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ANETTE IREN JOHANSEN: “I Auditioned To Be Tom Cruise’s Wife”

Anette_Iren_JohansenOnce again, The Underground Bunker has teamed up with Woman’s Day, Australia’s largest selling magazine, to bring you an exclusive story.

Anette Iren Johansen recently left the Church of Scientology and has been blogging about her experiences, citing “terrible abuses committed within the church.” But she saved until now her biggest secret: She was one of numerous women the church auditioned in 2004 and 2005 when Tom Cruise was looking for a new wife. She’s the first, however, to go public about her experience.

Anette spoke to Henry Meller, US reporter for Woman’s Day, and yesterday his story hit store shelves in Australia.

Here’s what the Woman’s Day two-page spread looks like…

 
 
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Anette grew up in Fredrikstad, about an hour south of Norway’s capital of Oslo. In 1996, at 19, she moved to Copenhagen, Denmark for college, eventually studying to become a veterinarian. In 2002, a flier in the mail got her interested in Scientology. Within two years, she had given up college and was deeply involved with the church.

Then, the Indian Ocean tsunami hit the day after Christmas in 2004. Her family had visited Sri Lanka and Indonesia the year before, so they volunteered to go with other Scientologists to the region.

When she got back at the end of January, 2005, she was asked to take part in a special audition at the Copenhagen org. At the time, she was 27 years old.

Until that time, she had made some appearances in Scientology magazines and training films, and she assumed this was something similar. She noticed right away that there was something unusual about this project. There was a makeup team, for example, which she’d never seen before. She wanted to keep it light, but the woman in makeup told her it was important for this audition to be made up with eye shadow and glossy lips.

And that was the other odd thing about it — everyone working on the audition was a woman.

Anette sat down before the camera, and instead of giving her a script, they just asked her about herself.

“They asked me so many questions about my life, my family background, everything I’d ever done in Scientology. There was a lot of talk about Tom Cruise at that time — he had just been in Norway [hosting] the Nobel Peace Prize concert.”

It seemed odd, but she got through it. Another strange detail: no one else seemed to be taking part in the auditions.

Before she could leave, she was required to sign a waiver, promising not to mention anything about the audition. (Another thing that hadn’t happened at earlier auditions.)

About two weeks later, she received a phone call from a man in California who identified himself as “Golden Era Productions, international management.” She was at the org’s canteen at the time, in a room with other people. He told her that he had some private questions to ask her, so she went to a nearby bathroom and locked herself in.

“I got a call from a top guy at the main base in L.A. He said it was regarding my audition and that he needed to ask some very private questions,” she says.

“He asked, ‘Do you have any sexual perversions?”

She told the man that she didn’t have any perversions. (She was between boyfriends at the time.)

He thanked her, and told her he might be back in touch with her. But she never heard anything else about the audition or from Golden Era.

We called Marc Headley, who worked on some of these auditions before he left from the International Base.

“That was for Tom Cruise, absolutely,” he says.

Headley worked on technical projects at the International Base in California before he left early in 2005. At one point during the summer of 2004 he was asked to watch a highlight reel of the auditions that had been made for Tom Cruise.

“Those are the exact same questions that they were asking the other girls,” he says.

“The reason the sexual question came up was that they had some girls with histories that weren’t so great. So they were being careful. This girl has to be perfect in all ways.”

We asked him why Scientology would be going as far afield as Denmark.

“It was slim pickings in Los Angeles. In LA there were a lot of pretty girls, but they had a lot of baggage, by Scientology standards.”

According to Vanity Fair, Nazanin Boniadi had been auditioned in October 2004, then had dated Tom from November 2004 to January 2005. So does it make sense that Anette would be among girls auditioned late that same January?

Headley says it does make sense.

“If you remember, Tom took Yolanda Pecoraro with him to the IAS gala in October. Even though he was seeing her, they were already auditioning Nazanin Boniadi,” he points out.

“The auditions didn’t stop until he found Katie later in 2005. So even if he was with one of the girls, they were still working it, casting for the next season of Scientology’s version of The Bachelor.”

After the audition, Anette realized that there seemed to be no film that came out of it.

Anette continued her Scientology courses. She also went through some career changes. In 2005 she started a new business, selling vitamins. Then she worked as a translator. And in 2008, she began working as a business consultant.

