Tom Cruise made Nazanin Boniadi get her incisors filed down for him

Nazanin Boniadi

Finally, I’ve had the opportunity to fully digest the entirety of Maureen Orth’s Vanity Fair story that brings mainstream credence to those long-standing rumors of Tom Cruise’s wife audition process before he settled upon Katie Holmes. Let me tell you — it’s one hell of an article that spans 22 pages. We’ve already talked a lot about the article preview, which introduced Nazanin Boniadi. The story’s been confirmed by Paul Haggis, and some more info filtered out about Nicole Kidman’s ex-communication from her children. Oh, and Lindsay Lohan somehow managed to insert herself into the situation as well.

Now the full article (available in VF’s October issue) completes a lot of details, and now we know why Nanzanin decided to talk. Apparently, she and John Brousseau (who recently spoke to the Village Voice about Tom’s addiction to slave labor and his blind worship of David Miscavige) had an extended discussion after they both left the cult, and they decided the best way to bring down the CO$ was to pull a bit of a media blitz. Is it working? Little by little, yes. If the United States government pays attention to this stuff and finally pulls the cult’s tax-exempt status for good, then the CO$ will finally crumble. (Will it ever happen? Read about Operation Snow White to learn how difficult it is to revoke that status.)

Meanwhile, the horrors that Nanzanin endured at the hands of Tom Cruise and Miscavige are unfolding. After the end of the grand romance, Nanzanin was tortured by being made to watch video clips of Tom! When they were together, he refused to acknowledge her physical pain after she fell off a snowmobile (because Scientologists don’t get hurt). Later, he made her get her teeth filed down. Of course, common sense dictates that one never lets an unhinged, lift-wearing midget dictate their dental care, but you have to remember that by that point, Nanzanin was not able to extricate herself from the situation. She had already been told that she was on an “Earth-saving mission,” but didn’t know she was meeting Tom Cruise until she’d been flown to NYC and heard his voice in the same room. The CO$ told her that if she screwed up on this mission, she’d be punished and possibly removed from the cult, which means she’d be declared a Suppressive Person and never be able to speak to her mother again. Here’s a bunch of bulleted details from the full VF article:

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* The search for Tom’s third wife began when Tom whined that his sister couldn’t find him a girlfriend. Also, he and Penelope Cruz argued a lot in bed: “Cruise post-Cruz was apparently tired of having ecclesiastical pillow fights [that] interfered with his sex life: he needed a devout Scientologist to sleep with.

* David Miscavige really did want to make Tom “inspector general — second-in-command” of the CO$, but Tom’s personal life was weighing him down too much. Hence the wife search, but then Tom married another Catholic. Miscavige is noted as being “a couple of inches shorter than Cruise.” Nice one.

* After Nicole Kidman left the CO$ (which resulted in divorce), one of her auditors was punished by being made to wear a black “boiler suit” and do hard manual labor for months in the blazing hot desert.

* The rumors are true that Miscavige would often read Cruise’s audit reports aloud, and we get the juicy detail that Micaviage obsessed over the parts about Tom’s sex life: “He would roll his eyes and say, ‘Jeez, can you believe it?’

* Nazanin Boniadi’s wife audition included the composition of a 20-page paper that detailed her goals, aspirations, and impressions of Tom Cruise.

* After she met and started dating Tom, he required that she “work on her hair” and “wanted Boniadi’s incisor teeth filed down.” Nanzanin’s mother, a hairstylist, was not allowed to touch her hair.

* Bonaidi visited Telluride wtih Cruise along with David Miscavige. “One afternoon when everyone was on snowmobiles, Boniadi, who was feeling sick from her period and from the altitude, fell off her vehicle and was badly bruised. She was in excruciating pain, but Scientologists do not believe in medicating in such circumstances. She asked to go back to the house, where she burst into tears, believing she was completely shut off. After lying down to rest, she was told that she had to go downstairs and entertain the Miscaviges.” That was the evening she accidentally said “Excuse me?” to a mumbling Miscavige. “Boniadi was summonded into Cruise’s office, where the actor delivered a blistering denunciation about her disrespect.” Thus the relationship ended.

* During Bonaidi’s subsequent months of punishment at Clearwater, she was not only forced to do hard manual labor every day and night, but “Cruise’s video from the Freedom Medal of Valor ceremony played near her in a constant loop.

* Bonaidi decided to tell her story to Vanity Fair as part of a pact with John Brousseau, who worked next to Tom (as the leader of his slave labor posse) for many years and spoke to Village Voice as part of a media blitz against the CO$. JB said, “I saw the pain in her eyes and the tears on her cheeks. Her story wrenched me, and that is why I am speaking out. I firsthand observed the type of control from Miscavige into Tom’s household.

* Miscavige was so excited about Tom’s couch-jumping incident that he was basically fist-pumping with glee. “He’s not backed off! He’s not scared of his beliefs!

[From Vanity Fair, print edition, October 2012]

Seriously, can you imagine (even under normal circumstances) getting dumped by a guy and then being made to watch video clips of him on endless rotation? Now imagine that you slept with Tom Cruise (and observed his O-face), got kicked to the curb, and then had to witness his Medal of Valor ceremony for months on end? No wonder Nanzanin had a nervous breakdown, but at least she finally left the cult in the aftermath. The VF article mentions that Nanzanin removed herself from the CO$ by choice, but Tom was willing to let her stay in due to his own “generosity.” As if.

The more I think about this story, the more disturbed I feel. Tom essentially had a mail-order bride delivered to him, and then he demanded that she be “corrected” because, you know, Lestat doesn’t like prominent incisors. They interfere with his hetero beejs. Now every time Naz looks in the mirror, she receives a reminder of what Tom did to her.

