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Tom Cruise

Lashes Out

at 'Abandoning Suri' Story

7/18/2012 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tom Cruise
has had it with reports he's a bad dad, and his lawyer is calling one of the mags on the carpet.

Attorney Bert Fields just fired off an email, attacking "Life & Style," for what he says is "a bogus cover headline that Suri has been 'ABANDONED BY HER DAD.'"

Fields says, "That, as anyone knows who saw their photos together yesterday and today, is a disgusting, vicious lie." Fields goes on, "Until this week, Tom was shooting a film on location, but he spoke to Suri every day."

Fields adds, "He's with Suri right now; and he was with her the day before Life & Style trumpeted their cruelly false accusation. Tom dearly loves Suri and the last thing he would ever do is abandoned her."

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76.

TheRedPill    

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/07/scientology_and_1.php

Scientology and the Nation of Islam: A Heartwarming Independence Weekend Parable
By Tony Ortega Fri., Jul. 1 2011 at 10:55 AM


photo: [FarrakhanHandshake.jpg]


Your reward for slogging through the impenetrable Dianetics: Face time with Farrakhan!
There's nothing like the Fourth of July weekend to amp up our pursuit of happiness and help us reflect on what this country stands for: freedom, baby!


Of course, having our great freedoms of conscience and speech means that some folks are going to do some pretty freaky things with their time, money, and independence!


For example, we've been watching warily as members of the Nation of Islam are spending their spare time with e-meters, engrams, and the writings of L. Ron Hubbard.


Holy Doctrinal Mashup, Batman!


Over the last few years, Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan has been encouraging his members to read Hubbard's book Dianetics, and even to get enough training in Scientology to become auditors.


As quite a few have noted, Farrakhan and the so-white-he-glows Hubbard seem an extremely unlikely pairing. But then, both ascribe to pretty outlandish theories of where people come from (look it up, I'm not getting bogged down in that here), and both also are loonier than fruitcakes.


To take an example, we stumbled across this first-person testimonial by a man who calls himself Brother Jesse Muhammad, a member of Houston's Mosque No. 45.


In April, Brother Jesse described his introduction to, and training in Scientology at the website of Houston's major daily paper, the Houston Chronicle. (Um, really? Yes, really. Hard to imagine something similar at the website of the New York Times, I have to say.)


In "My First Experience with Scientology," Brother Jesse writes that just hearing that Farrakhan was encouraging members to look into Hubbard's writing was enough for him.


I have been a student under the leadership of Minister Farrakhan for sixteen years now, and he has yet to lead me astray. Whenever he has brought something to us it has always been of great benefit to us as individuals, our families, our entire NOI membership, our people and humanity. I had no doubt he had seen something valuable in Dianetics and I was eager to find out what it was!


Brother Jesse got himself a copy of Dianetics and devoured it eagerly. He couldn't help but notice that there was a lot of negative stuff about Scientology on the Internet but he didn't let it bother him. "As a member of the Nation of Islam, I'm used to that," he writes.


Also, he wasn't about to leave one faith for another:


I wasn't planning to leave the Nation of Islam and become a follower or worshipper of L. Ron Hubbard nor was I trying to become a "deep" scientologist. Rather, I was eager to learn something of value that may assist me in my development as a student in the classroom of Allah (God). I have read many books written by people with a mental "filtering system" in place that I may extract that which is of value.


Brother Jesse then learned how Scientology's auditing process works. It's a talking cure, and remarkably like the psychotherapy that Scientology demonizes, but hey, folks get stuff off their chests and tend to feel better. Hallelujah!


Brother Jesse writes that he was determined to qualify as an auditor and he did. It earned him a handshake from Farrakhan.


Janet Reitman, in her new book, Inside Scientology, writes that the late Isaac Hayes, a longtime Scientologist, had encouraged Scientology leader David Miscavige to lower the church's notoriously high prices in order to attract more African-American members. But was an influx of Nation of Islam members what Hayes had in mind?

798 days ago
77.

bearforce1    

Tom Cruise ad the cult of scientology in full damage control mode.This is good because at least they aren't attacking people cause they are too busy defending themselves of all the terible abuses they inflict on their victims.

798 days ago
78.

Jason    

Q: What celebrity stands 5'5" tall and wears three inch heels? (hint: he gets massages with John Travolta)

798 days ago
79.

cara    

Why is it that Katie can go all over NYC, posing for photos with Suri while wearing her own clothing designs and no one sees it as HOLMES PR machine? But Tom gets Suri time and everyone is all over this guy? He spent tons of time with his daughter pre-divorce and has always been a great dad. Holmes and her camp are trying to ignite her career and it seems every goof in the world is falling for the KH b.s. This is not to say Cruise isn't an odd guy. But he's not the devil the press and readers are making him out to be. What people choose to believe both in religion and other such things is no one's business. No one has said Scientology is the reason for the divorce. Elements of it could be, however, if you read interviews Katie has given of late, it is very apparent she was jealous of his career and that she was in the shadow. I don't think he ran her career for her. And he's quite successful, so his advice could only help. Lay off Tom already. It takes two. In no way is Katie Holmes an innocent party. This woman had her daddy do all of her dirty work. She does not have the sex appeal nor the talent to rise to the top. Wake up. Her dad led the divorce, she did not. It's not as if she suddenly grew balls. Same Katie. To be sure, there were many other reasons for the divorce. Add her immature jealousy to the ranks.

