Tom Cruise’s lawsuit for L&S’s ‘abandoned by daddy’ story is headed to trial

Tom Cruise

Here are some photos of Tom Cruise looking very important at a pre-BAFTAs dinner last week in London. I wish we had some new photos of Tom with his youngest daughter, Suri, but we probably won’t see any pictures like that for years to come. That’s because Tom has finally figured out our collective game of keeping track of when he sees Suri, and he realized that last year’s four-month absence from her life made him look really bad. Hence the total lack of photos when Tom (allegedly) visited with Suri over Thanksgiving. How unfortunate.

The lack of Tom/Suri photos is also rather amusing because there has been no settlement in Tom’s lawsuit against Bauer Media Group for Life & Style’s story about how Suri was “abandoned by daddy” in the wake of Tom and Katie’s divorce. To recap, Tom threw his lifts at the ceiling because L&S published the details of how he hadn’t seen Suri (at press time) in over three months because he was in Europe (where he remains to this day) shooting a bunch of forgettable action movies. Tom always maintains that he calls Suri every day, and he believes that’s good enough for a flourishing daddy-daughter relationship. The thing is (and I know I’ve said this before), I don’t think that Suri has really noticed much of a difference since the divorce (other than Katie not going to Disneyland and such). Especially for the last few years of theat ill-fated marriage, Tom was never around, and Katie and Suri were usually on their own in New York. The main difference now is that Katie is allowed to go places (without having to ask her Scientology handlers’ permission to do so), so we’re now seeing the evidence of a very strong mother-daughter bond on the streets of Manhattan. And as always, Tom is missing in action while being gross and raving in London nightclubs.

Anyway, Tom is still suing Bauer for $50 million plus punitive damages, and he’s insisting upon a jury trial. The initial lawsuit filing (hilariously enough) claimed that “plaintiff is not a litigous person,” but Tom was making an exception here because of Bauer’s “vile and reprehensible” conduct. Of course, the plan was that Bauer Media would roll over and offer a settlement, and then Tom would be vindicated as the BEST DADDY EVER. That hasn’t happened, and now the case is moving into the discovery process and looking ahead towards trial. On Thursday, a full Joint Rule 26(f) document (which is filed jointly by both sides as a discovery plan) was filed with the court. The full document is available here, but here are the major highlights:

Tom Cruise

Here are some of the things that Bauer Media, represented by attorney Alonzo Wickers, is seeking:

* The extent to which Cruise was in contact with Suri following his separation and divorce from Katie Holmes.
* The expectations for Cruise’s contact and visitation schedule with Suri and the terms of the divorce agreement.
* The role that Cruise’s membership in the Church of Scientology played in his decisions regarding his visitation and communication with Suri.
* Suri’s mental and emotional state following the separation and divorce.
* Cruise’s claim and litigation history.

On that last point, at the time of the filing, Cruise lawyer Bert Fields said: “Tom doesn’t go around suing people. He’s not a litigious guy. But when these sleaze peddlers try to make money with disgusting lies about his relationship with his child, you bet he’s going to sue.”

Bauer also is seeking to depose Aaron Moss, another of Cruise’s lawyers, which the attorney is resisting.

Not to be outdone, Cruise has his own discovery demands. Some of the things the plaintiff is seeking:

* The identity of the magazine’s sources and communications with those sources.
* Bauer’s policies and practices with respect to obtaining information, paying for sources, verifying the credibility of sources with whom the writers and editors haven’t spoken.
* Bauer’s practice of publishing stories about Cruise.
* Bauer’s history of bigotry and hatred toward minority religious groups and their members.

According to a document filed Thursday, Bauer will attempt to exert journalistic shield privileges to protect the identity of its sources.