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Nazanin Boniadi

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  1. dorothy says:

    The Vanity Fair article only reinforced my belief that Tom Cruise is totally nuts, very insecure and has a severe case of litte-man syndrome. This whole thing has shown what an absoulte fool Cruise is. I refuse to feed into this cult, or this man by attending or watching any of his movies.

    • Steven LaVigne says:

      I’m with you. The man is out of his mind. He’s bat poop crazy and the more publicity he receives the more this is proven. I, too, refuse to pay for his movies. Katie Holmes was smart. Got out of the insane cult world he lives in!

    • stella says:

      Agreed. His actions make Putin seem normal.

      • Magsy says:

        Look at the body language on his face. The eyes and the smile do not match, laugh looks forced and not only manic, but his eyes squint in anger so you can see that the laugh/smile has a lot of effort behind it in his eyes. Doesn’t look natural or like he’s comfortable in his own skin. Hope he has a resident psychiatrist on his payroll, oh that’s right he doesn’t believe in them. How convenient.

      • Daisy says:

        Yes! You are absolutely right, Magsy.

    • Bex says:

      Have to say that I find Little-man syndrome so interesting. History is full of little dictators and nowadays the ones that don’t go into politics tend to end up in show-biz.

  2. Aria says:

    Poor girl!

  3. Meg says:

    I wish this “The Tom C. & Co$” show could be cancelled today.

  4. ZigZagZoey says:

    Wow, we already thought he was a psycho, but we had no idea!

    • Liv says:

      It’s unbelievable how many people think it’s normal to suffer such actions! That’s not life, that’s bullsh-t!

  5. anthea says:

    she’s gorgeous!

  6. Scorellini says:

    OH. MY. GOD.

    “During Bonaidi’s subsequent months of punishment at Clearwater, she was not only forced to do hard manual labor every day and night, but “Cruise’s video from the Freedom Medal of Valor ceremony played near her in a constant loop.”

    Seriously, this sounds like an excerpt from a postmodern novel. I mean, this is surreal and would be completely hilarious if it wasn’t true. It is simply too absurd to be believed.

    • Anne de Vries says:

      That’s actually a problem with a lot of the protesting against scientology – a lot of it is so outrageous and bizarre that people refuse to believe it could be that bad.

      Yes, it is that bad. With scientology, things are generally worse than you think. Always.

      • gg says:

        You nailed it – people have pooh-poohed the stories because they’re so ridiculous and absurd, who would believe adults in this day and age could do this, and get away with it, since it’s nothing but psycho-ridden CRIME.

        But, believe it. It’s the reason people are so driven to eradicate this dangerous org.

        What will the born into co$ $cilons do after their Elmer Fudd leader is taken down or kills himself before the authorities can nab him? They’ll probably continue practicing, BUT it won’t be tax exempt and they’ll have to disband and practice at home, and stop the criminal activity, which is a damn sight better than it has been.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      Wasn’t that how they tortured people on LOST?

      • Kat says:

        They did torture people like that on Lost, but they didn’t make anyone watch Tom Cruise so the Others are officially far more humane than the CO$.

    • Shane says:

      This is very true because I witnessed all the punishments Nazanin received because she spilled their crimes (set up) to one of her scientologist “friend” at the “mecca” of scientology in Florida.
      As for Tom’s order to have Nazanin to incisor her tooth. Nazanin refused it since there was nothing wrong with her tooth to begin with which drove Tom Cruise nuts thinking to himself “who would reject my order?”
      Tom Cruise and David Miscavige are SICK people!

  7. zinjojo says:

    I am so glad that Nanzanin got out of that cult, and hope that she’s doing okay now.

    Next week I leave for an extended business trip and the only part of it I’m looking forward to is having time on the plane to read this entire article!

    • erika says:

      you know what the most insane form of CO$ torture is?

      READING About it! that’s what i kept telling myself after this review, GOOD GOD! I’m torturing MYSELF! each time i read about another insane, sick, criminal abuse Miss Cage and PsychoPath Cruise have done, I get so infuriated, but i’m doing it to myself!

      I never thought I could kill another human being, i didn’t understand how you could…I would LOVe to have tom cruises life in my hands…

      Mr. cruise? ya reading? I’d LOVE to painfully torture you…i got pretty white chops (dentist is a family friend) and a python for a tongue

      i’d put your life in jeopardy with a good ole fashioned BJ

  8. yolo says:’s so bizarre and crazy sounding… it sounds so crazy that it’s believable. I mean, look at Tom… something isn’t right with him and hasn’t been for a while now. But the CO$ is so big, I can’t see this bringing it down.

  9. Jaded says:

    Hollywood needs to stop pandering to this little monster. He really has gone beyond being a simple egotist in a silly cult into some Hitlerian-type madness where he honestly believes he and MissCabbage can control people and the world. He’s a mentally sick person but he’s dangerous and has f*cked up the lives of so many people for no good reason.

    • Angelina says:

      Do you people not understand that the stupid wh_re was a fully grown adult at the time that SHE ALLOWED all of this to happen?

      For an opportunity to get paid, didn’t she dump her boyfriend, and alter her appearance?

      As long as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sanctions Scientology as a religion, then they will continue to function.

      Tom Cruise is an American, who is enjoying Freedom of Religion, and for that reason, and for that reason alone, you jealous, vicious a_ _holes need to stand down, and go and attack people that deserve your outrage (i.e. child rapists).

      By the way, I believe that it is a cult. And, that as long as Tom Cruise is affiliated with it, his career will probably take such a downward spiral that it may never recover.

      And, that would be a shame, because he has a genius for acting.

      • Jay says:

        Slave labour, kidnapping, “disappearances”, and organized slander campaigns designed to silence critics don’t deserve our outrage? And by extension Cruise is their celebrity spokesperson which extends their visibility and influence so yeah I think they and he both deserve our outrage. There may be worse things in the world but we’re not talking about small time stuff here.

