Cruise biographer: Star has Tinseltown scared - 2008-01-14
"Most people in Hollywood are scared of talking publicly and candidly about Tom Cruise," Morton says. "They know that he and the church (of Scientology) are extremely litigious and can be quite intimidating."
Still, Morton says, he conducted about 130 interviews -- off and on the record -- during the past two years. Most of those named in the book knew Cruise before he rose to stardom. Others have broken with the Church of Scientology.
But, Morton says, his other sources include people "who I would have to say didn't speak to me, but, of course, they have."