Katie Holmes is throwing down the gauntlet in her divorce from Tom Cruise.
On Tuesday, the future ex Mrs. Cruise III filed an emergent application with the New York courts to make everything from their divorce proceedings public.
In other words they won't be settling this privately!
The motion now means Tom will have to hire a New York lawyer and fast because the two are scheduled to appear in front of Judge Matthew Cooper on July 17th.
A source with knowledge of the filing said Katie's move is an aggressive one:
"It’s unlikely for a celebrity to file an emergency hearing, because most celebrities settle out of court because they don’t want the media involved in their case. Katie and Tom are now going to have an open court room, which means that anyone can walk in and see what’s happening. Plus, they are putting their case in the hands of a judge who is going to determine what happens next. Most public figures don’t want that — it’s a last resort. It’s super-aggressive for Katie to have taken these steps. It suggests that there’s going to be a contentious divorce battle to come."
We already knew it was going to be a
Rock Divorce of Ages, but now that it's public it's going to be epic!
Wonder what kind of juicy Scientology secrets we can expect to be aired out in court???
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