Tom Cruise & Scientology leader David Miscavige ‘do everything together’

The Daily Mail has interviews with several former high-ranking Scientologists who really dish the dirt on Tom Cruise and his buddy, megalomaniac Scientology leader David Miscavige. They also have photos from the luxurious Scientology compounds where Cruise and Miscavige party, surrounded and catered to by countless low-ranking Scientologists who work around the clock for a pittance. The most outrageous stories are from the former head of security for Scientology HQ, a guy named Gary Morehead. Morehead details the intimate testosterone-heavy relationship between Cruise, 53, and Miscavige, 55.

Morehead also explains the insane amount of surveillance at Scientology headquarters, which allows higher-ups to spy on everyday activities and view “auditing” (similar to therapy except Scientologists hate legitimate therapy) sessions. There are hidden cameras, even in Tom Cruise’s private room. We’ve heard this from other former Scientologists, that Cruise and other celebrities’ auditing sessions were viewed, shared and mocked by Scientology members, and this is just confirmation of that. I’m not able to do justice to this story with these excerpts, which describe the excess, abuses and extreme control this insular cult has over Tom, even as they pamper and worship him as the defacto second in command.

Here are some excerpt from the story, with the highlights in my words except for the quoted text:

Cruise stays for months in a luxurious villa on Scientology headquarters in Hemet, CA, just next to a giant mansion built for L. Ron Hubbard’s return (Scientologists think L.Ron will come back in another body) and right next to his best buddy, Scientology leader David Miscavige.

– Cruise and Miscavige once came back from Vegas in the early 90s with two thick bundles of cash, probably $40k a piece, and threw them down like bounty in front of the Scientology workers. The way this is worded, the staff wasn’t offered any of the money.

Morehead: “It’s a real bromance between [Cruise and Miscavige]. They do everything together – exercise and cigar smoke together.”

Cruise tried to get the Beckhams to come to HQ and he had a field laser leveled into a soccer field for them, but they never came.

Cruise’s personal chef, Sinar Parman: “Tom would come out with all this stuff. He would talk to DM [David Miscavige] in this crazy way, his mannerisms were just unreal, all this tech speak. He would speak like the inner culture of Scientology, that’s the way you speak if you’re a complete Sci fanatic. He would pride himself on speaking in those buzz words.”

Cruise and Miscavige have been friends for 30 years. Parman: “DM and Tom would socialize all the time. They would just hang around with each other in the evenings, go out to the lounge where there’s more comfortable chairs. DM’s got this huge cigar humidor in the lounge, which is just a pretense for Cruise. They’d be smoking away.

‘I offered DM a cigar when Cruise wasn’t there and he said: “I don’t even like those things, you can still smell them three days later.”

It was a bromance – cigar-smoking, playing tennis, doing exercise together, out macho-ing each other. He even got DM parachuting with him, there’s a big place in Perris, CA where they did it. It was who could outdo the other.’

Morehead: everyone was under surveillance, especially Tom: “I know that there were two camera systems for Cruise – one was a camera he did know about – a JVC camera on a tripod – which made him believe that was it.

“But I had to set up a second camera in Tom’s auditing room. That was for Dave’s own personal entertainment although it was meant to be for the purpose of being professionally critiqued.

“It was Dave’s little secret to look inside people’s little sessions. If Tom ever wanted that tape, Dave would still have the other one.

“I started installing these secret surveillance systems – hidden camera systems where Tom and other staff had no idea they were being watched, recorded and reported.

[From The Daily Mail]

The Mail has lots more quotes from Scientologists, including the news from former security chief Morehead that basically everything the anyone does within the headquarters is video recorded and reviewed, with a special emphasis on celebrities. Once, John Travolta realized that his auditing sessions were being viewed by a group of people. He got upset but “it was all justified because it was in-house and it wasn’t considered a crime.” There’s more about Nicole Kidman too. She took courses and spent months at HQ early in her relationship with Tom but seemed “spooked out” by it.

I used to be Catholic. For those of you who have experience with Catholicism or any other religion where you talk to your priest, can you imagine your confessions being taped and watched by other church members? I don’t know why I’m focusing on that, when there are so many other criminal aspects of this cult, like slave labor, child labor, child abuse and neglect and human rights abuses in general. This brings up so many questions, not least of which is the nature of Cruise and Miscavige’s relationship. They hang out together, live right next door to each for months at a time, and Miscavige was even on Tom Cruise’s honeymoon cruise with Katie Holmes. They are bros who head up a billion dollar cult, speak their own bizarre cult-speak language, race luxury cars and motorcycles together and are waited on hand and foot by parishioners. They’re both single now essentially, considering that Tom is divorced and Miscavige’s wife has disappeared. Meanwhile Tom is spied on constantly and all of his secrets are held over his head. It’s so absurd and yet ominous at the same time.

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  1. Ben Dover says:

    My gay-dar just exploded!

