Katie Holmes denies filing for emergency custody hearing over Suri in divorce battle with Tom Cruise
03:08 GMT, 5 July 2012
Katie Holmes has denied reports she filed for an emergency custody and child support following news she is divorcing Tom Cruise.
Her lawyer released a statement today following claims she had asked a judge for an 'emergent application' which would have seen her come face to face with Tom for the first time since their split was announced five days ago.
Katie, 33, has asked for sole legal custody of their six year old daughter Suri.
Going their separate ways: Katie Holmes' lawyer has denied reports she filed for an emergency custody hearing which would have seen her come face to face with estranged husband Tom Cruise on July 17
But her lawer Jonathan Wolfe told People.com: 'Other
than her action for divorce, the only pending application filed by Ms
Holmes remains her request for an anonymous caption,' he said, referring
to how she wants the papers in the case to be filed anonymously.
Cruise is yet to file any legal
papers. The actor turned 50 yesterday and flew from Iceland where he is
filming to Los Angeles, spending the occasion with his adopted children
Isabella and Conner from his marriage to Nicole Kidman.
A source told People that he want to file papers in Los Angeles, which he considers his home, rather than in New York.
The insider said that despite having
an apartment in New York, the family primarily spent time in the Big
Apple for work purposes.
Taking no prisoners: Katie has asked for sole legal custody of Suri following her split from Tom
'They don't live in New York City. It's ridiculous.' the source is quoted as saying.
It was reported earlier that a hearing for the emergent application had been set for July 17, according to HollywoodLife.com.
A source allegedly told the website: 'Katie filed an ‘emergent application’ in New York City on July 3.'
of the Hollywood stars, who were married for almost six years, would be
required to appear in court on the aforementioned date before Judge
Matthew Cooper, HollywoodLife claimed.
The website claimed Katie’s attorney Allan Mayefsky filed for the custody and child support hearing yesterday.
Brave face: Katie and daughter Suri seemed happy when they stepped out for ice cream in New York last night
Tom is being represented by one of Los Angeles top divorce lawyers Dennis Wasser.
Well-known legal analyst and author
Lisa Bloom told website The Daily Beast: ‘She's making it clear she's
going to play tough. Cruise is more of a high-profile celebrity than she
is, so he has a greater distance to fall if grievances are aired.
‘Everyone has dirty laundry they don't
want aired. She's saying play fair with me or else. Of course she would
choose an experienced and tough lawyer.
‘But the fact that she'd choose someone
who's been known to go to media in the past signals that she might have
hired him for that reason.’
Protective: It is believed that keeping Suri from Scientology is Katie's main reason for divorcing Tom
Katie's fears that daughter Suri was set
to be inducted into a hardcore Scientology organisation were the
driving force behind the end of her marriage to Hollywood star Tom
The actress was allegedly convinced husband Tom Cruise was planning to send Suri, six, away to Sea Organisation – an association of Scientologists established in 1968 by L. Ron Hubbard, the science fiction writer and founder of Scientology.
Sea Org, as it is known, is where the highest levels of Scientology are taught and children as young as five can be sent to live there – without their parents.