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Unclean affair: Scientologists forced Tom Cruise’s ex to scrub toilets?

Published time: September 03, 2012 10:09
Edited time: September 03, 2012 16:53
Tom Cruise and Nazanin Boniadi.(AFP Photo / Larry Busacca / Valerie Macon)

Tom Cruise and Nazanin Boniadi.(AFP Photo / Larry Busacca / Valerie Macon)

Tom Cruise and the Church of Scientology still have secrets to keep. The actress, who was selected as a new wife for Tom Cruise, revealed in Vanity Fair magazine that the Church forced her to clean toilets after she made her love affair public.

According to the actress the Church punished her in a humiliating way. Vanity Fair says the girl was forced to

“scrub toilets with a toothbrush, clean bathroom tiles with acid, dig ditches in the middle of the night and sell Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics on street corners.”

The church has a controversial reputation and according to the magazine launched a major campaign on finding Tom Cruise a suitable partner after he split from his wife Nicole Kidman in 2001.

After a series of auditions the Scientology church chose Nazanin Boniadi, actress and Scientologist, as a suitable partner for the star actor. She was reportedly initially told she must split from her boyfriend for the sake of “a very important mission”.

Boniadi went through a series of preparations for a month. Those included sharing intimate details of her personal life.

The two started dating in November 2004. The relationship didn’t last long and ended in January 2005, due to a confidential agreement between the Church and the actress that was apparently broken.

The trick was that Nazanin Boniadi could not tell anybody about her relationship with Cruise. According to the magazine the actress was constantly depressed as Tom Cruise was uneasy to please. Every time he was dissatisfied, he would report to the Scientology Church about his partner’s wrongdoings and she would be investigated.

Boniadi broke down after a few weeks, and revealed the reason of her distressful mood to a friend at a Scientology center in Florida.

The Scientology Church has denied the claims of the actress. “The Church does not punish people, especially in [that] manner,” Vanity Fair quotes the Church.

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Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise.(AFP Photo / Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez)
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise.(AFP Photo / Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez)

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Nazanin Boniadi.(AFP Photo / Stan Honda)
Nazanin Boniadi.(AFP Photo / Stan Honda)