      • Iggles says:

        It’s so obvious you are with the “church”! We know your MO and none of us are buying it!

      • Zvonk says:

        First of all, she was not a “wh-re”. She was a member of a cult who was convinced that she was on a mission to save the world. (Scientologists are so brainwashed, that they believe that kind of crap.)

        Second, she dumped her boyfriend after the Co$ played her numerous recordings of her boyfriend’s “confidential auditing sessions”.

        I’m sorry, but I for one will not stand down when it comes to the midget Tom Cruise and his nut job Co$ friends. They use and abuse other human beings that have been brainwashed to believe in the utter bullcrap that is Scientology.

        I, and all the fabulous and lovely bitchy ladies and gays who comment on this site, are perfectly capable of multi-tasking. We can simultaneously heap abuse upon the diminutive (and probably gay) Tom Cruise, and child rapists all at the same time. There’s no need to choose. Both are deserving of our scorn.

        Scientology may currently enjoy tax exempt status, but that does not qualify it as a religion in my eyes. It is a dangerous cult, run by psychopaths and sociopaths and supported my brainwashed fools.

        And as for Tom Cruise being a “genius for acting”….Haha. I beg to differ. His acting skills are average at best. Before he went full on Sciento nutjob crazy, he had a certain charisma on screen, but now even that has gone. He’s no genius. He’s not great. Hell, he’s not even good. He’s just average.

      • testingt says:

        She was an adult, an adult who was told that her entire family would be forbidden to speak with her if she didn’t cooperate. An adult who was cut off from her own finances and forced to only spend on a card billed to Tom Cruise’s production company.

        And this “church” is a money and power mad cult that is responsible for the largest infiltration of the US government in history. An organization that infiltrated the IRS to manipulate things to their purposes, so yes, as a tax paying citizen of the United States I think we should ALL be outraged at this. All of the money this organization is making it should be paying taxes on because it is not a religion, and that is money that could be used to help our country in a time of economic crisis…WE SHOULD ALL BE OUTRAGED!

      • erika says:

        hey honey boo boo child, simmer down with the language!

        Ms. Boniadi is NOT a ‘whore’. she’s a lovely human being, like YOU. We’re ALL human, people, and therefor we are entitled to a reasonable amount of self respect and respect or others. “Treat those as you would like to be.”

        now, with that Golden Rule in mind, what kind of ‘respect’ do you have for yourself? much less, for other human beings?

        testingt and vzonk, Bravissimo for your valor!

        “We can simultaneously heap abuse upon the diminutive (and probably gay) Tom Cruise, and child rapists all at the same time. There’s no need to choose. Both are deserving of our scorn.”

        as far as taxes, when you earn less than $50 a week/for free, you prob don’t pay much in taxes!

  10. stinky says:

    Viva Vanity Fair… Maurine is AWESOME. Her series of articles on Michael Jackson was fab. She don’t play!

  11. Eve says:

    They’re creepy and they’re kooky,

    Mysterious and spooky,

    They’re all together ooky,

    it’s Scientology

  12. CG says:

    I get that Vanity Fair has to be worried about lawsuits, but … if they’re going to run this much about TC’s wife search, why not just go balls-out and say he’s gay? Seriously, does anyone think that the “sex report” thing Miscavige read was about Tommy boning a lady?

    • QQ says:

      CG, IDK im almost to the other side convinced that he is Either asexual or a supremely akward controlled antiseptic Straight dude… At first i thought Totally travolty, BUT the more i read from Haggis and that Transcript of the Fight with Nicole Kidman, the more I Think this turd is Straight, a Douche a Control Freak, Creepy, Vain… But Straight

    • Jem says:

      Well, maybe he’s straight, but has (proportionally) small…equipment. An egomaniac like him couldn’t handle that.

      Hmm… are there “lifts” for your small junk out there?

    • Kim says:

      If he was gay there would be some mention of him being with a man like there are w Travolta.IMO

      • gg says:

        There are a bunch of rumors that have circulated for decades about him hiring male prostitutes to wrestle with him naked.

    • Anne de Vries says:

      Because it is absolutely not relevant to the larger case of Co$, and it makes them look like a gossip rag.

      Exposing some pretty low and dirty events within the cult in a thorough exposè? That’s journalism. Concentrating on somebody’s sexual orientation, that’s gossip.

    • testingt says:

      I’ve never thought of him as gay. I don’t think of him as straight either. I think of him as somebody that could only ever be genuinely attracted to himself.

      • erika says:

        TOM: Me, me me me me me me MEEEEEE!!! ME me me me me me me……but, yea, yeah I do love you, love you…love ME ME ME ME!

        that’s what that phone call sounded like

  13. Katija says:

    The “boiler suit…” I’m shivering in terror. Seriously. I don’t know if there is a name for this phobia, but I have this deep, pathological fear of being overheated, or unable to remove clothing in the heat.


    • Katija says:

      Also, I rarely feel any sort of legitimate empathy or sadness on any celeb story, but my heart is just breaking for this woman. I hope she finds spiritual peace, be it with Islam, Christianity, or even no organized religion at all. I’m sure that there is a deep distrust of religion and a lot of deeply-rooted scars, but I seriously pray that she is happy. In the off chance that she reads her own news, I would want to tell her that I thought she was stunning, funny, and sweet on HIMYM, and this was long before we ever knew about any of this.

    • Anne de Vries says:

      The problem is that people inside the cult have huge trust issues toward anybody outside. No matter how badly the cult treats them, they’ll still defend the cult and deny that they’re being forced.

    • lu says:

      A boiler suit is what the British call overalls/coveralls? what a mechanic wears. So while it’s all awful, that might not be as horrific as you think. If Nazanin said it, that might have been what she meant.

