Explosive allegations: Tom Cruise and Kate Holmes, with daughter Suri, are fighting claims their little girl was conceived using sperm from dead scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Picture: AFP
Explosive claims on Cruise baby
by Paul Kent
TOM Cruise is the second-in-command of the Church of Scientology and his daughter, Suri, was conceived using sperm from the dead scientology founder, a new book says.
Biographer Andrew Morton also claims Cruise’s former wife, Nicole Kidman, fears the release of tapes made with Scientologists revealing intimate sexual details.
Cruise has strongly denied the claims and has already instructed lawyers to draw up a $110 million lawsuit against the book’s publisher, St Martin’s Press.
Andrew Morton’s wild claims include that Cruise’s 20-month-old daughter, Suri, was conceived “like Rosemary’s Baby” – with wife Katie Holmes impregnated with the sperm of dead Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.
The Secret Life of L. Ron Hubbard
The book, due out next Tuesday, may not be published in England because of defamation laws.
Australia’s strong defamation laws mean it will more than likely avoid publication in Australia too. Under the church’s teachings, followers can have life’s problems solved through a system of one-on-one counsellings called “audits”.
Tom Cruise: An Unauthorised Biography claims it was in these audits where Cruise and Kidman revealed intimate aspects of their sex life, which were recorded.
As support, Morton points to a Playboy interview of L. Ron Hubbard’s son Ronald De Wolf, who had fallen out with his father.
“You have complete control of someone if you have every detail of his sex life and fantasy life on record,” he said.
“In Scientology, the focus is on sex. Sex, sex, sex. The first thing we wanted to know about someone we were auditing was his sexual deviations.”
The tapes may stop Kidman from speaking out about her distrust of the religion.
The Aussie actor was allegedly identified by followers as a “potential trouble source”, largely because her father was a psychologist and she had given an interview emphasising her Catholic roots.
Morton claims that after Cruise left Kidman in 2000 she was worried she might not be allowed to see their two adopted children, and received a warning not to speak out against Scientology.
Morton quotes a high-ranking Scientologist as saying they had received a phone call from Kidman’s lawyer, Bill Beslow.
“At this point Nicole hated Scientology but was concerned for the kids,” Morton quotes the source as saying.
“She did not want to ruin her relationship with them. I told the lawyer if she wants to stay with the children she will have to be quiet and not speak out about Scientology.”
Morton claims Kidman was concerned, in particular, about the audit tapes.
Cruise’s lawyer, Bert Fields, has said the star will not be reading the book.
“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,” he said.
Morton portrays Cruise as a talented actor that became consumed by Scientology after tasting enormous success. He was identified as a big catch by the church and used as a figurehead.
Cruise has since risen to No. 2 in the church, according to Morton, and his next mission is to recruit David and Victoria Beckham.
Morton claims that Scientology leader David Miscavige catered to Cruise’s every whim.
One such incident was Cruise’s fantasy, revealed shortly after he married Kidman, that they run through a meadow of wildflowers together.
Miscavige immediately had a meadow sown near the bungalow Cruise and Kidman were staying at on the church’s Gold Base, 150km from Los Angeles.
“A team of 20 disciples was set to work digging, hoeing and planting wheat grass and wildflower seed near the Cruises’ bungalow,” Morton told the Mail on Sunday.
Followers have denied it happened, though Morton claims to have several affidavits supporting his claim.
Morton rose to fame when he wrote a controversial biography of Princess Diana that heavily criticised the royal family and was widely panned as fantasy.
However, Diana later revealed that she was the main source throughout the book.
The Herald Sun unsuccessfully sought comment from Kidman’s representatives last night.
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