Tom Cruise is still trotting the globe promoting Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, and thus far, his efforts have paid off.
The movie grossed more than $75 million domestically in its first week, and critics have praised Cruise for his impressive stunt work.
However, controversy follows the devout Scientologist wherever he goes these days, and the Rogue Nation press tour has been no exception.
First, there were the rumors about Cruise's refusal to pose with co-star Rebecca Ferguson on the red carpet. Insiders claimed that he tried and failed to convert Ferguson to Scientology and shunned her when she spurned his efforts.
Now, Cruise's beliefs (and Scientologists' controversial practice of cutting off contact with "suppressive persons") has come under fire yet again, as the actor's media blitz brought him to NYC, where he reportedly avoided his 9-year-old daughter.
Reports of Cruise refusing to see Suri as a result of his faith have been circulating for some time, and now, In Touch is claiming that the actor hasn't had any contact with his daughter in two years!
"[Cruise] was just blocks away from Suri [in New York City] and he didn’t spend a moment of time with her,” says one insider. “That’s the cold, harsh reality.”
While the neglect is generally attributed to Tom's commitment to Scientology, no one knows for certain why the 53-year-old has cut ties with his youngest child, as he reportedly refuses to discuss the matter, even with close friends:
“Tom will never address the Suri situation,” says the source. “It’s not going to happen because it’s a no-win situation for him.”
Well, at least the the guy has the decency to feel bad about it. We guess that's something?