Tom Cruise’s lawyer lashes out at Katie Holmes
London: Tom Cruise’s lawyer accused the actor’s wife of “playing the media” after she was photographed taking their daughter Suri out for an ice-cream.
Attorney Bert Fields suggested that the 50-year-old actor will wait for his missus to “wear everyone out” with publicity stunts before he gives his version of their break-up.
83-year-old Fields launched his attack as Suri was seen for the first time in public since Holmes announced on Friday that she is divorcing Cruise and wants sole custody of the six-year-old.
Suri was seen gently stroking Holmes’ face inside a New York ice cream parlour, near an apartment where she and the 33-year-old actress are staying.
“We are letting the other side play the media until they wear everyone out, and then we’ll have something to say,” the Daily Express quoted Fields as saying.
“It’s not Cruise’s style to do this publicly. He is really sad about what’s happening,” he said.
The lawyer hinted that his client will file a counter-claim against Holmes.
“Tactically we can’t say where Cruise will file a divorce case and if he’ll seek joint custody,” the lawyer added.
Holmes filed papers in the Big Apple last Thursday to end the couple’s five-year marriage citing “irreconcilable differences.”\
Sources close to the ‘Batman Begins’ star said that she feared Cruise planned to indoctrinate Suri into the hard-core Sea Org sect of the Scientology religion he follows.
Holmes, who was raised a Roman Catholic, was allegedly unhappy with an “audit” the religion allegedly uses on believers’ children to probe their secrets and fears.