Controversial Tom Cruise biography claims the actor is Scientology's 'second in command'
Andrew Morton’s controversial unauthorised biography of Tom Cruise will feature a series of outlandish claims about the star, including that he is second in command at the church of Scientology, that his daughter Suri was conceived ‘like Rosemary’s baby’, and that his divorce from Nicole Kidman was encouraged by his fellow Scientologists.
Morton, best known for his biography of Princess Diana, claims that the actor’s life has become ruled by Scientology since first wife Mimi Rogers recruited him to the religion in 1986. Morton suggests that the actor’s life is shaped by Scientology leader David Miscavige, who Cruise consults on ‘every aspect of planning and policy’ of his career.
In one of the most shocking accusations, Morton compares Cruise’s 20-month-old daughter Suri to the devil child in Rosemary’s baby, suggesting that she was conceived with the sperm of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Morton writes: ‘Fanatics even wondered if the actress had been impregnated with Hubbard’s frozen sperm. In her more reflective moments, Katie might have felt as if she were in the middle of a real-life version of the horror movie Rosemary’s Baby, in which an unsuspecting young woman is impregnated with the Devil’s child.’
As the book’s contents have become public, it is believed that Cruise’s lawyers are putting together a lawsuit, which could see the publishing house, St Martin’s Press, being sued for up to £50 million in compensation.
Speaking out about the accusations, Cruise’s lawyer, Bert Fields, told The Daily Mail this weekend: ‘It’s a boring, poorly researched book by a man who never talked to anyone involved in Tom Cruise’s life or anyone close to him.’
Fields claims that Cruise will not be reading the book when it is published in the States, but added: ‘He has been told about it and naturally he knows there are a bunch of lies about him. You can imagine what it must be like to have someone compare your baby girl to Rosemary’s Baby. Morton should be ashamed of himself.’