THAT "RECRUITMENT" VIDEO :Before walking onstage and receiving a giant medallion for being the Freedom Medal Of Valor Winner from the International Association of Scientologists, Tom Cruise appeared in a pre-recorded video. It claims Cruise "has introduced LRH's technology to over one billion people." Then, clad in a black turtleneck and addressing the camera confessional-style, Cruise manically rambles about the benefits of the church. His rapid cycling between forced laughter and fire-eyed intensity makes him come off looking like he might be on another planet entirely.
The statements he makes about the abilities of Scientology practitioners are equally out-of-this-world. According to Cruise, Scientologists are "authorities on getting people off drugs, using the mind, improving conditions, rehabilitating criminals, creating peace, and uniting cultures." They're also apparently uniquely qualified for high stress situations. For example, when Cruise happens on a car accident, he springs into action, because "he knows he's the only one that can really help." Planning on becoming an EMT? Forget that, you just need some auditing!HE
After Cruise and Kidman married, he drifted away from the church. Seeing him as one of their most high profile (thus invaluable) members, church leader David Miscavige allegedly set out to destroy their marriage, having decided Nicole Kidman to be a dangerous influence or "Suppressive Person," in the religion's vernacular. Miscavige wooed Cruise back into the fold, convincing him of his suspicions of Kidman, allegedly coaxing permission from Cruise to put a wiretap on Kidman's phone. Upon further harassment from church loyalists as well as Kidman's general disillusionment with the higher level teachings, the wedge between the couple grew, eventually ending in divorce.
HE ENLISTED THE CHURCH TO "CAST" HIM A NEW GIRLFRIEND :
After his marriage to Nicole Kidman and subsequent relationship with Penelope Cruz, Tom Cruise reportedly lamented to Miscavige about not being able to find the right girl. In a fascinating article, Vanity Fair tracked down former high-ranking members of Scientology to detail exactly how Miscavige and others then set out to groom the young Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi to be Cruise's next lady. Though the romance with Cruise was a whirlwind, even resulting in Boniadi moving into Cruise's lavish mansion, the courtship was strange from the start. There was intense scrutiny and constant monitoring by church officials. The perplexing final straw apparently came over Boniadi asking Miscavige to repeat himself a few times in conversation (she is not a native English speaker), which for some reason enraged Tom Cruise past the point of reconciliation. He supposedly then shipped Boniadi away to a Scientology center in Florida where she performed grueling manual later to atone for her "errors."
On a now-infamous Today show appearance, Tom Cruise lambasted Matt Lauer, calling him "glib," when Lauer asked basic questions about the merits of psychopharmacology. Claiming he's done extensive research on chemical imbalances and their proper treatment, Cruise then bashed Brooke Shields over her use of drugs in treating her postpartum depression, claiming she could have taken vitamins and used other techniques to treat herself. We're curious what movie role required all that research, as Cruise's profession is acting, after all. Best guess would have to be Days of Thunder. Everybody could use a little medical advice from Cole Trickle, right?
In additional post-Going Clear fallout, former Scientologists keep revealing more and more bizarre anecdotes connected with the religion. From the YouTube Video, Growing Up In Scientology, Nick Lister claims he's friends with Jamie Lesavoy, Cruise's niece. Apparently, Lesavoy told Lister that when she was 14, her famous uncle barred her from family events after catching her on surveillance footage kissing a boy at his estate. As crappy as that sounds, considering what happened to Cruise's ex, Nazanin Boniadi, not being invited it to the annual Cruise family potluck doesn't seem all that bad.
HE OFFERED TO HELP DISCIPLINE INSUBORDINATE SCIENTOLOGISTS :
Church leader David Miscavige has a reputation for a fast temper and utilizing brutal tactics to enforce his interpretation of the religion. With Cruise's intense devotions, as well as the fact that he and Miscavige are extremely close, it's no surprise Cruise allegedly offered to "beat the living ****" out of some insubordinate members for improperly preparing the church's Hemet, CA compound for his visit. Allegedly, three men were imprisoned and repeatedly beaten by Miscavige and others, while Miscavige threatened that Cruise was on his way to take part. Of course the church denies up and down that the punishment even occurred, but the look in Cruise's eyes in that recruitment video has "ready-to-beat-down-derelicts" written all over it.
After her straight-out-of-a-Lifetime-movie flight from their marriage—complete with burner phones, a clear exit strategy, and multiple lawyers in multiple cities—Katie Holmes eventually agreed to a custody arrangement with Tom. She has primary custody, and he pretends to be a dad in the few days a year he isn't shooting or promoting a movie. That sounds like a terrible generalization, but Cruise allegedly hasn't seen his daughter in just under two years. That's because Holmes has allegedly been declared a Suppressive Person, so Cruise isn't supposed to have any relation to her whatsoever. Sadly, this seems to result in him not interacting much with Suri as well, not even making an effort to see her before or after his recent Daily Show appearance, which is just blocks away from her NY home. Of course, this could just be tabloid fodder, which for the sake of Suri we hope is the case. So long as she doesn't ever ask David Miscavige to repeat himself. That does not seem to go over well.
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