    • Vesta says:

      I know. There was a little bit too much “cigar-smoking” & filming some sort of “sessions”.

    • Tate says:

      Mine too.

      • Loopy says:

        I saw this clip on some documentary< where David introduces Tom to the stage and they are shaking each others hands in such a manic way and looking into each others crazed eyes.

    • Naya says:

      Miscavige is known to creep on his female staff though. Leah Remini even calls him out on the girl he was with at Toms wedding. Theres at least another girl who was forced to divorce her husband when David became fixated on her. Her husband was also kicked out of the Church to eliminate competition. She eventually left Scientiology and remarried him, boy was that escape story was fascinating. Her ex sent her a disposable phone wrapped in Victoria Secret packaging because he knew the minders wouldnt bother searching that. Once they were reconcilled, she escaped by climbing over Sea Org walls while he waited on the other side with the escape car. Will post a link when I find it.

      My point is, these are just two straight sociopaths who finally found each other.

      • Melly says:

        That’s nuts! I’d love to know more about that story. Escaping Scientology is like trying to break out of prison.

      • Cindy says:

        OH…..MY …….GOD……That story is amazing. Is there anywhere I can read more about it?

      • Pandy says:

        I’d love to see that link too. Bit surprised DM was into women … but I think Tom is as well. I’m sure any “homo” feelings have been audited out of them by now.

      • Twink says:

        Leah R talks about it throughout her book.

      • Naya says:

        The couple was Tanja and Stefan Castle and the story was even nuttier than I remembered. Tanja is now in Leah Reminis circle so Twink is probably right about this story getting a mention in the book.

      • Saywhatwhen says:

        Lol@ Twink: “One of those is not like the others”. I think I love you. Nicely said.

      • flyonthewall says:

        The woman Miscavige was with at Leah’s wedding is Laurissa Stuckenbruck. She is basically a personal assistant but the Scientology title is Communicator. Miscavige sent her husband Uwe to a Scientology prison camp called the RPF where he wasted away and eventually died of MS. Details are at this blog of a former high ranking Scientology member named Jefferson Hawkins. He also wrote a great book called Counterfeit Dreams about his life in Scientology.

        The other situation you mention is Tanya and Stefan Castle. A good report on them can be found here. There is lots more though. The Scientology rabbit hole is deep and winding.

      • Ze Moo says:

        I think you are confusing Miscavages’ current ‘communicator’, Laurisse Henley-Smith (formerly Stuckenbrock) with Mark and Claire Hedley. Marc and Claire never divorced and were reunited when Claire escaped too.

        Laurisse’s husband was kicked out of Scientology and Laurisse divorced him sometime in the 00’s.

        David Miscavage’s wife, Shelly, has been banished to some remote hillside in California for some misdeed that only she and husband know about. La;urisse is said to be Miscavage’s mistress, but no one outside of Scieno land really knows what the boss does.

      • isabelle says:

        I was on an ex-scientology board that talked about Miscaviage creeping on women and members have said Cruise wasn’t gay. Believe the ex-members more than the gossip.

      • msw says:

        “I was on an ex-scientology board that talked about Miscaviage creeping on women and members have said Cruise wasn’t gay. Believe the ex-members more than the gossip.”

        I don’t know. I think it could just be that they like exerting control over people, and that includes being inappropriately sexual with women.

      • Lavert says:

        WHERE IS SHELLY???????!!!!!!!!!????????

        (the question that cost Leah Remini $300,000 and made her a CO$ outcast)

        But seriously, where is Shelly?

    • Snappyfish says:

      Totally normal male “bonding” going on here….insert , uh insinuation here…add missing miscaviage wife, fold in assorted SPs, season to taste & blend…a perfect big gay al fruity cocktail. [serves 2]

      • Pinky says:

        I did laugh.

      • Azurea says:

        The secret societies that the “elite” belong to all have homoerotic/pedophilia/torture/Satanist aspects. Scientology, as a relatively recently created “institution” is aping the secret societies, and doing a damn fine job of it, in that it is completely depraved.

      • Twink says:

        @Azurea, one of those is NOT like the others.

    • Lama Bean says:

      Haha! Mine too! I need to send it to the shop now.

    • Cindy says:

      Mine too. Im dating myself but when I was a kid there was a joking term “gay for each other”. (This was grade school, we didn’t even know what we were talking about). But when I read this…..I think they are gay for each other. The rest of this stuff is so deeply insane I don’t know what to say. It seems to some degree Miscivage is abusing Cruise, even though I know Cruise is just as bad.

      • Ankhel says:

        I don’t believe they even like each other. They are too driven, too competitive; two small, sociopathic men with Napoleon-complexes. The church isn’t big enough for them both. It is centered around charismatic leadership, and Tom is much too famous and magnetic for a known paranoid like David to rest easy. There’s a reason why they try to out-macho each other when they meet, and why David likes to know all Tom’s secrets. People have been saying that David mocks Tom behind his back.

