Scientology Helped Tom Cruise Audition Wives, Reports Vanity Fair
While Tom Cruise might have believed quickly
caving in settling his divorce with now ex-wife Katie Holmes would put an end to all the negative publicity about his personal life and Scientology religion, he was gladly mistaken!
The latest in a barrage of bad publicity for the 50-year-old actor is a new bombshell report by Vanity Fair magazine which confirms the speculation that Scientology did indeed audition actresses to play the role of Tom’s wife back in 2004. Wowzers.
The article by Vanity Fair even goes into very specific detail about how the “church” auditioned one particular actress and Scientologist Nazanin Boniadi (most known for her recurring role in How I Met Your Mother).
According to the October issue of Vanity Fair (pictured below), which features Katie on the cover, writer Maureen Orth reports that in late 2004, Scientology “embarked on a top-secret project” to help find a wife for Tom, following his failed relationship with Penelope Cruz. Shelly Miscavige, the wife of Scientology head David Miscavige, was in charge of the search.
Several actresses who were Scientology members were auditioned and put in front of a camera for what they were told were auditions for a movie role. They were then asked a series of questions, including “What do you think of Tom Cruise?”
Ultimately, Nazanin, an Iranian-born, London-raised actress and Scientologist, was selected for the “role” and ended up dating Tom from November 2004 until January 2005. At first, Nazanin was told only that she had been selected for a very important mission. And to prepare her, she had to go through a one month preparation in October 2004, during which she was audited every day, telling a high-ranking Scientology official her innermost secrets and all details of her sex life.
Following the audits, she was told to lose her braces, her red highlights, and her boyfriend. Yes, you read that right, her boyfriend. And to help her dump her boyfriend, the good folks of Scientology reportedly showed her confidential auditing files of him to help expedite the process. And yes folks, Scientology is the same organization that continues to call itself a religion rather than a cult.
A knowledgeable source adds that Naz was then made to sign a confidentiality agreement during which she was warned not to ‘mess up.’
Finally, Naz was flown to New York and met Tom in November 2004. Naz started to sense she would possibly be embarking on an arranged marriage with Tom after their first date at Nobu included an entourage of Scientology aides. Following their first date, Naz was given another confidentiality agreement to sign and could not even tell her own parents she was dating Tom.
The first month of the “relationship” was bliss, but by the second month, things started to go awry when Tom would constantly report anything Naz did wrong to Scientology higher ups, and she would be audited for it. For example, when Naz once told Tom, “Very well done,” regarding his receiving Scientology’s Freedom Medal of Valor, Tom was none too happy as the phrase implied that Tom was her junior in the Scientology bizarro world. Naz was also bothered by Tom’s constant need for public displays of affection which might or might not have to do with him really really wanting people to believe that he is straight!
Things went downhill after that, and Naz was moved to Scientology’s Celebrity Centre in January 2005 after Tom couldn’t be bothered to break up with her in person. And when Naz decided to confide about her brief relationship with Tom to someone at the Scientology Centre, she was punished by being made to scrub toilets with a toothbrush, clean bathroom tiles with acid, and dig ditches in the middle of the night. She was sent out to sell Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics on street corners.
Naz and her mother have since quit Scientology. Scientology reps of course deny any of these events to Vanity Fair, claiming no such search took place and also denying several other aspects of the story.
Tom is also denying the story, calling it: “Lies in a different font are still lies — designed to sell magazines.” However, former Scientologist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis is publicly backing Vanity Fair by confirming the story about Nazanin, 32, is in fact true in an email he wrote to Showbiz 411.
Paul says he has known Naz for three years. “I met her through a mutual friend when I was doing my own personal research into the allegations against Scientology, before I wrote my letter of resignation,” Paul wrote. “Naz was embarrassed by her unwitting involvement in this incident and never wanted it to come out, so I kept silent. However I was deeply disturbed by how the highest ranking members of a church could so easily justify using one of their members; how they so callously punished her and then so effectively silenced her when it was done.”
Wow to the zers!
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