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Tom Cruise Sits Back & Lets Katie 'Play The Media!'

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It may look like Katie Holmes has the upperhand in their upcoming divorce battle, but Tom Cruise is crafting something that fits him juuuust fine.

While we continue to hear sources speak on Katie's side of the situation, Tom's legal team is using this to their benefit.

According to attorney Bert Fields:

"Tactically we can't say where Tom will file a divorce case and if he'll be seeking joint custody of Suri. We are letting 'the other side' play the media until they wear everyone out, and then we'll have something to say. It's not Tom's style to do this publicly. He is really sad about what's happening."

But sad or not, it is happening. So he has to put those big boy panties on and deal with it!

And now it sounds like that's exactly what's happening for him and his legal guru. They're just waiting on their moment to pounce.

TomKat's claws are coming out longer than ever before!!!

Really, we wish they'd sell tickets to this thing! Think of the impact they could make for charity!

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73 comments to “Tom Cruise Sits Back & Lets Katie 'Play The Media!'”

  1. david says – reply to this


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    ipetitions: media, culture and sports

    " go katie go "

    legal shmeagal. tom and his wack-a-do fellow culters will never be able to repress/suppress/oppress what is about to happen to them. now might be THE best time for the dc'8 to swing by some of those volcanoes, with some of 'dem 'dere h-bombs, and head back up to xenu.

    who, with any intelligence, could buy (and literally ta' boot) into this mumbo-jumbo? the ignorant, i guess.

    katie was shocked at how little tom's adopted kids new about anything. way ta' go scientology.

  2. Zip says – reply to this


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    Inside Edition is so anti Scientology, that it has crossed into intense bigotry. If this was the Jewish religion that they were talking about, it would be easily dubbed anti-semitism. Did they attack the Catholics over their priests raping children–and covering it up, or the Catholic church Banking scandles, and or, their Nazi and Mafia ties? No, not to this level? I ask you, which is worse Catholic priests raping kids, or Scientologist preaching that prescription drugs and psychiatry are bad for you? I think raping kids is far worse, but the media attacks Scientology as if they are the ones raping children, not the other way around? It is now clear that there is specific and sustained media campaign to attack Scientology. I am not a fan of Scientology–mind you, but really, John Travolta and then Tom Cruise, the leading voices of Scientology, have just been attacked, back to back, just weeks apart, with vicious unfounded attacks by the media and others??? This is not a coincidence, it is someone's plan!!!

  3. neutral says – reply to this


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    Of course his legal team would say that! They are trying to do damage control and a poor job at that.

  4. david says – reply to this


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    Re: Zip – yo zip! by the time the world gets through with scientology and tom, tom is gonna have had a new one ripped. that is if david m hasnt beaten us all to it.

    one day, Gold Base will be stormed, and the hundreds of MIA SP's, as these wack-do's like to call the doubters, will be liberated. just like the nazi death camps. see zip, they are more alike than they are different.



  5. 5

    We are still on speculations here regarding what is going on. I'm not a fan of Tom Cruise's personal life, but I think he's doing the smart thing right now!! I don't like the way Katie is playing with the media and showcase her kid everywhere!

  6. Futuramazama says – reply to this


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    L. Ron Hubbard was not gay. He just enjoyed spending time with young boys on his yatch. It wasn't like he was feeding them Jesus juice like MJ. There is a big difference! Free your minds, and you can be enlightened. Children are just vessels with adult souls in them. Suri is not a child - she is an adult with a child's body - and should be treated like an adult. Her mother is an SP, and nothing more but a lost cause. Suri should be with Tom.

  7. Zip says – reply to this


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    Re: david – : David, Catholic Priests are rapping children, and the heads of the church are covering it up. The catholic Church has been involved with the Nazis, is involved with the Mafia, and has been involved with banking scandals for years. So with that in mind, who is worse, the Scientologists, or them? The Mormon Church, at its highest levels has been exposed, as late as the early 1990s, for practicing Satanism? So again I ask you, who is worse, the Scientologists, or them? Before we demand that someone else clean-up their house, we must first take a look at our own house and clean that up. The Bible says, quite clearly several times in its texts, that "God hates hypocrites". Don't believe me? Ask a Catholic priest.



