Cruise clashes with TV host    2005-06-25 02:39:21    

Tom Cruise is in the news again after an argument with US morning television host Matt Lauer on the NBC Today show, after Lauer brought up the controversy surrounding Cruise's comments about Brooke Shields.

Cruise defended his remarks and took exception to Lauer's assertion that some people could benefit from anti-depresants like Ritalin, saying, "Matt. Matt. Matt, you don't even - you're glib. You don't even know what Ritalin is. If you start talking about chemical imbalance, you have to evaluate and read the research papers on how they came up with these theories, Matt, okay? That's what I've done."

Cruise also labelled psychiatry a "pseudo science", stating that neither Shields, nor Lauer, understand it like he does. He then attacked Lauer for explaining that he had known people who had been helped by anti-depressants, accusing him of irresponsibly advocating drugs he knew little about on national television.


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