Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes send Petit Trésor a cease and desist

The Cruise-Holmes at an LA Galaxy game with Suri and co. on 5/10/08, thanks to Splash
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes sent upscale baby boutique Petit Trésor a cease and desist letter asking them to no longer use their names in promotional materials or leak any alleged details of their shopping habits at the store to the press. The Holmes-Cruises took issue with an “on the record” quote from representatives of the store to Life & Style that they spent $350,000 to $400,000 there in the two years since Suri was born. Lawyers for the cult-loving couple say that claim is false and that it also violates their confidentiality. The letter demands that no further details be leaked to the press:

This firm represents Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. It has come to our attention that representatives of Petit Trésor falsely informed Life & Style – on the record – that Mr. Cruise and Ms. Holmes have spent $350,000 – $400,000 at your stores on their daughter in the past two years. Not only does this statement violate our clients’ confidentiality, but it is simply false. We also understand that you have informed other tabloids that our clients have purchased various items at your stores that they have not in fact purchased, and that they have shopped there at times that they have not.

It appears that Petit Trésor has “leaked” this false information to the tabloids for the purpose of enhancing its image and obtaining a commercial advantage. This conduct violates our clients’ rights of privacy and rights of publicity. Accordingly, we hereby request that you no longer use our clients as part of your public relations and marketing efforts.

Please do not say anything (whether true or false) about Mr. Cruise and Ms. Holmes’ shopping habits.

[Excerpt of letter sent to Petit Trésor from Cruise's lawyers, posted on TMZ]

Although I hate to admit it, I have to side with the Holmes-Cruise Suri team on this one. How’s a girl to escape mind-numbing auditing sessions and hours spent holding metal cylinders if she can’t even shop in privacy for the toddler she fears losing? Stores should be content to have Katie and Tom spend tens to hundreds of thousands on clothing and accessories their child will wear for a fraction of a day in her well-documented life. Petit Trésor is just ruining it by getting greedy and trying to rope in more customers by using them for publicity. You think they would know better than to talk constantly about their celebrity customers, but maybe the resulting upturn in business more than makes up for the occasional nasty letter and one or two big-spending customers lost.

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  1. EnKay says:

    “…for the toddler she fears losing?”

    what does this mean?

  2. Scott F. says:

    Enkay: It means the ‘Church’ they belong to has a very well documented history making people disappear, and their detractors have a suspiciously high percentage of ‘suicides’.

    Though I would imagine what the author is referring to here directly is that the ‘Church’ tends to make sure that if one parent leaves, they get locked out of their child’s life, and of excluding all non-Scientologists from their lives in general.

    It’s much easier to brainwash someone when they have only one point of view they are exposed to. That’s why anyone who speaks out against the ‘Church’ is labeled a ‘Suppressive Person’ and all members are forbidden to speak to them.

  3. Bodhi says:

    Ok, no-one freak out… But I agree with Team Suri. Its bullshit that the store uses their name without permission.

    That will never happen again. I feel like I need a shower now

  4. Scott F. says:

    Oh, and I actually agree with the author and Bodhi – as much as I dislike these two, and loath all of Scientology, everyone owns their name and image, and you can’t just use it for publicity without their permission.

  5. Enonymouse says:

    Suri really is a very pretty little girl, I think she is much prettier then Shiloh or any other celebrity child.

  6. Syko says:

    Definitely something wrong with me today because I just defended the Olsen twins and now I’m defending the Cruises. I would not want CVS telling the world I spent $59.95 on paperback books last month. The store needs to shut up or they’ll lose all their customers.

    I’m going to leave now, before I’m overcome and defend Nick Bollea.

  7. Bodhi says:

    :lol: I know how ya feel Syko!!

  8. Ron says:

    It’s an unwritten rule in BH that retailers do not reveal their clients or how much they spend. Alot of photogs hang outside these stores, so it’s easily acknowledged that certain people shop there, but how much they spend and on what is a no no. I used to work for a big store in BH and it was strickly forbidden to talk to the press about what your clients purchased unless it was released by the designer, ie Cate Blanchett is wearing a Gaultier gown purchased at Barney’s. Bad form Petit Tresor. Oh yeah, and years ago I waited on Tom and Nicole–and they were lovely.

