We all know by now that Tom Cruise is the crown prince of Scientology, and Scientology whistleblower Leah Remini once described him as “diabolical.” Leah is talking about him again and now she’s making him sound like Scientology’s version of Tony Soprano.
The Daily Beast recently spoke to Leah Remini about Scientology for a full interview to be released this Sunday, but they released a little teaser about Scientology’s golden boy. Leah was once a member of the inner circle (or would be it be inner double triangles?), so she knows a thing or two about Tom Cruise’s role in Scientology. According to Leah, Scientology’s higher ups go to great lengths to make sure Tom doesn’t read or watch anything bad about Scientology on the outside (like magazines criticizing the organization, or clips of Leah’s show Scientology and the Aftermath). However, that doesn’t extend to the inside. Leah says she believes that most people think Tom Cruise is an innocent victim in the grand scheme of things, but he’s anything but. Leah says that Tom doesn’t summon goons, he is one.
“Where Tom is concerned, that is very different. He is very aware of the abuses that go on in Scientology. He’s been part of it. He’s best friends with David Miscavige, so he’s privy to the punishments that David Miscavige doles out, and I’ve been told by a senior executive of Scientology, who was there, that David Miscavige constantly threatened the staff at Gold Base with bringing Tom Cruise to Gold Base to kick their fucking asses.
Leah also alleges that a Scientology official spilled that Tom Cruise once “personally administered” punishment on a high-ranking member of the church, all because David Miscavige told him to.
Thanks to Leah’s latest alleged revelation, it’s pretty clear Scientology is some kind of 1980s fraternity from hell that makes Omega Theta Pi from Animal House sound like a senior ladies’ knitting circle. But with that being said, I bet they’ve borrowed plenty from Omega. Like that Tom’s punishments involve a well-worn wooden paddle nicknamed The Thetan Beatin’, and after each hit, his subordinate could be heard asking: “Thank you Mr. Cruise, may I please have another?”