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Tom Cruise: Katie Holmes Never Said Scientology Played a Part in Divorce

November 9, 2013 (2:18 am) GMT
In a court document dated November 5, the 'Misson: Impossible' star says, 'Katie has never told me that this [Scientology] was a reason for our divorce.'

apparently has backpedaled on his statement about his divorce from . Cruise, who is fighting against Bauer Publishing in a $50 million lawsuit over its headlines, previously seemed to admit that his religion Scientology contributed to his separation from the former "Dawson's Creek" star.

In a September 9 deposition, Cruise was asked if Holmes left him "in part to protect Suri from Scientology" and he said the question was "offensive." The legal team asked again, "And Ms. Holmes has never indicated in any way that was one of the reasons she left you? ... To protect Suri from Scientology?" to which he answered, "Did she say that? That was one of the assertions, yes. There are many other aspects to the divorce."

The actor, however, amended his remark. As quoted by PEOPLE, in a November 5 court document, the "" star said, "Katie has never told me that this [Scientology] was a reason for our divorce."

Holmes and Suri, meanwhile, are currently in Cape Town, South Africa. The actress is filming a movie called "" alongside and . The mother and daughter were spotted at the Two Oceans Aquarium on Thursday, November 7. They were seen eating fish and chips in Nobel Square. The 7-year-old Suri at one point was pictured offering her leftover to a bronze statue of former South African President F.W. de Klerk.

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