Tom Cruise threatens to sue The Enquirer over their “Tom is a monster” cover

Is everybody starting to get slightly exhausted with all of the TomKat stuff? I am, but only a little bit. I wish everything had been drawn out for another few weeks, although I am enjoying all of the post-divorce-settlement drama too. I do think we’re going to be talking about The TomKat Split for months to come, especially when Katie or Tom (or both) find new partners. Anyway, The Enquirer’s cover story this week is all about Katie and Tom and how Tom is a “monster” because he locked Katie and Suri in Xenu’s Dungeon and audited them with a magic wand or something. As you can imagine, Team Cruise isn’t pleased about this at all. So Tom’s lawyer is threatening a lawsuit, and they’ve already sent a “blistering” letter to American Media (owners of The Enquirer, Star, Radar, etc).

Tom Cruise’s lawyer is threatening to sue the National Enquirer over a cover story that claims the actor is a “monster” who “abused” wife Katie Holmes and subjected daughter Suri to a five-month stay in a “tiny, windowless room.”

In a blistering letter sent July 11 by longtime Cruise attorney Bert Fields to Enquirer publisher American Media, a copy of which was obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Fields claims the tabloid’s most recent cover story is “disgraceful and lurid” and will cause the actor “hundreds of millions of dollars of professional and personal damages, for which we intend to hold American Media, and everyone who participated in the perpetuation of this scurrilous attack, jointly and severally liable.”

Fields writes: “Your cover announces, as a fact, that ‘THE REAL TOM CRUISE IS A MONSTER.’ Mr. Cruise is certainly not a ‘monster.’ He is a caring father, a hardworking actor and, above all, an honest, decent man.” The cover also includes the headline “Inside Tom’s House of Horrors” alongside a picture of Cruise’s Beverly Hills residence as well as allegations that Holmes led a “tortured life” with the actor before filing for divorce on June 28.

THR reached out to American Media for comment on the letter and will update with a response.
Cruise and his Scientology religion have been the subject of intense media coverage in the wake of the Holmes divorce, which has since been settled. Fields and his law firm, LA’s Greenberg Glusker, first threatened American Media on July 10 when an image of the forthcoming Enquirer cover story leaked.

“This is the most defamatory cover the Enquirer has ever done,” wrote Greenberg Glusker attorney Aaron Moss to American Media senior media counsel Cameron Stracher in an email obtained by THR. “You need to stop this from coming out tomorrow.”

Lawyers for Hollywood stars often send warning letters to media outlets before negative articles are published because the letters help strengthen a potential defamation case, where a court would evaluate whether the outlet knew the story was false and published it with “actual malice.” When the full Enquirer story hit newstands July 11 claiming, among other things, that the Cruise/Holmes marraige was “a living nightmare” and Suri was forced to stay for five months in a tiny, windowless room, Fields followed up with the formal cease-and-desist letter.

“Mr Cuise’s home in Telluride, like his home in Beverly Hills, is a pleasant and loving home,” the letter reads. “Suri was not forced to stay for five months in a tiny windowless room. She spent most of her time with Tom and Katie. She slept in a nursery adjoining their bedroom. It has a window.”

The letter ends with a threat of litigation if the Enquirer does not “retract each and every one of your false allegations about Mr. Cruise with the same prominence and emphasis as you gave your original false and defamatory assertions.” Fields also threatens to “call the Court’s attention to your long record of printing and publishing malicious lies about celebrities in order to enrich yourselves at their expense.”

Fields writes that “these disgusting lies about Mr. Cruise will be there for all time, to be read by his children and, someday, his grandchildren.”

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

I chuckled at the emphasis on “the windowless room” pushback. Like that’s the worst thing being said about Tom Cruise these days? That’s always the danger for celebrities who do sue or threaten lawsuits on the tabloids – by choosing to bitch about a specific headline or story, the celebrity might be seen as giving some sort of “consent in absentia” for the OTHER tabloid stories. You know? Like, In Touch, Us Weekly, Star Magazine and People are all running variations on the whole “Katie is a victim, Tom is evil” storyline, but because Tom isn’t threatening a lawsuit over them, does that make them true?

