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Tom Cruise

Admits Katie Holmes Fled Because of Scientology

11/8/2013 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Tom Cruise admitted that Katie Holmes left him partly because of his ties to Scientology.

Cruise sat for a deposition in his $50 million libel suit against a magazine company that claimed he abandoned his daughter Suri.

In the deposition ... Cruise squirmed in his chair as the lawyer for the magazine repeatedly asked if Katie fled their marriage because of the Church.  Cruise hemmed and hawed, suggesting it wasn't true, and then the lawyer asked whether "Katie Holmes left you in part to protect Suri from Scientology."

Cruise answered:  "Did she say that?  That was one of the assertions, yes."   

Cruise also admitted that Suri is NOT a member of Scientology anymore.

The story that triggered the lawsuit claimed Tom abandoned his daughter.  In his depo, Cruise says for the period between June 18, 2012 and Thanksgiving, 2012, he estimates he only saw Suri 10 days.  During one stretch ... Tom admits he didn't see his daughter for more than 100 days.

The lawyer for the magazine grilled Tom about his desire to see Suri.  The lawyer pulled out aviation documents showing Tom flew from Pittsburgh to London on Oct. 15 for the International Association of Scientology convention.   Tom returned to Pittsburgh the next day.   Tom said it was very important to attend, and then the lawyer made it clear Tom never took such quick trips to see Suri.

And in another part of the deposition, the magazine's lawyer brought up the part of the story in which they claimed Suri was "upset and crying a lot" when Tom was absent.  In the depo, Tom admits being absent, but adamantly denied Suri was upset.

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TOM CRUISE

My Job's As Hard As

FIGHTING IN AFGHANISTAN


1108-tom-cruise-gettyTom Cruise not only thinks he trains harder than Olympic athletes, he believes his job as a professional actor is as grueling as fighting the war in Afghanistan -- this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

As we reported, Cruise recently sat for a deposition in his $50 million libel suit against a magazine publisher that claimed he abandoned daughter Suri -- and his quotes are GOLD.

First, the Middle East -- Tom says his location shoots are just like serving a tour in Afghanistan, "That's what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal."
 1108_afghanistan_war_footerAs for his physical training, Tom said, "There is difficult physical stamina and preparation. Sometimes I've spent months, a year, and sometimes two years preparing for a single film." But the kicker, he adds, "A sprinter for the Olympics, they only have to run two races a day. When I'm shooting, I could potentially have to run 30, 40 races a day, day after day."

1108_olympic_action_footerBut it's not all grenades and triathlons  ... Tom says he's only flown commercial ONCE in the last 4 years ... and that was because he had no choice. 

And there's this ... Tom says the skills he's picked up along the way have provided shortcuts in his relationship with Suri.  For example, he says it's not always necessary for him to be physically around Suri, because he can tell her vivid stories on the phone that come to life.  Tom says, "I've gotten very good at [talking on the phone]. I've gotten very good at it. I tell wonderful stories and they like hearing it."



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16.

Dairy Queen    

I can see through this. This is his way of exposing the cult and getting out without all the waves ala Leah.

352 days ago
17.

BigSamStewart    

Shame on both of them for putting their daughter through this public circus. Between the tabloids and Scientology, that poor kid doesn't have a chance.

352 days ago
18.

janet    

Cruise, you sick F* ck...,

He had no problem going to have his little girl pushing the ripe old age of 6 to be 'interragated' by his fellow 'cult freaks'.

Katie Holmes was protecting her daughter at all costs from this cult. She filed for divorce and Cruise never saw it coming. He is still pissed.

Holmes got the usual bad mouthing. She's nothing but a gold digger, all she want's is money, without me she wouldn't anyone and bla, bla, bla.

Holmes made it known she was being watched and followed by Scientology. And she was.

Holmes being very smart is hiding in plain site with her daughter. Very simple, stay away from my daughter and me I won't say anything and she hasn't.

When it came to Suri, nothing about scientology in any shape way or form was to be said or mentioned. That was their agreement.

The fastest divorce finalized. 72 days. Scientology had everything to do with that.

352 days ago
19.

Just My Opinion    

Well, DUH! Tom. The woman isn't stupid enough to stay or to be brainwashed into believing and/or staying in that BS so called religion "cult" of yours.

352 days ago
20.

La-La    

Nutcase.

352 days ago
21.

The Atlanta Church Of Satan     

She got tired of dealing with a Bat $h*t crazy husband.

352 days ago
22.

UNLV1990    

Travolta and TC have more then Scientology in common. Just saying. . .

352 days ago
23.

GeenaC    

You can only stayed married to crazy for so long!

352 days ago
24.

Biebersgranny    

TOMMY, you are as WHACK as the word whack my friend. Scientology is some type of damn cult for the rich and if it were up to me, scientology church of nothing would be burnt down and all its members would be going through a moment of PURGE.

352 days ago
25.

Michelle17    

Tom also admits Katie is an SP( Suppressed Person). He is an idiot to do this deposition as his secrets that he tried so desperately to hide during the divorce will be exposed.

352 days ago
26.

Susie-Q    

Who did not all ready know this? Of course that is why she left. Her child is the most important person in her life. Good for her!!! She totally did the right thing.

352 days ago
27.

Guest    

Katie knew that the same thing would happen to her and Suri that happened to Nicole when she started realizing what the Cult was doing to her children and tried fighting it. Katie knew you don't fight Tom and Scientology, she got out the only way she could. Nicole considers herself lucky now with the talented Keith Urban.

352 days ago
28.

lanie    

She was dumb to marry him and get involved in that cult. It ruined her career... but at least she was smart enough to get out before it was too late and to keep her daughter away from the crazies.

352 days ago
29.

DTD    

Scientology is a cult not a religion.

352 days ago
30.

SB    

it's a transcript. how does anyone know whether he "squirmed in his seat"?

352 days ago
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