Sadly, it appears Tom Cruise is being faced with the dreaded and family destroying Scientology "disconnect." Since leaving Katie Holmes, he has seen Suri, his daughter less and less. For a short time, it actually looked like he might choose Suri over the controlling cult, but as of now a friend of Cruise's has requested that no more pictures of Suri be posted to his public Facebook group, "Tom Cruise Media."
<a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/tom-cruise-reportedly-hasnt-seen-daughter-suri-in-years-w434605/">According to <i>US weekly</i></a>, Tom Cruise reportedly hasn't seen Suri in years. Just earlier this week <a href=" https://www.inquisitr.com/4558293/suri-cruise-still-hopeful-to-have-relationship-with-tom-cruise-despite-strict-scientology-rules/">it was reported</a> that Suri was supposedly seeking a relationship with her estranged father.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/askjillian?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@askjillian</a>, this one is going to have you seeing red: Tom Cruise doesn't want to see Suri online… <a href="https://t.co/JTROdWNoqq">https://t.co/JTROdWNoqq</a></p>— Tony Ortega (@TonyOrtega94) <a href="https://twitter.com/TonyOrtega94/status/921085213224177664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 19, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Even more recently, however, it seems that a childhood friend of Tom Cruise, Maryann, in Kentucky has announced to members of the public group Tom Cruise Media on Facebook for users to please post no more photos of Suri since she was "no longer a part of his life." Another user asked if this meant that photos of Tom with Suri from years back would be prohibited, the group's admin explained they would be prohibited as well. And at Tom's request…
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<a href="https://tonyortega.org/2017/10/19/tom-cruise-childhood-friend-toms-family-told-me-he-doesnt-want-to-see-photos-of-suri-online/">According to Scientology researcher Tony Ortega</a>, who reached out to Maryann through email and then through the phone, Maryann has known Tom since he she was 21. At the time, the now world-famous star was only 16 and under the name Tom Mapother. Photos of Maryann with Tom had surfaced recently apparently corroborating their connection.
Maryann evidently has a connection to some of Tom's Kentucky kin including a cousin who was the one asking, on behalf of Tom, that no more Suri pictures be posted.
“I do know in he said he couldn’t stop it, but he would prefer that nothing of Suri be in his group,” she told Ortega.
According to the conversation between MaryAnn and Ortega, it appears as if Tom was pressured by Scientology to participate in this grueling "disconnect."
<blockquote>When we told her we were surprised that a star as huge as Tom Cruise would care what was said about him or shown in a Facebook group with only 3,300 members, Maryann said that Tom is “supposedly” concerned about what Suri is seeing about herself online now that she’s old enough, at 11, to look for herself.
When we told Maryann that this explanation didn’t make a lot of sense to us, she agreed with us. “It’s Scientology,” she says.</blockquote>
Maryann admitted that Cruise's reputation had suffered recently due to the church and found it "disturbing" that he would be willing to separate from his own daughter over it.
MaryAnn pines for her once close relationship with Tom and their long conversations.
<quote>“If I could have an hour with him, I really think I could get through to him. TC has some big issues in his life."</quote>
It's quite possible that Suri would be labeled off-limits due to her being in the care of Katie Holmes who is quite likely labeled an "SP," or "suppressive person" to the Church of Scientology.
It's heartbreaking to think that this group, considered a mind control cult by many thousands of ex-members and other vocal detractors, could keep a father from his own daughter.
In the words of TC's childhood friend Maryann in Kentucky, “Tom needs his ass whipped."