I should also note that Tom (and Katie) have done battle with American Media before – Star Magazine had to issue an apology about their cover last year in which they said Katie was addicted to Xenu-zappers or something. So… will The Enquirer issue an apology or a retraction? It depends on how good The Enquirer’s sources are.

Some photos of Tom Cruise on the set of Oblivion, and Katie out last night (she wore leather pants!).

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Eve says:

    Tom Cruise threatens to sue The Enquirer over their “Tom is a monster” cover

    But that’s exactly how he shows up in my scientology-related nightmares!!!

  2. ahoyhoy says:

    But he IS a ‘monster’. You can’t sue if it’s true! Typical Co$ intimidation tactics against the press.

    • Mich says:

      I SO totally agree. He advocates the separation of children from their parents. Not something as common as joint custody but total and complete separation. The 2004 video where he talks about SPs, how he alienated Nicole from her children and how he has never, ever, ever, ever stood up against this ‘church’ policy (and has even advocated it – again the 2004 video) makes it clear that he really and truly is a big, fat, giant monster. And he doesn’t even need lifts to fit the role.

      The truth hurts. Choke on it, you delusional, flying, telepathic j*ckass.

  3. Mia 4S says:

    Interesting, the Enquirer broke the Tiger Woods and John Edwards stories didn’t they? I really don’t know why he would sue, I pay zero attention to the tabloids and never would have seen this cover without him drawing attention to it. If he sues I just wish the Enquirer would go the distance. They’ll fold because of legal fees. If they didn’t, Cruise would have to be deposed…under oath!

    • Eve says:

      I really don’t know why he would sue, I pay zero attention to the tabloids and never would have seen this cover without him drawing attention to it.

      That’s Tom Cruise doing himself a disservice AGAIN.

      Remember when he sued that French online pagazine and the porn actor who claimed to have had an affair with him? When the story broke, US tabloids and blogs couldn’t report it because they could be sued for libel — the moment Cruise sued the paper and the man, everybody was allowed to talk about the 100 million dollars lawsuit (and the porn actor’s claims, by association).

  4. wildchild says:

    Poor Tom. I am starting to feel sorry for him ( which is probably what his PR want).. he is probably brainwashed too.. imagine the dirt the cult has on him.. he can never leave..

    • skuddles says:

      I wouldn’t waste any pity on Tom wildchild. He actually did get out once, back in 2004, when he was still happily married to Nicole. But CO$ sent the big guns after him and wooed and flattered him into returning. And I believe it was not long after that he dropped the divorce bombshell on Nicole as she didn’t share his crazy cult devotion. He had his chance to be free but his massive ego drew him back. And he’s certainly not your typical enslaved CO$ member either – he has perks and power galore. I definitely believe he is one of the bad guys.

  5. Britt says:

    Well Tom, the truth hurts huh!!

    • Sabrine says:

      I’m no fan of TC but I think that cover is a bit over the top. There’s no need for the Enquirer to sensationalize. There’s enough weird stuff without it. I suspect he was becoming more and more controlling as time went on – what’s with the cell phone switch-out? Was he monitoring her call records?

  6. lassie says:

    “[Suri] slept in a nursery adjoining their bedroom. It has a window.”

    Ah. Thanks for clarifying. That was the only part that was troubling me about the $cientology practice of raising children. Not the mind control and removal from their parents at an early age.

    • dorothy says:

      Yeah, right. I was thinking the same thing.

    • Lizzie K says:

      LOL, this is on a par with the “Tom is a normal parent” from the Cruise insider. Is this the best they can do?

      OMG, this story just gets funnier and funnier to me! Love it!

    • stinky says:

      prison cells and office cubicles have windows too. they dont open. if you can’t escape out of it, it doesnt count as a real window! hee-hee

  7. HappyMom says:

    Ugh-leather pants in the summer in NYC.

