Isabella Cruise’s boyfriend, Eddie Frencher, fled the Sea Org: what will Tom do?

Tom Cruise

Yesterday, Kaiser linked up Tom Cruise’s rather uneventful turn at the Los Angeles premiere of Oblivion, and (to a few of you) yes, I saw those hush-hush comments after this post which alluded to Tom’s amazing physical state as a 50-year-old man. I read everything that has to do with Tom Cruise, so don’t even try to pull a fast one on old Bedhead. With that said, I agree that Tom looks good, and I think he might have had something done to his face recently. As in, he had plenty of time between generously” wrapping All You Need Is Kill and these promotional rounds to visit his favorite Brazilian plastic surgeon for a refresher. That could be the reason for that silly turtleneck too — all the better to hide new scars! Anyway, Tom showed up five hours early to work the crowd.

FIVE hours.

That’s not what a “nice guy” does … that’s what a “creepy guy” does.

One or two hours would be “nice,” but five is “creepy.” See the difference, Tom?

Now onto the subject of this story, which has to do with Isabella Cruise’s boyfriend, Eddie Frencher (you can see a photo of him here, she is shown with her brother below), who signed the Sea Org’s infamous billion-year contract last summer and shipped off to Gold base. There was much speculation that Isabella wanted to follow her boyfriend, but Tom’s rep shut that rumor down because (let’s face it) there’s no way in hell that Tom Cruise would let his little girl commit herself to a life of slave labor and eating rice and beans for her next several lives. When the initial story of Eddie’s fate broke, some of you speculated that Tom might have actually organized the entire affair so that Isabella wouldn’t be able to see Eddie. That makes sense, but now Eddie has quit the Sea Org and, as such, he is now a disgraced member of Scientology. Note: Star makes an error in this story by claiming that the Sea Org members work eight hours a day for very little pay. Actually, it’s more like fourteen hours a day for about $50 per week. Here are the details from Star, which cites Tony Ortega’s blog as a source and claims that Tom will not be happy to see the return of Eddie Frencher:

Isabella Cruise

When Katie Holmes blindsided Tom Cruise by filing for divorce last year, the actor leaned on the two people who have remained a constant in his life all these years: his kids Connor, 18, and Isabella, 20, whom he adopted with his ex-wife Nicole Kidman.

But now one of those relationships may be hitting some turbulence. One of Scientology’s most vocal critics, Tony Ortega, alleges that Isabella’s longtime boyfriend, Eddie Frencher, has abruptly left Scientology’s elite clerical order, the “Sea Organization,” after just five months — and says that decision could have repercussions for Tom and his beloved daughter Bella.

“Leaving Sea Org isn’t looked upon favorably by Scientologists, so Eddie leaving could cause a rift between Tom and Isabella,” says Marc Headly, a former Scientologist and Sea Org staffer and author of Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology.” “Isabella is still in Scientology, andt ehre is pressure on her to shine because Tom is one of the church’s main figureheads.”

The Sea Org — in which officers work eight-hour days for almost no pay and sign a billion-year contract to symbolize their eternal devotion to the religion — is considered the ultimate committment by followers. If Eddie told Isabella “what a horrifying experience it was,” Headly says, “that would definitely turn anyone off. It wouldn’t surprise me if she pulls away from Scientology.”

Bella is fiercely devoted to Eddie (and planning to marry him, according to Ortega, whose website, The Underground Bunker, puts Scientology under a microscope), leaving church watchers whether she could find herself caught between the two men she adores most.

“I’m lucky — my kids are really loving,” the Mission: Impossible star has said, adding that his daughter is “a good girl” — and one who has a mind of her own: “Bella has a very strong sense of herself.”

[From In Touch, print edition, April 22, 2013]

This could get tricky because Isabella is utterly financially dependent upon Tom, and I don’t necessarily fault her for this because she was educated only in Scientology schools, so she didn’t really learn any life skills, and I imagine poor Eddie Frencher is in the same boat. As such, it would be hard for her to pull away from the CO$. I absolutely believe that Tom would completely cut Isabella out of his life if she left the cult, and I think he’d do anything to make sure she didn’t keep dating someone who was such a “disgrace” that he left the Sea Org. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this shakes out, but I feel for these kids.

In other Tom-related news, the dude is still insisting that he never said those things about feeling surprised at Katie’s divorce filing last year. Now he is refusing to answer questions about his love life except to say that he is focused only upon his work. So he’s still single? Go get him, Julianne!

