Tom Cruise has admitted in a court deposition that Scientology contributed to his split from Katie Holmes.
The revelation was part of a Sept. 9 deposition taken in Los Angeles as part of a lawsuit Cruise filed against Bauer Publishing. He's suing for $50 million over two tabloid stories that claimed he "abandoned" the couple's 7-year-old daughter, Suri, after their 2012 divorce.
According to the deposition (a transcript of which obtained by RadarOnline), Cruise was asked by a lawyer for Bauer if Holmes left him to "protect" Suri from Scientology.
"I find that question offensive. ... There is no need to protect my daughter from my religion," Cruise responded.
But when he was asked whether it was "one of the reasons" Holmes left him, Cruise responded, "That was one of the assertions, yes." He also said "there are many different other [sic] aspects to the divorce."
The 51-year-old actor also revealed Suri is no longer practicing Scientology, and that his children with Nicole Kidman, Connor and Isabella, have not had contact with Holmes since their split.Click here to read more at CBSNews.com.