  14. SleepyJane says:

    There goes my dreams of marrying Tommy. I have vampire-like incisors.

    I love every single minute of this expose’ on Scientology. I hope it doesn’t stop until they are completely obliterated.

    • DEB says:

      Here here, me too. What a total FREAK. Talk about Karma … the most recent pix of TC show him looking very haggard. Love it.

  15. Genevieve says:

    WOW. There are no more words left to express the disgust and loathing that I have for Tommygirl and the Co$ cult.

    If the movie-going populous can still believe that the GMD is an *innocent* regarding Co$ atrocities, they are total head-in-the-sand ZOMBIES. Not that it will ever make even a small dent in Tommygirl’s net worth, but I will never be part of the box office for any of his flicks again. Actually, I haven’t been for quite some time.

    SO glad VF and Maureen Orth teamed up to expose these life-destroying freaks.

    Movie-going public, take note :(

  16. tru tru says:

    he is really coo coo for coco puffs, I am saddened that she even went thru this crap.

    good she got out alive.

    so did he banish his daughter’s bf to this kind of labor to keep them apart??

    no money in the world is worth all of this, wooow

    I’d like to now some stuff about Travlota and his wife, how they are treated and what do they expect.

    constant showings of Saturday night fever??? Kirstie Alley–Cheers reruns
    non stop.

    really sad

    I read that there have been bomb threats and all kinds of things going on at the proposed theatres that show the movie–they have been swamped w/threats and calls and had to hire a staff at one theatre to take all of the calls.

  17. C72 says:

    Wonder if katie knew about this report coming out – this article had to have been in the works for quite a while…..something’s up there

    • TrustMeOnThis says:

      What do you mean, something’s up? Because Katie didn’t make a public statement?

      Naz decided she had nothing to lose. Katie’s situation is very different.

      If you are in scientology yourself, I would urge you to actually read the articles out there. There is a ton of info on the ‘net.

    • CF98 says:

      I personally think someone close to her gave this story to Vanity Fair hence her pic on the cover of an old shot she took years ago so yes she knew the last public appearance TomKat had together was the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

      Ironic eh?

      • TrustMeOnThis says:

        Katie may not have had anything to do with the story, despite being on the cover. She doesn’t necessarily control the rights for photos of her – if you are out in public, you are fair game to be photo’d, and the images belong to the photographer. This is how the paps function.

        Pigs will fly before Katie opens her mouth… unless Tommy does something to warrant it.

      • gg says:

        No, not ironic at all. And I don’t think she had anything to do with it. Anytime the $ciloontologists exposes are run, you’re gonna see Tommy’s picture or her picture on the cover.

        And may there be zillions more!

  18. Chipmunk says:

    She is beautiful and I wish her success.
    I think the more that people leave the cult that is CO$, the more they will talk.
    Hopefully that in itself will bring this cult down.
    I love Vanity Fair, they have journalists that write the truth.

  19. Isa says:

    She is so pretty. But those dresses make her look like a little girl. Although I really do like the bottom one if there was a little bit note fabric at the top. It looks like a Christmas dress.
    Anyway I’m glad she is free now. Tom is such a freak! I hope this cult gets taken down!

    • TrustMeOnThis says:

      Those are the babydolls from hell! I’m so impressed with her bravery to speak out. The dresses, though, not so much. And I wear babydolls from time to time myself… but the top poofy one especially is no bueno.

      I *really* hope she didn’t actually have her teeth filed.

      I’m on Team Naz!

      • Shane says:

        FYI, Nazanin NEVER agreed to have her tooth incisor as Tom ordered. So, no she never did. Which made Tom more crazy. :)
        Look at Tom’s crocked jaw! Criminals always find the same flaw in others that they have themselves. This criminal is Tom Cruise.

  20. blonde on the dock says:

    How can anyone believe this nonsense.

    • Jaded says:

      Stop trolling.

    • DEB says:

      The info and stories – the SAME info and stories – are coming from too many sources to be anything OTHER than true. Read TC’s unauthorized biography and also Blown for Good, Marc Headley’s escape chronicle from Scientology. They nearly killed him. Don’t dismiss this so lightly

    • TrustMeOnThis says:

      Read up on it. You might be surprised. (Actually, you will definitely be surprised.) Try to keep as open a mind as you had when you first heard of dianetics.

    • Aotearovian says:

      @blonde: I know you’re told this is entheta, but it also happens to be true.

      This creates a problem for you, and only you can fix it. Good luck, sincerely.

  21. Whatever says:

    Scientology is for the ignorant AKA dumb and greedy. You get what you get when you sign up with them. Steer clear and all will be well.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      +1. Easy way to avoid all of this is to just not show up for The Tom Cruise Wife Audition.

      • Chatcat says:

        I really do hate stupid people. The question is what came first stupidity or greed? Did greed make them stupid or being stupid made them greedy?

        Selling your soul is NEVER a good thing.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Greed, fame, fortune, whatever bullsh*t they promised her….

        My empathy for her is pretty limited. The “he MADE her do this” and “he MADE her do that” is interesting to me.
        Life is a series of choices, and personally nobody can MAKE me do anything.

        Scientology is a monster of epic proportions-DO NOT FEED THE MONSTER. If you do, not only will you it take all your food, it’ll likely eat your soul for dinner.

        EDIT: Not that I don’t have sympathy for cult victims, it just seems to me that the CO$ has never really used faith as a tactic for luring in believers, it’s more about selling the idea of financial success and the false promise of eternal life.

      • CAM says:

        Her mom is/was a scientologist as well. She probably got into it through her family and who knows how many years they’ve been involved. So i don’t think for her it was a fame thing.

        Also, a lot of reports have been saying things weren’t this fucked in the cult till Miscavige took control, so its possible the crazy keep amounting gradually and that makes it harder for people to notice when something goes wrong.

