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Katie Holmes divorces Tom Cruise because of his involvement in Scientology

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  • #42650

    Sunnygal
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    Her filing for divorce was a total surprise to him. She was afraid she would loose her daughter to Scientology.

  • #42651

    Sunnygal
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    She filed fpr divorce in a very savy manner.

  • #42657

    Redwald
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    Interesting. This happened five years ago, but it didn’t register with me because I don’t usually follow “celebrity stuff.” I didn’t even know Tom Cruise used to be married to Nicole Kidman; or if I ever did, I’d forgotten. So Nicole lost her kids when she left the “church” of Scientology, and Katie Holmes divorced Tom because she didn’t want the same thing to happen to her. Well, I can’t blame Katie. Scientology is a poisonous cult and I don’t know why anybody joins it in the first place. They’ve had enough negative publicity over the years. You’d think people would avoid it like the plague!

    According to a Daily Mail article, Scientology “goes out of its way to attract celebrities because they are ‘opinion leaders.'” Mind you, I’ve never figured out why ordinary people would want to do something just because of what some “celebrity” says or does. Celebrities collectively tend to be a weird lot who do all kinds of dumb things, including (but not limited to) starting barroom brawls, getting arrested for shoplifting, sleeping around and messing up their marriages, driving drunk and causing accidents, spending thousands on ugly clothes they could have bought from Goodwill for 10 bucks, ruining their lives with drugs, blowing their heads off with shotguns, and giving money to Hillary Clinton. Joining a bizarre cult that wants to control your life while ripping off your money fits right in there.

  • #42658

    Sunnygal
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    The thing that impressed me about Katie is how savy she was in filing for divorce from Tom who is a very powerful guy. I read she had several cell phones so her calls to attorneys were private and Tom was completely blindsided. She came out smelling like a rose.

  • #42660

    Redwald
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    Well, I don’t think this was about Tom so much as about that wretched cult. We can say Tom is a “powerful guy,” and in many ways he is, but I don’t see him as such a powerful guy when he’s so brainwashed and under the thumb of those Scientologists; when he looks up to their leader, Miscarriage or whatever his name is, as some kind of “god on Earth” and all the rest of it.

    Some people think the cult might have some kind of dirt on Tom that they use to blackmail him and keep him under their control. That is the kind of vicious stunt they pull on people, though whether it’s the case with Tom I have no idea. But I do see Tom as a dupe and just as much a victim of the cult and its leader as anyone else. He was sucked into it by his first wife, and later the cult even arranged his marriage to Katie in the first place.

    Under normal circumstances if a wife did to her husband what Katie did to Tom, I wouldn’t personally have said she “came out smelling like a rose.” I’d say she came out stinking to high heaven for pulling such a rotten underhanded trick on him. She even dumped him five days before his birthday, which the poor guy had to spend alone. Atrocious timing! Couldn’t she have waited a week? Now I can’t pretend to know a lot about Tom, but he doesn’t seem like a bad guy, and in spite of the way his wife discarded him he did behave decently and didn’t give her a hard time over the divorce. Having bags of money, I’m sure he could have fought dirty if he’d chosen to, but one source states that Tom “settled quickly because he didn’t want his family dragged through the mud in a long public divorce battle.”

    Of course, we have to make exceptions when somebody is divorcing a hostile or abusive spouse. Then it is often necessary to initiate a divorce behind the spouse’s back in the interest of personal safety. I don’t see that as the problem with Tom himself. But it was a problem with the cult, whose spies were everywhere—they’d even moved into Tom and Katie’s home!—and they had a so-called “handler,” some female named Jessica who was accompanying Katie all over the place, no doubt to keep tabs on what she was doing. And the cult does play dirty. Who knows what they might have done to sabotage Katie’s attempt to break free of them if they’d found out about it? That’s what really obliged her to go about this in a hole-and-corner fashion, with the help of her father, who’s a prominent attorney. She was lucky to have a father so well placed to help her.

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