    • Rhea says:

      Haha, I was just writing the same thing!! I’m feeling sweaty already just by looking at it… -_-

    • Masque says:

      Somewhere Ross Gellar just cringed.

      • NYCGAL says:

        LOL! I love that episode! I think I laughed until I cried when he was in the bathroom trying to get the pants off. That was comedy gold and really made me never want to wear leather pants.

      • Chicagogurl says:

        Love this Masque!

        Same here NYC Gal. And when the baby powder made a paste! ROMFA.

    • Chicagogurl says:

      Nothing like starting the single life with a yeast infection!

      I hope she stays single for a bit, between TC and Chris Klein and Joshua Jackson, I don’t think Katie has been single more that 4 months since she was 17.

    • holly hobby says:

      I hope she doesn’t have the Ross Gellar leather pants experience when she tries to pull them up after going to the bathroom!

  8. Ming says:

    The “National Enquirer” is so over the top, every print should have Alfred E. Neuman on it’s cover.

  9. DEB says:

    Tom Cruise honest? Right. LMAO.

  10. Rhea says:

    Leather pants?! It was hot last night in NYC!! Well, not hot like last weekend but still I wouldn’t wear a leather on summer. Or she just wants to look kick ass… :D

  11. dorothy says:

    I am predicting that his next movie will not do well. The fallout from this divorce, Scientology, his control over Holmes, etc.. will affect the public in a negative way. I don’t think his career will recover.

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      I agree, and that will bother him the most.

    • islandgirl says:

      I disagree. I think his little next movie will do very well. What fallout out from the

      • Susan says:

        I agree with the notion that this next movie of his will do well.

        It seems as though Mr. Cruise is becoming a grand curiosity in light of all the CO$ craziness that is
        being covered in the gossip-sphere.

        And if all else fails, he’s like a demigod or something, so he can just will us moviegoers to go see his movies. He does have special “mind powers” after all!

      • Amelia says:

        I think his next film will do well, purely because people will be curious, maybe see if anything’s changed.
        After Jimmy Carr got outed on legally tweaking his taxes, his ratings doubled.

      • Emily says:

        I was already thinking his next movie would do poorly because he is so utterly miscast. (Isn’t it the Jack Reacher one? He’s in so much stuff these days.) I don’t think its popularity or lack thereof will have much, if anything, to do with how much people hate Tom Cruise.

  12. ZigZagZoey says:

    I wonder if that tiny windowless room had tons of mirrors in it like Addy’s punishment room in American Horror Story.
    Is this an actual American Horror Story? :)

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Poor sweet Addy. Actually, yes, I think this whole CO$ mess DOES qualify as an American Horror Story.

      Look at what they’ve done to countless families and how they’ve treated people.

  13. the original bellaluna says:

    He won’t sue. It’ll draw too much more unwanted attention to the CO$.

    Anyone still doubting that TC was “summoned back to the mother-ship” for his birthday and told to settle the divorce?

    • Chatcat says:

      Bella…lol! And speaking of mother’s, this might be the mother of all PR disasters in Hollyweird with TommyGirl and CO$ creeps are the central characters.

      And all while this mess is being played out, good ol Johnny Travolta is getting daily massages until CO$ has to deal with his PR calamity!

      • the original bellaluna says:

        JT should really send Katie a “thank you” card! ;) She pulled his nalgas out of the proverbial fire.

  14. Lem says:

    He is not “honest”
    Unless the facts that he’s never had work done or those are his real abs don’t count as outright lies!

    • the original bellaluna says:

      And don’t forget the lie and perpetuation of said lie about how tall he is – those lifts are a lie, sir! A LIE!

      • wilkiecollins says:

        Omg so funny its the Sir it made me lol

      • OriginalTiffany says:

        Those boots are full on wedges. Cracks me up. Must be 5 or 6 inches of platform wedge there, Tommy.