  8. 8

    She hasn't talked publicly, so she is not playing the media. So this story makes no sense.



  9. 9

    Re: Zip – . Re: neutralRe: neutralRe: Willystyle – OMG. She goes on with her life and the paps follow her all over taking phtos, and you blame her for playing the media? That's JUST A PLAIN stupid THING TO SAY.

  10. Zip says – reply to this


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    If I were to advise Katie, I would tell her to publicly apologize to her husband for mishandling this matter. then have her resend her divorce filing, and have her file for trial separation. Next, I have her ask for joint custody of their child. I mean, my God, she just fired Tom's eldest daughter from her job, working for, Katie, at her clothing company–that is really low of her.

  11. misssistat says – reply to this


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    Re: Zip – that's because scientology is not a religion.. it's a cult. and i'm not just saying that, it's proven to be a cult.

  12. misssistat says – reply to this


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    Re: Zip – there are stories of scientologists higher ups beating people up in the religion, taunting them, brainwashing them, and kidnapping people who have tried to leave scientology. do your research before you argue.

  13. neutral says – reply to this


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    Re: Pacific Ocean Gal – In no way did my comment implicate that Katie Holmes was "playing with the media." I actually agree with your stance.

  14. Zip says – reply to this


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    Re: misssistat – : Some call the Catholic religion a cult, and many still call Mormonism a cult. One man's religion, is another man's cult. Atheists believe that anyone who participates in organized religion, of any kind, is involved in a cult. BTW, Scientology enjoy's the same legal protections by the U.S. government, as do other religions that are more mainstream. "Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone"-Jesus

  15. Quakers McQuack says – reply to this


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    ZIP, why don't you do us all a favor, and shut the hell up. Go buy some more audits or something.

  16. Bucky Flag says – reply to this


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    "Let he who is without sin, cash the first cheque"- L. Ron Hubbard

  17. Intellex says – reply to this


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    Tom Cruise isn't "sitting back." He is heading off to go film scenes in his new movie. Everyone knows money is more important to a scientologist than family is. Those Super Churches don't just pay for themselves!



  18. 18

    Re: neutral – Who in the hell do you think you're kidding dead eyes?

    BTW, there have been multitudes of media coverage regarding the Catholic Church's sex scandal. I am Catholic and practice it daily. However, I have left the church. I certainly don't need to cater to nor give my hard-earned money to anyone or anything that hides their pedophile priests.
    Your so called church, which I prefer to call a cult, also has issues with sexual attacks on it's females; as well as other horrendous atrocities inflicted upon your sheep.

    Google lisa mcpherson; see her morgue pictures, and the assaults inflicted on her body.

  19. Zip says – reply to this


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    Re: misssistat – : Your description of Scientology…brain-washing, kidnapping and torturing people…sounds just like the Catholic religion and the Christians. Do you know that did that to the Native Americans, the Blacks and the Mexicans? Do you know who tortured, beat, rapped and killed Joan of Arc–by burning her at the stake? The Church, that is who. Do your research! And millions of people have been killed throughout histroy by the Church, or empire's acting in the Church's name. Do you know where the Nazis got their name from–Nazareth, as in Jesus of Nazareth. Over 50 million people died in World War II, because the Nazis wanted to kill-off everyone in the world who was considered, by them, to be impure of look and blood, those who did not look like blond-haired…blued-eyed angels, as they would describe them, and the Catholic Church was assisting the Nazis, and looking the other way as the millions died and the war raged on. Know your history, and clean-up your house first, and then assail Scientology all you want. Oh, I forgot, the Mafia related murders of folks who were involved with the Church, those who threatened to expose the truth about the Mob doing business with the Church and its officials.

  20. Zip says – reply to this


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    Re: Quakers McQuack – : You mean, do you a favor and stop telling the truth?