      • Emily C. says:

        @ Ankel, I totally agree. This isn’t a romance of any kind, bro-ey or otherwise. They’re frenemies, obsessed with each other but hating each other. Miscavige in particular obviously scorns Cruise.

      • msw says:

        I would venture this is a highly abusive and manipulative relationship, sexual or not.

    • isabelle says:

      See more of a master and servant relationship, not sexual but abusive. Dysfunctional friends can develop very odd relationships where one has more power over the other and controls that person. Never have sex and can even have many other attachments. It actually helps to disguise the dysfunctional relationship. It can come off as an intimate relationship, even if its abusive, and this duo is attached.

    • Lavert says:

      WHERE IS SHELLY???????!!!!!!!!!????????

      (the question that cost Leah Remini $300,000 and made her a CO$ outcast)

      But seriously, where is Shelly?

  2. NewWester says:

    Looking at Tom Cruise and now David Miscavige all I can see is ” Ken Doll”. They look too put together and each have that smile with no emotion or warmth and dead eyes. When and if this cult implodes, there are going to be some terrifying stories to come out about these two. The stories so far are just the tip of the iceberg.

    • funcakes says:

      It’s a case of keeping your enemy close. Miscavige needs Toms money and celebrity. Tom needs to keep him happy so there’s no “leaks” about su vida loca.

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      I just don’t understand why it’s taking so long for this cult to implode!?

      • Carol says:

        Because they have nearly $1 billion of liquid assets and more cash reserves than most legitimate religions. They use that money to hire lawyers to fight endlessly for their “religious” rights and hire private detectives to dig up any dirt, however large or small, on any person against the church. And you have a movie star, like Tom Cruise, promoting the church. Just listen to how many people still cheer when Tom Cruise shows up on any talk show. How anyone can like a person like Tom, even when books and movies are made exposing scientology as a cult, is beyond me.

    • Tara says:

      I’d totally be into a Misadventures in $cientology action figure set, with CTS Mountains of Hemet and Celebrity Center Espionage backdrops. $cientology Monopoly could be fun too.

    • Sammy says:

      Have you seen the season of Dexter with the friends who were in on raping and murdering women? That is exactly how I imagine David and Tom, David being the ring leader Jordan Chase. Like I’m sure they do some crazy sick stuff together and bond over it. I’d put money on it.

      • WinnieCoopersMom says:

        It is very eerie when you stop to consider DM’s wife has been missing for telling who else from the cult is missing and we just don’t know about it bc they don’t have anyone outside the cult looking for them. This whole situation is scary and I cannot wait for this org to implode, all the truths to come out and justice served. These two should be in prison a hundred times over for all the life-altering decisions they have made in regards to abuse of members and probably worse.

  3. L says:

    Just waiting for someone to inevitably respond with “Scientology is just another religion! It’s not that different from [insert any legitimate religion here]!” Criticize any belief system you want, but if you can’t differentiate between a church/ temple/ mosque/etc an old white guy’s tax evasion Ponzi scheme you haven’t done your research!

    • Betsy says:

      Thinking more on this, those comments used to be very common on Scientology-related pages all over the web. Not so much any more.

      • that time i didn't care says:

        I remember those days! When articles like this would pop up, there used to be a TON, TON of comments about “leave Scientology alone, cry face”. I don’t know if those comments were from cult members or regular people who didn’t yet understand how awful Scientology is, but it does seem to signal a shift somewhere.

      • Melly says:

        That shift happened after Going Clear premiered. Scientologists were told to avoid websites/tv shows/etc pertaining to Scientology

      • tmot says:

        They used to assign people to post those sorts of comments on negative press (which is essentially all of it) but now either there is too much to keep up with and too few loyal scilons to do it, or else there has been a policy change and they don’t want anyone seeing anything. Look up Tory Christman for the amazing story of someone who was assigned to do just that and who wound up starting to think for herself after interacting with a critic who was kind and thoughtful. Now she has a youtube channel where she talks about scientology (and how much better her life is now) and is a fantastic critic. She was in for many years and got to a very high level.

  4. Zapp Brannigan says:

    The gossip at the time about the Beckhams was that Posh was NOT having anything to do with CO$, that is why her friendship with Holmes went south and you would still see Becks and Cruise hanging out on rare occasions after that went down.

    There are no words to describe how messed up CO$ is and yet still people go to see films that Cruise is in, even after all the abuse and slavery claims.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      That sounds like I imagine Posh would react to this bs. Honestly, I think she is simply too smart for this. Look what she made herself into, it makes sense.

      I have a serious question because I’m not that familiar with the inner workings of Scientology. When they have all these tapes and someone like Leah Remini leaves, why don’t they actually use that stuff against them? Because then there’d be proof of what they’re doing? If you can never use it, why do it in the first place?

      • Betsy says:

        Power. The victim can’t be absolutely sure they won’t use it.