        This is the funniest thing about TC.

  15. jess says:

    Im bored with this story now.

  16. says:

    The guy in picture 3 stole my bitch-I’m-getting-bored-already side eye.

  17. Julie says:

    there cant be too much dirt on TC and Co$.

    i have to say though that i really dislike when gossip magazines use pictures from different occassions to illustrate something. with tom i dont care much because i believe it all but that picture is still from another ocassion and often magazines use something like that to help to paint someone bad when its just a random photo which has nothing to do with the story.

  18. Lem says:

    Hey… The lawyer called her Katie!

    • Aussie says:

      oh that’s a big no no – Tom will be furious..again

    • Chicagogurl says:

      So tell me why when he was married to Nicole it was Nic this and Nic that and all of the sudden, Katie is Kate? Was he trying to make he seem more mature? Really? Because she was signing her name with a heart over the i?

      • jilly says:

        Good obso. Maybe he never had as much control over Nicole as he did (for 5 years) over KatE.

  19. ernie says:

    This gave me a good laugh. The issue was the no windows part. When truth is Suri lived in a loving and caring home where she was occasionally locked in a room that had a window. There. See? It had a window you suppressive people, you.

  20. CatfromFLA says:

    I actually trust the Enquirer. The Star not at all.I was a journalist in Miami when they had the headquarters in Boca(pre-anthrax)- after losing the defamation suit to C.Burnett they made sure their stories are pretty tight. I know/knew people there & at their short-lived Spanish version, Mira. They pay their reporters big $$$ and they also have the $$ to pay sources. Read Paul Pope’s book on his dad – it’s a good read for anyone interested in the evolution of gossip.

  21. ernie says:

    Oh and btw, I’m not sick of this. I want more. Good gossip aside though, I feel like this is the right time to use all this interest and further inform people about the dangers of this so called religion.

    • POOPIE says:

      Bring it ! this morning on the Today show they discussed the CO$ and on Rock Center tonite the subject is about escaping the CO$, so the media IS picking up on this and i don’t see it going away anytime soon!

  22. Aussie says:

    it’ll be interesting to see what happens in regards to them suing. Katie obviously has something on him and just looking at the sites such as the village voice articles etc, it does look like things might be imploding beyond the c of sc’s and toms control.

  23. Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

    I wish he would sue. Let him take them to court so the National Enquirer can tell the court all about the Cos and their weird ways.

    • Izzy says:

      ^^This!! Here’s the scenario:

      TC/BF: Take it back or Xenu’s gonna get pissed. And we’ll sue!

      ENQ: Bring it, b!tches. It’ll give us the chance to bring in a parade of witnesses, all of whom can confirm all sorts of juicy tidbits about you $ci-holes.

      TC/BF: Crap. We’re screwed. But we’re gonna put a Xenu-sized hex on your a$$es anyway! Just because.


      P.S. Does anyone else wonder if TC gave Bert Fields an old pair of his lifts so he could toss them at the ceiling while he’s screaming into the phone, or his dictaphone, on behalf of his midget client? Or is it just my warped mind? And, is calling TC a midget, an insult to small people everywhere?

  24. RHONYC says:


    i called it b4…there’s Katie wearin’ those bad-ass black leather pants. :-D

  25. AnnieN says:

    The only thing causing Mr. TC “hundreds of millions of dollars of professional and personal damages” are his own actions in the wake of this divorce. Anyone that has gone through something like this can plainly see that this man is a workaholic who cares more about his image and cult than his family. You think this cover will do damage? Most people won’t even see it. But they will hear the rumors and such from their friends and TC, the studios and the C0$ will feel it in their wallets when these new flops come out.

    On another note, is he wearing 80s moon boots? I think my mom had those.

  26. Hautie says:

    Here is my personal bias opinion.

    If there were legit grounds to sue. Cruise would have sued without threatening too. His lawyer would have put it on paper and marched down to the courthouse and got it filed.

    But he didn’t. His attorney Aaron Moss, is just bitching and whining.

