Katie Holmes poised to play tough against Cruise, Scientology in custody battle

Katie Holmes poised to play tough against Cruise, Scientology in custody battle

New York City : NY : USA | Jul 05, 2012 at 3:16 AM PDT
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Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes Divorce: Custody Battle Emerging Over Daughter Suri, Scientology?

After months of depression and being pushed around by ex-husband Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes was finally spotted reflecting some positive energy.

The 33-year-old actress was seen grabbing an ice-cream and running errands with her daughter, Suri, during the July 4th holiday. As Holmes shopped around for groceries with Suri inside the tow, she told one of the reporters that she was doing just fine, breaking her silence for the first time since her divorce filing last week. “I’m all right. Thank you,” Holmes said and politely moved on.

By filing for divorce while seeking sole custody of her 6-year-old daughter, Holmes made it clear that she wouldn’t let herself suffer the way Cruise’s ex-wife, Nicole Kidman, did by losing the custody of her two adopted children to Cruise. Holmes appears to be in much better spirits than she was a couple of weeks back.

"She's been miserable for a long time, but the last couple of weeks, she's been happy -- like she's been set free," an insider told Us Weekly, according to a report by MSN. Another source close to Holmes said that whatever the actress was doing, she’s doing it to keep Suri away from Cruise and his cult at the Church of Scientology.

"Every move she made and everything she did was controlled,” the source said, referring to Holmes’ decision to blindside Cruise on the divorce, seek sole custody and move into her new apartment with Suri. “This is about protecting her daughter," the source said.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, many experts think that Holmes appears to be more aggressive and fearless than those who have previously taken steps to distance themselves from the Church, noting that her courage could have stemmed from the fact that many high ranking people that influenced Cruise and Kidman’s divorce are no longer part of Scientology. What’s better is that a lot of people, who left the Church some time back, are extending their support to Holmes in her fight to raise Suri the way she wishes.

Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of a powerful former Scientology chairman, David Miscavige, says her experience at growing up in Scientology was both mentally and physically abusive.

“As a mother myself, I offer my support to Katie and wish for her all the strength she will need to do what is best for her and her daughter.”

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