But it was around then that she began having doubts about Scientology. Like many other church members, she was put off by the 2007 push for “The Basics” — a repackaging of old Scientology books and lectures that members were required to buy, at $3,000 a set.

By 2010, she had stopped taking Scientology courses. Then, in the fall of 2012, a couple of interesting things happened.

She learned that a friend she had in the church, Geir Isene, had left Scientology and had gone through a divorce. The two of them began dating.

Also, that September, Maureen Orth’s story appeared in Vanity Fair, describing Nazanin Boniadi’s experiences after she had been “auditioned” for Tom Cruise.

The “auditions” had first been revealed in Marc Headley’s 2009 book, Blown for Good, and Lawrence Wright’s 2011 New Yorker story, “The Apostate.” Over time, Anette had begun to wonder about that strange audition she had gone through at the Copenhagen Org. Headley had written that some of the auditions had happened overseas — could she have been tested for Cruise?

What did she think about Tom after she read the stories about the auditions?

“I think what happened to Katie is terrible. Even now it must be very difficult for her because she still has a child with him,” she says. “Tom is totally cult minded. I’m very happy that I wasn’t matched up with him.”

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on August 26, 2013 at 12:00

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  • Eivol Ekdal

    Shazam!!!

  • http://www.anetteiren.com/ Anette Iren

    Tony, my pointer to your story here: http://anetteiren.com/my-tom-cruise-audition/

    And by the way, I prefer intellectuals ;-)

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Welcome to the SP club !!!

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Just curious…how tall are you?

    • q-bird

      So pleased that you did not get that role Anette… whew!!!

    • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

      Try OKCupid.

    • Cat Daddy

      Good show Sir, cary on, you two make a lovely couple.

    • Poison Ivy

      Anette, you are gorgeous enough for Tom Cruise…but definitely wayyyyyy to intelligent for him! Watching the video of him ( in the famous black turtleneck) trying to explain Scientology; and comparing it to the video of Geir describing his experiences….well, it’s a no-brainer!
      Happy for the two of you…and glad you are out and whistleblowing! Hope you are helping others in Norway to see the light.

      • Cat Daddy

        But but but you don’t know the history of Psychiatry ! You’re a Glimp !

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y7CpS0gtlk

        • Otto T Mariedahl

          Damn, I never watch that video before.

          Tom is on Cruise-Control for Crazy isn’t he?

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            Wait a sec. Was the audition in a trailer park? There’s always a trailer in the best scientology stories. Did it look like this?

            http://i43.tinypic.com/avkgfk.jpg

            • J. Swift

              “There’s always a trailer in the best scientology stories.” What a killer line! Great piece of writing and very true.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              It’s one of The top markers for me when learning all the facts so many years later, going back to Hubbard’s trailer homes. I now think of Scientology as one big White Trash Trailer Park that I used to view as Spiritual Headquarters of Teejeack. That image keeps it real for me.

            • Bradley Greenwood

              Coolest single-wide ever! “Okay, you just drive under the naked chick’s leg, and you’re there.”

        • richelieu jr

          Glimp= Glib Dirigible

          • Cat Daddy

            Audio was not that good, The Gimp said Glib.

        • Interested

          Has he no brain? He certainly has no conversational abilities… Either you agree with him or you are wrong. Ho hum…. Where did he learn about head shrinks…? From the weird and wonderful teachings of the “madman LRH” And drugs that help people survive heartache or hell on earth, this is worse than overdosing children on niacin during the purif! (Known to damage the liver) ! . As an OT where are his analytical skills. He talks like a 12 year old attempting to debate.

          • Bradley Greenwood

            Somewhere in the Caribbean, I’d bet.

            • Interested

              Lol

        • Phil McKraken

          I absolutely love that interview. It’s the best thing that ever happened in Today. The only way it could have been better was if Matt pointed out that LRH was on Vistaril and was shoveling “pinks and grays.”

        • Feather

          “There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance.”

          What a piece of work. He is lacking in logic and brain cells. Would that be considered a chemical imbalance? He definitely learned his communication skills from his scientology mentors. Interrupt, be rude, talk over the other person, yell, pick fights, talk nonsense…right out of the DM and Tommy Davis play book.

    • MO Mom

      Glad you are happy and out!

    • dagobarbz

      Woo you dodged a midget there!