    If there is any substance to the allegations, The Enquirer would have the lawsuit papers in their hands as we sit here.

    So it’s time to either prove it is all lies or shut up the whining.

    • original almond says:

      It’s so defeatist, too. He’s drawing attention to a story he wants buried. He’s shooting himself in the foot and bragging about it. Who are the people advising him? Is everyone in Co$ a complete moron? Because I doubt the studios would steer him in this ridiculous direction.

    • stinky says:

      someone above mentioned that if theres a letter on record, it can somehow strengthen the potential lawsuit… so it c/b a formality or it c/b the usual puffed up legal-blowhard-b.s.

  27. JC says:

    Strange death of David Miscaviage’s mother in law (ANOTHER murder!??)

  28. Rux says:

    I previously stated this in a prior post on a different matter, but I feel it needs repeating. I worked for a High Yield Bond Company for over five years and I was assigned a research project into American Media, which owns the Enquirer. After months of research, the outcome was that the Enquirer has been sued or threatened to be sued hundreds of times HOWEVER they have only lost a case once, back with Carrol Burnnett in the 70s. Over 80% of the cases are dropped without any retraction or apology on the Enquirer’s end and less than 10% or settled. These numbers do not lie. The Enquirer comes up with dirt that sticks and to say they are savvy journalist is an understatement. Due to my research, I tend to believe 80% of what is printed in the Enquirer. As an example, think about all the time celebrities threatened to sue and nothing came of it (i.e., David Beckham, Will Smith, John Edwards — to name a few). I predict there will be no retraction because I truly believe there is about 80% or more truth to these stories. Mark my words, nothing will happen to the Enquirer.

    • Izzy says:

      That’s good insight Rux! And another: The Enquirer has a legion of very, VERY good lawyers. I went to law school with one of them, and this was one of the smartest people in the room. Part of me likes that my classmate feels strongly enough to stand up for the 1st Amendment. Even if it is on behalf of the Enquirer.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        This is pertinent (and awesome) information! Sounds to me like The Enquirer has been attempting to turn the tables on their tawdry reputation and do some serious research/info-gathering for their stories.

        *snaps eyes open* I can’t believe I actually think The Enquirer is attempting to become a legitimate publication. Someone slap me, quick! And hand me a Karmakaze.

      • Izzy says:

        One double-karmakaze coming up! The way this whole thing is unfolding, we should blend a huge pitcher of drinks, order up some food and call it Dinner Theater.

      • Rux says:

        Thank you for mentioning that. I overlooked stating that fact regarding all the top notch lawyers they have. I CANNOT wait to see what happens next. Big deal, a warning letter from Tom Cruise’s lawyers…it’s all fluff. He will not do a single thing about it. The lawsuit will just bring more light on CO$ and I bet Misskeeve will make Cruise drop this shit.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Izzy, you rock! Thank you. Between the fires, broken AC, and 103 degree heat (now with added bonus humidity!) I am FRIED.

        And ain’t no way Mama’s cookin’ in this heat, so ordering in & dubbing it Dinner Theater is a go!

      • Izzy says:

        It occurred to me that anyone logging on here for the first time and reading this, would think we are batcrap crazy. Then it occurred to me that next to Tommy and Miss Cabbage, we look totally sane and boring. THEN it occurred to me that I’m OK with it either way.

        Now, on to Dinner Theater. Crudite, anyone?

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Izzy – Well, I guess we should thank them for making us look boring. ;) Crudite sounds lovely.

  29. Lucy2 says:

    I’m not sick of it yet.
    There was a window. Whew! Everything was just peachy then.
    I don’t know how much of the details I believe, but I do think it was a controlling, mentally abusive environment.

  30. Green Is Good says:

    God, Tommy Girl an idiot. Way to draw yet MORE negative attention to the whole situation!

    And The Enquirer ain’t backing down. They’ll fight Tommy-Girl and all his little minions. And by little minions, I of course mean David “Miss-Cavidge”.

