Threats that Tom Cruise would face difficult questions about his personal life and Scientology if he pursued his $50 million defamation suit against Bauer Media for publishing an article in Life and Style suggesting Tom Cruise had abandoned his daughter Suri, just got a little closer to reality. According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter on February 14, Bauer Media, represented by attorney Alonzo Wickers, is seeking detailed information as part of the discovery process in the trial.
Not only does Bauer Media want to know how Cruise’s involvement in the Church of Scientology effected his decisions to contact or visit Suri, it wants to know about Suri’s mental and emotional state during and after the divorce, too.
Other information requested in the court documents include the terms of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s divorce, an account of communication or contact Cruise has had with Suri since the divorce and Cruise’s expected communication and visitation schedule with Suri in the future.
How Suri’s mental and emotional state will be assessed, and by whom, is not known at this time.