In May (05), Cruise - who claims to have helped people fight drug addictions through his controversial Scientology religion - sparked a war of words when he criticised Shields for using anti-depressant Paxil, following the birth of her daughter ROWAN.
Jones, who once battled depression, says, "(Cruise's comments) upset me a lot. I'm a true believer in you do what you need to do for yourself to become a better person. To so arrogantly criticise the use of SSRIs in public is really unfortunate.
"A lot of people use drugs to get better. It's not about getting addicted to them or being on them forever. I would hate for anybody with that much power and talent to discourage somebody to help themselves.
"I'm not on medication now. I was, and it helped me through a difficult time. I would never take that back."