Scientologists deny following Katie Holmes
London: The Church Of Scientology has vehemently denied sending anyone to follow Katie Holmes after she filed for divorce from Tom Cruise.
A lawyer for the church also dismissed reports that Cruise - a prominent Scientologist - wanted their six-year-old daughter Suri to join the Sea Organisation.
The Sea Org, has been described by its detractors as a boot camp for the controversial religion.
TMZ had first reported that the 33-year-old was being followed.
But lawyer Gary Soter insisted that there was no truth in the report.
“There is no truth whatsoever to the TMZ.com report (or any other report) that the Church Of Scientology has sent anyone to follow or surveil Katie Holmes,” Sky News quoted Soter as saying.
“The allegation about a six-year-old joining the Sea Org is similarly untrue,” he said.
The tabloid had reported that Holmes, who announced on Friday that she was filing for divorce, feared her estranged husband wanted Suri to join the Sea Org in the near future.
But it cited the Scientology lawyer as saying nobody under the age of 16 could join the elite body.
Minors must have the “consent of both parents and/or all legal guardians” to become members.
TMZ also cited sources close to Holmes as saying she believes the Church Of Scientology views her as a threat to the organisation.
The sources insisted that the church had sent a team to spy on her, with mysterious men and vehicles tailing her in recent weeks.