In the immediate aftermath of her escape divorce filing, Katie ducked out of sight, a serious change in routine from her frequent paparazzi-documented strolls with Suri around Manhattan. But her every move may still be under observation, even if it remains unclear who's doing the observing.
According to TMZ, Katie, 33, suspects the Church of Scientology has her under surveillance because it "now views her as a threat to the organization."
The scrutiny was purportedly stepped up in the last few weeks as "discord" grew between Holmes and Cruise. In recent days, several SUVs have been spotted outside the New York apartment the actress secretly rented, and it doesn't appear that they belong to the usual media types.
The New York Daily News noted "five burly and menacing men" parked outside her building on Sunday, while the New York Post claims the group is armed and their presence is a "heavy-handed intimidation attempt."
The Post, whose overlord, Rupert Murdoch, just tweeted his belief that the L. Ron Hubbard-founded religion is "creepy, maybe even evil," says police were called to check out one of the vehicles for "suspicious activity" on Sunday but didn't take any action.
The Scientologists deny (via the Daily News) sending "anyone to follow or surveil" Tom's estranged missue.
Do you believe them? If not, you may have just sussed out Katie's split strategy. Read on for a "Rosemary's Baby" comparison ...