Security Concerns Prompt Katie Holmes to Cancel First Public Appearance Since Splitting From Tom Cruise (EXCLUSIVE DETAILS)

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Katie Holmeshas cancelled her first public appearance since she split from husband Tom Cruise, Celebuzz has learned.

The 33-year-old ex Dawson’s Creek star was scheduled to walk the red carpet at this Saturday’s Dizzy Feet Foundation gala and attend an event during the day at downtown Los Angeles, Calif. new Grand Park.

However, Holmes’ rep has confirmed the actress has decided against appearing in support of the foundation that promotes dance education throughout the U.S., which she started three years ago alongside Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman and Carrie Ann Inaba.

Why did Katie avoid making an appearance?

A source close to the situation told Celebuzz: “Katie was really excited about attending the event, but in the end, her security team had concerns about the situation, especially the daytime event given it was being held in a public park.”

“Katie is devastated at the turn of events,” the close source said.

“She was really looking forward to it.”

The source added there was no specific threat made against Holmes.

“The organizers had beefed up security but even after doing all of that, the decision was made because her team couldn’t guarantee Katie’s safety,” said the source, who was briefed on the situation but could not speak publicly because they was not authorized to.

Holmes, who has one child with Cruise, six-year-old daughter Suri, filed for divorce on June 28 after nearly six years of marriage.

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