  9. Kayla says:

    I love Katie! And Suri is beautiful! I pray Tom never tries to keep Suri from Katie. If he ever did, and I were her, I would expose every little sic, dark, secrets he has. I pray all works out for these two for suri’s sake. She needs her mother. And yes, I agree also, it’s their business and no one else’s.

  10. AC says:

    I’ve always wondered how that store stays in business with celebrities when its constantly is leaking information about them.

    I think its ridiculous that they said that about the cruis’s

  11. cc says:

    I most def would quit going there if they were leaking info about me and quite freely. It is rude and disgusting. I am happy (sigh) that The Cruise Clan has done something about it. Petit Tresor is notorious for this behavior and it always makes me queasy when I read something they said.

  12. poopie says:

    I Still don’t like ANY of the three – you put yourself OUT there you get what comes of that – can’t have your limelight just when YOU want it. i wish they would all just go away.. and SHILOH is 500% more beautiful than L. Ron’s spawn

  13. beneila says:

    Is it just me or does Suri look an awful lot like Danni Lynn Hope Marshall Burkhead in the second picture??

  14. Emily says:

    Hey, suri is actually starting to look like tom! I guess that actually is his kid.

  15. Cici says:

    Suri has always looked like Tom.

  16. gg says:

    Ron is absolutely right. It is very bad form, tacky!, and they should know better, being so ‘upscale’. I wish I could attach a picture, cuz if I could I would post a little cartoon pile of merde.

  17. Nan says:

    This child is older than what they are claiming. What a little beauty she is, though.

  18. vdantev says:

    If by ‘looking like Tom’ you mean the closest half-Chinese adoption they figured they could scam reporters and the public with.

    Not that it really matters-

    it’s not your life nor mine.

  19. velvet elvis says:

    Seriously…who cares about this. It’s not as if they were reported as buying gay porn or anything…it’s stuff for their daughter…big deal.

  20. John b. Punisher says:

    So what! these people spend soooo much money and it is horrible, many people have so little and these people spend more in a baby store in one day than hard working doctors make saving lives in an entire year, this seem right to any one?, if every celebrity gave up 5% of their yearly salary or even from a single movie paycheck our country would be out of debt and wouldn’t be close to a economic disaster honestly do they really need it? our country is on a downward spiral to major money problems, is it so much to ask, to help the very people who placed you on your pedistal your soo fond of being on. ‘oh no someone knows how much money i spend somewhere’ if it was their favorite car dealership or hot dog stand would it be this big a deal? plus when our economy crashes whos gonna fork out hard earned cash to see Mad Money. get over it and to all celebs out there ….Get a life!

  21. poopie says:

    this is just TinyTom trying to CONTROL everything and stamp his Tiny foot and try and get everything HIS WAY. it has NOTHING to do with what they bought or how much. he HAS to control everything and everyone and if he DOESN’T get his way he throws his Scientoloattorneys that direction and threatens a lawsuit. i say keep on reporting on EVERYTHING they do and buy. Hey, KatIE bought a box of kleenex this morning !!!! drives them nuts, including the half chinese scientolobaby

  22. Cathy says:

    Bad sport from both sides I say.

  23. countrybabe says:

    Suri looks very pretty there. I think she’s going to get most her her looks for Katie. I always wondered if they spent that much money on Suri. Tom has it, but after all she is only one child. :lol:

  24. Tee says:

    Um, this baby is too old for a bottle! her teeth will be jacked up.

    oh well, i guess they can afford to fix them, huh?

  25. fgh says:

    I’ll bet they are no longer customers to boot. The $ they spent there could have been for others…it’s the baby gift place extraordinaire. Tresor is going to lose business if others follow suit.

  26. anon says:

    suri so soooooooooooooooooooooooooo gorgeous

  27. LovingLohan says:

    I cannot believe people would argue over which child is more attractive!!!! They are both adorable!!!!

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