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  1. Megan says:

    If needed I think she could turn to Nicole for help

    • Liv says:

      Exactly my thoughts. I don’t think Nicole would turn her away. Girl just needs to wake up. Gosh, don’t they have internet?

      • Kate says:

        I don’t think a lot of them do have access to uncensored internet. I remember reading that this past summer, during the divorce drama, a lot of minions were told to go on gossip and celeb sites (places they normally were not allowed to go) to add pro-Scientology/pro-Tom comments. From the article it made it seem like they were bending the rules because of the divorce and letting the minions be exposed to the unsanctioned internet.

    • Baskingshark says:

      Plus she must have bags of filth on Tom she could sell to the press. Unless he also makes his kids sign a confidentiality agreement…

    • Darlene says:

      I swear, I think Nicole made some kind of deal to cut loose, go to another continent, and let Tom raise their kids, just to GET AWAY. I think she had mostly give them up. 🙁 I’d be surprised to see her reach out in any real way to support or shelter her daughter and her boyfriend. It’s all so sad.

      • Kate says:

        I remember reading an article on one of the higher ups who had “blown” comment on Tom and Nicole’s divorce and he had said that early on even Tom was adamant that Nicole got the kids 50% of the time and then slowly Tom was influenced by Miscaviege and the kids were brainwashed by Tommy Davis so that Nicole lost the kids little by little. I know Nicole is now mostly made of Botox but I really do think she thought she’d never truly lose her kids.

      • buzz says:

        I’m afraid that maybe Tom so poisoned their minds and hearts against their own mother she felt it was a lost cause to try to fight for them.

    • SusieQ2 says:


      Thank you. Some folks are prepared to diss Nicole for ‘abandoning’ her kids when a simple internet search shows that was not the case.

      Perhaps they’re too afraid of discovering the truth.

      • ycnan says:

        No one really knows what happened there, but if those were my kids, I would give up EVERYTHING to have them in my life. I would not care about my career, money, fame, my life, anything. It really seems to me (and yes it is speculating, as we all do with all of these celebrity stories)that she didn’t try hard enough. She just didn’t.

        She had lots of money, and access to the media. She had options.

      • Belle says:

        @ycnan: I understand your sentiment. As a mother myself, I would usually agree. No one knows what Nicole was faced with, or what extreme threats she dealt with. There is some real evil in this cult, and I don’t doubt they may have pulled out all the stops with Nicole. Having your children turned against you, and NOT WANTING to see you is a large hurdle in itself, no? Have you done any reading about cults, and estranged family members of cult members? It seems not.

    • x says:

      Remember the publicist story of Nicole storming in saying “we have adopted these kids like you said and now I’m expected to f–king look after them.” Do not forget the nanny book to the stars, where the writer said her friend was a nanny to the Cruise kids and she NEVER saw Nic spend any time with them! Bella can count on Nicole? I don’t think so.

  2. A says:

    Run, Eddie, run!

  3. Maddie says:

    Tom looks good and showing up 5 hours early is super nice. Tom’s always been like that and I appreciate this compared to actresses like Mila Kunis who barely acknowledge the fans who are waiting for hours for a chance to see their stars.

    • gg says:

      Of course he’s super nice. His chip is programmed that way.

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      Super nice if you file your teeth just so and never ever do anything but what he tells you to do.

    • Cazzee says:

      In his defense, the interactions with fans might be the most real emotional connection with people that this guy has in his life.

      For him to show up five hours early indicates to me that he draws real emotional sustenance from these encounters. Sad but true.

      • SusieQ2 says:

        Tom Cruise wouldn’t know a ‘real emotional connection’ if it came up to him and bit him in the a$$.

      • TrustMeOnThis says:

        Yeah, because they are the ONLY ones who see him as the Big Being he truly is!

    • LAK says:

      Super nice???!!! Are you kidding???!!! You must be the only person left on earth who doesn’t know this is Tom’s way of promoting a film.

      Those ‘fans’, particularly the ones he stops to talk to, have his picture taken with, call their moms etc on their personal mobiles are PR plants.

      Strategy was devised by PMK back when they represented him, and he is just carrying it on. In those days PMK representatives like Pat Kingsley herself would walk behind him and point out which ‘fan’ he should interact with.

      His being there ahead of time, isn’t about being nice. It’s a purely calculated move. PR at it’s finest. Give me a grumpy Mila Kunis any day. At least that is real.