  31. Isa says:

    I just love that little dog looking at Katie. So sweet.

  32. Catherine Paris says:

    I love the leather pants. She looks great, happy & confident. Go Katie!

  33. Mira says:

    These stories are so much more fun than their actual divorce. Yesterday, Daily Mail had another hilarious, but scary, article on how Cruise is raging with anger over Katie’s master plan escape and that eventually a Cruise volcano will take Suri away.

    The room has a window. Period.

  34. Francesca says:

    Love the bodyguards. And the pants! YOU GO KATIE!!

  35. spitfire says:

    But Rumpelstiltskin isn’t suing the Enquirer for a cover story where it said he was caught in bed with a half naked woman! I guess anything to do with perpetuate the myth that he’s a stud he and the CO$ would gladly see. What a pathetic, stupid, dork. He and Miss Cabbage both !!! Ewwww!!!

  36. spitfire says:

    But Rumpelstiltskin isn’t suing the Enquirer for a cover story where it said he was caught in bed with a half naked woman! I guess anything to do to perpetuate the myth that he’s a stud he and the CO$ would gladly see. What a pathetic, stupid, dork. Anything true he and Miss Cabbage both have a hissy fit competition !!!

  37. G says:

    So, I’m kind of wondering if/when this story will change from being about Tom Cruise “member” of the Church of Scientology to Tom Cruise “senior leader” of the Church of Scientology.

    Will the scrutiny change from seeing him as a member of a questionable cult to someone who is aware, supportive and responsible for some of it’s practices and actions?

    • Nettie says:

      That is so true. The designation SHOULD change. He’s not a “member” anymore and hasn’t been for some time.

  38. Mac says:

    It’s already obvious that Tom Cruise is terrified of what could be unearthed during pre-trial discovery & depositions.

    He’s bluffing and when he fails to follow through with his threats of litigation he’ll be a human piñata for the tabs.

  39. Rachel says:

    I kind of love this cover. It’s so over-the-top, it’s making me giggle. Ah, Tom Cruise, master of crazy face. Love!

  40. benny says:

    I don’t think the tabloids care about Tom suing anymore. It’s clear that scientology will NEVER allow Tom to be deposed, or any of the other higher-ups in that pathetic “church” — so what good would a lawsuit do? Tom will settle for a nominal amount before any discovery can begin. And the tabloids know that.

  41. Mich says:

    Argh! Ugh! Ack! Grrr! Smack my head on desk!!!!

    This man is the biggest, most unrepentant hypocrite I think I have ever seen. If I found myself in a room with him, LRH help me, I would probably try to physically assault him.

    His church, the body that he is in the top echelons of, sells confessions out and, if need be, makes up lies to slander people on a daily basis in order to cut them off from everyone and everything they know so they feel they have no choice but to comply. If people don’t buckle from that incredible pressure, they send out goons to further intimidate and harass.

    His lawyer says that this cover might cost him money??? I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate him.

    Tom Cruise (Sci trolls, feel free to pass my thoughts on up) – do you hear me? Can you handle the truth? You are a horrifically DESPICABLE and selfish human being of the highest order.

    /rant over. it was building. CB – please don’t send me to moderation purgatory for venting! I love you and this forum too much!

    • Mich says:

      Since I seem to be in Venting Mode, I might add that if this was a movie, TC would cast his onscreen self in a role against his real self.

      • RHONYC says:

        speaking of money…i’ve been trying to place that face all day. isn’t that the “SHOW-ME-THE-MONAAAAAYYY!” face? lmao :-D

      • Mich says:

        @ RHONYC

        Looks more like an “I’m right and before you tell me I’m not let me emphasize I’M RIGHT EVEN IF I AM WRONG BECAUSE I AM MORE MAGICAL THAN YOU” face.

        By the by – I’ve LOVED your comments on these threads :-)

  42. john c says:

    good for Tom, sue them, garbage publication

    • Mich says:

      Does anyone else notice that sometimes a lot of never seen before male names pop up on certain TC threads? They always seem to be pro-TC.