[From Hollywood Reporter]

Naturally, Tom’s lawyer has accused Bauer of “bigotry” because Tom is somehow trying to frame himself as a “minority” since he’s a Scientologist. Never mind that Tom’s religious persuasion really should have nothing to do with whether or not he had “abandoned” Suri. This really is going to be a total sh-tshow if the trial ends up happening because Tom is just using the standard Scientology scare tactic of filing legal papers to scare his opponent. Where the CO$ is concerned, nothing ever goes to trial because there are so many threats and incidents of harassment (see Operation Snow White) that the other party (either private or governmental) usually ends up just dropping everything. Tom wants this case to settle, and he’s probably freaking out that it has reached the discovery phase.

The Hollywood Reporter further notes that a trial would be projected to last for five days, and the next motions are due by Feb. 28. So I guess we’ll find out more stuff soon. Since this is a libel case, Tom would have to prove that the Life & Style is false in order to win. The major irony here, of course, is that Tom would be willing to spend five days in a courtroom to prove what a great father he is, when really, all he needs to to is (you know) actually spend time with his daughter. Good luck with that, Tom.

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Tom Cruise

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  1. Kaye says:

    He looks different somehow. Does anyone else else see it? I noticed it in yesterday’s post about him also.

  2. Janet says:

    I would love to see Bauer put out of business.

  3. Red32 says:

    I realize this is really stretching the meaning of the word “journalism”, but can they legally be compelled to reveal their sources?

    • Kate says:

      They shouldn’t be, as there is a reporter’s privilege attached; however, media outlets sometimes will weigh whether it is in their best interest to go ahead and waive the privilege and produce notes/sources if it means they will prevail on their case. The dilemma is whether to stand on principle or win.

      I still say there is no way this thing ever gets to the point of Tom actually being deposed.

  4. G says:

    Hey Tom. Don’t waste your time, energy and money on a court drama that will just drag what’s left of your credibility through the muck.

    Just go spend some time with your daughter.

  5. Alexandra Bananarama says:

    So, instead of spending time with his adorable daughter he’s trying to smoke out the L&S sources. To e close to Tom means they’d be in Scientology, correct? They must be terrified if found.

    I hope the sources are protected and I hope more attention is brought to how Cruise sues anyone and everyone who questions and insults his “church’s” practices. Didn’t he sue South park over a dozen times over 2 episodes? The cases kept getting thrown out so the lawyers came back with a differently worded lawsuit,

    Meanwhile, Suri is safe atleast.

    • Lucinda says:

      I immediately had the same concern for the sources. However, I do think Co$ will have a harder time this time around because more people are watching than in the past. I think that’s a big part of why the case has gotten as far as it has and why Bauer isn’t backing down.

      As for discovery, I think most of the things they ask for are directly related to evidence supporting the claim of abandonment. His relationship with the church is the fuzziest to me but if Bauer can show that the church has influenced the amount of contact he has with Suri, then it seems relevant to me. But I’m not an attorney. This is jmo.

  6. gogoGorilla says:

    I WISH Bauer’s lawyers would demand a paternity test as part of their suit. I mean, that makes sense, right? If the whole thing is about being Good Daddy, couldn’t they make the case for paternity being established first?

    A gossip girl can dream.

    • Amory says:

      No, it has nothing to do with it. A child not being biologically related has nothing to do with his position as her dad.

      I have no sympathy for Tom Cruise in any way, but I think there is some crazy hate about a situation that we truly know very little about, and it has never mattered if Suri is his biologically unless Katie deceived the biological father. That would be the only person who should care about this.

      • karmasabiatch! says:

        Amory, I admire your empathy for TC and the cult of Co$, but I’m unsure how a desire for TC to spend time with his daughter instead of being litigious can be coined as “crazy hate.” There is more than enough documentation of the cult’s illegal activities and crimes against humanity for them to be investigated. Also, a ton of evidence that TC is aware of Co$’s crimes and fully supports them.

  7. Agnes says:

    Seriously. Go hang out with your kid, you ass.

  8. Janet says:

    Tom Cruise is such a psycho. Too much CO$

  9. Madriani's Girl says:

    Someone needs to clue this midget in and tell him that parentling isn’t supposed to be on HIS time table and only whenever HE feels like it, and it sure as h*ll isn’t about photo ops to prove he’s a “good” parent. What a flaming sh*tbag he is. He sues anyone for anything.