      Other stars have gone on to copy this move, but no one has perfected it like Tom. It’s his signature move.

    • Karen says:

      Ladies and gentlemen, Maddie is obviously a Scientology plant.

      • candigirl says:

        This is exactly the kind of kissing-up comment “super nice” you’ll see online to let you know the Sciento-bots are here.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I am so tired of anyone who doesn’t detest TC being accused of being a CO$ plant. Maybe it is possible they really thought that showing up 5 hours early is nice?

        Sounds excessively early to me, but I am not going to insult people who may think differently.

    • JL says:


      Are you CO$ high?

      He shows 5 hrs early for “fans” but never sees his kids, alienates and controls his wives, takes kids away from their mother (Nicole Kidman) and the list goes on and on.

      That’s not nice, that’s being a jackass and trying to act like a respectable man, husband, father and person.

    • bluecalling says:

      i agree maddie

  4. Kathryn says:

    Didn’t Katie and Suri leAve the church? So, by this logic, he shouldn’t be seeing Suri either, right? I know he hasn’t seen her in awhile but he’s still seen her…

    It must be nice to pick and choose what rules you abide by. I want that life (I kid, I kid!)

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      He is still seeing her? There is proof? She flew to London and he spent her whole visit on a movie set. Her one visit with him in months. Pretty sure he has shunned her. Which is for the best. Poor little Suri.

    • LadyMTL says:

      This is just MHO but what I think Tom is doing with Suri is gradually cutting her out of his life. It would be too horrible (PR wise) for him to dump her right away so for now he’s acting like the Doting Dad but watch and see how often they’re actually together. It’s like…stealth dumping?

      Anyway, it just makes me feel bad for Suri. She never asked to have a whackjob for a dad, after all.

      • doofus says:

        “stealth dumping” is what I thought, too. (great term, btw.)

        in all honesty, while it makes me sad to think of a father effectively abandoning his daughter, I truly believe Suri is better off without this nut-job in her life.

      • Belle says:

        Very much agree with doofus regarding Suri being better off. Yes, it would suck to have her father not in her life… but there are worse things, such as being stuck in a cult and gradually brainwashed against others that love you… such as Katie and her parents! I firmly believe that even if Tom is supposed to abide by rules having ZERO Co$ crap around Suri, that if he stays in her life, he will try to manipulate the situation, and get to her eventually.

    • linlin says:

      1. Tom Cruise is one of the hightest members of Scientology as well as very important for them PR wise. They certainly would make an exception for him if he wanted to keep seeing her to keep him happy and commited.
      2. Even if he wouldn’t want to see her, they might try to convince him to do so anyway or to give the impression that he’s still in regular contact with her because him abandoning his daughter would be very bad PR.

    • Jacqueline says:

      I think he barely maintains a connection with Suri because he is as devoted to Scientology as much as he hates bad press. Gotta keep up his “image.” If he could turn those kids against their own mother, I don’t see any reason why he couldn’t flush a boyfriend. Sure, I bet Isabella has ideas of her own as an adult, but is just as likely that she has been completely robbed of independent thoughts. Tom is so devoted to his Co$ that I could see him cutting ties with Isabella in much the same way as Suri, but I don’t know how much Connor would factor into that. Those kids live in a crazy world where I’m sure they are the only other person that each one can relate to, they have to be strongly, emotionally bonded. Basically, Tom is batshit crazy and what will happen is anyone’s guess – and no matter what Tommy Boy will remain a darling in the sycophantic press.

  5. Charlotte says:

    I’d like to think that the thought if losing his children would snap him out of it, but it’s not going to happen. And even if he did manage to break away, he still deserves prison for his part in the hideous machination of Co$.
    Call your mother, Isabella.
    Where’s Shelly?

    • Aussie girl says:

      I too would hope that losing his children would snap him out of it but that’s not going to happen. What a sad world Tom must live in, he must be totally insecure to be so embedded in this bullshit called COS

    • Jennykins says:

      Where is Shelly? I’m just happy we aren’t asking where is Katie or ahem Kate

  6. Usually when young people are so “in love” I think oh dear. But hopefully this young love will have her acting “irrationally” and running off to be with her man, then her mom can swoop in and help her get a normal thing going and when the break up happens she will be out of sci.

    • irishserra says:

      I thought the same thing. Maybe this will really turn into a firestorm and make some things happen to shake the Prince of Scientology.

