Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes Divorce Turns Nasty: Actor's Lawyer Says ‘The Other Side Playing The Media'
Tom Cruise’s camp has stayed relatively quiet on the split with Katie Holmes — until now.
The Top Gun star's lawyer is confirming that Cruise will file his own divorce papers, to counter his ex. But "tactically we can't say where Tom will file a divorce case and if he'll be seeking joint custody of Suri,” Bert Fields said in a new interview.
The attorney for the 50-year-old Hollywood superstar also took a major swipe at Team Holmes.
"We are letting 'the other side' (Katie and her team), play the media until they wear everyone out,” Fields told BBC. “Then we'll have something to say.”
After five years of marriage, Holmes, 33, filed for divorce from Cruise in New York City on June 28 citing “irreconcilable difference.” However, the first court date has been set for Holmes.
Katie will head to family court on July 17 in New York City at an order to show cause hearing. According to E! News, an order to show cause can be filed to request that the court issue a temporary order before the other side responds. This is used for time sensitive matters and when a decision is needed faster than a notice of motion.
In the week since, rumors have swirled around the estranged couple: Was there a prenuptial agreement? Did Scientology play a part in the split? Is a contentious custody battle brewing on the horizon?
But Cruise has done little more than confess he was “deeply saddened” by Holmes’ bombshell divorce decisions. And there’s a sensible reason for his public silence.
“It's not Tom's style to do this publicly,” Mr. Fields added. “He is really sad about what's happening."
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