Morton Tell-All Claims Tom Cruise is Scientology #2

News hit the tabloids over the weekend about Andrew Morton’s new book, Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography, and the actor’s lawyers aren’t pleased.

Cruise_mortonThese are some of the details the book reportedly alleges:

— Cruise is second-in-command at Church of Scientology.

— David Miscavige, Scientology’s #1, planted a huge field of wildflowers because Cruise wanted to run through one with Nicole Kidman after their marriage.

— Kidman doesn’t speak out about Scientology for fear the organizaiton will release “audit” tapes which detail every aspect of one’s sex and fantasy life.

— Cruise’s current mission is to recruit David and Victoria Beckham.

— a 500-acre resort in Hemet, California is Miscavige’s “secret lair” where he lives with Scientology’s most devoted followers, some of whom believe that Katie Holmes was impregnated by L. Ron Hubbard’s sperm in a kind of “Rosemary’s Baby” pregnancy.

— Penelope Cruz escaped the clutches of the “religion” with the help of her father and an organization devoted to helping cult members and their families.

According to Britain’s Daily Mail: “[Morton] quotes Hubbard’s son, Ronald De Wolf, who fell out with his father, giving a Playboy interview: ‘You have complete control of someone if you have every detail of his sex life and fantasy life on record. In Scientology the focus is on sex. Sex, sex, sex. The first thing we wanted to know about someone we were auditing was his sexual deviations. All you’ve got to do is find a person’s kinks, whatever they might be. Their dreams and their fantasies. Then you can fit a ring through their noses and take them anywhere. You promise to fulfil their fantasies or you threaten to expose them.’ Morton says Karen Pressley was at Gold Base one evening when John Travolta’s sexuality was openly discussed. He writes: ”It made my head spin,’ she recalls, ‘and made me realise that the idea of confidentiality was a chimera.’ As another Scientology executive admitted bluntly, ‘These files come in handy if they want to blackmail you’.'”

According to the tabloid, the book makes no claims about the actor’s sexuality.

Cruise’s attorney Bert Fields is threatening legal action based on the reaction of the public.

Diana author names Tom Cruise as ‘World Number Two in Scientology’ [daily mail]

Posted January 7, 2008 at 8:15am ETC by Andy Towle
in Books, News, Tom Cruise