  7. skeptical says:

    I agree Isabella hasn’t been taught how to survive outside of Co$ but lots of former Scis made it without the benefit of the super-connected social web that the Old Guard and Anonymous made. I think she’ll be ok. The worst part for her will be maybe feeling betrayed and lost. She’ll have emotional issues but I don’t think she’ll starve. he’s got a Mom and too much of the rest of the world is watching.

  8. Mia 4S says:

    I’m not sure who I’m more weirded out by, Mr. Overcompensation showing up 5 hours early, or the people who waited 5 hours to see this creep! Anyone ask him where Shelly is?

    I can understand the heavy PR though, the movie is getting poor reviews (really boring apparently). I guessed the twist halfway through the second trailer (and having read the reviews, I’m right). Waste of money.

    • Belle says:

      Imagine how lovely it would be if Tom showed up 5 hours early, expecting to be greeted by adoring fans, but instead faced hordes of people who, after posing for their photo with Tom, proceeded to ask him where Shelly is. 🙂 I imagine he would gracefully dodge the first inquiry or two… but it would quickly become a nice little spectacle, with Tom being ushered away to spend the remainder of the 5 hours in hiding. Some of the publicity for this would most certainly make it out, right?

      • TG says:

        I would be on a plane to wherever if this was ever organized. That would be awesome. Because if you just get one person than that jerk has a way of making you look like the bad guy, but with 100’s of people asking him the questions he can’t hide. Would love to see if he shows anger or if he just lets his handlers bundle him off.

    • Iiana says:

      In actuality, it just set international box office records.

  9. spinner says:

    Tom looks great & he is always gracious & generous with his fans. In regards to Isabella…rules are bent in Scientology for the STAR members.

    • CL says:

      No kidding! I just finished Jenna Miscavage Hill’s book about growing up in Scientology (and working in Sea Org), and she made it clear that the “special people” received special treatment and were shielded from the ugly reality of Scientology.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        For an organization looking to make money, that makes sense. There is only so much they can take from middle class memebers (so they eventually take their labor instead). I am sure very wealthy members (“star” or not) are treated very differently because of the long term finanical donations they can make.

  10. JL says:

    Five hours early to work the crowd, but you never see him with his kids. That is F’d up.

    I wish Tom would sign a billion year contract with Sea Org and sail away, far far away.

  11. Jaded says:

    What goes around comes around. Nicole has been the soul of discretion and diplomacy about the whole COS issue with her kids and Tom. Looks like the doors may be opening once again for her and Bella to reunite, wouldn’t that put a pickle up Tom’s tiny, well-toned a$$…

    • Allie May says:

      Yes, I agree. I think Nicole has shown true class and if Isabella needed someone to help her establish her own life, I’m sure Nicole would step up to the plate.

  12. dorothy says:

    Hope it’s true and Isabella will leave that ridiculous cult.

    On a side note: I never thought about the lack of real education for Tom’s kids. Sad, very sad.

    • SusieQ2 says:

      Where CO$ is concerned, a proper education is a big no no. Educated folks are liable to know what’s going on in the big bad world and are dangerous if they start to ask questions, specifically about their ‘religion’.

      Better to keep the flock ‘dumbed-down’ so they accept everything they are told. It’s so much easier to control them that way.

    • Belle says:

      Yes, it is very sad about Tom’s kids not having a ‘real’ education. I believe it is much worse for all of the other children who are raised in that cult though. At least Tom’s kids are high profile enough that they would (as mentioned above) not starve. They would receive assistance from someone. What happens to other ‘regular’ children who manage to break away? Who helps them? 🙁 Those children would likely have NOTHING… would get out with the clothes on their back, no money and nowhere to go. Add to that the confused state of mind that would likely exist in such a situation… and it is beyond sad.

      • TrustMeOnThis says:

        It is very sad. But there are people who care and who will help. The internet has many resources, such as the ex-scientologist message board and ex-scientology kids. Those would be great places to start for someone looking to escape.

        Come out, come out, wherever you are!

  13. Doofus says:

    I don’t care how early he shows up or how “nice” he is to his fans.

    He’s essentially a cult-leader and he should be treated as such. I never, and I do mean NEVER, watch any of his movies anymore. All I can think of when I see his sh*t-eating grin are all of the horrors I’ve read about the cult.

  14. Lizzie K says:

    Not too rich or too nice to happily accept slave labor.