      • Observer

        *spit take*

      • Captain Howdy

        She dodged a defective cruise missile also.

        • Bradley Greenwood

          Sadly, age has thrown my missile gyros off, as well.

      • richelieu jr

        Stop throwing dwarves you guys.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          groooaaan

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Why? They are small and easy to toss!

        • dagobarbz

          Short response, “no.”

    • Observer

      Nobody would ever mistake Tom Cruise for an intellectual. The phrase that comes to mind is “dumber than a bag of hammers.”

      • Lemont

        Not the sharpest knife in the drawer

        • EnthralledObserver

          Not the sharpest tool in the shed.

          • distachio

            Nor the brightest bulb in the chandelier.

      • Bradley Greenwood

        I roared when I heard that line in “Oh Brother Where Art Thou”, which is weird because I am not a lion.

        • Observer

          I first heard it on Mystery Science Theater 3000. It’s certainly descriptive!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Anette, besides the fact that you’re too tall, intelligent, and kind …. Tom Cruise will never change and so is doomed to bachelorhood.

      [http://i39.tinypic.com/33u319c.jpg

    • Spackle Motion

      It’s well known in Hollywood circles that Cruise is a complete dolt. I’ve heard the same about Brad Pitt too, but he seems to have a half a brain (based on some interviews, but those may be contractually required to make him look good).

      Cruise can’t speak very intelligently unless he’s delivering lines written by other people. It makes me wonder about Katie Holmes’ taste in men because her father is incredibly intelligent. She must have received incredible love bombing and intense pressure to get sucked in like she did.

      • Observer

        IIRC she’d had a huge teenage crush on TC, which I’m sure primed her for his–ick–advances.

      • http://www.anetteiren.com/ Anette Iren

        Love bombing is used extensively in Scientology.

        • Bradley Greenwood

          I have experience with that from a much more notorious cult. It is a very powerful tool… especially to those who are lonely or without direction.

          • Captain Howdy

            More notorious than scientology?

            The Khmer Rouge? The Taliban?

            • Bradley Greenwood

              I’d rather not say… but it did/does have a leader whose words and teachings were sacrosanct. I dabbled, but I am skeptical to the core, so I dodged that bullet.

            • tetloj

              Lucky for us!

            • mook

              NOI?

            • Bradley Greenwood

              hehehehe

            • Captain Howdy

              Children of God?

            • Bradley Greenwood

              Keyboard broken; cannot reply.

            • Mark

              Amway? No: got it – Reader’s Digest!

            • GlibWog

              Good for you Bradley… Nosey Buddies.. Jeeze Louise..

            • Jon Hendry

              SGI?

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            What if you’ve got, say One Direction? They’ve got a cult following too. And naval uniforms…..hmmm. Has LRH returned at last? Oooooooh Riiiiinder! *refresh*

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Tom Cruise has a definite “know-it-all” vibe about him. Germans would call him a “Besserwisser” (literally “better knower”). These are half-informed individuals who believe that their every pronouncement is golden truth, delivered from on high. Scientology caters to people like this, as they are spoon fed their version of EVERYTHING. Tom Cruise “knows” all about psychiatry, because he has read the CoS’s version of events. And that’s all he (or anyone else) needs to know.

        It’s so simple. Literally.

        • Missionary Kid

          A classic case of the Dunning–Kruger effect.

    • Bradley Greenwood

      Welcome! I hope you will often visit here. I believe you will be a potent voice in the battle against Scientology’s maltreatment of members… and former members alike.

      • http://www.anetteiren.com/ Anette Iren

        I speak out for all those suffering in silence.

        • Bradley Greenwood

          It is really is hard to imagine women being treated like commodities. This speaks volumes for the degree of contempt which Scientology feels for its members. There are so many good people that need to be freed.

    • Karen de la Carriere

      Congratulations on speaking out Annette.
      Mind boggling that a tax exempt 501c3 can use “Sea org Members” that they define as “clergy” such as Greg Wilhere and (earlier) Shelly Miscavige to create a program to find a sexual partner for a movie star,
      How very *religious*.
      Interesting that they call you to ask if you have *sexual* perversions.
      It really is *Church* business to pimp for a movie star.

      • http://www.anetteiren.com/ Anette Iren

        LOL, I guess that’s part of getting laid Scientology style!

      • Jgg2012

        I guess they were looking for a “soul” mate.