  10. Eleonor says:

    probably I am an horrible person, but I think it’s better for Suri to stay away from the crazyness of his father.

  11. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    Bauer is trying to catch Tom at his own game. If he is a good father, he spends time with his kid. If he is a good Scientologist, he rejects his child as being an outsider or one who left the flock or whatever they call it. He can’t have it both ways and must thus choose which one he wants to be or be perceived as being: good dad or good scientologist.

    • candigirl says:

      This is it exactly I think. And I would bet they have the Cult of $ciento sources that have tipped them to this. Tom has been avoiding being seen with Suri in public since the divorce. According to the cult, he is now supposed to shun her because she is no longer in the cult. And he is their main spokesman, so he has to appear to follow the rules. Even if the rules are different for celebrities, as the insiders attest. He is walking the fine line of trying to stay in touch by phone and not be seen with Suri in person. He cares more about the cult than his own daughter.

  12. Green is Good says:

    Looks like his cult’s attorneys are on the case. Bury the Respondents in paperwork.

  13. bluhare says:

    I guess it begs the question, when was the last time Tom saw Suri? Christmas?

    • TG says:

      Were there any pics of him with her at Christmas? I know there doesn’t have to be photographic proof for us but just because they said it happened isn’t enough to make me believe.

      • Meredith says:

        I’m not sure if TC isn’t hiding his visits with Suri for 1 or 2 reasons. (1) He doesn’t want to give the media more ammunition and have them start counting the days between visits again. (2) Katie and Suri are supposed to be “suppressive persons” now who have left the cult and CO$ members aren’t supposed to talk to them, so TC is not giving anyone any proof that he actually sees Suri. Whatever. The child is better off with this weirdo out of her life (for the most part).

      • Lucinda says:

        I think it’s got to be killing Tom if he truly is seeing Suri without paps around since he seems to be king of the photo op. I think it’s more likely that he just hasn’t seen her and is telling stories.

  14. Hautie says:

    I suspect that the Bauer Media Group has a big bag of cash to fight this case with… so I am expecting them to have a big expose’ for the magazine when it’s over.

  15. TG says:

    He is so creepy. Just very creepy vibes surround him always.

  16. Madriani's Girl says:

    He hasn’t been back to the States in months and I have a theory about that. What if HE is the subject of a lawsuit and is supposed to give a deposition which he in no way wants to do, and THAT’S the reason he’s staying out of the U.S.? Extradition laws wouldn’t apply so he can’t be compelled to come back here. Makes me wonder if this is the case and if so, what is he afraid of???

    • Zvonk says:

      I’m not a lawyer, but I’m pretty sure that a defendant has the right to question their accuser. So whilst Bauer would’t have the legal right to force Tombelina’s repatriation, they could use their inability to depose him as grounds to dismiss the case.

  17. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Either this will be decided on summary judgment before going to trial, or the parties will settle.

    There’s no way CoS lawyers will allow Cruise to be deposed on the cult’s views of suppressive people, etc. And courts really pressure parties to settle, and there can be monetary damages if a party doesn’t agree to a reasonable settlement. If Cruise offers to settle for $100, the defendants would have a difficult time telling the judge “no” they want to go to trial.

    So I think this will never go to trial. They’ll settle for some “undisclosed” amount (probably a tiny amount) and Cruise will continue to claim “victory” against the press.

    Having said that, Cruise’s NOT seeing Suri is probably the best thing for her; I’d hate to see the end result of this being Cruise spending more time with her just to keep up his image.

  18. WM says:

    This is what Scientology is all about – legal intimidation. They aggressively litigate anyone who goes against them. In fact, that is how they obtained their tax exempt status – by overwhelming the IRS with thousands of lawsuits until they finally relented. If you aren’t concerned about the CO$’s influence, you should be.

