100.

TheRedPill    

Tom poisoned the older kids against Nicole, counseling them for AN HOUR A DAY (!) that she is a "sociopath," effectively disconnecting her from them.


This "disconnection" is forced on any family with one or more members defecting from the cult.


"They" will attempt to do all kinds of damage control via back-and-forth media games, but this isn't ten years ago, and people aren't stupid. No one is going to believe anything this Xenu-ite has to spin now.


Tom took a perfectly normal girl, rendered her through his cult zombie-making machine, and turned her into a deer in the headlights, in the clothes of a 50-year-old woman, with eyes pleading for help in every photo. It was beyond obvious her behavior, hair, makeup, fashion, etc., was all being "counseled."


Nothing can change the bizarre nature of these arranged Hollywood marriages routine to the Scientologists. (John Travolta, e.g.) Like many other young males in the cult, their starter relationship or marriage is to a much older woman, who is also their "handler," who may or may not be perpetrating a "hetero" impression.


John Travolta was with Diana something, who was 25 years older. Now it turns out he is playing for the other team. Tom had Mimi Rogers, who is ten years older..... see a pattern here??


The spin doctors will be spinning like tops but, as I said before, this isn't ten years ago, the internet has changed everything, we are not stupid, and there are more witnesses to Scientology OUTSIDE the cult now who can attest to the atrocities, who will not be silenced.

786 days ago
101.

Marvin    

Most divorces are a combination of things which leads contempt for the other person. TMZ...it seems you're going a little crazy about Scientology and Suri. Katie knew Tom was part of the church and what was involved before they were married.

786 days ago
102.

Marvin    

TMZ how about some Lindsay Lohan posts, give Tom and Katie a break.

786 days ago
103.

tansubh    

TMZ is suddenly very Pro-Tom. OF course Tom's people don't want to admit it's about scientology... Duh! Of course they're trying to trash talk her. They know ever since Tom did Nicole dirty people have had a bad taste in their mouths about Tom's personal life... As for her participating willingly, don't his mom and sister live with them, and aren't they members as well?? So it's not like she was free to do what she wanted when he was away doing movies. Besides, it seems to me she was pretty much happy to oblige in the first few years, as they say, love is blind...

786 days ago
104.

gill    

It's over Tom's new costar. Pics (go to media takeout.com) were released of Tom and the costar laughing, holding hands w/o the cameras on. Katie filed soon after.

786 days ago
105.

ted    

Gay. Gay. And gay.

786 days ago
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