      • Naya says:

        They arent stupid enough to release the actual tapes but they do use the contents. Thats where they get their character assassination ammunition comes from. When you hear them declare somebody an adulterer, a liar, a thief etc, it probably came from those sessions. I think they also use them as a guide on which of your relationships they can manipulate against you.

      • Zapp Brannigan says:

        I imagine that those tapes are used to keep people in co$, keep them in line and stop them from asking tough questions. After people leave the tapes become useless as it would be like the higher up admitting that they do blackmail people. But this is logic, and logic has no place in L Ron’s funhouse.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        I absolutely can see how they would use them to manipulate people while they’re in. But what have they done to Leah Remini for example? Don’t get me wrong, calling someone names in public etc. is bad enough but are there actually instances where they went further than that? Does the public, at this point, even believe them at all? It’s a bit like someone you fired calling you a terrible boss.

        @Betsy: That was what I was curious about. Have they actually ever done that?

      • Cran says:

        I think she cares deeply about her family and is in no way going
        to jeopardize her relationship with them.

      • Red32 says:

        Because it would prove that Remini and others were right about the taping of auditing and the tapes being used against people. They don’t want prove her claims. Unless she murdered someone, no one’s really going to give a damn what she said on those tapes. It would be embarrassing, but she seemed to own up to a lot in her book.

      • KendraWM says:

        Check out the website Under Ground Bunker, it is a reporter named Tony Ortega he was the first real reporter to go after Scientology in the late 80s. At lots of ex-Scientologists post on his site.

        With the Celebrities they have a much harder time going after them because of the power of celebrity and they tend to have the resources to hit back at Scientology.

        There is an amazing court case that has been unfolding for over a year in TX. Google Monique Rathbun. She is the wife of Marty Rathbun, one of the highest Scientology members to leave. Scientology started a campaign of harassment against her , mind you she met Marty after he split from the church., that went as far as renting the house next door and video taping her. Showing up at her work, following her, and more.

      • Sheila says:

        that makes perfect sense- when you’re in, they use the threat of the tapes they have on you because you can’t know for sure they wont use them. How would you know? YOu’re not allowed to speak to anyone who leaves and apparently, you’re not supposed to talk to other members about your “case”. But once you’re out , it’s your word against theirs that said tapes even exist. plus you will have to spend the rest of your life wondering if they’re going to use the tapes

      • Tara says:

        As more has been exposed about $cientology and is talked about, I think it’s more likely exes could fire back effectively. I think the cult has lost the public smear campaign weapon; it’s just too transparent. Unless they have something BIG AND BAD on a celebrity, I think they finally get that the blowback may be worse than the damage to the celebrity. I’m sure they still do all their normal cointelpro stuff in exes’ private lives on the down low tho.

      • Ankhel says:

        I bet the church never had anything very bad on Leah, or they would’ve stopped her with blackmail by now. Instead, Leah’s been open about her flaws and mistakes, at the same time as she went after the church. Among other things, she talked about how she failed her husband and kids, she called herself a bad mother. Guess why she chose this preemptive strike?

      • tmot says:

        They’ve done it to Travolta. After his son Jett died (because the cult doesn’t believe in medical treatment for epilepsy) he was drifting away and that’s when the masseur stories started popping up. He came back in and they all disappeared. (Kelly had another baby too.)

      • Emily C. says:

        They did try to smear people with things admitted in auditing in the past, and it never worked. One problem is that what Scientology considers a “crime,” the rest of the world blinks at and goes… “so?” Claiming someone was evil because they masturbated, had sex before marriage (with the person they married, at that), or enjoyed completely consensual anal sex with other adults — that was their level. Plus all that “bitter apostate” jargon. I’d guess someone finally realized Scientology was only making itself look bad by doing this.

      • justagirl says:

        Those audit tapes are one reason Leah Remini has been up front about a lot of stuff in her life…she might as well throw it all out there herself, before it’s used as a smear tactic.

        The fact they tape those sessions is creepy enough, but that other CO$ members actually watch the tapes is such a violation, it’s really unspeakable…

    • K says:

      Good for Victoria, she clearly is a very smart woman and frankly David is smart enough or has enough respect for his wife to listen to her, about their family so props to them. This stuff is out of control and crazy and it really doesn’t take much to see that. Plus I imagine spending more then 2 weeks interacting with tom cruise you’d start to notice he has some screws loose.

    • SydneySnider says:

      I also remember the period where TC became extremely close (or seemingly so) to James Packer, when TC was in Sydney for an extended period several years ago. Packer was often seen entering and evicting the CO$ headquarters here, or hanging out with TC. There appeared to be a lot of heavy wooing going on… Since then, Packer has never commented, but appears to have distanced himself from the cult.

      The Scientologists in Australia have been very, very quiet on everything to do with their “church” – no comments on Shelley Miscavidges’s invisibility, nothing said about Leah Remini’s escape, no mention of “Going Clear”, complete silence about very aggressive CO$ plans to take over masses of land in several regional areas to build “drug rehabilitation facilities” – Narcanon? – despite overwhelming opposition from locals and councils… Nothing. Not a sausage.

