Skip to comments.Scientology Not To Blame for Holmes "Sores"
Posted on 07/26/2005 5:36:40 PM PDT by Rodney King
The controversial Church of Scientology has slammed reports one its rituals was responsible for the sores on Katie Holmes' mouth in May. Only a week after Tom Cruise and Holmes confirmed they had been dating for "a couple of weeks" in late April, the former Dawson's Creek star was photographed with several cold sores and a red rash around her mouth. While most critics believed Holmes had acquired the sores from her public kissing sessions with Cruise, several gossip columnists claimed the 26-year-old actress developed the sores after enduring a Scientology process, known as purification. Holmes has been studying the religion since she began dating her now-fiance Cruise. The alleged client of the purification is given vitamin B3 (niacin), which helps to decrease cholesterol and boost circulation. However, a spokesman for the church says, "Whatever is on Katie's face has nothing to do with us. It's insulting that you would ask such a thing."
Well, so much for eating dinner tonight.
That's my standard response whenever I'm asked too.
I guess the scientologists had nothing to do with Lisa McPherson's death either.
I had such a crush on Katie until she joined that cult.
Satan's fall back cult in case Mohammed's little enterprise should fall on hard times.
Ahh, Herpes. The gift that keeps on giving!
Sounds like a stress-induced case of herpes simplex to me.
What a weird religion this is.
Too much niacin can cause liver damage, and the "flush" from taking too much too soon can be mighty frightening!
I think that only a minority stay in a cult like $ci for any significant amount of time. If TomKat splits up, I wouldn't be surprised if Katie dropped $ci like the bad habit it is. After all, Nicole dropped $ci once she and Tommy divorced, and she's pretty much staying to her Catholic roots.
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