        Also, if you believe wholeheartedly in something most of your life and someone told you that you could do good (ex. go on a “earth-saving mission”, like they told her) on behalf of your church, is very likely you’d be up for doing it. Add the fact that you hear one of the most influential and “amazing” people in your church is interested in dating you… i bet that would make any believer feel lucky and blessed, and it could be a reason why she didn’t shy away from the experience.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @ CAM-thanks for the extra background info-was not aware of that.

        I completely appreciate your perspective on it as I don’t really know a lot about this woman-didn’t even know their was a large CO$ faction in London. In other words, allow me to humbly retract my assumptions.
        *blushing emoticon here*

        As for me, I’m atheist so I ain’t believin’ any of it, regardless of whatever recruiting tactic ANY cult/religion tries to use on me ;)

      • CAM says:

        @TheOriginalKitten — hey, no need to retract anything. We’re all allowed our opinions, you know. Like you said, you were assuming and so am i. Its all we can really do when we do not have first hand knowledge of things.

        And i’m also atheist. I like to think i’m a strong person who wouldn’t fall for these things, but you never know right? Cults are historically successful because they know how to exploit our wishes and insecurities.

        I’ve seen people change (ex. my dad, into a mindless drone) because of religion and i’ve also seen people become independent and their best selves despite of their history with it. It all depends on the person and how they feel about themselves IMO.

        But you could also be right, you know? Maybe she got into the relationship because it afforded her career opportunities and the fact that Tom was a believer too made it a plus. Who knows? How about we just keep on reading and assuming? haha.

    • fabgrrl says:

      Well, I think some of the followers were brought into the cult as little kids. Not so easy to avoid indoctrination in that case.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        True, it makes it harder to get out, but not impossible.

        Naz was an aspiring actress though, not sure if I can believe that it’s just a coincidence that she got lured into the largest *connected* cult in Hollywood.

      • TrustMeOnThis says:

        I’ve been on to what $ci was about for a long time; it seems to have gotten even worse in recent years. (I know a couple of folks who joined their “pray the gay away” program and barely got out, even when it was easier to escape.)

        I used to enjoy mocking the trolls. But honestly, I feel bad for them, and I’m going to try to be kind and encourage them to research and think for themselves. It might help!

        It’s really sad: people’s lives are being wrecked! Real people, with real feelings. $ci tells them it will teach them how to think for themselves, but it does just the opposite! My sincere hope is that the light of truth will scatter the cockroaches once and for all.

        And I know I’m gonna get modded for this, but IDC.

  22. CAM says:

    I cry for this girl. So glad she gained the courage to get out.

    I dont believe in any religion, i think they’re all fucked in some way. But i hate hearing stories of people seeking help/comfort/faith, etc. in something/someone and having those needs exploited, manipulated and abused, for power and control.

  23. Lem says:

    Might be I just missed it; is the whole article out yet? Can i get a link?

    • Djinn says:

      Dont read it online free, go and buy a copy. VF should be rewarded for publishing this, if this issue sells a lot of copies then maybe more large quality media outlets will end their self imposed blind spot when it comes to CO$

  24. Lem says:

    ‘Unhinged lift wearing midget’ should be trademarked. It is so absolutely perfectly apt!

  25. Lem says:

    Ecclesiastical pillow fights – now, how am I going to work that into conversation soon? That’s awesome!

  26. Francesca says:

    IMAGINE what Katie has gone through?? Worse than this I am sure.

    • skuddles says:

      I am sure Katie went through all kinds of hell… Knowing what Cruise is really like makes me appreciate better why Katie kept appearing in public sans makeup and looking a bit slovenly towards the end of the marriage – no doubt a big eff you to the crazy controlling Cruise. This also makes me admire her even more – not only did she manage to escape CO$ but she put Tommy’s balls in a vice and forced him into the divorce agreement so quickly. That took SOME doing!

    • Hautie says:


      After that little romance with Nazanin went toes up.

      That Cult, learned from their mistakes. They regrouped and came at it from another approach.

      I have always suspected that with a willing candidate, with a girlhood crush. It would be a lot easier to groom for her entry into their Cult.

      Because… the first rule of the Cult.

      Is never talk about Cult, with the new victim.

      You talk about how you are all do gooders. You tell your new victim how wonderful and amazing everyone and everything is…

      And I bet the wife candidate for Tom Cruise. It was a amazing world of perfect.

      Till it wasn’t.

      I wonder when Katie first pissed off Cruise.

      When did she get her first trip to the office to be screamed at. For being dumb and disrespectful of Miscavige.

      Katie may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer. But I do not believe she ever had a clue what was about to happen to her. And is probably still trying to process how to function.

      Because after having spent so much time being stalked in your home, by your own in-laws.

      Having to LIVE with with your husbands entire family under the same roof.

      Having a houseful of employees who eavesdropped on every conversation you had.

      I would be a little crazy.

      As far as I am concern. Katie never saw it coming. And she is lucky as hell to escape. She had family that had the money and the knowledge to get her out.

      Because we all know, David Miscavige wife was not as lucky. And she is locked up somewhere doing hard labor.

      For her failure to find the perfect wife for Cruise.

  27. Bess says:

    Does anyone know when VF hits the news stands?

  28. PortlandJan says:

    Is it just me, or does Tom’s permasmile remind anyone else of Harold Lauder in “The Stand” by Stephen King?

    • Bedhead says:

      How funny and very accurate as to the mini-series version of The Stand! (I’m currently reading the unabridged version of the book right now too. Creepy.)

      • Marmy says:

        Seconded, or thirded, and I LOVE The Stand. I bought the unabridged version last year, it’s a brick! Katie’s hair started to turn white like Nadine’s too, now that I think about it…

      • PortlandJan says:

        I wonder if they’ll ever make another one, maybe as a 2-3 part movie? I think Robert Downey Jr. would make a perfect Randall Flagg

  29. Masque says:

    Ditto to everyone’s posts. Also, I hate that photo of Tom and David saluting each other. Military personnel salute, civilians don’t.


