Tony Ortega: How Scientology broke up Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers

Discussion in 'Tom and Katie' started by The Wrong Guy, Apr 12, 2015.

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    How Scientology broke up Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers: The story you haven’t heard

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker

    When Alex Gibney’s film Going Clear premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, much of the subsequent news coverage focused on revelations by former Church of Scientology executive Mark “Marty” Rathbun that the church actively “drove a wedge” between Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, helping to end their relationship. Rathbun said that Scientology leader David Miscavige had even helped propel that breakup by ordering Kidman’s phone to be tapped, and the organization also worked to have Tom and Nicole’s adopted children, Isabella and Connor, turn away from their mother.

    If the Church of Scientology was so active helping to break up Tom Cruise’s second marriage, how involved were they in ending his first, to Mimi Rogers?

    In 2012, Rathbun told Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth that Scientology had a hand in ending both relationships: “I participated in the Mimi divorce and in the Nic divorce. Both women got cold on Miscavige. He was integral to the breakup of the marriages,” Rathbun said. But he offered no details on what had happened with Rogers. In Lawrence Wright’s 2013 book, Going Clear, which Gibney’s film is based on, Rathbun offers a few more details about how he took divorce papers to Mimi and told her it was the best thing for Scientology.

    But Rathbun admitted to us that there’s a much more involved story than has ever been published about how Scientology was involved in the break up of Cruise and Rogers, and with the help of several other sources, some of whom have never spoken for publication before, we’ve put together a story that should fill in some important gaps in the record.

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    This article mentions "the latest revelations" but doesn't mention Ortega.

    New claims: Scientology leader sabotaged Tom Cruise's first marriage to Mimi Rogers

    By Amy Nelmes, The FIX

    More details are surfacing about the effects of Scientology on Tom Cruise's relationship and it's all pretty scary. Or should we say, allegedly scary?! (Don't chase after us, Scientology lawyers).

    In the latest revelations, hailing from the new HBO expose, Going Clear, is that church leader David Miscavige consciously split Tom Cruise from his first wife Mimi Rogers.

    The reason? Her dad, Phil Spickler was seen as a "squirrel", which isn't a fluffy tree animal but someone who practices Scientology on their own, away from proper counsel.

    "It would be one thing to have Tom Cruise as a trophy for Scientology, but it would be a disaster if he became a walking advertisement for the squirrels," Going Clear author Lawrence Wright said.

    Unfortunately for Mimi, she was the one who pushed Tom to join the Church of Scientology, hoping it would curb his "playboy ways". That kind of backfired.

    Despite the pair divorcing, Former Church of Scientology executive Marty Rathbun revealed: "Nicole (Kidman) had got her claws in, and Miscavige was now worried that she was going to lead [Cruise] away."

    Cruise married Kidman in 1990 and they split in 2001. previously reported that the Church of Scientology allegedly used a number of "intimidation tactics" to orchestrate their divorce.

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