  5. Sarah (another one) says:

    I remember reading at the time that Posh wanted nothing to do with Scientology and that she was the one who put the brakes on. Remember when the Beckhams and Tom/Katie would be hanging out together all the time? Suddenly it stopped. From the Beckham’s public personas, at least, just the Scientology theories on child rearing would likely put them off. I don’t see Posh agreeing to treat her brood like miniature adults or not having them go to school.

  6. Belle Epoch says:

    Can you imagine having this creep on your HONEYMOON? TC would be utterly lost without his programmer. If Muscavige got thrown in jail, TC would crash like a drone with no one at the controls.

  7. Loopy says:

    I used to think was cult was just in crazy hollyweird but no they have them in other parts of US and even UK

    • FingerBinger says:

      There are churches all over europe not just the uk. They have churches in several countries.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      Loopy, Scientology is everywhere, it’s international. Plus they have gobs of money, so they have created an endless number of organizations and frontgroups which are associated with them which are disguised as , well, regular non-scientology organizations. There’s a list of them here, I doubt it is even complete:

      Note the “Akademie Fur Management Und Kommunikation – WISE member business
      front to spread LRH and scientology in Europe. “

      • babs says:

        The ex-owner of Lulu Lemon, Chip Wilson, was really really big into the Landmark courses, and he used to make all Lulu employees take their courses. I remember these courses were big back in the late 80s, and they reek of Scientology. Very similar. I think there was another one that had a different name as well. I had a client who was almost hired into the higher echelons of Lulu, and he went to one of these courses, and he said it was so screwed up that it made him turn down the job. I wonder if Landmark should be on that list.

      • Birdix says:

        Landmark grew out of est, but is milder –mostly self-improvement/professional development seminars. While they can be intense and it’s another good way to separate people from their money with (possibly) hollow promises, it’s still just seminars, nothing like scientology. That said, your friend was smart to turn down a job at Lulu–that place is nuts.

      • Betsy says:

        I hear Lululemon and I think: libertarian nuttery, fat shaming and murder. I think of the Lululemon murder that happened near DC a few years ago every time I see one of their stores.

    • Twink says:

      In Mexico City too, when I saw the building, I was surprised.

      • Ennie says:

        Twink Are/were you in Mexico City?
        I was visiting the city with my husband a few years ago, hanging around Paseo de la Reforma, and this young girl gave us these pamphlets with the invitation for the personality or “Stress” tests.
        My husband was not interested and tried to throw the papers in the trash, but I made a point to take them to the hotel and rip them in tiny pieces before throwing them away, so no one would read them and get interested. I also warned him about what a scam they were.
        I am ashamed they have any success. I guess lonely people with the need to belong are more common in the big cities, easy prey for these whackos.

    • Birdix says:

      and Hemet? what an odd place for a mansion. Nowheresville.

    • WinnieCoopersMom says:

      Yep. I live in Chicago and there is a HUGE Scientology bldg in the heart of downtown. CREEPY

      • NewWester says:

        The Scientology building in Toronto has been under renovations for years it seems. Never see anyone working on it. Makes me wonder if they are having cash problems

    • Emily C. says:

      They’ve pretty much taken over Clearwater, Florida. The locals are FURIOUS, but haven’t been able to do anything about it yet because Scientology has so much money.

      • Hazel says:

        I’ve seen that one in Clearwater. I happened to be in Starbucks at break time, I guess, when a whole mass of them came in. They were all dressed alike–men & women in white shirts or tops, name tags, & khaki pants–no skirts on any of the women, must be a rule. Every day I saw huge numbers of these people coming & going. Felt weird.

  8. JFresh says:

    Reads like an Onion article, honestly.

  9. Pinky says:

    Gross. Insanity begetting insanity. No wonder they shun psychology. They’re certifiable wackos!

  10. vauvert says:

    While I agree that this sounds frightening (and I will never understand why anyone would join to begin with) I am having trouble understanding one of the comments – about the “sci fi speak”. What does that even mean? They were speaking in Klingon? What buzz words? Did Hubbard invent a language too, to go with insane made up cult?

    I have never been a huge Cruise fan, not even at the height of his popularity, but I do like the Mission movies and will continue to watch them. They are fun. That does not mean I support his cult or the antics he gets into with dead eyes Miscavige (where is his wife? Did anyone actually see her recently? And what about Tom’s mom?).

    That being said, someone needs to investigate this cult and put a stop to it. I don’t know which branch of US government would have jurisdiction over it, but somebody must.

    • Mollie says:

      Yes. They have their own made up language with fake science terms. “Enturbulated ” for example. All made up by L ron. It’s goofy and childish.

      • Naya says:

        To add to the made-up terms that are part of their everyday lingo ; Out ethics, Route out, E metres, Counter intention. Then theres the abbreviations; KR, SP, CDC, COB.

