It's the war of the words between Celebrity Rehab's Dr. Drew Pinksy and everyone's favorite Scientologist, Tom Cruise. You see, Dr. Drew told Playboy that Tom's interest in the somewhat questionable faith is "a function of a very deep emptiness and suggests serious neglect in childhood -- maybe some abuse but mostly neglect."
Well, Tom freaked out and his lawyer, Bert Fields, contacted the New York Post's Page Six, shooting back, that the doc is an "unqualified television performer who is obviously just looking for notoriety [and] is so grotesquely unprofessional as to pretend to diagnose Tom and others without ever meeting them."
"He seems to be spewing the absurdity that all Scientologists are mentally ill," the attorney added. "The last time we heard garbage like this was from [Nazi propagandist] Joseph Goebbels."
Since getting slammed by Tom's peeps, Dr. Drew's rep released a statement to UsMagazine.com saying that Drew "meant no harm" and "apologizes if his comments were hurtful." He went on to say, "Although Mr. Field's intent is clearly to slander and discredit Dr. Drew, under no circumstances is Dr. Drew making a blanket diagnosis about Scientology nor Mr. Cruise whom he does not know. Dr. Drew was simply using Mr. Cruise as an example of someone who is recognizable to help the public understand. Again, Dr. Drew meant him no harm."
Who's side are you on? I'm thinking Dr. Drew was out of line. Guess you won't be seeing Tom on Dr. Drew's couch anytime soon -- even though he really loves the couches.