Tom Cruise: Katie Holmes Left Me Over Scientology

Matt Dekneef

It was the worst-kept secret in Hollywood and now Tom Cruise has just confirmed it: His ex-wife Katie Holmes filed for divorce over his devotion to Scientology.

In a legal deposition obtained by TMZ—for a libel suit Tom is waging against a magazine that claimed he abandoned his daughter Suri—the actor was asked if Katie fled due to his religion.

“Katie Holmes left you in part to protect Suri from Scientology?” a lawyer for the defendant asked him.

After wrestling with the question, Tom finally responded:  “Did she say that? That was one of the assertions, yes.”

Tom also confirmed in the deposition that Suri is NOT a member of the church any longer.

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