The shock Scientology secrets that destroyed both Katie AND Nicole’s marriage to Tom Cruise.
It’s been a tumultuous few months for newly divorced Katie Holmes. But just as it looked as though her life was starting to return to some semblance of normality, Katie, 33, has been rocked by a series of bombshells so big they have threatened to derail her life, set back all the progress she has made, and shaken her to her very core. And she’s not the only one.
Actress Nicole Kidman, 45, has also been left reeling by revelations printed in respected US magazine Vanity Fair, painstakingly detailing Tom Cruise’s bizarre relationship with the Church of Scientology – and the effect the secretive and controversial sect had on the disintegration of both his marriage to Katie, and her own 10-year union. Not only does the magazine claim that prior to meeting Katie in 2005, Tom, 50, used the Church of Scientology to “audition” a string of women to be his wife, it also claims the Church was responsible for the collapse of Nicole’s relationship with her two children, Connor, 17, and Isabella, 19.
The report claims that after Nicole’s split with Tom, the Church branded her its “most dangerous type of enemy, a Suppressive Person (SP)” and urged the kids to distance themselves from their mum. “There was no mom – mom was an S.P.,” says former Scientologist John Brousseau, known as “J.B.”, who has spent 32 of his 54 years in the organisation, and who grew close to Tom and his family, working as their tech wizard and handyman.
In the article, John claims that after her split with Tom, Nicole became persona non grata. The children – who took extensive Scientology “auditing sessions” with their father – were brainwashed into thinking of their mum as “evil” and told to distance themselves from her. "They rejected Nicole – they’ve been instructed,” John explains. “They took a course, PTS/SP, Potential Trouble Source/Suppressive Person, for persons connected in their lives who are an SP. They whispered to me, ‘J.B., Nicole is an SP! Our mum’s an SP – we hate going and seeing her.’”
Read more about the exposé in in this week's Woman’s Day on sale Monday September 10, 2012.
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