  15. fabgrrl says:

    I’m sure Nicole Kidman would help her daughter out, morally and financially, if she wanted to leave the church. Katie Holmes might even help a little, let Isabella crash on her sofa or whatever. I don’t know what their relationship was, but I’d think Katie would be willing to help someone else get away from Crazy Tom and Co$.

    • Lulu.T.O. says:

      Most definitely. I think Nicole is waiting with bated breath for either one of her kids to get out from under CO$ and realize how they were brainwashed into cutting their own mother out of their lives.

    • lucy2 says:

      Good point, she has Katie to go to also. I imagine the brainwashing against Nicole is so severe the kids might never return to her. If they did though, I’m sure she’d help them.

      But I think the chances of either kid leaving CO$ is very, very slim. Good for the guy who got out though.

      • Deedee says:

        She used to work for Katie for her fashion house but Was unceremoniously dumped her right before she went AWOL. I don’t see either of those ladies trusting the other right away at least. Nicole would be the better option, I think.

  16. Telicity says:

    I always got the impression his children were being shielded from the paps vs Suri who was trotted around like a prop. Even now that they’re older they don’t seem to court the paparazzi and are always dressed down in the shots that we do see. Hopefully this turns out well, but I wouldn’t expect much of Nicole. I’ve always thought it was fishy how she dotes on her youngest kids but rarely says anything about her older kids despite still having contact with them unless its stuff like, “They don’t call me mom.” I don’t call my dad “dad” or maintain a relationship with him because I hate his guts, not because my parents divorced. Granted it could be cuz of the rules but there have been enough blind items to make me think it’s her.

    • CF98 says:

      I never thought Nicole cared about those kids at all I mean she never fought for them. She had Rupert Murdoch as a friend you mean to tell me he couldn’t have helped her out?

      She chose herself and didn’t care about the kids because they weren’t biologically hers she had no real attachment to them.

      I don’t think it took a whole lot for them to think Nicole didn’t care about them.

      • SusieQ2 says:

        Oh here we go again.

        There is enough evidence out there on the internet to back up the thought that her kids were brainwashed into thinking she was an enemy of the ‘church’.

        Her actions, keeping her distance and her silence in the hopes that one day they will come to her, is what’s advised by cult experts.

        BTW, freeloader debt is not legally enforceable.

  17. Mayamae says:

    I have always felt more for Isabella in this whole mess. It must be difficult having a gorgeous mother who she rarely sees, a gorgeous step-mother who seemed more than willing to help alienate her from Nicole and who used her primarily as a purse holder, and the perfect little CO$ spawn who seemed to be Tom’s only daughter. Obviously many of these things have changed but is it too late for Bella?

    Connor irritates with his blooming fame-whoring but most people are opportunists I guess. He just seems like a smug little bastard to me who has really embraced the Hollywood culture. Bella on the other hand seems to want a quiet and simple life and while being adopted into this weird life has had huge advantages, I wonder if she sometimes wonders -“what if”. I’m adopted and it’s an honest feeling to question how life would have been different but for that twist of fate.

    • TG says:

      Good comment. I agree Conner looks just like Tom. He has that same look about him that is cocky and belligerent at the same time

    • jwoolman says:

      I suspect both the older kids have birth mothers who are/were Scientologists, although I could be wrong. So they’re better off with their second pair of parents, since the CO$ rules are at least bendable for them. They were robbed of their mom Nicole, though. There isn’t anything that Nicole could really have done once the kids themselves said they didn’t want to see her, that’s what is so insidious about the CO$ brand of parental alienation. But Isabella says she and Nicole talk (on the phone, I assume) and the paps showed her visiting a while ago. So even if Isabella was more in spy mode back then – if she gets an earful from her boyfriend and decides to leave CO$, she certainly knows her mother is there for her.

  18. The Original Mia says:

    What will Tom do? Everything in his power to keep them apart. He won’t cut off Isabella. He loves her. And if he does, Nicole will take care of her.

    • Dawn says:

      I agree with you. I think both of her parents love her and will take care of her IF she asks them for help.

  19. maggiegrace says:

    TC’s hair looks really weird.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      YES! What did they do to get this old-man hair? His hair used to be one of his better features. It’s like Justin Timberlake hair now.

      The Brazilian doc is really fighting the clock now. I wonder how weird Tiny Tom will start to look? He already has nose job, cheek fillers, facelift, etc. He’s turning into his mother.