    • Jane says:

      I agree. I think he learned this from the master of it, David Miscavige. The thing is it won’t stop what he wants to stop. He sued years ago over someone saying he was gay and it never stopped anything.

      Tabloids, magazines, whatever, are going to print what sells and a lawsuit isn’t going to stop that. I don’t condone it or am trying to make excuses for it, but filing a lawsuit to stop it is useless. It is like nailing jello to a wall.

      CO$ obviously has failed Tom in that he sweats this stuff instead of ignoring it and living his life knowing those important to him know the truth (whatever that truth maybe).

      Personally, I think the man is ignorant and a pawn in the hands of David Miscavige. He is also extremely image conscious. He is obviously choosing to ignore the fact that many former CO$s, including Miscavige’s niece, say that celebrities are shown a different version of this cult. They are protected from the reality of the average person who gets caught in their web.

      He should quit wasting his time filing lawsuits against tabloids and start using that time, money and fame to find out what his cult is really up to and how he has been used. I think he knows that if he breaks away publicly from CO$ he could influence the beginning of the end of that cult. It is a shame he is so self delusional and/or cowardly about this cult and won’t help dismantle it.

  19. RHONYC says:

    Tom is missing in action while being gross and raving in London nightclubs.

    you know you’ve hit bottom when you’re the #1 movie star on the planet yet you’re trying to be seen at Usher’s (who i didn’t know was still a thing) birthday party.

    smh. :roll:

  20. Jack says:

    TC is creepy little fruitcake! I agree with the comments about that creepy cult COS. Some of you said what i was -Suri- I hope she stays far away from that church and him.

  21. Mira says:

    “Never mind that Tom’s religious persuasion really should have nothing to do with whether or not he had “abandoned” Suri.”

    Isn’t this wrong? I have no background in law but the magazine claimed that Tom abandoned Suri or chose Scientology over Suri. So Tom can demand Bauer’s history of bigotry and hatred toward minority religious groups and their members, non?

  22. Jane says:

    This seems like battle of the “Slimiest Titans” to me. Sciento is a creepy cult, and Cruise is a crazy proponent of their creepiness. Bauer is a tacky, unsavory “publication” company that makes its money writing mostly outrageous lies and apparently supporting neo-Nazis–yuck and double yuck.

    My wish is that they both take each other out. The world would be a better place without these groups.

  23. Lem says:

    I think its good for Suri he’s not just popping round for a photo op anymore!
    We could all be ‘the source” no need to test journalistic integrity here. Any gossip blog from ET to TMZ from Suri’s Burn Book to Celebitchy has photo evidence he abandoned her. Case proved. Unless… Tom uses that same photo evidence to prove he was never around pre divorce. Then the truth- he didn’t abandon her, Katie stopped letting him use them.

    • TG says:

      What I want to know is if he didn’t see her over Thanksgiving was Katie part of the consipiracy to make him look good by agreeing to keep her daughter hidden and make it look like she (Katie) went to Ohio on her own without suri? If so doesn’t that mean Katie continues to play the weird game as well? Or is it her way of keeping that demon out of her life and if she has to do odd things like pretend not to have suri for the weekend she will do it all in the effort of protecting her child from the presence of that maniac? Because I don’t believe Suri went to England. I think he has disconnected from both of them. I wish Katie and Nicole would do a press conference for all of us.

      • CF98 says:

        Yeah that’s not it I say this because Katie has not said one word about Tom publically since the divorce.

        She said that she was spending the holidays with her family everyone assumed it was Suri and then the mags said he was spending time with Suri (which I doubt to be true)

        Katie hasn’t refuted or confirmed anything the rags have said in regards to Suri and she probably never will. So how exactly has she lied here? She just lets it blow over.

        Or she planted that story so Suri spent the holidays with other family members in Ohio and nobody would be the wiser.

  24. CC says:

    While I normally think tabloids are trash, in this bigger picture, I’d rather see them play hardball and go to trial and see Tiny Tom and his scumbag “religion” on the stand. So I say I hope the tabloid doesn’t settle or accepts a settlement from the skeezeball.

