I’ve always known Tom Cruise was off his rocker, but the fact that he’s surrounded himself with the most remarkably talented publicists on Earth means whatever “creep factor” that does manage to get through into the real world must certainly be just a tiny tip of a very big iceberg. Since Katie Holmes filed for divorce and gained full custody of her daughter, the steel clad veil of secrecy surrounding Hollywood’s most secretive superstar is beginning to erode.
For their October issue, VANITY FAIR‘s award-winning Special Correspondent Maureen Orth discovered some of the most disturbing details to-date from the closely guarded relationship between Tom Cruise and the psycho Scientology nutbars who have brainwashed his mind and taken control of every facet of his life — including the women he dates and eventually marries. In her VANITY FAIR report entitled “What Katie Didn’t Know: Marriage Scientology-Style“, Orth writes:
According to several sources, the organization devised an elaborate auditioning process in which actresses who were already Scientology members were called in, told they were auditioning for a new training film, and then asked a series of curious questions including: “What do you think of Tom Cruise?” Marc Headley, a Scientologist from age seven, who says he watched a number of the audition videotapes when he was head of Scientology’s in-house studio, tells Orth, “It’s not like you only have to please your husband — you have to toe the line for Scientology.” Both Nicole Kidman and Penélope Cruz ran afoul of Scientology and David Miscavige, according to another former Scientologist. “You can’t do anything to displease Scientology, because Tom Cruise will freak out,” Headley says. (Scientology representatives deny that any such search took place and have dismissed several of the story’s sources as disgruntled apostates. David Miscavige and Tom Cruise declined to be interviewed.)
According to Orth, Nazanin Boniadi, an Iranian-born, London-raised actress and Scientologist, was selected and dated Cruise from November 2004 until January 2005. Initially she was told only that she had been selected for a very important mission. In a month-long preparation in October 2004, she was audited every day, a process in which she told a high-ranking Scientology official her innermost secrets and every detail of her sex life. Boniadi allegedly was told to lose her braces, her red highlights, and her boyfriend. According to a knowledgeable source, she was shown confidential auditing files of her boyfriend to expedite a breakup. (Scientology denies any misuse of confidential material.) The source says Boniadi signed a confidentiality agreement and was told that if she “messed up” in any way she would be declared a Suppressive Person (a pariah and enemy of Scientology).
Orth reports that in November 2004 Boniadi was flown to New York, where she met Cruise. That’s when she first sensed that this was possibly going to be an arranged marriage. For their first date Cruise and Boniadi went to dinner at Nobu with an entourage of Scientology aides, then to the skating rink at Rockefeller Center, which was closed to the public especially for them. The two spent that first night together but, according to several sources, they did not have sex. At the Trump Tower, where Cruise and the entourage had rented an entire floor, Cruise purportedly told Boniadi, “I’ve never felt this way before.” She was given a second confidentiality agreement specifically about Cruise to sign. Boniadi could tell her worried parents (her mother was also a Scientologist) only that she was in New York on a special Scientology project.
You can read VANITY FAIR’s full preview of their October issue cover story by CLICKING HERE. Maureen Orth has been a Special Correspondent for VANITY FAIR since 1993. She started writing for the magazine in 1988. Orth has interviewed Russian president Vladimir Putin and British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, among other heads of state. Right after 9/11, Orth journeyed to Central Asia to report on the relationship between terrorism and drugs. She has written investigative pieces regarding the allegations of sexual abuse by Michael Jackson and child abuse by Woody Allen and profiled other controversial figures such as Denise and Marc Rich, Mohamed Al Fayed, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Gerry Adams, Karl Lagerfeld, Madonna, and Carla Bruni.
Orth began her journalism career in 1973 as the third female writer ever hired by Newsweek, where she was the Entertainment Editor and the Lifestyle Editor and wrote seven cover stories. Orth won a National Magazine Award for group coverage of the arts at Newsweek and was nominated for a National Magazine Award for Reporting for her article on Michael and Arianna Huffington, which appeared in the November 1994 issue of VANITY FAIR. She is the author of Vulgar Favors (Delacorte Press, 1999), a book about the murder of Gianni Versace; and The Importance of Being Famous (Henry Holt, 2002), a collection of her VANITY FAIR articles with updates and commentary. Orth is the founder of the Marina Orth Foundation and Escuela Marina Orth in Medellín, Colombia, which she began as a Peace Corps volunteer in the 1960s. It is now the first One Laptop Per Child school in Colombia.