Tom Croose is a lawyer of the trail TV show Judgement Day, but was Kneesocks in disguise to frame Panty & Stocking.
Tom Croose is a parody character that first appeared in the anime Panty & Stocking Episode 8. He was a famous attorney on the live TV show Judgement Day that was putting Panty and Stocking on trail for the murder of the ghost Mr. Husband Petter. In fact, he turned out to be Kneesocks in disguise.
The persona of Tom Croose is a parody of the actor Tom Cruise(トム・クルーズ) . Even the way their names are spelled in Japanese are nearly identical.