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Scientology, Tom Cruise, and Katie Holmes: What Katie Didn’t Know. Katie Holmes files for divorce from Tom Cruise and heads to New York with Suri., By Alo Ceballos/Filmmagic (Holmes); by Barnaby Hall/Getty Images (Man). Tom Cruise was in a state because he didn’t have a girl. Mike Rinder, the founding director of Scientology International and former head of the Office of Special Affairs, claims that the star had just said the same thing to him minutes before as they waited for Miscavige, who is referred to by Scientology honchos as C. O. B., chairman of the board. Miscavige, according to Rinder and Marty Rathbun, Scientology’s former inspector general and No.
A year after Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise in June 2012, the actor and dad of three is still going solo. Here, we look back at all his former flames. Katie Holmes did NOT hide from Scientologist Jenna Elfman at "Good Morning America," despite a made-up report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this report. Laura Prepon looks to have gotten herself a summer fling. The “Orange Is the New Black” star is quietly dating fellow actor Ben Foster, according to Us Weekly. But some of Holmes’ apparent courage could stem from the fact that many of the high-ranking Scientologists who ran interference for Cruise during his marriage to.
Cruise desired, as well as to remove whatever he considered to be obstacles in the star’s life, such as his last wife, Nicole Kidman, and his last girlfriend, Pen. They and the other sources in this article, virtually all of them on the record, have been dismissed by Scientology as disgruntled apostates and worse.
A lawyer for Miscavige refers to Rathbun and Rinder as “a dynamic duo of lunatic venom and untrustworthy bile” and denies that the incident above ever took place. Tom Cruise and David Miscavige declined to be interviewed by Vanity Fair.)According to several of these on- the- record sources, Scientology more and more came to be whatever Miscavige said it was, and both Kidman and Cruz had been found wanting in their embrace of the organization and therefore unsuitable for the highly prized Cruise—Kidman especially.
They say the church had determined that Kidman was its most dangerous type of enemy, a Suppressive Person (S. P.), who could threaten the spiritual well- being of Cruise and the two children the couple had adopted during their 1. Cruise sued for divorce, and the children—Bella, then eight, and Connor, then six—were reportedly given a course in identifying Suppressive Persons.
Cruise post- Cruz was apparently tired of having these ecclesiastical pillow fights interfere with his sex life: he needed a devout Scientologist to sleep with. Thus began an elaborate auditioning process, the sources say, to find him a drop- dead- beautiful true believer to share his life, someone who would not object to having the mercurial Miscavige as a powerful presence in the relationship. Miscavige’s wife, Shelly, was put in charge of the top- secret project, they tell me, and the ruse was to call in actresses from the organization’s rolls, tell them they were being given the honor of auditioning for a new training film, and then ask them some curious questions, such as: What do you think of Tom Cruise?“It’s not like you only have to please your husband—you have to toe the line for all Scientology,” explains Marc Headley, a Scientologist from age seven, who tells me he watched a number of the dozens of three- to- four- minute audition videotapes when he was executive producer of Golden Era Productions, Scientology’s in- house studio. According to Headley’s wife, Claire, who grew up as a Scientology cadet and worked directly under the Miscaviges in the Religious Technology Center (R. T. C.), Scientology’s supreme headquarters, located outside the California desert town of Hemet, 8.
Los Angeles, “They couldn’t find a woman to have the relationship with at a time when Cruise was talking about donating his excess millions to fund Scientology buildings.” (Scientology spokespeople deny that there was any such special project. They also deny that Kidman was considered a Suppressive Person, or that they objected to Cruz’s religious beliefs, or that Cruise’s children took a course on how to identify Suppressive Persons. They strongly deny that Miscavige has any involvement in Cruise’s personal life.)There can be no underestimating how valuable Cruise was to Scientology. Cruise, who is 5. He joined Scientology in 1.
He has gone on to make more than 3. Hollywood’s top stars for nearly three decades. His films over the years have grossed almost $7 billion worldwide, and his last one, Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol, brought in $7. This year he was listed by Forbes as Hollywood’s highest- paid actor, with earnings of $7. Miscavige, two years older and a couple of inches shorter than Cruise, began working with L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, as an assistant cameraman in 1.
Neither Cruise nor Miscavige attended college; Miscavige was a high- school dropout. By 1. 98. 2, Miscavige was Hubbard’s top aide, and in 1. Hubbard’s death, he became the leader of the whole organization. Scientology has claimed to have eight million adherents around the world.