  21. 21

    Re: truthhunter – My previous was in reply to ZIP.

  22. Zip says – reply to this


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    Re: truthhunter – : Have you seen the media dare go after celebrities that preach the wonders of the Catholic or Christian religions? Nope, save for Tim Tebow, for praying on his knee, they leave the vast majority of celebs alone, however, they regularly slam celebrities who practice Scientology.

  23. Zip says – reply to this


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    Re: misssistat – : Amended For Typos: Your description of Scientology brain-washing, kidnapping and torture sounds just like the Catholic religion and the Christians. Do you know what they did to the Native Americans, the Blacks and the Mexicans? Do you know who tortured, beat, rapped and killed Joan of Arc? The Church that is who. Do your research! And millions of people have been killed throughout history by the Church, or empire's acting in the Church's name and behalf. Do you know where the Nazis got their name from? Nazareth, as in Jesus of Nazareth. Over 50 million people died in World War II, because the Nazis wanted to kill-off everyone in the world who was considered, by them, to be impure of look and blood, those who did not look like blond-haired…blued-eyed angels, as they would describe them, and the Catholic Church was assisting the Nazis, and looking the other way as the millions died and the war raged on. Know your history, and clean-up your house first, and then assail Scientology all you want. Oh, I forgot, the Mafia related murders of folks who were involved with the Church, those who threatened to expose the truth about the Mob doing business with the Church and its officials.

  24. Zip says – reply to this


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    @misssistat: Your description of Scientology brain-washing, kidnapping and torture sounds just like the Catholic religion and the Christians. Do you know that did that to the Native Americans, the Blacks and the Mexicans? Do you know who tortured, beat, rapped and killed Joan of Arc? The Church that is who. Do your research! And millions of people have been killed throughout histroy by the Church, or empire's acting in the Church's name. Do you know where the Nazis got their name from–Nazareth, as in Jesus of Nazareth. Over 50 million people died in World War II, because the Nazis wanted to kill-off everyone in the world who was considered, by them, to be impure of look and blood, those who did not look like blond-haired…blued-eyed angels, as they would describe them, and the Catholic Church was assisting the Nazis, and looking the other way as the millions died and the war raged on. Know your history, and clean-up your house first, and then assail Scientology all you want. Oh, I forgot, the Mafia related murders of folks who were involved with the Church, those who threatened to expose the truth about the Mob doing business with the Church and its officials.

  25. Quakers McQuack says – reply to this


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    re: ZIP: Sure thing buddy.. tell us the truth! For starters, can you tell us what happened to David Miscavige's wife, who has been missing since 2006?!?

  26. Zip says – reply to this


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    Re: Quakers McQuack – : I have no idea who you are talking about, but with blood on everyone's hands, who is in the position to say that Scientology is worse? Nobody, and that is my point.



  27. 27

    Re: Zip – do a LITTLE research dumbass. at least enough to have an informed opinion.



  28. 28

    Re: Futuramazama – drank the koolade didn't you? seriously how can you believe this poorly written SciFi story

  29. Zip says – reply to this


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    Re: raypearson – : You must be referring to yourself, in terms of using the word dumbass? Since you cannot negate anything that I have said, you name call? That proves that you have no argument that is of substance.



  30. 30

    Apparently the stupidologists are complying with Daniele Lattanzi 's memo call to arms of 7-5 These people have ZERO credibility, but keep on shouting. bunch of fucking LOSERS



  31. 31

    Re: ZipRe: Futuramazama
    You to guys are highlarious.just following Daniele Lattanzi orders

    Re: misssistat
    both of these guys are card carrying members of the cult of XENU



  32. 32

    Scientologists are all dirty vile creatures.