        This setting up in-house terminology is pretty typical for religions though. If you watch a televangelist for two minutes you’ll notice phrasing that you find no where else in real life like “I purposed to…”. Having your own language reinforces that sense of tribe. We are we and they are they, thing.

      • Tara says:

        They also insist on redefining words already well-defined in the dictionary, ala “white is black.” Ok not that exact example, but close. I think it’s called “word clearing.”

      • WinnieCoopersMom says:

        OMG! Is that word really a part of their inner language? bahahaha how embarrassing! Sounds like something from Inspector Gadget or The Jetsons, or Zenon: Girl from the 21st Century LOL

    • Lizzieb says:

      By going to his movies, you’re supporting Scientology. Isn’t that FUN?

      • Trek Girl says:

        @Naya: “Purposed to” isn’t made up language, it’s just a phrase that’s not used much anymore.
        Google “I purposed to”; letters and books from the 1800s will come up.
        Televangelists use it because they’re probably reading and grew up with people who read translations of the Bible that used that phrase.
        I know I’ve read it in books before, too.

    • doofus says:

      yeah, what Lizzieb said. You may not “support” his cult in the sense that you believe they should be left alone and not scrutinized/prosecuted but by paying to see his movies, you ARE supporting the cult, at least financially. and the more money they have, the more power they have to prevent any type of investigations.

    • KB says:

      The chief or whoever that claimed detectives met with Shelly has since been like honored and spoken at different scientology events, so…who knows. I think the reason the harassment case against them in Texas doesn’t seem to be going their way is because they don’t have the same kind of influence as they do in California.

      Texas ran Warren Jeffs’ cult out several years ago after they built a huge multi-million dollar compound in El Dorado, TX. Fingers crossed justice will be served in Monique Rathbun’s case!

      • WinnieCoopersMom says:

        From a recent article I read, one LAPD officer, who turned out to be a $ci member himself, was the one who “investigated” Shelley’s disappearance and reported back that she was alive and they were closing the case. There is so much corruption and covering up that happens in that org, we only get the tip of the iceburg.

      • missy says:

        I think she will win for sure. I live in TX and yeah there is not a command center anywhere around me or my surrounding areas. If they are here its very underground and using a different name. No strongholds here and most people think scieos are cuckoo for cocoa puffs.

  11. Lara K says:

    Tom and Miscavige are starting to look alike, like an old married couple.
    A very creepy, skeevy old married couple.

    I’m astonished that anyone is still considering CO$. I suppose it opens doors in Hollywood, but frankly CO$ the old banging the director on the couch seem honest and healthy in comparison.

    • K says:

      Haha I think a little time on the casting couch would do a lot less damage to you in the long run. I’m also not sure the “church” is all that helpful anymore in Hollywood, could be wrong but seems like it’s lost a lot of its high powered people and now is very easily mocked.

      • tmot says:

        That’s correct. They haven’t recruited anyone famous in years, and many people who were involved are leaving quietly (Jada Pinkett Smith) as well as the many who are actually bravely speaking out. If you leave quietly they *may* not force your friends/family to disconnect from you so there is a lot of incentive to just STFU and back away slowly. Their biggest celebs (besides TC) are Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Kelly Preston (Mrs Travolta) and all the younger ones are 2nd gen. And 2nd rate. They are washed up in Hollywood. The only “fresh meat” (THEIR TERM for new members) they get now are regular people they sucker through their “free personality tests’ and whose insecurities they manage to prey on, and their front groups such as “The Way to Happiness” and “Citizens Council on Human Rights” and some anti drug front group. And their rehabs, such as Narconon.

  12. Dangles says:

    Some of you people have one track minds. Just because two guys spend a lot of time together doesn’t mean they’re having sex with each other. It may come as a shock but sex isn’t the foundation to everyone’s lives.

    • Betsy says:

      You’re right. They could be in a celibate relationship, too.

    • Nic919 says:

      I think that Miscavige is aware of TC’s rumoured gay hustler past and plays on his repressed tendencies to manipulate him even more. The relationship may not be sexual, but I bet it is everything but that, in order to maintain control over TC.

      • Dangles says:

        Playing on someone’s repressed tendencies to manipulate them. Interesting.

      • isabelle says:

        Its rumored CO$ are the ones that started those gay rumors, particularly Miscaivage. Tony Ortega and higher level former church members agree Cruise isn’t gay.

    • Ennie says:

      Totally platonic. hehehe
      the article reminded me of the ending scene collage in that 21 jump street with Jonah Hill and Charming Potato. They were bros, and did everything together!!
      Incidentally, the article also reminded me of this awkward scene in Lord of the rings. when Frodo wakes up and the hobbits, especially Sam gather around him.

      • Denise says:

        I don’t know if ‘Charming Potato’ was your phone’s interpretive text but either way it’s hilarious!

