Tom Cruise Biography

ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Monday January 7, 2008

The headline said it all:

World Exclusive: Contents of Andrew Morton’s biography of Cruise revealed … and the star’s fury over shocking claims!

Morton’s book comes out on January 15th (no word on when Cruise might come out) and the media frenzy is just beginning. It’s clear that Scientology is going to be in the news big time in the coming weeks. The UK’s Daily Mail got the scoop:

Tom Cruise OTScientology executives contributed to the failure of Cruise’s marriage to Kidman, Morton implies.

The author says that Cruise was asked in 1999 to do a “Potential Trouble Source/Suppressive Person course…designed to anchor an individual’s faith while pinpointing those in his life who create problems”.

Morton claims Scientologists were worried that Kidman might be a problem because her father was a psychologist – “which automatically made her a Potential Trouble Source” – and she had given an interview emphasising her roots as a Catholic.

“The fear was that a lukewarm Nicole could fatally compromise Tom’s commitment to his faith,” Morton writes.

“Somehow Tom had to be inoculated against the virus of doubt.

“The surefire cure for scepticism was the Potential Trouble Source/ Suppressive Person course, which reinforced wavering Scientologists’ loyalty while making them more suspicious of those around them who were not members of the faith.”

When Cruise decided to leave Nicole in 2000, she was worried that she might not be able to see the two children the couple had adopted.

Morton quotes a former highranking Scientologist claiming he received a call from Kidman’s lawyer Bill Beslow: “At this point Nicole hated Scientology but was concerned for the kids.

“She did not want to ruin her relationship with them. I told the lawyer if she wants to stay with the children she will have to be quiet and not speak out about Scientology.”

In particular, Morton claims she was worried about her “audit” tapes, which contained details of her sex life and which she feared might be leaked if she spoke out.

This morning, The Today Show did a segment on the book. Here is that piece.

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7 Comments on “Tom Cruise Biography”

  1. Rory Says:

    I had just heard about this before I read the article posted on here. I wonder where the journalist got his info from.

  2. sk8mike Says:

    Some of the thing written in Mortan’s book I’ve already read before. The part about David Miscavige ordering his Sea Org member to plant wild flowers for Tom & Nicole and Gold Base California, I’ve read before. Most of the rumors that I’ve read so far don’t seem that far off base to me. In fact I think most of the rumors are very plausible, judging by what I already know about the cult of $cientology.

  3. Rory Says:

    Do you think Tom Cruise is 2nd in command of the CoS? If that’s the case, who was 2nd in command before? Was it Mike Rinder?

  4. XENU TV Says:

    No. I think he’s an import PR tool but not in the command structure.

  5. Krueger Says:

    Did you see The Colbert Report tonight?? He completely nailed CoS!

  6. XENU TV Says:

    Can’t wait to see it! I should have it on my TIVO shortly. Thanks for the heads up.

  7. Rory Says:

    Anyways, it’s interesting that Mike Rinder has sort of disappeared.


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