    • Christin says:

      I think he may be coloring his hair. I base this on the outdoor picture in particular, where the hair is more reddish (brown dye can do this on graying hair) and has a different texture. Gray hair has a more coarse, wiry appearance, even when dye is applied.

  20. candigirl says:

    Where is Shelly Miscavige??

  21. Tania says:

    I think she looks really pretty in that photo with her brother. I hope she gets out one day.

    And OT, I do not like those heels on Suri. So inappropriate.

    • SusieQ2 says:

      It was Tom who allowed Suri to wear the heels. Katie, like a normal mother, put a stop to that when they divorced.

      • evyn says:

        Actually it was Katie who said Suri chose the clothes that she wanted to buy and wear. And the heels were gone after they were criticized in the press, long before they were divorced.

  22. Green is Good says:

    Eddie, go straight to every media outlet you can and spill yet more details of Sea Org’s slavery! Call Anonymous STAT!

  23. Talie says:

    “I don’t necessarily fault her for this because she was educated only in Scientology schools, so she didn’t really learn any life skills”

    This is where Nicole Kidman really f*cked up. At least katie recognized that Suri needed a real education to develop some skills beyond just being a Cruise. Nicole could’ve pushed for them to be in a solid school.

    • mata says:

      Good point. In defense of Nicole, though, Katie had a “normal” childhood, so she’d recognize how screwed up Suri’s life was becoming. Nicole was already acting and modeling as a child. She once talked about missing a lot of school because of it, and she dropped out when she was 17. She may not have thought much about education because of her own lack of it.

  24. TrustMeOnThis says:

    Hi OSA! Don’t route out. Just blow.

  25. Scarlettmoon says:

    I don’t believe for a minute Katie would help Isabella! Open herself and suri back up to a daily tangle with the crazy cult? Never going to happen! Nicole had both of those children with her when she and Tom initially divorced. Every interview she gave was all about finding peace and balance for her and her kids. I firmly believe that little by little Tom and the cult brainwashed connor and isabelle to the point they no longer wanted to be with nicole. What exactly would anyone have her do??? It’s also been alluded to that whoever Tom and Nicole adopted Isabella from was also co$, she was “doomed” to the life either way. My guess is Isabella’s had it much better as the daughter of Tom cruise.

    • TG says:

      I agree too and wasn’t it reported that Isabella is the one who was speaking to Suri about Gold Base? I don’t think Katie plotted for a year or who knows how long to escape from the craziness only to be get drawn back in. I don’t think she would risk her daughter to any of them anymore and I don’t blame her. It is Nicole who should be stepping in to help and hopefully that will happen. It is hard for me to like these kids since they are adults now and are actively making these choices to be a part of such a heinous cult, but I do realize that they have been brainwashed by some very powerful people, but at a certain point you have to be responsible for your actions as is their father.

  26. SusieQ2 says:

    I don’t believe Isabella will be leaving the cult any time soon.

    Her boyfriend comes from a wealthy family and it’s likely he ‘routed out’ of the Sea Org through the proper channels, that is, $$$$ exchanged for his freedom.

    In that case, he is still ‘in good standing’ with the ‘church’ so he can still be with Isabella and there’s no problem.

    As always, it comes down to $$$

  27. Itsa Reallyme says:

    Isabella and Connor have probably been fed all kinds of lies about Nicole. I do hope that they reach out to her though. You don’t ever stop loving your children so I’m sure she’d do anything to help them.

    • Belle says:

      I think ‘probably’ is an understatement. Previous C0$ members who were actually involved and/or around this situation have come forward to confirm the fact that the children were gradually turned completely against their mother.

  28. Marybel says:

    It will be interesting when the kids each turn 21.

  29. Ag says:

    Reading “Going Clear” now. Interesting and creepy, I totally recommend it for those of you interested in this cult.

    And good for this kid – hope he left for good.

  30. Amy says:

    I’ve been thinking the same thing about Suri. We haven’t heard about a father-daughter reunion in months, right? When Katie plotted her escape, she made sure that she got main custody rights from the get-go, otherwise she would lose Suri to Tom Cruise and Scientology. Now that Suri has been firmly yanked from the cult, she and Katie are “suppressive people.” It would make sense that Tom would start to see his daughter less and less–in fact I won’t be surprised if a year from now Suri has any contact with her father. Soon Tom will be like the way Nicole Kidman tiptoes around her children when asked in interviews. Something like, “I love Suri but she decided she wanted to live with her mother” type thing.

