How Scientology is Tom Cruise? How he put ethics 'ruthlessly' in to his own family - 2015-07-22
Aaron Smith-Levin has another clip from his YouTube project, "Growing Up in Scientology," and this one is really something. Once again, he's interviewed Nick Lister, who was talked about in Alex Gibney's documentary Going Clear. Nick has some revelations about working in the Tom Cruise household and how seriously Tom holds Scientology's concepts of discipline, even as it applies to his own family. Aaron has supplied us with this description of what you're going to see...
Some in the media have speculated that perhaps Tom Cruise is considering leaving Scientology so he can spend more time with his daughter Suri. More serious media outlets know that this is just spin. Nick has a story which provides some new insight into just how militantly Tom uses the policies of Scientology and to what degree the Church of Scientology has been involved in every aspect of his life, beyond finding him girlfriends and tricking out cars and airplane hangars.
In this video Nick describes how shortly after Tom Cruise won his IAS Freedom Medal of Valor in 2004, Tom kicked his niece Jamie Lesavoy out of the family (who was 14-years old at the time) for about two years for behavior which he deemed was "unbecoming of a Scientologist and out-PR" (creating a bad image for oneself or Scientology).