    • TG says:

      @Masque – I agree it disgusts me that they think they have that right to salute. I guess that poor girl failed in her “Earth-saving mission” in ridding the world of those two maniacs.

    • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

      And certainly, religious leaders don’t salute each other.
      They are like two little boys on a play date, making up the rules to their little game as they go along.
      It’s surreal.

  30. JD says:

    “Tom Cruise’s O-face”…EEEEEEWWWWWWW…
    Thank you (NOT) for that mental picture.

  31. skuddles says:

    Somebody please horsewhip Tiny Tom. What a total POS!

  32. Hautie says:

    Holy crap!

    The Cult is not going to be happy about this little article.

    And I completely agree with the thought that Cruise is a complete head case.

    The federal government very well could have been after this Cult for years.

    But it takes f.o.r.e.v.e.r. for them to ever go public with charges.

    I know FBI & IRS have been after a local crooked politician, in Dallas, for nearly a decade. And just this Summer, did they finally unleashed their fury on him.

    There is never a quick way to build a case on anyone.

    And with this kind of a Cult, with all their creepy ass aggressive behavior. It could take years for it to come to fruition.

  33. boredsuburbanhousewife says:

    I read the entire article myself yesterday and it is truly disturbing.

    I really wish Nicole would come clean about what she knows, what she experienced, etc, as a public service.

    At this point I don’t think her relationship with her adopted children is the problem, must be something else.

    But this article reveals new details about their divorce, the kids, etc.

    • LeslieM says:

      I think they obtain all of your secrets through auditing. They hold those secrets over you. I think they even tape the sessions so if you say you hate your mother they could send your mom the tape and shatter her world. Clearly former members feel extreemly threatened.

  34. TG says:

    I just bought the magazine today and am going to subscribe since I quite Vanity Fair after they put the Cracken on the cover for the second time in less than a year I think. The Cracken should never even appear in the cover of that magazine she is about as low class as it can get. I didn’t bother to read the excerpt since I love sitting down with my mag and reading the article in its entirety. Just finished last month’s VF.

    I agree with pretty much everyone on here he is a freak and I look forward to the day when this cult is brought down and the two freaks with it. Oh and take that fat Kirstey Alley with them when they go. Nobody will miss her.

    Agree with Boredsuburbanhousewife – we really need Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes to do an interview tell-all. After listeng to that phone call leak between tommygirl and nicole I am not so sure that she wants to come clean since it seems obvious that she is about as cracked up as he is in her own way, maybe not a cult following nut but you can tell she is highly stuck on herself demanding gifts and stuff like that while she is on set.

    • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

      I’m going to subscribe as well TG. And you know what? I’m going to make it a practice to subscribe to EVERY publication I can, that prints an expose’ on Scientology!
      Maybe we can encourage the journalism community to start messing with this horrible cult. Because our govt. doesn’t seem to care.

  35. C72 says:

    i really want to see him being asked about this in an interview, just to see him go off and u know he will

    he’s such a little FREAK

  36. Clarish says:

    While recovering from an injury and barely able to walk I read up on this cult. It is beyond terrifying and all the information is out there. Some of it is so insidious and violent that I had nightmares.

    The cult’s ultimate goal seems to be to take over the government and more. That they have litigated and blackmailed the IRS to the point of caving in and rewarding them with church/tax-free status is indicative of their tenacity and power. People have tried to sue the cult and lost because of judges friendly with the cult and witnesses who have lied on the stand.

    Graham Berry is one of only THREE lawyers in the world to take on the cult by way of lawsuits against them and what they have done to him is like a bad horror novel. Yet so far the government has pretended they don’t exist and that’s what really scares me; what sort of information do they have that the FBI has not investigated any of the many deaths and suspicious “suicides”?

    If you read the story of what they did to Paulette Cooper in the 70s, who was then a beautiful young investigative journalist, you will have a much better picture of this cult and what they are capable of. I believe there is a petition out there initiated by Graham Berry to force the POTUS to investigate, yet I am actually afraid to sign it.

    As Tom Cruise has unlimited access to the internet — while most cultists are forced to install a special browser packet that does not allow them to see any information negative to COS — and yet remains a member, suggests that he is either too brainwashed, too afraid of what they have on him, or he just doesn’t care about the myriad human rights abuses and illegal activities and to me that is an egregiously cowardly position to take.

    BTW, all those lawsuits against Travolta that suddenly started coming out in waves, as opposed to the dribs ad drabs in the past? Word is that that was ordered by Miscavige because John tried to leave the cult.

    • Macey says:

      I just dont understand how they keep their ‘church’ status with all the info that has come out over the years.
      How can they blackmail the IRS? I mean what info would they have? I dont doubt there are some shady characters in there but really, what kind of info could they have?
      I read another story of another former member that had to do the jog around the tree thing, he was so malnurshished and dehydrated he lost 6 of his teeth. they would not treat him for pain or anything. That really touched me b/c Ive had abscessed teeth before and it was by far the worse pain Ive ever been in in my life. the guy said he had to spend thousands trying to save what was left of his mouth. I just cant imagine the pain some of the ppl go thru just b/c of their nutty beliefs. I just dont understand why the FBI or someone isnt looking into their treatment of ppl and all the ‘missing’ people.

    • TrustMeOnThis says:

      Post the link! I’ll sign it!

      They got the tax exempt status by harrasing the IRS with lawsuits. You can google it.

  37. carol says:

    there is no doubt in my mind Katie Holmes has something on tape-recorder or video, because for that divorce to fizzle out so calmly, she had to have him backed in a very small hole

    • DEB says:

      I think it was more to avoid negative publicity re: C0$, too. Mimi Rogers also threatened the C0$ with blowing them wide open if they gave her a hard time over her divorce from TC.

