Tom Cruise Admits Scientology Contributed to Katie Holmes Split

November 08, 2013 AT 6:18 PM
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.