  13. Aussie girl says:

    Aaw, there like two 12 year old girls speaking pig Latin to each other in their secrect club thinking they are superior to everyone else. Except it’s two grown ( not very tall) deluded men. DM is the Alpha in this relationship, but wouldn never let on to Tom. Instead he has groomed TC for years by feeding his ego, needs and narracission. I truely think TC is his puppet and TM is a devious evil little man. I not saying TC is not guilty of knowingly taking advantage of others in the cult for slave labour or using their brutal methods to get want he wants or try to. But I think DM has filled TC with so much hot air, that he thinks it’s his right as a high level member and others deserve it because they are at the lower level or a SP. It’s beyond my comprehension how this cult/scram even exist and it baffles me that they justify their hateful ugly actions and behaviour as all part of their great cause. When Leah Rimmie left COS and wrote about her experience, instead of issuing a statement say, ‘we wish her nothing but the best and she is always loved and welcome back anytime’. Instead they issued a statement that sounded like a teenage girl trying to get you to hate her ex best friend on Facebook. And that my CB friends sums up the core of COS. There is no love, enlightenment, forgiveness, understanding and inner or outer peace in this “religion”.

    • Ennie says:

      TM???? who is he? Tommy Miscabbage their lovechild? let’s see:
      Crabbaage /Crapagge?
      any other name connections for these pair?

  14. JRenee says:

    2 asexual, L.Ron Hubbard loving , superior over others, best buddies. Just twisted and creepy.

  15. LAK says:

    Did anyone pick up on the throw away fact in the pictorials in the DM that co$ is co-producing some of Tom’s films?

    Not as simple as Tom writing them a cheque for X% of his income, but actual producing. There is a studio and production company on gold base that co-produced his films as long ago as FAR AND AWAY with Nicole Kidman.

    It’s also really creepy and frightening that the hole is so close to Tom’s luxury cabin/suite on the base.

    • WinnieCoopersMom says:

      Very interesting…no wonder they are bringing in the big bucks, wow.

      Also, yeah I had not considered that…WHY would the “second in command” be so close to the prison? What’s the reasoning here? The more info we learn about this cult, the more questions I have. I wish someone would go in, pretending to be a member for years and investigate, wear secret body cameras, get all the important intel, then escape and expose everything.

  16. Merritt says:

    So creepy. Miscavige is beyond scary.

  17. Jaded says:

    I just had this vision of them romping in a huge circular bed in their lavishly appointed (by unpaid slave labour) HQ bedroom having a big pillow fight in their super-hero jammies, feathers flying everywhere, then retiring with their brandy and cigars, chattering away in scio-lingo…..ewwww, I need to go Lysol my brain now.

  18. KendraWM says:

    If you want to see just how this “church” helps people google
    Lisa McPherson
    Amber Bullins
    Stacy Murphy Hilary Holten, and Gabriel Graves
    Narconon Deaths

    Follow the ongoing court case of Monique Rathbun who after marrying Marty Rathbun, after he left the church, she has been stalked, spied on, bullied by Scientologist.

  19. Dr. Funkenstein says:

    Why yes, yes, I’m sure they do. Everything.

  20. Tiffany says:

    If there is a movie about Miscaige, Sean Hayes will be perfect casting.

  21. LA Juice says:

    I could not read this because you lead with a photos that shows his teeth are completely off center, and that freaks me out. Im sure it was a good piece, but those fucking teeth. jeebus.

  22. kri says:

    I watched Going Clear.I’m both alarmed and disturbed. It was one of the strangest things I have ever seen, except for some footage of the Nazis and their crazy parades and dress-up ceremonies. I am NOT comparing Co$ to Nazism, but there are some surface similarities in their displays and gatherings.

  23. OrangeCrush says:

    I read the book David Miscavige’s niece, Jenna, wrote and holy crap. I don’t recall her dishing big dirt on celebrities, but did she ever blow the lid off her experiences in Scientology.

  24. What's inside says:

    This is what true love looks like.

  25. iheartgossip says:

    They should do everything together; it’s what married couples do.

  26. Blackbetty says:

    I wish this Gary Morehead guy had some actual film showing Tom Cruise, without him knowing.

  27. GreenieWeenie says:

    Man, this is exactly what I was talking about last time there was a Co$ story–when I said Co$ appeals to people with not much education. Look at Tom geeking out. This is what I mean!! People who feel insecure about their knowledge/education are the ones who try to throw words/jargon around to feel equal/superior/validated, whatever. You see it in the military…all these kids with a high school education and they get into other social contexts and all of a sudden, it’s one acronym after another. That’s what Tom reminds me of.

  28. Dangles says:

    The homophobia is strong on this thread. It feels like people on this thread are calling them gay as if it’s some kind of slur. So what if they were gay? Why would it matter?

    • Rita says:

      No, nobody would care, it’s the fact 1 has hidden his wife away for years in captivity, while the other has wives scouted for him by Scientology…they are pretenders and fakes if they are actually gay. I don’t think they are, though.
      I think they are mini-men with anger issues and inferiority complexes and hollow inside. I see nothing sexual about either of them.
      I wish John Travolta would come out. Come out, and leave the Church in a flourish. I can’t but still have a soft spot for him.