    • CF98 says:

      Yep or at least has something locked safely away in case anything were to happen it would be public

    • gg says:

      It’d be easy enough to just tape one of his well-known rants in the house and compile them. If that stuff got out a’ la Mel Gibson, his Mr. Nice Guy reputation would be shot to hell.

  38. Izzy says:

    I am seriously not opposed to starting a letter-writing campaign to our elected officials about this cult. I’d like to start with the officials in my home state of Florida, since they have a labor camp in Clearwater.

  39. Dee Cee says:

    It boggles the mind anyone would marry for money or a career move..

  40. Kosmos says:

    Oh, Tom is so miserably over the top, and I’m really sick of seeing his “big” smile. He’s so full of himself and his CO$ thing, which is nothing but brain washing and cultism to the max. I don’t support him or what he does. He’s all fake and so are his ideals. I can certainly believe that CO$ and Tom would do anything to get what they want from people. At least Katie is now out of his grasp.

    • Jayna says:

      I have no doubt Katie wanted her nose thinned trying to move into roles more than for the cute girl. I know too many women that hated their nose and tweaked it. The boobs, Katie had a baby. Many women lose some of their chest and they droop more. The Kate thing I agree. It was so annoying the way he tried to call her Kate. Cringeworthy.

  41. ZenB!tch says:

    I wonder who’s next? He didn’t like the $ci girl they got him so he tried to convert yet another Catholic and failed. Inquiring minds want to know.

    And does Tommy not get how much disrespect Miscavige (sp?) has for him?

  42. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Well, after Katie married Tom, she got a nose job, boob reduction, and name change to “Kate.” So this doesn’t surprise me at all.

    I gotta wonder how this affects his older daughter when she sees otherwise beautiful women being deemed “not pretty enough” for Tom. But at this point, the older kids are probably so brainwashed that they are out of touch with reality.

  43. emmieapricot says:

    Tom made Naz file her teeth yet he was ok with all of Katie’s parts???

  44. maggiegrace says:

    And of course, his nickname for her would be “Nazi.”

  45. Jayna says:

    I read a quote from Kirstie Alley dissing the article. I love Kirstie and don’t feel she is sucked in deep like Tom, surrounded by Scientologists at her beck and call. I don’t believe she and her children are affected like nonfamous people are and not the same rules. But it disgusts me how she puts her head in the sand refusing to believe all the horrible stories by other ex members just because it didn’t happen to her.

    • Chatcat says:


      I am a practicing Catholic, and you hit on a very good point with “refusing to believe all the horrible stories by other ex members just because it didn’t happen to her.”

      Exactly!!!! I am appalled at what priests did in the religion in which I was raised since I was a child. There is no defending their actions. But I still practice, we hope the victims can begin to heal, and we move ahead and are better people for acknowledging the horror rather then forgetting it, so it NEVER happens again.

      Kirstie is no better then the Tiny Narcissist Tyrant Tommy in this whole nightmare that is CO$.

    • gg says:

      omg. That crazy cow is raising CHILDREN?

  46. Layale says:


  47. mimi says:

    How is it legal to use people like that, “punish” them and deliver women to a man in such a way?

    They exercise control over people like a cult- where are the legal authorities?

    This is madness.

  48. Cidee says:

    Wait a minute….Tiny Tom had HER fix HER teeth?!?!? What about his big Chicklet/Kukla, Fran and Ollie chompers? His maniacal smile has haunted me for years. Even after he had his first set of veneers. ICK.

  49. gg says:

    This, lifted from the Vanity Fair site in the comments section:

    Jason Beghe…….a former Cult member and now an SP (suppressive person) said it best. “Show me a M***** F****** Clear” or “Let me meet a M***** F****** Clear”! Imagine…..never suffer from illness….or disease…..or death. Let’s see…..let’s look at the first 10 people who ever were declared “clear”. 6 left the cult and are out of Scamology..3 are dead and one is still in. I’m sure he’ll live forever! Remember…..L.R. Blubbard didn’t die, he VOLUNTARILY GAVE UP HIS BODY. ROFL

  50. Paige says:

    I have got to read this now!!! Will be going to Target to get this VF ASAP.

  51. Carolyn says:

    Oh Maverick. Once so hot. Now so NOT!

    I would LOVE it if an interviewer said those magic words “You Can’t Handle The Truth” to him about Co$. Epic meltown would follow.

    Maintain the rage against this horrible cult. It defies logic how so many people could get caught up in such BS. My heart goes out to those brave enough to leave and those stuck in it who can’t.

  52. All Falls Down says:

    “If the United States government pays attention to this stuff and finally pulls the cult’s tax-exempt status for good, then the CO$ will finally crumble. (Will it ever happen? Read about Operation Snow White to learn how difficult it is to revoke that status.)”

    How would their tax-exempt status be revoked based off of claims that may be more suitable for criminal hearings or prosecution.

    I mean many religious organizations have had criminal activity exposed in the media, such child-molestion in the Catholic church, Rabbi’s and other various religious groups.

    If tax-exemption can be revoked due to minimum questionable practices and maximum criminal activity then I think other groups would be affected too.

  53. patata says:

    Anyone know if Nazanin is in contact with her mom?

  54. jilly says:

    If any of this is true, there’s no way that the Lift-wearing Midget can claim that he did not know about the wife procurement deals. Which makes him a complete sociopath. He should be in jail for abuse to that woman. I’m glad she and her mother had the sense to leave this cult. And I hope there are more exposures like this to put an end to MissCabbage’s abuses of power.

