Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Settle out of Court
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes could of fought a nasty battle in court over their divorce and custody of their 6 year old daughter Suri, but the ex-couple somehow settled their dispute outside of court with the help of lawyers instead of a judge.
In a recent statement just released to Entertainment Tonight, Katie’s Lawyer, Johnathan Wolfe, said:
“The case has been settled and the agreement has been signed. We are thrilled for Katie and her family and are excited to watch as she embarks on the next chapter of her life. This result could not have been achieved without the hard work of my partner Gary Skoloff and our co-counsel Allan Mayefsky, Michael Mosberg and Larry Trachtenberg of Aronson Mayefsky and Sloan and Peter Walzer and Chris Melcher of Walzer & Melcher in California. We thank Tom’s counsel for their professionalism and diligence that helped bring about this speedy resolution.”
Seems to me that Katie probably had some juicy dirt on Cruise, making him opt for a private agreement as opposed to a lengthy trial that would allow the media to get involved.
Earlier today, Holmes and Cruise released this statement:
“We are committed to working together as parents to accomplish what is in our daughter Suri’s best interests. We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other’s commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other’s roles as parents.”
Best of luck to Katie. We can only hope that Suri grows up with at least a semi-normal life.