(Rinder and Rathbun are part of a group of former high-ranking dissidents no longer connected to the organization.They and the other sources in this article, virtually all of them on the record, have been dismissed by Scientology as disgruntled apostates and worse.They say the church had determined that Kidman was its most dangerous type of enemy, a Suppressive Person (S.P.), who could threaten the spiritual well-being of Cruise and the two children the couple had adopted during their 10-year marriage.Cruise sued for divorce, and the children—Bella, then eight, and Connor, then six—were reportedly given a course in identifying Suppressive Persons.As Penélope Cruz became Cruise’s new love interest, she took her own set of courses, but, the sources say, she soon ran afoul of Miscavige, who dismissed her as a mere “dilettante” when it was learned that she was unwilling to forsake her Buddhist beliefs.The world has gotten a never-before-seen glimpse behind the closed doors of the mysterious Church of Scientology thanks to Monique Rathbun‘s ongoing harassment lawsuit against the church and its leader David Miscavige.
Her never-before-told story—of the months inseparable from the star (and his watchers), before she fell out of favor—reveals a complex dynamic that also affected Cruise's relationships with Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, and, now, Katie Holmes. Mike Rinder, the founding director of Scientology International and former head of the Office of Special Affairs, claims that the star had just said the same thing to him minutes before as they waited for Miscavige, who is referred to by Scientology honchos as C. 2, prided himself on being able to produce with a snap of his fingers anything Cruise desired, as well as to remove whatever he considered to be obstacles in the star’s life, such as his last wife, Nicole Kidman, and his last girlfriend, Penélope Cruz.
A lawyer for Miscavige refers to Rathbun and Rinder as “a dynamic duo of lunatic venom and untrustworthy bile” and denies that the incident above ever took place.
Tom Cruise and David Miscavige declined to be interviewed by According to several of these on-the-record sources, Scientology more and more came to be whatever Miscavige said it was, and both Kidman and Cruz had been found wanting in their embrace of the organization and therefore unsuitable for the highly prized Cruise—Kidman especially.
These policies are followed and enforced in every Scientology organization …” Rathbun’s attorneys then included copies of some of these documents, and what they say is surprising. So keep very close notes of any phone calls so others can see what was said.” PHOTOS: The War Against Tom Cruise, John Travolta & Kirstie Alley’s Controversial Religion Explained In 17 Clicks!
For example, according to Hubbard’s law, “Phones are psycho. In particular, Hubbard declared in the directive, “Overseas phone calls are often incomprehensible and start mysteries,” and Scientologists should always turn them down.