A new book "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & The Prison of Belief" that gives a deep penetration into the world of Scientology has been written and is ready for public consumption. New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright gives a disturbing story about Tom Cruise's ties to the church including his belief that he's on earth to save humanity from aliens hiding inside people's bodies.
According to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author in the new tell-all book, the "Top Gun" actor was introduced to the religion when he was 23 years old by Mimi Rogers who later became his wife. The "Lost in Space" actress was eventually ditched by him with the help from Scientology leader David Miscavige so that he could pursue his "Days of Thunder" co-star Nicole Kidman.
The "Oblivion" actor then tied the knot with the "Australia" star. They got married for 11 years but he also eventually got rid of her. Miscavige reportedly saw her as a threat because her father was a prominent psychologist and she didn't fully embrace scientology. She was pregnant back then and miscarried two months after they parted ways.
Kidman reportedly requested the DNA from the fetus be preserved to prove that Cruise was the father, possibly to protect her from the church's vicious attempts to spread false rumors about her. After they got divorced, she was estranged from their two adopted children because they're brainwashed into believing that she's a sociopath.
Cruise' status within the church continued to rise as his devotion also grew stronger. He started to believe that had a special power to help people including saving a woman with postpartum depression and curing an addict. He also lent his star power to lobby Bill Clinton and ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair in pursuit of tax breaks for the church which had $1 billion in holdings.
After a while, he started to complain to Miscavige about his single life. He later held an audition for a new wife through a fake casting for his next "Mission Impossible" movie. Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Garner landed on his list and so did actress Nazanin Boniadi whose story was exposed last year by Vanity Fair.
Katie Holmes finally became his next wife. After six years of marriage and one daughter, she blindsided him by filing for divorce while he's away filming his movie. She had it all well planned; using disposable phones to contact his lawyer and hiring three law firms to back her up. She did it for Suri because she believed the little girl was about to undergo auditing at age 6.
UPDATE (Jan. 14, 2013 05:23 GMT): Soon after excerpt of the Lawrence Wright book that contains disturbing story about Scientology hit the web, Karin Pouw, a spokeswoman for the church, issues a statement to set the record straight on the swirling report. She says, "Mr. Wright's book is so ludicrous it belongs in a supermarket tabloid. The claims are nothing more than a stale rehash of allegations disproven long ago."
"The Church of Scientology has no belief in 'aliens' any more than the Christian faith believes themselves descended from aliens because they believe there is a Heaven. Nor has Tom Cruise signed a contract of service with the Church of Scientology of whatever length. He is a parishioner."
"It is also ludicrous and absurd to suggest our Church inserts itself into the romantic or matrimonial affairs of its parishioners. Every allegation made about the Church concerning Mr. Cruise's relationships are false and nothing more than tabloid innuendo. Mr. Cruise certainly has no trouble finding a date."
"The stories Wright alleges simply never occurred. Neither Mr. Miscavige nor anyone in the Church had any involvement in the divorce of Mr. Cruise and Ms. Kidman, or in the Ms. Kidman's relationship with her children."
"Nor did anyone in the Church ever launch any kind of project to find a potential bride for Mr. Cruise such as the one described. This tabloid rumor was first published years ago and continues to circulate, sourcing to Marc Headley. He admitted in a deposition to selling similar stories to the now defunct News of the World for $10,000 and for $6,250 to Life & Style."
"The Headleys are extremely bitter in part because their twin lawsuits filed against the Church were recently thrown out by a federal court and affirmed on appeal and they owe the Church $42,000 in court costs. He is bitter and unreliable and has told no less than three versions of his ever-morphing story."
"In his 2009 self-published book, Mr. Headley described his so-called knowledge about the alleged audition, which he wrote was limited to his supposed learning that his associate was allegedly reviewing and cutting audition tapes of Scientologist actresses for an undisclosed project."
"Then, in a July 8, 2012, interview on the Today Show, Mr. Headley's story expanded - he now claimed to be involved in the auditioning process as opposed to allegedly learning about it. He then made statements that were aired on Dateline, where he claimed 'the team' located Ms. Holmes by spotting her in Seventeen magazine."
"Then, in the Vanity Fair article, his story changed again. There, Mr. Headley claimed another actress was selected by the 'team,' with no mention of Ms. Holmes. Mr. Headley also retreated from his 2012 claim to Josh Mankiewicz of Dateline that he videotaped the 'auditions' and said he only watched them."
"In summary, Headley is lying and Mr. Wright's book is transparently inaccurate and biased."
"The author and the publisher refused to provide the Church with a copy of the book and showed little interest in receiving input from the Church during the writing or so-called 'fact-checking.' In the two years that Mr. Wright spent on his book he sent the church only a dozen isolated and esoteric 'fact checks.' "
"The one thing clear about Lawrence Wright's book is that he continues to carry water for a handful of angry, bitter individuals led by a pathological and self-admitted liar still consumed with vengeance a decade after being removed for malfeasance."
"Mr. Wright could have chosen to write a serious, objective and fair book on Scientology that also would document the religion's growth worldwide as well as its involvement in such causes as human rights and the fight against drug abuse. Instead, Mr. Wright has taken the easy path and produced a work of fiction."
"The New York Times all but accused Lawrence Wright of inventing dialog for his 2006 work on al-Queda, The Looming Tower, criticizing his 'verbatim reconstructions' of conversations more than a decade old, writing that 'it's hard to believe that memories are that good.' Here, he purports to reconstruct conversations six decades old."
"It is important to note that Wright's British and Canadian publishers had second thoughts choosing not to publish Wright's book after being informed of the numerous inaccuracies and defamatory lies it contains that were told to Wright by a handful of bitter and discredited former Scientologists. If a book is truthful, then it should be publishable without hesitation. Freedom of speech does not mean freedom to lie."
"Millions of Scientologists around the world embrace the religion. To find out the true story of Scientology, one can visit www.scientology.org or one can read Mr. Hubbard's books, which are available worldwide."