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Tom Cruise

There's NO Settlement Without Suri

7/9/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tom Cruise has made one thing VERY clear -- Suri is the deal-maker and the deal-breaker in his divorce with Katie Holmes ... this according to sources very familiar with the situation.

As we first reported, lawyers for both sides are trying to pound out a settlement. We're told Tom has insisted that the settlement provide "meaningful, significant contact with his daughter." As one source put it, "She is the primary concern in his life."

Sources connected with Katie tell us they have made it clear that Tom will be able to spend time with his daughter when he finishes his movie shoot in the Rockies.

Lawyers for both sides have been meeting for hours a day. Sources say they even met for a full business day on Saturday. And, we're told, they are not just trying to hash out a temporary truce -- these are settlement negotiations for the entire divorce.

Sources say both sides are negotiating custody, visitation, support and property settlement.

One caution -- we're told the negotiations are still "in flux" and it's possible things could fall apart.  But for now, no one is rushing to court.

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JustMyOpinionAu    

he'll fade away after a while if Katies team know their stuff..a few photo ops and hopefully supervised visits so the child isn't surrounded by those fun loving sc.'s

834 days ago
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The Love Sponge    

First You Sissies

834 days ago
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lmfao    

Free Suri! #TeamCruise

834 days ago
4.

Observer    

I hope Katie stays strong and fight to the end. She just needs the help of the right people around her. I seriously wish Tom and his cult lose this battle and have their actions all exposed!

834 days ago
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Butterfly    

HELLO, AMERICA!!! Let us introduce you to the REAL Tom Cruise!!!

834 days ago
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Good riddance!    

Yes, little Tommy Boy needs a lot of time to brainwash Suri with all that Scientologist nuttery so that she hates her mother and becomes a brainless, emotionless, and unhappy little tyke.

834 days ago
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thehoch    

Kate...errr I mean Katie....Look what Tom did to you in a few short years. Just imagine what he can do to your daughter over a longer period of time. Don't fight fair, you need to do whatever you can to leverage Tom Cruise against Tom Cruise the actor. Limited interaction over the next 5 years is a must. When she is about 10 years old, and able to discern reality, you need to really let her know the real deal, otherwise you will lose her. Do not be fooled and good luck!

834 days ago
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Googie    

Well folks, we may still get some juicy tidbits about Tom's cult if a custody hearing is held. If it's true that Suri's biological dad is Tom's cousin William Mapother, could Kati request a DNA test to prove Tom is not the sperm donor?

Oooo we can call this drama As The Stomach Turns, or Custody Battle for Evil Xenu's Princess

834 days ago
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Spiffy    

Like he's got a choice in the matter. Right. This is a non-story. Katie will get exactly what she wants, unless he plans to go public about his affair with David Beckham.

834 days ago
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CrisDizzle    

Tom Cruise 'pawning' Suri... ? What is the matter with this guy..??? it's your daughter for Christ's Sakes! not some kind of poker event: get off the Brainwashing Bible and act like a man for once in your life... YOU Scientology S***BAG!!!

834 days ago
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Jenn    

Why is this? Because he doesn't want what happened to Nicole to happen to him? The only way his career is going to survive this is if he gives Katie full custody. Not saying he shouldn't have visitation, but that little girl has no business getting involved with his nutty cult. YES, CULT! This will definitely go to court. Tom doesn't play fair. He's a spoiled rotten jerk with a diseased scientolo-mind.

834 days ago
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victory    

Visitation w/Suri is a given, he is her father, but to what extent? Katie can't expect for Tom never to see Suri again. His deep indoctrination in Scientology is an issue especially for extended visits. I'd be wary too, if I were Katie and her lawyers.

834 days ago
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Danny Haszard    

Destructive cult or benign religion?

The *Cult* word gets overused,but in some cases it is appropriate.
The definition of a destructive religious cult is like alcoholism-if booze controls you instead of the other way around you are an alcoholic.
I was in the Watchtower society Jehovah's Witnesses,they are not benevolent and won't let you leave their organization in peace.The Jehovahs are not without scandals-child abuse, sadistic mind control tactics, sex scandals, money scams, general bad behavior -- you know, religion.
Is it a cult?
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck....
*tell the truth don't be afraid*- Danny Haszard
FMI dannyhaszard(dot)com

834 days ago
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Fat Mike    

I'd rather see them air their dirty laundry in court. This is boring. Hope your "sources" are wrong, again.

834 days ago
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JD    

I think the public needs to be assured that Suri is going to be protected from that evil cult Scientology. So it's probably best for both KH and TC if Katie gets sole custody. Otherwise I think all actors associated with Scientology should be boycotted, because proceeds will be going to brainwash children like Suri and thousands of others. Of course the bulk of the CoS is not from Tom Cruise income but scamming morons into paying tens of thousands for e-meters and audits and trying to get a higher useless rank. What dolts.
Again we laugh at adults who are brainwashed into this, I think the Suri issue is bringing to light the children of these brainwashed dolts/marks who are going to be sent to places like Sea Org which is the equivalent of a lobotomy and will be CoS zombies for life with no hope of knowing better. With adults I think it's possible they can snap out.

834 days ago
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