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Suri Cruise

Triggered Divorce Settlement

7/10/2012 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise went from zero to nuclear war in an instant when she filed divorce papers, but it was little Suri who became the peacemaker ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ.

Our sources say ... a week ago Thursday, after Katie filed, the hostility between the two was palpable and Suri became a weapon. Katie wanted to strip Tom of all decision-making power in Suri's life, and Tom responded by unleashing the biggest legal guns around to fight her.

We're told what turned everything around was a series of conversations that Suri would be irreparably damaged by parental warfare. It registered big time with both Tom and Katie, and it allowed their lawyers to strike a deal in what could be record time for this type of divorce.

Fact is ... it generally takes celebs in these high-profile divorces a lot longer to realize how bitterness affects small kids, so credit to both.

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166.

rft    

THEREDPILL - look at my reply to your post 140. I found the portion of Scientology bylaws dealing with treatment of suppressive persons as "fair game".

743 days ago
167.

Jenn    

Good point, Pokerstar, how come he is the sole Xenu to be allowed to associate with "SP's" (suppressive persons). They don't allow that. The other scoentolo's should revolt.

743 days ago
168.

Torri    

Katie Holmes parents -- should be awarded "Parents of the Year" they held her down in the best way!! I wish they would adopt me...

743 days ago
169.

MEFIAREFORM    

Ive been reading a lot of comments that say Suri looks a lot like Tommy Davis.. all I have to say is WOW... she is the spitting image!!

what is going on? It's crazy enough that Tom&Katie's marriage was all a SHAM to protect and hide his homosexuality.. but Tommy Davis being the real father of Suri?
There is so much going on here my brain can't even fathom. the Cult is wicked and confusing enough.. but this whole scandal just keeps getting juicier and juicier.---------------------------------------------Personally, I believe that the reason they settled so fast has ALOT to do with TMZ and other mainstream media that has been causing information to pour out. Information that never was able to fully penetrate the surface, now has in full force. Comments here revealing the child abuse, r@pe, slave labor, tax evasion, e.t.c.. Truth is the cult's worst enemy-----------WE are the reason they settled so fast. The more often they get reported on, the more opportunity there is for people to expose their abuses. If the divorce it settled, case closed, there will be nothing else to comment on, and the kardashians will once again take over.. and all this will be forgotten. -----------It's our job to keep the information flowing. Let's hope TMZ keeps reporting every little detail. The more they are reported on, the more space we have to keep exposing the cult.

743 days ago
170.

LuvMyEggyFarts    

That child hardly ever looks happy.

743 days ago
171.

A viewer    

cute pick, with those little braids :) I really feel sorry for this little girl. High heels, lipstick, not allowed to walk, always looks lost, dad whose hardly around, mom who uses her as a pawn. Those two have done some real damage, all the money in the world isn't going to fix it, deciding to handle their divorce amicably is a joke. If that was the case, no one should of even known they were divorcing, just do it quietly, don't announce it to the world - fame/attention whores.

743 days ago
172.

Linda    

I am really not a fan of Tom Cruise and I couldn't tell you what Katie Holmes has ever been in. BUT..them settling and taking into consideration the welfare of their child first and foremost instead of being vindictive....kudos to both. About time to see celebrity parents, or any divorcing parents for that matter, think of their child first.

743 days ago
173.

backfire    

Suri really looks like her dad with her moms knees and legs...she's cute.

743 days ago
174.

Jenny Riley    

All of this has nothing to do with scientology. Katie just got tried of being married and wanted her own life. She got what she wanted, fame, money, a child, a business and untold opportunities. Tom's too old for her and she finally realized that. She obviously doesn't have a problem with scientology otherwise she never would have left the Catholic church. And No I am not a scientologist so don't start yelling at me, I'm just someone who has seen this type of behavior because I work in family law.

743 days ago
175.

Lena    

hmmm hopefully the folks who say the personality is "set" by age 6 or7 are wrong...this child is going to need some serious de-programming.

743 days ago
176.

Barb    

They needed a battery of overpaid lawyers to tell them that?

743 days ago
177.

janet    

Hey, Katie Holmes did what she had to do to protect her 6 yr. old daughter from Cruise and Scientology. That simple. She did. Fastest divorce settlement and Why so quick?


Cruise and Scientology and Scientology and Cruise. Mix and match all you want. Katie Holmes got her and her daughter out of that crap. Thats all that ever mattered.

743 days ago
178.

bearforce1    

I don't understand why Harvey is so pro Tom Cruise and scientology. Scientology hates homosexuals and claims to be ale to cure the homosexual perversion. Nice harvey supporting an anti gay organisation.

743 days ago
179.

Goldilocks     

I went to high school with Katie at Notre Dame. She was always very nice but out there like an air head. Not too bright. Very gullible. She had pictures of Tom Cruise on her bedroom walls. Why do people care about her and Tom? They are both drifters. They don't contribute anything of significance. Blah, boring

743 days ago
180.

janet    

@cn...South Park cartoon, Tom Cruise in the closet. Banging on the closet door come out come out Tom Cruise and scientology. Dude, hes gay.


Tom Cruise was pissed (a little too close to home) Cruise tried to ban the episode from being aired. Didn't work. Won't work again.

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