  33. Zip says – reply to this


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    John Travolta was recently accused of sexual harassment of young men who were hired to give him massages, yet, none of the men said that he touched them, or forced them to touch him. Further, they said that he never propositioned them, or threatened them. Each all claimed that they felt harrassed, but had no evidence to prove their claims, or made such claims that would rise to any clear violation of the law. No law enforcement agencies are said to be investigating any of this, still the media is assailing Mr. Travolta, and blasting his ties to Scientology…as if her were a proven serial killer and rapist? There is an agenda going on to slander Scientology. We hear repeated claims of brainwashing, etc., etc., but see no documented recorded proof or evidence of a conspiracy to do this–not one criminally prosecuted case out of all these claims???

  34. Jack Taylor says – reply to this


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    re: ZIP: Are you a Scientologist? If so, are you going to tell us all that you don't know who Shelly Miscavige, your leader's (David Miscavige) wife is? Is it not a little suspicious that your leader's wife has been missing for over 5 years? You said you wanted to discuss "truth", so lets hear it!



  35. 35

    Re: Zip

    you hooverites are like a bunch of cats scratching to cover up on a linoleum floor. It's impossible, be we are entertained watching you, as happens when fools cannot properly defend their positions your only response it to change the subject and ATTACK anything else.



  36. 36

    Re: Jack Taylor – of course he is, might deny it but clearly he's trying to spout the party ATTACK line. For a quick intro to the ridiculousness of the cult of hoover simply type XENU into wiki. you will be entertained.



  37. 37

    Re: Zip – lame



  38. 38

    Re: Willystyle – She's not doing anything that she hasn't been doing for months. All the pictures show her taking Suri out and around the city, just like before. I commend her for not hiding in her apartment. She's just trying to keep things normal for her child. I'm not against Tom either, but I think it's unfair to say her team is playing it out in the media. Most of it seems like ridiculous rumors anyway. Just "sources" looking for a payday.

  39. Zip says – reply to this


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    As for me, I have heard claims that L. Ron Hubbard made-up the religion as a part of a bet. I have also heard that Hubbard was involved with a sex cult group that was involved with sex rituals ala "Eyes Wide Shut", along with the man who started JPL, however, even if all of this is true, do the crimes of Scientology, if any, rise to that of the crimes of the Catholic Church raping children? Answer: No. I also recall that a number of Hasidic Jews were arrested in the U.S. in an illegal drug dealing conspiracy about a decade ago. Has anything that Scientology has ever been accused of, arisen to that level of criminality–and with undisputed evidence–and related criminal convictions in a court of law? No! Yet, in the absence of fact, the media is attacking celebrities who are involved with Scientology? Have Travolta or Cruise kidnapped or beaten anyone? Are they alleged to, or even witnessed such things? No! Have they brain-washed or witnessed brain-washing of others? Again, no, nor has that ever been alleged, still, the media attacks them, relentlessly–with zero hard proof of anything. Until there is such evidence of a connection, or a crime that they are personally involved in that is proven in a court of law, then these attacks upon them and their good names, is without foundation or merit.

  40. Zip says – reply to this


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    Re: raypearson – : Stop assailing yourself.



  41. 41

    with the glaring exception of zip and his buddy, I know a number of active hoover cult members who have tried to priliminarily recruit me who are extremely smart. I am AMAZED that they have fallen into this huge web deceit. It is NOTHING more than a simple PONZI scheme that needs to be investigated by the IRS for it's ongoing tax fraud.



  42. 42

    Re: Zip – there you go AGAIN,,, you cannot defend so you try to change the subject and ATTACK others. The last recourse of the incompetent fool.



  43. 43

    Re: Zip – you are trying real hard, but you just don't have the chops little man. pack it up and go cry to xenu.

  44. Super Dave says – reply to this


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    ZIP isn't a $cientologist. He is just a shit disturber trying to get everyone riled up. Don't fall for it, people. That said, Scientology is a fucking evil joke!

