Tom Cruise has hit back at claims that Scientology recruited women to be his girlfriend.
Excerpts from an article set to be published in an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair allege that high-ranking Scientology officials hunted down and auditioned suitable partners for Tom in 2004, arranging his relationship with Iranian-born, London-raised actress Nazanin Boniadi.
According to the report, Nazanin was told to "lose her braces, her red highlights and her boyfriend" before meeting the superstar Scientologist. Tom's PDAs were apparently too much for the actress and their love affair only lasted three months, after which time she was shipped off to Scientology's Celebrity Centre.
Former Scientologist Paul Haggis has spoken out in support of the Vanity Fair story in an email to Showbiz 411, claiming he "was deeply disturbed by how the highest ranking members of a church could so easily justify using one of their members; how they so callously punished her and then so effectively silenced her when it was done".
Scientology's quest to find Tom a partner allegedly continued until he was 'successfully' set up with his now-ex-wife Katie Holmes.
Obviously, Tom's rep has denied the entire report on his behalf, saying, "Lies in a different font are still lies — designed to sell magazines."
What do you think? Coming from an upscale magazine like Vanity Fair, do you believe the story, or do you reckon it's all just "lies in a different font"? Either way, it certainly hasn't been a good news week for Tom, with reports surfacing thatparents might consider pulling their children out of Suri Cruise's school so they're not mistaken for her by photographers.
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