Many question that figure, some putting it as low as 4. In October 1. 99. Clinton administration, Scientology received its disputed status as a tax- exempt church. In the years leading up to that, thousands of Scientologists had sued the I. R. S., claiming discrimination after the government began to audit their tax returns. The organization employed the services of a former deputy assistant attorney general, Gerald Feffer, then a member of Washington’s well- connected Williams & Connolly law firm.
Feffer’s wife, Monique Yingling, is still a top lawyer for Scientology. Perhaps the most notable joint public appearance of Cruise and Miscavige occurred weeks after the opening in Madrid, when Miscavige conferred the organization’s Freedom Medal of Valor—an award created specially for Cruise—on the star at a black- tie ceremony outside London.
Cruise appeared both in person and on a bizarre videotape—wearing a black turtleneck and extolling Scientology—that subsequently went up on the Internet. Past Relationships. Marty Rathbun says Miscavige clearly wanted to make sure that Cruise was securely locked in and unable to drift away, as he had during his marriage to Kidman. All during that time, he claims, the organization got reports on the couple through members of their personal staff—devout Scientologists. The staff “was reporting every single detail going on in the house during the entire marriage with Nicole—how they were getting along, their disputes, what he was doing movie- wise, and his relations in Hollywood.
One assistant was always saying, . Get audited.’ ” (Scientology representatives deny that such reports were made or that Cruise ever drifted.)Auditing is a very big deal in Scientology, its expensive version of Roman Catholic confession, administered by an auditor posing hundreds of questions to a paying subject holding on to two metal canisters wired to an Electropsychometer, or E- Meter, which measures the body’s reactions to the questions somewhat as a lie detector does. Subjects are encouraged to bring up any disturbing past memories or transgressions and get them out in order to be “cleared” to go up the Bridge to Total Freedom, through many levels leading to eternal spiritual happiness, a process that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
David Miscavige, left. From top: Nicole Kidman, Nazanin Boniadi, Pen. II, just one step below the coveted O. T. III, or Wall of Fire, where one is allowed to read Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s secret writings, which reveal the church’s most sacred beliefs—how 7. Xenu sent millions of frozen souls on spaceships from his overpopulated kingdom to the bases of volcanoes on Earth; the volcanoes were hydrogen- bombed, and today the scattered and reincarnated spiritual beings, or “thetans,” pick up human bodies as “containers” to inhabit.
Their excess emotional baggage can haunt the human hosts, however, so it needs to be cleared out. III level before he followed Kidman’s lead away from the organization. Numerous sources say that Kidman, a Catholic, was never considered safe by Scientology, because her father, in Australia, is a psychologist, by definition a Suppressive Person, since Scientology rejects psychiatry and all psychotropic drugs. They say that they simply “oppose psychiatric abuses.”)According to Amy Scobee, a former director of Scientology’s Celebrity Centres for 1.
Sea Org—the church’s version of clergy—as a result of Cruise’s purported drifting, one hapless woman involved with Kidman’s case was punished at Hemet by being made to wear a black “boiler suit”—a signal that no one at the R. T. C. BROWN/GETTY IMAGES (HOLMES), FLORIAN SEEFRIED/GETTY IMAGES (CRUISE)After Cruise’s marriage with Kidman collapsed, in early 2. Cruz faded, there were to be no more slipups. Rathbun asserts, “I was spending 5.
Tom into the Scientology camp.” Rathbun says that he audited Cruise, and according to Claire Headley, who backed up Rathbun, unbeknownst to Cruise, his confessionals were secretly taped by cameras hidden in a lamp and in a piece of furniture. I know every single covert camera made. I installed hundreds and hundreds of them.” (According to a 2. BBC documentary, the organization admits that it videotapes audits and that this is not a secret, but to Vanity Fair it denied that Cruise’s auditing sessions were ever videotaped.)At the end of each of the auditing sessions, which covered Cruise’s entire life, Rathbun would give a written report to Miscavige, who, according to Claire Headley, also received the videotapes, which she says she observed being delivered to him. Today, Rathbun states that disagreements over Scientology were at the heart of Cruise’s two previous divorces, from the actress Mimi Rogers, who was also a Scientologist, and from Kidman. Both women got cold on Miscavige.
He was integral to the breakup of the marriages.” Of Miscavige, Rathbun tells me, “I felt I used every tool I knew in the Scientology tool book to overcome Cruise’s weaknesses, and I saw Miscavige use those frailties and weaknesses in order to manipulate.”Miscavige eagerly awaited the Cruise reports and those of other high- profile Scientology members at his Gold Base headquarters, in Hemet. According to several sources, he often read them out loud to entertain whomever he was with. I saw and heard him,” Claire Headley tells me.
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