Can you believe there was a time Tom Cruise was afraid to openly practice Scientology?
We mean, maybe he still is. He isn't keeping it secret, but he doesn't exactly jump on couches on daytime TV talking about it either.
But for a few minutes in 2003, the Mission: Impossible star was more angry than scared…
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In a book about former Paramount Pictures CEO Sherry Lansing, author Stephen Galloway recounts an incident from 2003 when Lansing had to be the peacekeeper between Cruise and former Paramount president of production John Goldwyn.
Goldwyn was in the midst of a custody battle with his Scientologist wife Colleen Camp. During this time, Goldwyn told the court that he believed Scientology was "being applied to alienate the affection" of his daughter. This admission caused Camp to pass the divorce papers to Scientology leaders, which included Cruise.
Recently speaking with Page Six, Goldwyn remembered how Cruise immediately took offense. He said: