Actor Tom Cruise has reportedly been brainwashed by the Church of Scientology to believe his daughter, Suri Cruise, 10, is possessed by an evil spirit.
Ever since Suri’s mother, Katie Holmes, divorced Tom in 2012, he has reportedly spent little time with his daughter. The 53-year-old Hollywood superstar hasn’t been seen with Suri since September 2013, according to Inquistr.
Now Tom allegedly wants to reconnect with Suri so he can perform an exorcism on her. Although Tom’s rep denies the allegations, his former head of security, Gary Morehead, said Scientology leader, David Miscagive, was responsible for planting the idea in Tom’s head.
“Miscavige would have hammered home to Tom that Suri has been infiltrated by a bad Thetan,” Morehead told Radar Online of the evil spirit. “Therefore, it’s easy for Tom to disconnect from her.”
“Once you reach the mind-set where Tom is at, he doesn’t need much convincing,” he explained. “They believe the church is ultimately right, and abide by its demands.”
Former Scientologist Jon Atack told Radar Online that Tom may have felt guilty about neglecting Suri after the divorce, but was ordered to cut her off by the church.
“It’s likely Tom reported feeling upset, and that’s when I think he may have been told to drop any connection to his daughter,” Atack said.
Holmes has reportedly been seeing actor Jamie Foxx and is keeping their relationship private because she fears Tom may take Suri away.
“The last thing he wants is Tom going all 'Collateral' on him. Jamie doesn’t know his crazy side and he likes to keep it that way,” a source told Hollywood Life. “He’s heard war stories from Katie about what it’s like to be his bad side and he doesn’t want that drama.”
On April 18, Holmes planned an entire weekend of celebration for Suri’s 10th birthday party, but Tom did not show up, according to Inquistr.
“Suri was miserable. She got everything -- from designer outfits, a new computer and even a baby grand piano -- but none of it was enough,” said an insider. “All she wanted was time with her dad, but he didn’t even send a present!”