In a passionate deposition, Tom revealed that his belonging to the controversial Church of Scientology was one of the reasons why Katie filed for divorce and moved out with Suri.
A year after their divorce, Tom Cruise admitted for the first time that Katie Holmes filed for divorce, in part, to remove their daughter, Suri Cruise, away from his religion. Tom took the stand during a Sept. 9 trial for an ongoing lawsuit over a cover story with Bauer Media and In Touch magazine. During questioning, he admitted for the first time that Scientology was a contributing factor for their divorce.
Why Did Katie Holmes Divorce Tom Cruise? — She Left Over Scientology
“The question is whether you believe the published contentions that Katie Holmes left you in part to protect Suri from Scientology, whether those are false,” Tom was asked while on the stand, according to official court documents filed on Nov. 5 and obtained by Radar Online. “Do you believe that is a false statement?”
“I believe it is a false statement,” Tom said.
“And Miss Holmes has never indicated in any way that that was one of the reasons that she left you?” came the follow-up. “That is — that she left me because of?” Tom clarified.
“To protect Suri from Scientology,” the examiner said.
“Did she say that? That was one of the assertions, yes,” Tom revealed.
Tom Cruise Defends Scientology
Even though that Tom acknowledged that one of the reasons Katie left them was his religion, he still was very angry about the claims that Scientology is something that Suri would need to be protected from.
“I find it, those statements offensive. Like with any relationship, there are many different levels to it,” Tom said, according to official court documents obtained by Radar Online. “You know, I, I find it very offensive. There is no need to protect my daughter from my religion.”
HollywoodLife.com reached out to Tom’s rep, who did not comment.
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