    • benny says:

      What difference does it make if he sues? The tabloids know Cruise will never go through with it — the so-called “church” will not allow Cruise to be deposed by Enquirer’s pittbull attorneys. Imagine the dirt they could REALLY dig up after deposing a nut case. It’s too risky for Cruise, he has more to lose than the Enquirer.

      The tabloids know Cruise won’t go through with a deposition, he has too much to hide. So it’s open season on him now.

      • Tiffin says:

        Agree with you benny – he won’t sue.

        ‘The tabloids know Cruise won’t go through with a deposition, he has too much to hide. So it’s open season on him now’

        I think you’re right about this too. And open season on Cruise hopefully means open season on the cult also.

  43. Cazzee says:

    If I were Katie Holmes, my next boyfriend would be:

    Twentysomething, and an

    She’s on the prowl. Good for her.

    • jilly says:

      Katie is so not on the prowl. Right now she is all ‘not without my daughter’. And I think that folks are giving her FAR too much credit. This is all about the machinations of her lawyer father. Katie is the same idiot who went into a relationship with TC despite all the crap everyone already knew about him.

      Bottom line, Katie Holmes is an idiot. But her father has brilliantly protected his daughter and right now she is playing the role of a lifetime. She will never have a better acting gig.

    • Emily says:

      If I were Katie Holmes, my next boyfriend would be the absolutely last thing on my mind for years. I hope doesn’t get serious about anyone romantically for a while. I think she needs to spend time with her daughter and with friends and with herself, alone.

  44. thetruthhurts says:

    Oh big deal she wore leather pants!! Katie has ALWAYS dressed fashionably, hello… As for the Enquirer? They are correct on a lot of stories, but this one seems to have stretched the truth a bit. I remember when Oprah interviewed Tom she went to the house in Telluride. They had a little playhouse for Suri underneath the stairs where Tom said he had tea parties with Suri. It was cute. Although I believe the Church of Scientology was a reason for the divorce, not to mention, Katie probably feeling as though she lost her identity in the marriage, a lot of these stories are ridiculous. If Tom left the Church during his marriage to Nicole, I wish he would leave it now for good (especially with all the creepy miskovich stories coming out) and get his wife and child back!

  45. ojulia123 says:

    I really don’t think Tom is a monster, I just think he’s…lost. He’s a brainwashed victim of a cult and these awful CO$ people have taken horrible advantage of him.

    • Mac says:

      Tom Cruise is one of the “awful CO$ people”.

      He along with other celebrities not only allow the Co$ to thrive but to also flourish.

      Cruise is responsible for enabling the Co$ to ruin thousands of lives.

    • Mich says:

      Gosh. Is there anything sadder and more in need of pity than a lost 50 year old boy who also happens to be one of the most influential men in the world?

      At his level, he is not the abused but the abuser.

      • J O'C says:

        I’m not saying I think he’s good person – but I do think he’s been brainwashed.

        I guess there’s a part of me that’s hoping that this will be his wake-up call. Obviously though, considering how he ultimately chose Scientology over his own child, that’s not going to happen, it it?

  46. MK Yarwood says:

    He’s not a monster, he’s a face. The monster lies behind him (hehe)

  47. Emily says:

    I love how they focus on the window part. Kind of shows that’s the only part they can refute, doesn’t it?

    The kids in Flowers in the Attic had a window too.

    • Tiffin says:


      Ah, a trip down 80′s memory lane.

      First moonboots and now ‘Flowers in the Attic’!!!

    • Mich says:

      LOL! I could never bring myself to read Flowers even though everyone I knew was obsessed with it (back in the day ;-) )

      It always creeped me out … much like Scientology.

    • lori says:

      This is how you know the story is true. “A window.”
      TC and Miscavige are going down punching at anything that moves. When you are a horrible controlling SELFISH monster, it’s fun to nitpick about the single tiny ‘window’ in a prison you’ve built. Free Suri. Free Isabella. Free Conner.

