TOM CRUISE IN CLEARWATER: Scientology Gathering Big Names For Product Launch - 2013-09-16
Hey, Oblivion 's out on DVD! After Tom Cruise made a disastrous decision to be more public with his involvement in Scientology in 2005, he's been relatively low-key about the church, and he's not been seen at many of its major events. Now, we have evidence of Tom's presence at a surprsingly small-scale church event, and it's caught top former Scientologists by surprise. They tell us this is an important new development, and confirms not only Cruise's continuing loyalty to Scientology leader David Miscavige, but also that Miscavige is treating the next few months like it was the church's last stand.
Last month, we worked with Woman's Day magazine to bring you the story of Anette Iren Johansen, a Norwegian church member who was the first woman to speak publicly about being "auditioned" for a role as Tom Cruise's next girlfriend. Dozens of women in 2004 and 2005 were asked to try out for a role in a film that turned out to be an elaborate dating scheme after Cruise's relationship with actress Penelope Cruz fell apart. Johansen decided to come forward about her own 2005 audition after she left Scientology and has begun speaking out about its abuses.