    • justagirl says:

      People are commenting because it actually DOES matter to CO$ if someone is gay. Hubbard was very much “of his time” and considered homosexuality to be an illness, not just an illness but one that could be “cured” by Scientology….so add that to their list of human rights violations, and how they prey on people’s personal lives, and create insecurities.

      And there have been rumors of those two, partly because that bro-mance is ridiculous – who has their bro join them on a honeymoon? Though truly, they both seem asexual if anything. @Rita Yes! Travolta should definitely come out, be happy, live life.

      • Jwoolman says:

        I think Travolta’s problem is that his wife is a true believer and is unlikely to leave. He would risk losing contact with his children. Leah’s whole family came with her.

      • Dinah says:

        Such irony that for years psychiatry considered homosexuality a mental illness, too.

    • isabelle says:

      Think its people just feeling like they’re solving a great mystery that no one else has figured out, snarky more than homophobic. What is more bothersome is people are seeing it as more of a sexual relationship versus an abusive one.

      • Deeana says:

        A point that must be made is that within Scientology Tom Cruise is a Big Being. This means he is revered almost to the point of worship. Second only to David Miscavige So of course these two Big Beings (chortle, snort) would want to spend time together so they can bask in each other’s glory.

        Scientology is all about obtaining Super Powers and immortalty. THAT is what Tom Cruise has. He can “make things go right” using his finely honed superior mental powers. No matter where a devotee started with his IQ (and in Tom’s case, for some reason I suspect it was not a very high number) Scientology promises to raise the IQ of the adherent. In addition it promises they will attain “mind over matter”powers, including powers like the ability to move inanimate objects through the powers of their mind.

        These “powers” are called “OT powers” with OT standing for Operating Thetan. And Tom is certainly one of them. In addition, they are brainwashed into believing they will never get sick and will live forever – just dropping one body and picking up a new one along the way.

        While we may laugh at these notions, Scientologists truly believe this crap. And they pay large amounts of money to receive the “training” to get to these “OT levels”.

        If all the Scientologists did was to wander around hanging on to their own deluded beliefs – well, to each his own. But that is not the way it is. Scientologists are zealots. They are controlling. They are out to “take over the world” and “save mankind”. A basic tenent of their “religion” is that anyone who does not believe their way is considered to be an enemy.

        Because of the compartmentalization of knowledge within Scientology – you don’t get to learn the “big” secrets until many years and dollars later – most lower level Scientologists don’t even know what the basic teachings of their religion are. They don’t encounter the Xenu story until they are far, far into the trap that is Scientology. They just spend their dollars and time striving “up the bridge”, trying to attain all the glorious “powers” that are promised to them.

        There is no question that Scientology consists of systematic branswashing and/or thought control. Many learned experts have studied the Scientology phenomenon. Most have concluded It is insidious and destructive – just as are many other cults.

        The best way to bring down this nasty organization is to continue to publicly expose them. Thanks for posting the lead article here. Keep it up!

  29. NGBoston says:

    Where is Diane Michelle “Shelly”

    DAVID??? What did you do to her??? Where is her body???

    Why have the authorities not been involved??? Why is DM untouchable??

    Tom Cruise— you are a P*ssy and I won’t watch your “Movies”. Ego-centric control
    freak fake ass little shoe lift wearing fucker.

    Ugh. // End of Rant//

  30. NGBoston says:

    Post Script— wait— Shelly has been banished to some remote hillside SCI Detention/Prison Camp in California for some fall out between her and DM? What?? and no one can get her out or help her?? Why isn’t her family
    involving authorities of her virtual
    imprisonment if she is being held against her will??

    DM is a creepy sadist w/ Narccistic Personality Disorder and Napoleon Complex and a number of other Psychological disorders as others have noted here.

    I would just love to run that Man over in my SUV a few times. Sorry. Oh, not sorry.

  31. My Two Cents says:

    They also got into the business of drug rehab facilities. They bought land from an Indian tribe outside Newkirk, Ok that used to be an Indian Boarding School called Chilocco. In a very short time span three young people died in that facility. Families were not
    scientologists but thought it would be a good rehab. Info is on
    the Internet about it. They used a lethal way to detox. Can you imagine sending your child to what you thought was going to save their life and they die?

  32. NGBoston says:

    @Rita— Yes, totally agree w/ you also about John Travolta. Will always love him and most of his acting, and everyone knows he is gay and could care less. It does not change the person he is and I will continue to love him and his body of work and his kind heart and soul regardless— but John– grow a set and take your whole family and leave CO$ in the dust.

  33. Denise says:

    I haven’t thought Tom was gay for quite a while now, that would actually make sense. And Tom does not fit any ‘normal’ description. I think he’s an oddity that is a mix of his natural personality and the indoctrination of this bizarre and dangerous cult.

  34. Whatever says:

    No new information here.