  25. SusieQ2 says:

    It makes me so happy that the media is finally standing up to the cult and that public awareness of their insidious practices is at such a high level.

    I keep saying it, but kudos to CB for continuing these posts and educating people. Since the TomKat divorce, so many folks now know the truth about CO$ and it’s offshoots like NarCONon, when they might never have known at all.

    There is no way this will get to court. Yes, it will get dirty and there will be a lot more ugliness, but just like the recent last-minute settlement in the Patrick Desmond/Narconon case, the cult is terrified of even more bad publicity. And with it’s numbers dwindling, it can’t afford that.

    • TG says:

      I second that about CB continuing to cover this cult and their shenanigans and their lift-wearing leader.

      I wonder though about a settlement, maybe the publishing company won’t agree to a settlement and in that case wouldn’t it have to go to trial or mr. litigious would be forced to drop the suit. Right? Oh wouldn’t that be good to see him backed in a corner like that. Of course he would have the ready excuse of not wanting to drag his “beloved” child into it.

  26. The Original Mia says:

    This is gonna be good. It seriously boggles the mind why Tom is fighting this. As my grandmother would say, “a hit dog will yelp”.

  27. Lulu says:

    * The role that Cruise’s membership in the Church of Scientology played in his decisions regarding his visitation and communication with Suri. *

    Hells yeah. Let’s get those nasty little tightwads to explain why he shunned(s) his own very young daughter who CLEARLY misses him. You can’t tell me that she isn’t attached to him. She clings so tightly to him in every photo I see where he is carrying him. I’m glad Katie got her away, but my heart bleeds for what Suri is having to go through because of the evilness that is Scientology.

  28. VOR says:

    Not into COS but isn’t Suri considered a “thetan” now? Possibly he’s not allowed to associate with her. Know COS has plenty of blackmail material on Cruise & Travolta if they ever try to leave. Think Travolta was close to bolting when his son suspiciously died and next step he was piloting planes full of COS infiltrators to Haiti. Conspiracy theory or truth, we’ll probably never know. Think the kids better off in the long run. You know Katie and her dad had lots of dirt on him, otherwise he never would have settles so quickly (and quietly).

    • TrustMeOnThis says:

      “Thetan” is their word for the soul. You are thinking of ‘Suppressive Person” which Katie would be. That makes Suri a “Potential Trouble Source” and also someone he would be discouraged from seeing, although not as bad as SP which would require disconnection. So he technically could see Suri as long as he doesn’t see Katie (who I am sure doesn’t want to see him anyway).

      Confusing, huh?

  29. Nicole says:

    For me the trip to Disney was fired. Katie threatened to tell the truth about the hoax of the biological father (he has more to lose). It has nothing to do with Scientology. These “visits” that are thrown to the media is all combined between lawyers (Tom must deposit more money in the trust fund Suri). That in my view is the only innocent in this whole mess.

  30. Nicole says:

    Another thing. Katie and I went to Tom beards We wanted to leverage our careers. The difference that my contract I will not accept having children with William Mapother. Katie agreed to have. She told me that being a mother made ​​her open her eyes and fighting to take his daughter away from this crazy.

  31. annie says:

    Don’t get it really. Somehow it looks more about Scientology than Suri.
    Everybody could see that he was away for three months. No big secret. Ok he was making a movie in the UK, but you CAN make time when you want to, to see your child. There were photos of him at different clubs all the time, no big secret, again. People could see it for themselves, These mags are scummy, but that’s what gossip mags are all about.
    Instead of trying to prove he’s an absent father, why doesn’t he show that he’s not, sounds pretty simple actually.
    Katie went to her parents alone for Thanksgiving, Tom could have flown in, and spent it with Suri since he does have his own plane, and can keep under the radar when he chooses to.
    Na, still sounds it’s about Scie, and a little bit about Suri.
    This little girl goes to school now, she’s made friends, why is he raking all this up.
    Mind you I do think that Katie hates his guts, but her dad being a divorce and litigation lawyer, and her good lawyer friend Jonathan Wolfe, would have advised her not to keep Suri away from Tom, if he wanted to see her.
    You can’t help but think what Katie has on Tom, or Scie, that he only got gererous visitation rights instead of more, like he got with Connor and Bella, and this is his bio child, which I think it is.
    Saw a pic when he was younger, and Suri looks so much like him.
    Have a feeling this is going to get messy, but not too messy, both sides will see to that.

