Katie Holmes carried a sleepy Suri through New York after treating her to a late night ice-cream. The actress – who filed from divorce from Tom Cruise last Thursday (28.06.12) – put on a brave face and went about her business as usual, after stepping out without her wedding ring the other day.
The 33-year-old actress ended her marriage to Tom Cruise – who is a high-profile member of the quasi-religious cult – last week and sources close to the star have revealed she was worried their six-year-old daughter would be subjected to a process known as ”sec checking”, according to TMZ.com.
During these tests the subject holds electrode handles on a device called an electropsychometer or E-Meter and is then asked a series of personal questions that help the church locate ”areas of spiritual distress” but according to ex-members it is designed to help kids spy on their parents.
While the person is being asked the questions, a church auditor collects E-meter readings from the device, which has been compared to a polygraph machine. According to former Scientology member and Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis, the tests often help members to remember past lives. He previously explained: ”If you’re having a fight with your girlfriend, the auditor will ask, ‘Can you remember an earlier time when something like this happened?’ And if you do, then he’ll ask, ‘What about a time before that? And a time before that?’ ”
It has also been claimed Katie ended the marriage because she was concerned Tom wanted to send Suri to the Sea Organisation – a floating Scientology school. Those on board the ship are required to commit themselves to the quasi-religious sect for a billion years and allegedly asked to disconnect from any non-believers.