Tom Cruise Admits Scientology Contributed to Katie Holmes Split

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Tom Cruise says Scientology played a part in his split from Katie Holmes because she wanted to protect their daughter from the controversial religion. While being deposed by Bauer Publishing in Los Angeles, Cruise — who is suing the publisher for $50 million for claiming he "abandoned" the 7-year-old girl after his divorce — made the admission, which had long been speculated about. According to a transcript of the Sept. 9 deposition, which was obtained by "omg! Insider," the 51-year-old revealed that Suri is no longer practicing the religion and was asked whether Holmes divorced him to "protect" the girl from Scientology. Cruise, who said he found the question "offensive," replied, "There is no need to protect my daughter from my religion." However, when asked whether Holmes divorced him for that reason, he replied, "That was one of the assertions, yes. … There are many other aspects to the divorce." Check out the vid to learn more and be sure to tune in to “omg! Insider” on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news.

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