Tom Cruise Lashes Out At Scientology Girlfriend Audition Allegations
The Church of Scientology isnít the only one calling BS on Vanity Fairís recent article about the organizationís secretive search to find Tom Cruise a girlfriend following his break-up with Penelope Cruz. Bert Fields, the actorís longtime legal representative, completely denied the story in its entirety yesterday, casting one more piece of doubt on an accusation thatís already polarizing readers.
Correspondent Maureen Orthís story went something like this: Shelly Miscaviage, the wife of the Church leader, decided to find Cruise a new girlfriend. To do so, she auditioned numerous actresses within the organization before eventually settling on Nazanin Boniadi. She was audited and flown to New York City to go ice skating with Cruise. Within weeks, they moved in together, but the relationship wound up failing. After Boniadi told a friend about what happened, she was punished and made to scrub toilets for violating confidentiality agreements she signed.
Itís not altogether shocking that story would race around the Internet, but if you take it from Fields, not only is it not true, itís an old allegation.
ĒVanity Fairís story is essentially a rehash of tired old lies previously run in the supermarket tabloids, quoting the same bogus Ďsourcesí.Ē
The lawyer later summed up the article to BBC with the words ďlongĒ, ďboringĒ and ďfalseĒ. Of course, Boniadi and Orth would have you believe otherwise, but thatís to be expected with a story about the Church of Scientology. Iím not sure the organization has ever done one thing both it and its critics have agreed upon or viewed in the same light.