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Just when we thought it couldn't get anymore shocking!
Leah Remini is on a mission to expose the Church of Scientology. Not only did the King of Queens actress drop her tell-all book yesterday titled Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, but she has sat down for interviews on 20/20, as well as The View to go a little more in depth as to the terrible things she's witnessed!
There has already been quite a bit of information that has come out from Remini's book, and since Tom Cruise is such a prominent member in the church, the actress has shared information about the Mission Impossible actor flipping out, as well as his past relationships.
Well now we've got some new disturbing details regarding Cruise's relationship with actress Nazanin Boniadi!
"Then in late 2004, she disappeared. I wondered if Naz had gone back to her ‘real life.' Years later, I found out what had happened to Naz during this time. She underwent a confidential mission for the church where she thought she was being prepared for a special humanitarian project, but ended up with the role of Tom's girlfriend."
Apparently, Nazanin was selected by the Church of Scientology to date Tom for three months after the 52-year-old actor's split from Penelope Cruz.
Leah says that church officials had taken it upon themselves to find Cruise a new GF, but the lengths they went to are quite manipulative and disturbing!
The former Scientologist says that the church convinced Boniadi to break up with her boyfriend she had at the time by telling her he "admitted to several transgressions against" her. After she confirmed these "transgressions" to be true, she broke it off and shortly after was forced to make some physical transformations in order to be worthy enough to be Tom's new girlfriend.
Remini revealed in her book:
"Her orthodontic braces were removed, her hair color was darkened, and Greg [Wilhere, a senior Sea Org executive] took her on a very expensive shopping spree in Beverly Hills to buy a new wardrobe for her mysterious meetings with ‘dignitaries.'"
Nazanin's relationship ended with the couple living together for three months, though the church kept intervening as they wanted Cruise's new lady to keep tabs on him as well as making suggestions to her like:
"Why don't you be more aggressive with Tom and just put your hands down his pants when you see him?"
After the Hollywood couple had been together for a few months, Boniadi was asked one day to relocate to an upscale hotel by Scientology officials. Cruise reportedly wasn't involved and the breakup was handled through the church!
The tell-all author went on to say that Naz tried to confide in a friend about the details, but the friend apparently couldn't be trusted as they wrote up a nine-page report on her!
As a result of the report, the Church of Scientology punished her. Leah alleges:
"[She was] subjected to doing four months of menial labor, including tasks such as digging ditches and cleaning public toilets with a toothbrush. Eventually she was promoted to selling Dianetics books on the streets of Tampa…She wasn't allowed to talk to anyone, particularly her Scientology friends, since she was considered a traitor. She was not allowed to go anywhere alone unless escorted by either church security, ethics staff, or a representative of Flag's President's Office."
But it doesn't stop there as after their relationship, when the Iranian actress' story was featured in Marc Headley's 2013 book, Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology, the author claimed that the Oscar nominee's ex found audition tapes for casting his future girlfriend!
Not surprisingly, Scientology has dismissed Leah's book and claims and said:
"She needs to move on with her life instead of pathetically exploiting her former religion, her former friends, and other celebrities for money and attention to appear relevant again."
With everything we've heard so far about Scientology, we're honestly willing to believe most of this. We can't imagine all this press is a move by Remini to gain attention and fame.
Every story about Scientology seems to be more shocking and we can't believe that any person would put up with this kind of abuse.
We just hope tales like this will help to caution people against jumping into bed with a group they may not know much about!
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