  48. Chatcat says:

    Hey TommyGirl….here is a quote from a REAL MAN (I know you have skulkers on here) so pay attention CO$ creepers…

    “I know what it is like to hit rock bottom. My wife left me, she was cheating on me when I was deployed and it showed me that family is the most important thing in my life,” he added. “The whole Hollywood aspect, it will eat you up. If God builds you up and you start to get an ego, he will smack you down.” Andrew McLaren

  49. Skinnybetch says:

    The national enquirer is so extra. Yes his religion is weird and creepy, but I just don’t see Tom as this big bad ‘monster’. . He’s like 4’11!

  50. Paloma says:

    With all the hoopla about the NE cover, I am promptly going to my grocery store to purchase.

  51. benny says:

    If I recall correctly, they settled the “lawsuit” against Star less than 2 months after filing the suit. That means they settled before Star could start deposing Katie or making a demand for documents, admissions, etc.

    I wonder whether the Star settlement gave Katie ideas about the divorce — you know, the light bulb went on above her head and she realized that scientology will NOT allow lawyers to start snooping around Tom Cruise or asking awkward questions, so Tom was likely to settle quickly and without a fight?

    I wonder whether the other tabloids are picking up on that too, that Tom’s lawyers’ threats are all bark and no bite, because scientology can’t risk having Tom deposed.

  52. lauren says:

    Tom’s personal life is proof of what an intolerable egomaniac he is..with his cult buddies. 3 divorces, gay porn lover rumours, blind items relating to TC gay trysts, cult rituals. How could Katie not be suspicious of TC? I cannot imagine the damaging garbage Suri has had to endure. Katie better not let her guard down–ever. Protect Suri..she did not ask for this twisted, selfish life.

  53. Liz Simpson says:

    Where I used to live,this was called ‘saber rattling’ Throw your tame lawyers ( how DO they live with themselves… Money I suppose) out there to create all sorts of noise to try to deflect the rampant gossip …I also concur that the Enquirer has surprisingly been right more than most of the tabloids, now I see it has a very strong legal team and meticulous research. However Tom’s advisors have done the exact opposite to what they want..we are now all awaiting more details

  54. jilly says:

    The significance of this National Enquirer cover is that the TomKat vs the Co$ story is NOT going to go away, as much as old-assed Bert Fields and TC want it to. This story is going to carry us thru the summer. Mark my words.

  55. erika says:

    is an abusively,controlling,spying, dictating, absent, lying husband a monster?

    you got CO$ staff, who tell katie what/when/where/how/who she’ll see, wanna see your mom? we’ll have to clear that w/ tom first…

    Here we see him trolloping about the forest, shooting his super gun

    “bang bang! bang,!”
    “Kapowwww” -]

    “Hi! I’m tom cruise! i’m a hollywood actor! i’m the best most handsome actor! “bang bang” i’m making my 32,344,567 movie about a spy/guy/secret agent, i’m packing a gun, see how talented i am!”

    “my wife/child who adore me cuz i’m tom cruise, well, ive got them locked up in an aprt somewhere, i got my CO$ warriors looking after her though…”

    “bang bang!” i’m so sexy

    “katie wants to know if she can have a glass of water? umm, sure, just 8oz this time, after all, i love her”

  56. cherylk says:

    Look what COS did for Bella..what a hot mess she is..Love the SKid Row look. what has all that auditingy accomplished??. and Connor..a DJ this the best COS produces as success for the children??? WTH

  57. vinod rai says:

    what is really amusing is the fact that scientoloogists seem to be shell shocked at the sudden lack of planning they have been dealt with. henceforth, they might come up with a crack team to counter exigencies!

    why does the so called “church of scientoloogists” need to hide anything about their religion ? every other religion is open, save for this little cult.

    if katie has to plan so much for a divrce, it just means the scientoloogists are really nasty!