  31. Jane says:

    As crazy as this guy is I don’t think he would shut his daughter out completely. I do think he would drive her crazy trying to get her back into the fold.

    I think both of his older kids are going to jump ship at some point.
    They may have been brought up in that cult, but they have not been subjected to the stuff non celebrities have had to endure. The older they get, the more exposure they have to the “outside” world, the more they may question. Not unusual for someone that age at all. Bella’s boyfriend may be the first crack for her as far as the cult.

    The only way he can hold them is with money, which he will probably withdraw if they start questioning his cult seriously.

    • TG says:

      No one should let someone hold money over their head as a means of control. I went to a religious college, because I wanted to but there were many students who were there because it was the only college their parents or grandparents would pay for so they were always resentful. I think it is better to go it alone, even if that means starting from nothing and taking out a loan if necessary. No one should ever let someone hold money over their head. My ex taught me a phrase that I think about all the time. It goes like this, “It is better to get out alive than not get out at all.”

  32. Blanca says:

    I live in the Dutch Caribbean and the freewinds sea org boat docks here a few times a week. I sat and watched a group of teenager/young adults running in the baking hot sun and then swimming laps in the ocean for hours last week!It makes me sad to look at it and think how their lives are on board. It is truly unsettling how little people know about what is going on on that boat, and how little they care beyond ‘tom cruise gossip’. You can actually board the boat, they show movies and hold competitions for different groups from the island on board.

    • Debbie says:

      Were they being forced to fun and swim or was it just them enjoying outside? I ask because I’ve heard both. It’s creepy to have that cult around.

      • Blanca says:

        Well some may have enjoyed it, but to my eyes, they were running and swimming short laps while being watched….and VIDEOED! by two people who looked to be in charge ( head to toe white, captains cap etc). It was also around mid-day, so the sun was beating on them! Sometimes they run in pairs and the stronger of the two is literally dragging their partner around.
        It is a little creepy to think of these things going on so close to my home … we see the higher – ups doing errands on island and they do not make eye contact with anyone, behave in a very superior way.
        I wish more people on the island knew just how wild this story is, everyone says ‘it’s crazy’ but I think a lot don’t know the full extent.

      • TrustMeOnThis says:

        There is no such thing as “fun” in the Sea Org. That was punishment. Google RPF and scientology to see other examples. There is a “running program” which they frame as religious ascetism but which is clearly used as punishment and a method of control.

        It’s really sad. That’s why I no longer mock the obvious OSA trolls. I don’t want to be responsible for getting anyone tortured. Instead, I like to remind them that freeloader debt is not legal, and that they can just leave and have a new life.

    • TrustMeOnThis says:

      You might be able to put some pressure on whoever issues permits for ships like that to dock. Give them a copy of Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief by (Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist) Lawrence Wright. Or maybe Beyond Belief, by Jenna Miscavige Hill would be more appealing. Wright has more detail about the RPF – and believe me, that is what you saw.

      How sad. Being on the ship is especially tragic because their passports are held and there is only one physical exit – which is, of course, guarded. Only ONE person has ever escaped from the ship, and he was in buff physical condition and also planned it exquisitely, and still very nearly got caught.

      When you blow, go to the cops. They will protect you.

      Just like with the stray animals, you cannot save them all, but it breaks my heart to know what is going on, and that is why I protest.

      • Blanca says:

        Unfortunately I think the big pull with the government of the island is the money, of course. I would love to know how much they pay to dock here.
        Letting ‘regular people’ on to watch movies and hold debating competitions for high school kids also helps people keep their blinkers on and not dig too deep into what they actually do on the boat.

  33. Ginger says:

    I would hope that if she really did decide to leave CO$ that she would turn to her mother Nicole or even to Katie for help.

  34. Konspiracytheory says:

    Frencher, I don’t even know her…Hi-yo!!!

  35. CF98 says:

    Well Susie you look at Katie fighting for her kid and facing the possible consequences versus Nicole who left and didn’t even fight for them.

    Yeah its glaring to me.

    Especially when she starts her own family and barely acknowledges those two at all. It makes Nicole look bad.

    • SusieQ2 says:

      Hi OSA person!

      Doesn’t reading these posts make you even a little bit curious to find out the real truth about COS? It must get really tiring being told what to say and how to behave all the time.

      You know, it’s beautiful here in the real world where we have the freedom to think for ourselves and say what we want, when we want.