  55. Hotpockets says:

    Has anyone ever heard where Christian Bale got his inspiration from to play Patrick Bateman in American Psycho? It was Tom Cruise, he was inspired by how vacant and phony Tommy was, that’s who he modeled Patrick Bateman off of.

    He was quoted saying this years before a lot of the CO$ stories started coming out of the wood works.

    • TG says:

      Thanks for the link. I just checked it out and I can’t believe I have never heard this interview before and that Miles Fisher video was outstanding. You really can’t tell the difference between him and tommygirl. Looks like it didn’t hurt Bale’s career saying that about tom either. I love how the director said Bale said he as cruise on letterman and that he was so energetic and smiling but there was nothing behind his eyes. That is what everyone on here has been saying for ever. I guess you can study how to be a human and express emotion but that spark in ones eyes can not be faked.

    • Nan209 says:

      Wow! That was interesting.

      It makes sense though now that I think back to American Psycho and maybe my repulsion to Cruise back before he became a high ranking alien.

  56. Nan209 says:

    You know, people didn’t want to believe Jim Jones was that bad either. It took a lot from family and friends to get a US senator involved and the poor man died investigating the claims and for trying assist people who trying to leave.

    This is why religion, any religion, has no place in my life. It is too easy to abdicate your power and responsibility to someone else. It is the perfect set up for someone to abuse you through the power you give them.

    Priests molesting children, mega churches taking money from well meaning people who really don’t have the money to give, women pushed into servitude for one man, wars over religious beliefs, or CO$ using the power of Hollywood to not only hoodwink people but oppress people. Religion is the perfect vehicle for narcissistic and psychopathic fruitcakes to wreak such destruction.

    The minute someone tells me they have the “Answer” I call bullSh!t. Nobody has the answer for you.

    • TG says:

      I agree and it is also the quickest excuse to justify the murder others. I grew up religious but just can’t believe in any of it anymore. It is so obvious that from the bginning religion has been used to control others.

    • Tara says:

      Well said Nan

  57. aud says:

    I wish people would stop seeing his movies. The money he makes from them goes right into this cult. I have personally never seen one of his movies in theatre and never will. Zero support here.

    That being said, the government needs to shut this group down. How many eye witness statements do they need before they stop with tax breaks and a blind eye?

    • TG says:

      I won’t watch any of his movies ever again either at the theatre or on TV or DVD. The last movie I saw of his was a huge mistake and that was a few years ago. Added to my list is James Franco and Halle Berry. I won’t watch or buy anything they are selling.

    • Nan209 says:

      I don’t actively protest Cruise movies. It’s pretty easy for me to not give my money because rarely have I ever wanted to see a movie he’s been in – it’s been accidental or it may already be playing on TV but it’s rarely intentional. I did see Ghost Protocol only b/c I wanted to see Renner before I O.D. on him (which will happen if he keeps making cr@p movies – Henzel and Gretel? ReallY?)

  58. Aud says:

    Sorry but I think women like Nanzanin have only themselves to blame. She basically had stars in her eyes, considered the rise of her career and decided to take the plunge.
    I’m not justifying Cruise or Scientology here, but it has to be said, that these these psychos and cults don’t just operate on their own, they operate on the basis of the weaknesses of others. In Nanzanin something has to be said about what she aimed to get out of it all as well. It’s not just ‘oh poor poor girl’, she made herself available. Everyone in Hollywood pretty much knows how much of a cult Scientology is and is aware of Cruise.
    Kate Holmes was also procured in this way. The interview process, followed by the ‘screening’ process and so on. All his ‘wives’ were procured in this way, which is why actresses like Nicole (legally) cannot say anything about their marriage to Tom…or Mimi Rogers, his first wife.
    The only reason Nanzanin is opening her mouth is because she didn’t make it to the altar, to sign so many legal agreements and good for her. She’s lucky she got out. But I doubt she’ll have a smooth ride in Hollywood, not if COS has their way.

    • Seagulls says:

      Aud – as in “Audited?”

      You’ve just engaged in blaming the victim. Before reaching your patently wrong conclusions, read the article. She didn’t know who she was meeting or what she was doing; she was on a special mission from the cult.

    • gg says:

      Oh yeah, just like Katie right? :roll:
      Look up “brainwashing”.

      But see it doesn’t matter — even if they did it for their own gain, they are celebrated as the new heroines. Both of these ladies are now bringing down the cult of crime, greed and lies.

      • CF98 says:

        I’m baffled as to what either of them gained here. I mean sure Katie got more fame (I’d say Suri but I’m not convinced she was Tom’s to begin with but that’s another post)but at what cost? I mean it didn’t exactly help her career.

        Not to mention based on the article these chicks were unaware of this being a setup. Now arranged marriages are no big deal if both parties are consenting adults but if one is being manipulated then yes that’s a problem. Which makes me wonder why Tom can’t just find a subservient wife within Scientology or does he get off on breaking women who were strong and independent before they met him

  59. Isabella Notarfrancesco says:

    Most people keep seeing his movies because they’re dead shits who don’t care to know the details of Tom’s life. They roll up, see his movies and don’t give him a second thought.

  60. Isabella Notarfrancesco says:

    Based on everything you guys have heard about Cruise has he done anything that could potentially land him in jail?

    • muppet_barbershop says:

      Because he was in a position of control in this particular situation, emotional distress is probably doable, but that is a civil thing… Um, in some states this kind of mindjob falls under criminal sexual conduct, when it’s in conjunction with a sexual relationship. I think. California may or may not be like that. Anyone?

  61. Kim says:

    All of this is even worse than I ever imagined Tom’s involvement in CO$ was….what it all boils down to is that he’s a Pod person. But can he really ever leave??…can you magine the goods that the auditors have on him? What a prison…

  62. muppet_barbershop says:

    Horrible. I wish her all the best. Good exposé/summary of this particular Co$ travesty, Bedhead!