If anybody thought that Vanity Fair's recent article exposing Scientology's wife-hunt for Tom Cruise was going to cause the organization to fess up, you were wayyyyy off!
As usual, their publicists are hardcore denying any truth to the story of how Nazanin Boniadi ALMOST got herself into some risky business after the Church selected her to marry the A-list star.
Calling Maureen Orth's piece "hogwash," a rep stated:
"The entire story is hogwash. There was no project, secret or otherwise, ever conducted by the Church to find a bride (audition or otherwise) for any member of the church. The allegation and entire premise of the Vanity Fair article is totally false . . . We have been denying this ridiculous tale now since it first appeared in print four years ago."
Paul Haggis didn't think it was too ridiculous though. The acclaimed filmmaker, who left Scientology in 2010, CONFIRMED the allegations. But boy does the Church have words for him!
The same statement denying Shelly Miscavige's operation "Marry Tom Cruise" bashes Haggis as the rep continues:
"[Paul Haggis is] a status obsessed apostate who exploited a tenuous connection with Scientology to grab headlines via a publicity stunt whereby he 'resigned' from the Church where he had not been an active parishioner for decades. He is doing the same again — attempting to grab headlines and falsely slander his former religion. No Church members were 'used,' nor were they punished, nor silenced. This is totally false."
The statement even suggests Haggis himself had a romantic relationship with Boniadi because he cast her in his film, The Next Three Days. Scientology's proof of implied relationship? Google!
The rep added:
"Did he reveal to you the relationship he was having with Nazanin Boniadi? We discovered this simply by Googling his name and hers. Here is our question: is it Paul Haggis who started a relationship with Boniadi while auditioning and casting his last film, The Next Three Days? What is the motivation here? Both Paul Haggis and Nazanin Boniadi are members of a small self-proclaimed 'posse' of anti-Scientology apostates founded by self-admitted liars and suborners of perjury," the rep adds. "This posse has been selling stories to the highest bidder for years . . . In recent weeks, they have exploited this high profile divorce in any way they can by spreading lies to draw attention to themselves so they an make money shilling their self-published books."
It seems the controversial religious organization will never crack and believes that denial is the best policy when it comes to protecting dirty
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