      You could have a wonderful life if you just blow! Freeloader debt is not legally enforceable!!

      • CF98 says:

        Think logically if I were a Scientologist why would I be defending Katie? Point is its glaring that she talks about the kids she has with her current husband and barely mentions if at all her older ones despite the fact they are her kids. If it were a man we’d be criticizing him for his lack of presence in his kids lives but Nicole for some reason always got a pass. I never understood it. If she wanted to fight for those kids she could’ve she didn’t for whatever reason. Her choice but that doesn’t mean she’s exempt from being called out over essentially dumping them to Tom.

  36. The Original Mia says:

    A poster on another site I visit saw Nicole, Keith, their girls & Isabella at a museum last month. So, she sees her mother, but it isn’t advertised like everything else in the Cruise kids’ lives.

    • Miss T says:

      Just out of curiosity, where was this museum?

      • The Original Mia says:

        The woman didn’t say, but the board isn’t one prone to crazies coming in and dropping info, so I have no reason to doubt it. I assumed the museum was in London since Nicole has been filming there.

    • TrustMeOnThis says:

      Photos or it didn’t happen.

      Don’t route out! Just blow! Walk away!

  37. Nicole says:

    Relationship Cruise / Miscavige is very strange. Nicole, if she wanted to, would have fought for the children.

  38. annie says:

    Nicole was very busy making movies, so the kids were left with their father,
    Maybe he is a good father to them, they looked like they really loved him from pictures from their sports activities, Bella and Katie looked close too.
    But things change in life.
    Honestly I don’t think it was Katies idea to bring up Suri, having a bottle at the age of 4, or getting potty trained when Suri was ready, or not wearing warm clothes in winter.
    Why does she dress her daughter warmly now with coats ugg boots scarves mittens, the winter works.
    I think that it’s a Scie thing, that Tom wanted Suri to grow up like that, to be a little adult.
    I think that’s why Katie doesn’t have anybody remotely connected to scie in her life , even the nanny , who Suri had for years.
    I think Katie was not allowed to be the mother that she wanted to be to Suri, she had to follow the Scie way.
    Then one day she knew she had to get out, or she would have lost Suri for good.

    And I just can’t get over, that TC thinks that he and ”Dave” are big beings and everyone else are small beings.
    Can you imagine living with mentality like that, sleeping with that type of mentality.
    You know this story is actually quite sad, when you think about it.
    One thing I bet Katie has learned , is …all that glitters is not gold!

  39. Gossip Garl says:

    this time…he’ll buy a helicpoter and go look em up;)

  40. Aunt Bea says:

    Cruise will do whatever Miscavige tells him to do. And Miscavige makes it up as he goes along, so who knows how this will play out. Surely Cruise will not tarnish his hero good-guy genius image which would certainly happen should he disown this kid not the fruit of his loins, while lavishing Miss Suri with mansions and such. Frencher apparently got a “glimpse behind the curtain” and some type of morality kicked in prompting him to flee the coup. Maybe Frencher can clue Isabella who would then be in the position to put the bug in Cruise’s ear that COS’s treatment of noncelebrities is inhumane. Cruise is allowed contact with Suri while everybody else must turn their backs on family members not in COS. The sacred doctrine does not apply to him so if Isabella does leave, he can still see her if he wants. All You Need is Kill?!?!! Seriously? WTF does that mean?

  41. Iiana says:

    Dear Beshead,

    As the responsible journalist I’m sure you are, i thought you would appreciate some corrections to your story:

    1. Someone is not in fact “automatically disgraced” ” when they leave the Sea Org as you assert. Sea Org members can absolutely leave the Sea Org at will and under 100% positive circumstances that they can even return to later if they wish, via the official exit process called ‘routing out.’

    2. Your assertion that Tom would never allow a family member Ito join the Sea Org is incorrect, in fact, Tom has a family member in the Sea Org.

    3. Your assertion the Isabel went To ‘Scientology school’ and therefore has no life akills is just plain silly. The founder of earthlink and Boingo went to ‘Scientology school’ and most people would say he’s done alright.

    4. Tom actually is, one of the nicest most professional guys you’ll ever meet.

    My friend? Please don’t automatically buy in to the misinformation from disgruntled ex-members and agenda driven professional critics like Tony Ortega whose actual motive is to cash out via a book/movie deal.

  42. Junegorilla says:

    Who still goes to see him in movies? If the sheeple would stop buying tickets he would go away