  45. Zip says – reply to this


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    @msubabe01: Katie's team has been quoted by the media as saying that Scientology members have been following Katie, and that Suri was going to be forced to go on a cruise that was Scientology sponsored, where she would have to under-go certain rituals. All these things, are allegations that Team Cruise has denied, and yet, Team Katie has not disavowed these allegations as coming from them? If the media reported that you were stalking me, or causing people to stalk me…and we were a couple, broken-up, or otherwise, I would certainly immediately come to your defense and publicly clear the record by stating that is not true. However, Katie has not done that..or attempted to, so she must be the source of the claims. In addition, she made no attempt to seek-out the police for protection, or to file a criminal complaint? So, given that, this looks like a clear-cut slander campaign. You see, if you lie to the police, you can be prosecuted, but, you can lie to the press all you want, and as long as you are not directly quoted, you can't be sued for slander. A truthful person, would want their name included along with their allegations and would demand police involvement if they were being stalked by a threatening big and bad super cult. This goes directly to Katie lack of integrity and character.

  46. Zip says – reply to this


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    Part 2: @msubabe01: Every last one of you would seek-out the police and prosecutors if you thought you were really being followed, and thus, threatened, by a cult group. Also, if you did not secretly make such claims to the press, you would come to the defense of the father of your children. She has not, and that says everything about her, and her involvement with the allegations against Tom and Scientology. Not cool at all!

  47. Zip says – reply to this


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    Re: raypearson – : Why is Katie not in a safehouse, under police protection, or requesting such protection, to save her from this ruthless mega cult that is after her and her child. Where is the Witness Protection Program when you need them? No, instead, the fearful Katie is out shopping at Whole-Foods, going to ice cream shops with her kid, etc. So much for personally being afraid of being followed by the angry super-cult!



  48. 48

    It has to be done publicly because Scientology plays below the belt. Scientology's MO is to keep everything as secret as possible because their tactics are so vastly unethical and brutal that they wouldn't look good in the light of day. One of the only ways to keep a beast like a mega cult at bay is to do it in public because in private they have absolutely no problem ruining your existence.

  49. Zip says – reply to this


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    Re: Super Dave – : Right, I am not a Scientologist, nor am I religious, I am a spiritual person who has faith in Jesus Christ, not in man, or his religious instituations of any kind. Why? Because absolute power, corrupts, absolutely–and humans cannot be trusted with such power.

  50. Zip says – reply to this


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    @Dave, you might be correct that Scientology is evil, I have had my suspicions of them for years, but where is the hard-proof to show that Scientology is evil? No one has presented it, and until they do, it is just wild speculation.

  51. Zip says – reply to this


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    Re: kittendom – : And where is your evidence of this, besides your "Take my word for it", claims?



  52. 52

    Re: Zip – in addition to all the things you SAY you are, you are an idiot.



  53. 53

    1st of all who in the hell is all these sources that are speaking for katie all they are fake stores people like prez keep posting. no one but katie ,tom and thier lawyers know what the hell is going on!!

  54. hmmm......ooooook says – reply to this


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    As from the immortal words of Elvis Presley, "Scientology is all head, but no heart and soul" — 'nuf said :-P



  55. 55

    Re: Pacific Ocean Gal – Actually she is. All these "sources say" are her pr team

  56. Zip says – reply to this


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    Re: raypearson – : You are like a fool who says that pink elephants fly and exist. In the absence of evidence, you are the fool. You call names, but not once during this debate, have you presented any evidence to prove your claims.

  57. layla says – reply to this


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    Why is everyone arguing over Scientology? I mean whether you like him or hate Tom Cruise is a Scientology soooo there's nothing to argue over. People hating Scientology isn't going to change the fact that Tom Cruise is one.