  32. Izzy says:

    I have a theory about part of the discovery motions (*adjusts tinfoil hat).

    I’m wondering if Bauer is asking for discovery on Co$’s extent of involvement because they are trying to establish that Co$ is behind the lawsuit, not Tiny Tom. Procedurally, that would be a huge problem for Tiny Tom, if proven. Bauer could then claim the litigation is frivolous and was a lie perpetrated upon the court, etc. It might be a bit of a stretch, but judges tend to frown upon lawsuits that are bankrolled from behind a curtain. It also would present some constitutional issues regarding each party having the right to confront the other in open court. Again, a bit of a stretch, but it would HAVE to be litigated since it would be a pretty novel argument for these circumstances. That would force Co$ into court.

    Maybe I’m just fantasizing because I really, really want to see the Co$ taken down.

  33. TG says:

    @CF98 – What I am trying to get at is if tom did not see suri over thanksgiving why did katie appear at the airport without suri? It would indicate that she is playing media games. I mean there is no way she would travel to her families house in Ohio without her daughter unless Suri was with her dad and since I don’t believe she really was than that would mean that Katie is protecting tom by making it appear that he had suri for the weekend. I wasn’t trying to insinuate that Katie lied to the media since as you rightly said she made no public statements about it. I can’t imagine that she would let tom’s family anywhere near her child and I can’t believe that they would have been given rights to see her either int he custody agreement. So I was trying to say that did she agree to make tom look like he is involved in his daughter’s life for the sake of her own peace of mind. This way tom gets to save face when we all really know she beat him at his own game.

    • CF98 says:

      Yeah she probably sent Suri out with her parents earlier Katie had to come back to her play she only had one day off. Suri spends the week with her grandparents and nobody is the wiser.

      As much as we Suri with her mom I guarantee we know nothing about her life.

  34. Dalovelee says:

    First off no judge is going to allow any evidence whatsoever regarding a child’s personal interaction with her parent to be entered into evidence so why the lawyers are seeking to invade Suri Cruises rights is beyond me.
    Second as a jury member I would award Cruise to punish these gossip rags from intruding on celebrity children’s lives. How dare they want Tom cruise to account for his time with his child.
    Third what about parents in the military who don’t see their kids for months at a time.

    • SusieQ2 says:

      ‘Third what about parents in the military who don’t see their kids for months at a time.’

      Parents in the military don’t have a choice – that’s their job.

      Tom Cruise DOES have a choice.

    • TG says:

      Why shouldn’t the mags write about tom’s kids. He certainly has had no problem parading them about for the paps for his own purposes. So it is fair game. He chose to use her to make him look like a happy family and a good dad so when the paps write about that he is fine with it but when he suddenly stops allowing paps to see his supposed visits what are they supposed to think. This man is a tiny maniac. And as the commenter said people in the military don’t have a choice. They are serving their country. Tiny tom has only ever served himself and his stupid idiotic cult.

  35. mystified says:

    Does anyone out there know what happens to Scientology has beens?

    Do people like Jenna Elfman become embarrassments to co$? I don’t think anyone runs to Ann Archer movies either. Does co$ have any official line as to why they’re no longer successful? Do they have to join Sea Org as penance or are they obliterated from their records like in the old Soviet Union?

    Very curious. Does anyone have any updates on these once successful members?