798 days ago
80.

pam    

I honestly do not know what Cruise thought was going to happen when he came back from his movie, he walks very purposely in to get Suri, which I find stupid , and a bit of a drama queen.For heavens sake he has been gone doing movies before many many times leaving Mom and daughter , I think it is silly to believe he is abandoning his daughter, I have not read anything like that. But Cruise is overdoing it if you ask me, a kid her age should not be caught up in 'divorce' talking.....the fact is she was acting herself until Dad came running to see her , look at how she acts with Katie and then with Tom? she seems to feel safe with one and not so much with the other one, Tom is acting like a fool, people get divorced and many may not like me saying this, I do not care, but they should try to keep it as down key as possible.I see drama drama and oh my goodness on Toms face, which is uncalled for. Nut

798 days ago
81.

BiggDuke6    

Scientology is an abusive cult that splits families apart (Katie’s fear) and forces women to get abortions against their will.

http://www.cbc.ca/do***entaries/passionateeyeshowcase/2010/xfiles/

797 days ago
82.

Wellington     

Please notice how TM puts up a very flattering picture of Bert Fields who is quick on the draw to sue any publication that says anything negative about Tom. It 's called "the chilling effect"
chilling effect is the term used to describe the inhibition or discouragement of the legitimate exercise of a constitutional right by the threat of legal sanction.[1] The right that is most often described as being suppressed by a chilling effect is the right to free speech. A chilling effect may be caused by legal actions such as...the threat of a lawsuit; any legal action that would cause people to hesitate to exercise a legitimate right (freedom of speech or otherwise) for fear of legal repercussions. When that fear is brought about by the threat of a libel lawsuit, it is called libel chill." TMZ needs to grow a pair.

797 days ago
83.

Susan    

If I were Katie Holmes I would be very worried to have my daughter anywhere near Tom unless it was supervised visits. I do not trust that cult he belongs to.

797 days ago
84.

Jay    

Suri might be better off if Cruise did abandon her, he tries to force her into that nutcase cult whenever he has her for visitation that will not be good. I'd be scared to death if I were Katie what Cruise and that cult might do. Everyone that has defected from it cannot be lying about all the horrid things that go on. A shame Cruise was so weak that he allowed himself to be brainwashed by them.

797 days ago
85.

Susan    

This attorney Bert Fields needs to be disbarred for defending a dangerous cult that abuses members who attempt to leave. At 83 years old it's time to retire Mr. Fields.

797 days ago
86.

goaway    

Who paid for the helicopter ride? Lemme guess, Scientology. Good grief...Oh dear.... let's stage a pick up ride after the news broke. How obvious can it get?
Too much....Oh tmz...we are so glad you reported the staged story. Word to the wise..settle down. We get it...lawyers hate any bad press. Tom has finally arrived on set with Suri...and his attorney has something to say.

797 days ago
87.

Wellington     

Nice. Now he's endangering his daughter and others with this kind of crap. Katie needs to reel him in already.
Tom Cruise, Suri Involved In High-Speed Car Chase In New York
"Tom Cruise was allegedly involved in a high-speed car chase Wednesday afternoon -- with daughter Suri in the car.

According to the New York Daily News, the actor and his 6-year-old daughter were being chased by paparazzi as they sped up the west side of Manhattan. The supposed chase last 20 minutes and included the actor's black Chevy Suburban, operated by a driver, breaking speeds of 55 to 65 mph on the West Side Highway, where the speed limit is 25 mph. The SUV was allegedly being trailed by at least 10 cars and motorcycles and bicyclists were reportedly involved in the chase as well.

Cruise and his daughter left their Tribeca hotel, where the chase began, and ended at the heliport where he and Suri were photographed boarding a helicopter. "
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/18/tom-cruise-suri-high-speed-car-chase_n_1684856.html

797 days ago
88.

RhaeG    

I think it's great that Tom Cruise is able to put aside the drama that is surrounding his recent divorce from Katie Holmes aside to spend time with his daughter. Tom Cruise's lawyer has nothing but nice things to say about his role as a father.
Read what Cruise's lawyer has to say at theCelebrityCafe.com - (http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2012/07/tom-cruise-spends-time-suri-new-york)

797 days ago
89.

moso    

So Tom staged the outing?? Katie has done the same thing for the last few weeks walking around New York City with Suri so that everyone can see them. Who cares! Tom was busy working in another country. That is not abandoning your child. That reporter just needed a headline.
I don't agree with Tom's cult, but I think he would do anything for his kids and does!

797 days ago
90.

jokerchick    

oh stfu you deranged midget

797 days ago
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