Tom Cruise to File For Divorce From Katie Holmes, Seek Joint Custody of Suri in California

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Tom Cruise is reportedly gearing up for a fight.

Having been blindsided last week by his spouse, he is ready for a custody battle over Suri Cruise and preparing to counter-file for divorce in California.

According to celebrity gossip sources, Cruise wants to ensure that Katie doesn't get sole custody of Suri, which she asked for in her New York filing.

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Cruise's camp says the divorce can only take place in New York if the marriage occurred there or the spouse has been living there continuously.

Despite the couple owning an N.Y. apartment deeded in her name, he will argue that both live in L.A. and she doesn't meet N.Y. residency requirements.

This is significant as N.Y. courts are perceived as much more likely to award sole custody in a contentious divorce than their California counterparts.

An insider added of Cruise's game plan: "There is absolutely no way that he is going to let Katie have sole custody. The lines are being drawn."

The somewhat surprising Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce came out of nowhere, allegedly prompted by her fear of Scientology groups corrupting Suri.

The Church of Scientology has denied reports suggesting its people are tailing Katie Holmes or that she is under surveillance, as has been rumored.

Regardless, it wasn't a shock to many when she filed for divorce that it was Cruise's controversial religion at the crux of the couple's marital problems.

"Every move she made and everything she did was controlled ... She felt like she was in Rosemary's Baby," says one insider, referring to the 1968 film.

Indeed, her decision to leave the movie star wasn't easy, nor was it simply about the 33-year-old's own personal contentment, a Holmes source says.

"This is about protecting her daughter," the insider explains.

"She wants to be in charge of how Suri is being raised and didn't want her to have an exclusively Scientology education. She felt she had to get out to save her daughter."

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I believe suri has been subject to a lot of tension already, after all think of suri she is only 6!!! this is just not fair, and unlikely would not understand scientology. It is best Katie Holmes is allowed to raise Suri, as she is more grounded well balanced, from a good catholic family, and will give her daughter the security and love she needs. Maybe the father will be allowed to see the child with social services present so he does not try anything. It be sad to cut him of completely as he is suri's dad and she will need him too..

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Tom if the judge has any fucking scene you will not even get to visit suri let alone get custody of her, the kid looks fucked up enough, you need sectioning
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I was feeling pressed in the interview with Matt Lauer. For me, my issue was really about child drugging. It's not like it is today, like people are really kind of openly talking about this.

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