Now THIS is a bombshell uncovered by Vanity Fair's extensive exposé on Scientology that should have the Church's most famous member absolutely infuriated!
Several former members who worked closely with David Miscavige, the religious organization's current leader, say he secretly recorded audio and video of Tom Cruise's “auditing sessions."
He allegedly hid cameras in furniture and lamps to record Cruise's "confessions," which were often sexual since Miscavige wanted nothing more than for his golden boy to mate with devout follower of L. Ron Hubbard's teachings.
Tom De Vocht, Miscavige’s former close aide, has said his boss “loved to dish about celebrities." He read the reports of Cruise's confessions during late-night backgammon games and frequently commented on them, as De Vocht added:
“He would roll his eyes and say, ‘Jeez, can you believe it?’”
If it's true, the Mission: Impossible star wouldn't be the first celeb to be monitored without his consent. Claire Headley, who once worked directly under Miscavige, has said he used the same sneaky tactics with Lisa Marie Presley and Kirstie Alley. The Scientology source explained:
“I know he did it with [the reports of] Lisa Marie Presley, back in ’95, when she was married to Michael Jackson, and I know he did it a number of times with Kirstie Alley. I saw and heard him.”
Ugh! And to think that this guy was Cruise's best man at his wedding to Katie Holmes!
We know he's in pretty deep with this risky business, but could this act of betrayal FINALLY persuade the the Church's top gun to join the outsiders like Paul Haggis? Or will he end up being the last samurai of Scientology?
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