Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes Divorce Fallout: News Corp. Mogul Rupert Murdoch Calls Scientology 'Creepy'
"Watch Katie Holmes & Scientology story. Something creepy, maybe even evil, about these people," the media mogul tweeted yesterday morning.
Those weren’t the only comments Murdoch made on the TomKat divorce.
"Scientology back in news,” he also tweeted, referencing the controversial religion Cruise famously follows. “Very weird cult, but big, big money involved with Tom Cruise either number two or three in hierarchy.”
The chairman and chief executive of News Corp. has done business with Cruise in the past – or, at least, his studio has. Murdoch’s 20th Century Fox released Cruise’s film, Knight and Day,”co-starring Cameron Diaz, in 2010.
Murdoch’s comments didn’t go over well: he later tweeted that he’s received "hundreds of attacks." But don’t expect the 81-year-old to back down. He tweeted: "Expect they will increase and get worse and maybe threatening. Still stick to my story.”
Cruise and Holmes announced their impending divorce on Friday after some five years of marriage. Over the weekend, reports indicated that members of the Church of Scientology have been surveying Holmes since she split with the actor; a lawyer for the church says the accusations are false.
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