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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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106.

janet    

Who the hell would want to put a 6 year old little girl who just so happenes to be primetime age for the SEC questions let alone your own daughter through the SEC interrogation hell. That insane list of questions would scare anyone.


Yeah, Scientology is playing no part in this my butt. Then why the hell did Holmes leave the way she did? Scientology scares the crap out of her and rightfully so. She is doing whatever she has to do to protect her daughter.

819 days ago
107.

LANZOH    

And, as for what Tom's people say the divorce is really about .... they won't say yet, they are still cooking up a few good lies to tell us.

819 days ago
108.

molady    

Look into my eyes..."The divorce is not over Scientology, the divorce is not over Scientology..." What a crock.

819 days ago
109.

Wellington     

So Tom's reps are speaking for Katie??
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And, as for what Tom's people say the divorce is really about .... they won't say yet, but tell us it's coming."
Right. They haven't decided on what story to concoct yet.

819 days ago
110.

jenirow    

Why is TMZ listening to Scientology stooges? I can't think of a worse source for the truth.

819 days ago
111.

sparced    

both sides are probably spin. Katie and Tom are probably both lying to manipulate the media. Just look at how much TMZ is waffling.

819 days ago
112.

Chris    

OK show of hands how many actually think that anyone close to Tom Cruise, has nothing to do with Scientology? Please this man lives and breaths Scientology so for this article to say sources close to Tom, without putting an * next to it showing that they are from the Scientology community also, is basically saying that the sources close to the Kartrashians are not the family themselves.

819 days ago
113.

Pizza Royalty    

So, this is the way Tom's team is going to spin it. Of course it is not about Scientology. LOL Protect the "pontus" at all costs and the religion. ;)

819 days ago
114.

suspenders    

Let's see, Cruise can't see his daughter who he says he loves soooooooo much because he has to start yet another movie. Granted, hold-ups on filming location can get costly, but TC could cover that.....And sources close to Tom Cruise aren't exactly reliable, are they?
Go Katie.....

819 days ago
115.

Pizza Royalty    

So, this is the way Tom's team is going to spin it. Of course it is not about Scientology. LOL Protect the "pontus" at all costs and the religion. ;)

819 days ago
116.

kronenburg    

Looks like Tom's PR team and the whack-a-doodles from the COS are in full spin mode. Sorry, folks, not buyin' it. Katie's definitely trying to save her daughter from the horrors that will occur if she stays in the cult.

819 days ago
117.

ShrinkWrap    

"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."

I knew someone who worked for him once. He was really insane and treated her like dirt until she agreed to go to the CoS with his assistant. If he treated office help like that, I can only imagine what Katie must have felt like. Yeah, she played the game. She was probably terrified. Still, she knew what he was into before she agreed to enter into a partnership with him. She and her lawyer daddy, should have done a little research into the CoS beforehand. I really don't have much sympathy for anyone in this mess other than Suri.

819 days ago
118.

jimi    

i bet she walked in on tom and travolta doin each other

819 days ago
119.

Maileeann    

If he was so desperate to see Suri I am sure he could postpone shooting his new flic. Lord knows he doesn't need the $$. And as far as "Katies team" planting false stories to hurt tom, Get real!! Not buying that at all.

819 days ago
120.

Wardell    

Really?!! You guys are gonna let Tom's and the Church's lawyer's skew the story and take his side! Absolutely not, even if she did participate willing, it was because she was married, doesn't change the fact she was uncomfortable with her daughter becoming a Scientologist. This is basic common sense, Harvey, even as a Virgo, sometimes I don't understand how you let some of this **** fly that you report! Honestly!

819 days ago
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