  58. 58

    What I have seen in this 5 year Cruise/Holmes marriage is a young woman who has slowly been drained of her spirit whose face has aged beyond its years and personally I, myself, have known such draining of spirit. In my opinion, Cruise, husband matrial leaves a lot to be desired. Look at Nicole now, happy family woman with a devoted hubby, Keith Urban, & 2 beautiful biological daughters; she always looked distant when married to Cruise. Cruise seems to me to be controling, in my elder lady opinion, read he had Holmes sign a "Contract" to when she would have babies.. Yes, my opinion, Cruise is too big for his britches, thinks he is godlike, way above his religion, and that he can order anyone to do anything he commands or demands. Katie has lost her glow, she is pale, too thin and the strain of being Tom Cruise's wife shows heavily on her face. I am praying the NY Courts see this and do not allow Tom Cruise to have joint custody of Suri, the child needs structure & she will have that amidst, in my opinion, her maternal family. Good luck to you, Katie…

  59. Zip says – reply to this


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    Re: MoonlightMama – : You don't know that, other than what the mainstream media has told you to believe. You repeat rumors and accusations, and have nothing to back those rumors and accusations up, and that is what is dangerous because this has turned into a good old fashioned witch-hunt. The New York courts have no standing in this matter. Cruise will simply ask that the case be moved to California. Katie is trying to get around the pre-nuptual agreement by using their child as a lottery-ticket, and that is just greedy and tacky.



  60. 60

    How can he use the media against her? She havent said one word to the media, she doesn't control what they write.

  61. Jonnywishbone says – reply to this


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    they're already in settlement talks. KATIE WINS. The CHURCH CAVES

    i wish it would have gone to court…. would have been REAL informative

  62. likatmur88 says – reply to this


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    Katie hasn't said anything, it's all the media and their speculations. The media is spewing all kinds of mis-information acting like it is factual. Nobody knows what is actually going on and the truth.



  63. 63

    Re: Zip
    your entire post is based on the assumption that Scientology is a religion
    and not a discriminating secretive club/cult that most of the world believe it to be

    if Cruise fights Katie too much
    it's not just him that will be on trial in the public mind- it will also be Scientology and it could end up taking it all the way to the Supreme Court to decide for once and for all is Scientology is a religion and if they should have their tax exempt church status

    the divorce has nothing to do with "religion"
    but can easily be made itno that- so you know that Tom and the Scientology higher-ups will want this to all be solved/sorted quietly and quickly
    if you think that the ramblings/imaginings of a science fiction writer and the tiny amount of people around the world who take it as truth/fact constitutes religoin you are in the minority
    and it wouldn't stand up to a legal challenge once all of the Scientology secrets had an intense light shone on them
    that is the last thing that Cruise and the Scientology leaders wnat
    but it is what I wish would happen
    then perhaps naive/gullible/troubled people searching for enlightenment would realize that they have hooked up and given all their money to the wrong group



  64. 64

    This sounds just like the "double speak" that Tom and his Cult do so well!

    Thank God that Katie is stronger than any one thought! Especially Tom, I bet he thought he had her all brain washed! Jokes on him!



  65. 65

    Re: Pacific Ocean Gal – What you say is so true! I don't know your age or anything………..but you are quite smart! Smarter than most of these stupid posters on here!

  66. Zelda says – reply to this


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  67. 67

    Re: Zip – it sounds like ou have some sort of agenda…



  68. 68

    Re: Zip – Completely agree with you. All religion is for brainwashed fuckheads so what makes this one so different?



  69. 69

    I really don't think Katie was "stupid" or she "let it go on" at first…I just think she was super naive and she admitted herself that as a teen girl she had a crush on Tom Cruise, so of course for her, it was a dream come true. Who knows, she was probablly "brainwashed" by him and made to believe everything she was doing was "wrong". She prob thought "hey, he's much older so ,maybe he knows wtf he's talking about". That's just my theory.



  70. 70

    im noticing in All the pictures of them katie is smiling looking forwards and tom always side ways or about to whisper in her ear.. why is that ..

    FREE KATIE AND SURI..



  71. 71

    SHES SAID FOUR WORDS

    i am fine ty I THINK IT WAS HOW IS THAT PLAYING THE MEDIA…

  72. Denise says – reply to this


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    I don't really care about the whole Scientology debate. People can believe in whatever the hell they want to believe in. What bothers me is the fact that he's a controlling prick who wants to send his young daughter of to a "school" that is basically a bootcamp. It's really screwed up.

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