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Tom Cruise

Didn't Settle Divorce

To Hide 'Secrets'

7/12/2012 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0711_tom_cruise_secrets_Settlement_articleTom Cruise did NOT settle his divorce with Katie Holmes because he feared she might spill secrets about the actor -- this according to Tom's lawyer.

Attorney Bert Fields scoffs at reports claiming Tom was fearful of what Katie might reveal, telling TMZ, "Tom had nothing to hide and did nothing in the agreement to hide anything.  People are just making this stuff up."

As for the child custody arrangement, it appears Tom will indeed have the "significant" contact with Suri that we reported about last week.  Fields said, "Tom will definitely have a meaningful relationship with his daughter, but I can't talk about specifics of the agreement."

Fields said Tom's primary concern in the settlement was Suri and added Tom was "pleased we could work out how Suri will be treated and dealt with."

And, on the subject of Katie Holmes, Fields said, "I don't think Tom is bitter.  He's sad it came to this," adding, "The media firestorm which is replete with bogus information is unpleasant for him."

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EggsOverEasy    

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743 days ago
2.

DaveT    

True, Tom has nothing to hide, he's very open personality and straight-forward.
Upon realizing his daughter was being used as a tool to get power over him, Dad stepped in and ended it for the sake of his daughter.
Suri wins. Tom-haters squawk.
*squaaaawk!" ;)

743 days ago
3.

ManiacalZebra    

And Cruises lawyer would NEVER lie to the public to protect his client's interests.

743 days ago
4.

Penny    

Bullsh1t!!

Team Katie

743 days ago
5.

EggsOverEasy    

Katie is finally out of that money loving, power hungry, imaginary being worshiping cult and back with the Catholic church, where she can worship an imaginary being in a money loving, power hungry cult.

743 days ago
6.

rico    

Oh please Tom, If your Gay, and quite frankly, I could care less, the more you try to hide it the more they will whisper about the possibilty. So just SHUT UP.

743 days ago
7.

THE-KILLUMINATED-ONE    

What a scam. Creating a religion, getting celebrities involved and sell it to the weak minded. Tom Cruise has lost it.

743 days ago
8.

harleyharlett    

cough bull zhit cough..............

743 days ago
9.

Jack    

Wonder how much Bert will bill for talking to TMZ and stating the obvious thing anyone representing someone would say. 800+ per hour? It's a scam.

743 days ago
10.

Barbara    

blah blah...bunch of "lawyer speak".

743 days ago
11.

HARRY NIPPLES, Jr.    

Is his homosexuality really a secret anymore?

743 days ago
12.

KnuckleDragger    

Look, any person that believes in that Scientology crap has to be unhinged in other parts of their life as well. One begets the other.


Are there things about Cruise that he'd rather keep personal? Of course...we all have things personal to us. Did Holmes threaten Cruise with some type of "exposure" to get a quick disconnect? I don't think so. I think Holmes' lawyers presented a valid settlement and Holmes' feelings about Cruise...and Cruise said "fine". I doubt either of them want this dragged out in public. Cruise wants to make movies...and Holmes just wants to be a mother...for now.

743 days ago
13.

kim is a publicity whore    

Bull****.
and we all know whether they want to say it or not, that Tammy can't talk to Suri about his beloved cult.

743 days ago
14.

nisiek    

that is lawyer speak for yes we settled it quickly because we are trying to shut Katie up as expeditiously as possible. If you love your kid you fight for them tooth and nail, no child custody things get settled THAT quickly, unless of course, one partner has serious dirt on another. Sorry, if you love your child you fight for them and that takes time. Nice try lawyer man!!

743 days ago
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Katmc.    

Tom Cruise is full of it this is his third divorce which Scientology frowns upon. If it is so great and changes you and your life so drastically for the better how come the gold keeps rubbing off.

743 days ago
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