A day after Tom Cruise’s camp decided to fight back in the media by claiming Scientology is not to blame for Katie Holmes’divorce filing (her camp says it is), Team Katie is now fighting back by stating Tom was a very controlling husband who treated Katie like a robot. Is anyone shocked?
Sources tell TMZ that Tom, 50, behaved like Katie’s puppet master by controlling her every move, in addition to every major and minor decision in her personal and professional life. And towards the end of her marriage, Katie, 33, began to feel like she couldn’t even breathe without his permission. Yikes.
TMZ gives examples of Tom’s controlling ways which includes instructing producers of Katie’s 2005 movie ”Thank You for Smoking” to “kill” any promotional photos which showed Katie and her co-star Aaron Eckhart engaging in kissing or “anything else compromising.”
It didn’t end there as Tom also flexed his muscles during “Batman Begins” when he banned Katie from flying with the rest of the cast, demanding she only travel on his private jet. Ultimately Katie grew tired of being controlled and well, the rest is history.
Unfortunately for Tom, the bad press doesn’t end there for him as many have always wondered why his ex-wife Nicole Kidman was hardly ever seen with their two adopted children, Bella, 19, and Connor, 17, following their split in 2001. In fact Nicole herself has admitted the kids don’t even call her mom anymore.
Well, a not-so-shocking new report by The Hollywood Reporter is finally shedding some light on that issue, and of cource Scientology played a big role in Nicole being alienated from her adopted children.
Former Scientologist leader Marty Rathbun tells the THR essentially that members of the organization, including staffers who worked in Tom’s L.A. home, brainwashed the kids into thinking Nicole was a sociopath. Woooow. It’s no wonder Katie is fighting tooth and nail to get full custody of daughter Suri.
“You’re either in or out when it comes to Scientology,” an expert tells THR. “That’s why Katie is making custody such an issue in the divorce petition. If you’re out, the way she seems to be, they want to cut you off from everyone, including your kids.”
An attorney for the Church of Scientology of course denies all the claims, not that we would expect them to go on record and admit doing such a thing anyways. By the way, Nicole has not been photographed with Bella and Connor for several years.
So how does Nicole feel about Katie’s divorce filing & crusade to save her daughter from the “religion”? It appears she just wants to stay out of it all.
A source tells Fox News, “Nicole won’t talk, wants her privacy, wants to be left out of this and they (she and Cruise) don’t speak much. Communication between her and Tom is very limited. Nicole really does not want to be dragged into this or say anything to anyone. At some point though, she will probably be forced to say something, and she will most likely support Tom for the sake of their children.”
One can only imagine Nicole hasn’t fully gotten over the trauma of being alienated from her children with Tom.