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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."



206 COMMENTS

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31.

Shoozie    

I could have told you that even before the married. Scientology is the craziest "religion'ever, taken from a sci-fi book. What a bunch of crap.

159 days ago
32.

Phishie from Philly    

So he spent more time with the following:

-- Peeing & popping
-- Eating breakfast, lunch & dinner
-- Taking naps
-- Worshipping Scientology
-- Showering
-- Flossing
-- Getting his hair done
-- playing sudoku
-- playing video games
-- playing with your balls
-- Climbing rocks, I mean mountains
-- Time with his agent
-- Time with his lawyers
-- Time with his publicist
-- Time looking in mirror saying, "Damn I still got it"
-- Walking up and down stairs
-- Signing autographs
-- Thinking he's the man
-- Thinking he can help people and do better than non Scientologists can do.
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Than spending time with his daughter. And he's denying abandoning his daughter! Ice man was right, you are dangerous.
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A*ban*doned
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Having been deserted or cast off

159 days ago
33.

KARMA K    

My computer wont allow me to open the page to read the deposition, did it say anything differen't than Katie was leaving her marriage because of Scientology? Thank's!

159 days ago
34.

OhWell    

Did Tommy Admit To Being Gay?

159 days ago
35.

oink    

Xenu anal probes all of the Scientology Men Weekly.

159 days ago
36.

Black Adam    

All of the Hates are from Scientologists

159 days ago
37.

CANTBELIEVEITSNOTBUTTAH    

If you read the deposition, Tom is saying it's the PRESS's assertion, not Katie's assertion. So this article is a little off the mark.

159 days ago
38.

miqy    

Scientology is a cult. If they weren't, they wouldn't be so secretive. Smart move Katie.

159 days ago
39.

Mr. Pukey    

Well that and the fact your gay may have also been a factor? Just maaaaybe??

159 days ago
40.

LittleBIt    

Every weird, cult-worshipping dog has his day. Wake up Tom and realize that Scientology has been a bad thing for you and for your relationships. I think that so called church is a snake-in-the-grass.

159 days ago
41.

Wow ...    

Dude should have quit while he was ahead. He has only proven to the world, what we thought we already knew. COS is a cult and he needs mental health assistance. I still applaud Ms. Holmes for running to safety with their daughter. Good Job!

159 days ago
42.

CelticOne    

No surprise here.

159 days ago
43.

janet    

Katie Holmes was protecting her little girl from her own father Cruise and the scientology cult.


Tom Cruise didn't have a problem and was going to put his 6 year old little girl through 'interrogation'.


Katie Holmes with her daughter is in NY and she files for divorce.


Tom Cruise was totally blind sided along with scientology cult and is still pissed off.

159 days ago
44.

lost in translation    

It's not rocket science Tom!

159 days ago
45.

J.E.B.    

Scientology is just plain BAD for everyone and anyone all the way around. Just an evil cult.

159 days ago
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