  36. Monika says:

    maybe tommy davis gets to spend time with suri now?
    ladies, maybe we are witnessing the last days of scamotology. tom confessed they are a minority religion (they let him do that? in public? what happened to millions of followers around the world?) next time, tom will stun the world by saying he doesn’t have any telekinetic powers. or worse, that he was gay all the time.
    seriously, being a good dad was the only positive thing about his public image, he’ll fight tooth and nail to keep it.
    suri’s better off without a father with either
    a) a debilitating disease,
    b) a mental illness,
    c) a serious problem with medication intake,
    d) severe consequences of brainwashing ‘rinse-and-repeat’ technique,
    e) an army of male sex-workers on paylist,
    f) a good twin brother locked in the basement (that sweet kid from the early eighties),
    e) all of the above.

  37. Another View says:

    He is suing because there is enough truth to the story that someone in Scientology had to sell him out. The traitors must be smoked out and dealt with properly.

  38. Anodyne says:

    To be devils advocate here… The body language between Suri and Tom does not seem like they are unfamiliar with each other. I have two small children (3 and 5) and their dad (who is a constant/daily presence) was deployed to Afg. for 4 months. When he returned they were very stand-offish with him for a long time. Would not let him carry them, buckle their seat belts, get them food etc. Every pic of Tom and Suri seems cozy. Its hard to get a kid to act affectionate for the cameras I would imagine… it seems he is not a total stranger just judging from the pics. Does that make him a good dad? I dont know… just thoughts….

    • BeachBelle says:

      I would not read too much into Tom picking up Suri. If you haven’t noticed it’s mostly when the photographers won’t leave them alone. The child usually has her face down on his shoulder shielding her face. She does it with Katie, too, sometimes. I don’t know if he is a good Dad or not, but he’s a pilot, has his own jet, and London is only a 4-5 hour flight. He has little to no excuse for going weeks/months without seeing her. I don’t believe for a minute he could not make the time if he wanted to see her.

  39. Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

    I hate the man, but I’ll be f*cked if he hasn’t gone to a GREAT plastic surgeon.

  40. winterwilde says:

    I have posted this exact belief before after reading hours of ex scien discussions and also working in entertainment and knowing first hand how for a price people will say or pretend to do anything.

    I firmly believe after Tom’s initial visit with Suri after the divorce where he invited reporter to join he and Suri at some Hamptons beach house that Tom in some way VIOLATED something written into the divorce papers about his visitation and his punishment was to not be allowed to actually visit with Suri again. BUT for deposits of large sums into Suri’s trust fund, he can LIE to the media ( about visiting Suri) for a few pre-approved holidays and events, and Katie will assist him in this illusion for large lump sum payments.

    TRUST ME, this is not far fetched and stuff like this happens all the time when IMAGE outranks truth and reality in a person’s life.

    • CF98 says:

      I don’t think its about the $$$ at all at least where Katie is concerned if that’s the case she’d have dumped Suri onto Tom like Nicole did with Connor and Isabella.

      I do think that trip to Disneyworld was Tom’s last goodbye to Suri after that Katie dropkicked him out of Suri’s life as far as the illusion… well Katie hasn’t even commented on Tom one bit since the divorce so how exactly is she lying about anything regarding visitation etc.

      She doesn’t admit anything nor does she refute it why? Because its tabloid gossip so people are going to believe whatever they want.

      She has no ties to Tom whatsoever except maybe child support if that.

      • Nicole says:

        I agree with what you wrote. This whole mess is the only innocent Suri. More for me, William Mapother is the real father. Katie sold the womb for money and fame. I do not accept using innocent people, she is cold and calculating. And I do not believe it is for fear of Scientology or Tom turn the girl against her as he did with Kidiman. For me it’s petty revenge. There are two patients.

      • Nicole says:

        I think anything in life is by chance. For everything I’ve read Cruise is extremely childish, competitive and insecure. Hides behind his mother, sisters and Scientology. I think, he never expected that this sweet, angelic girl from Ohio would be so cold, combative and opportunistic. I think the shock will make wakes. Poor Suri.