      • Mitch Brillon

        Interesting how this proves the inability of all the involved scientologists to predict human behavior. If they would be starting with LRH, they would marry the right person wouldn’t they? Isn’t it part of being able to predict the human behavior to be able to chose the right wife? It looks like LRH and Tom Cruise have some MUs on the subject…

    • J.W.

      Lol the irony since you look like a total bimbo

      • Captain Howdy

        This coming from somebody who wrote:

        “LSD flashbacks are a known thing so why are you trying to discredit
        them? I did the Purif and had done E once before and I had E running out
        when I was doing the Purif so it must’ve been stored in my body
        somewhere.”

        Idiot.

        • Missionary Kid

          It’s the Dunning-Kruger effect.

        • sugarplumfairy

          The E must have been stored where his brain used to be..

        • GlibWog

          Howdy Yep I read the quote myself.. Fuckin idiot..

        • J.W.

          LSD flashbacks ARE a known thing. Are you calling me an idiot for my own experience doing the Purif? You’re an idiot for thinking it didn’t happen. You think I was just sitting there imagining the feeling going through my body and all the lights becoming super bright and having the comedown hours later? Right. Thanks for going through my comment history though, stalker.

          • Eivol Ekdal

            Whatever dude…If you plan on sticking around here just try to be nice to people. It is possible to be critical and polite at the same time.

          • sugarplumfairy

            No, he’s calling you an idiot because you’re an idiot..

            Why don’t you go back to your Taylor Swift commenting.. She’s more your speed..

            • J.W.

              Lol I like how you guys all go creeping through my comment history. You’re just like the COS. I commented on ONE Taylor Swift article lol

      • GlibWog

        JW You by far are the biggest asshole that I have read in the Bunker..and you know I have read many.

        Anette is a guest writer. Absolutely beautiful and intelligent.

        You are NOT worthy of speaking her name… GO TO HELL OH AND ON THE WAY.. GO FUCK YOURSELF.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Yeah, what SHE said! ^^^^

        • J.W.

          hahaha yeah okay

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Powerful stuff there JW. Is that your best confront and shatter? What’s the matter, your EasyBake oven…..I mean e-meter, broken or something? How bout you try plugging those cans straight into the outlet? You might get a powerful win that way. Ouch, it Hertz. < Geek joke there for you electrically minded folks here.

      • EnthralledObserver

        You, on the other hand look like… well, NOTHING! So, therefore you MUST be a NOBODY who knows nothing about anything and is not even worthy of an opinion! Idiot!

        • J.W.

          that’s some amazing logic there

      • Minion Gayle

        And you sound like a total moron. Too bad she’s already taken.

        • J.W.

          Ew, she could never have me.

      • http://www.anetteiren.com/ Anette Iren

        Sorry, my hair color didn’t suit your taste. Luckily, one need no brain to speak out about the Church of Scientology – one need BALLS. I use my brain for more intellectual tasks ;-)

        • J.W.

          It’s not just the fact you bleach your hair, or wear a full face of make-up, or pluck your eyebrows to death, you just look like an idiot so it’s hilarious that you are saying you need an “intellectual” man, like come on. You’re probably average intelligence at best. Don’t try to act like you need someone from the Mensa society to keep you interested. Also, the fact that you ran to a tabloid to tell this story and supplied them with your ~beauty shot~ shows that you desperately want attention. And no I am not a member of Scientology before you get any ideas as to my motivations.

          • TonyOrtega

            For the record, dickstain, I brought Anette to the attention of Woman’s Day. She did not “go running to the tabloids.” In fact, she was incredibly patient as she was interviewed, put through the hassle of a photo shoot, and pestered through fact checking. In other words, she demonstrated all the intelligence, poise, and fortitude that you clearly lack.

            I know you’re just a useless troll. But do us a favor and disappear.

            • J.W.

              Uh huh, when you suggested the idea to her she probably jumped at the chance. I like how you say I have no poise or intelligence while you’re calling me a dickstain and a useless troll. You’re one to talk. And aren’t you like 50? Maybe you should grow up and act your age, old man.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Thank you Anette.

  • Mark

    How long is the $ciloon-Shortarse-sponsored Cruise cattle-market going to go on before Tommy-Girl realises that NO SANE HUMAN BEING WANTS TO GET WITHIN PROJECTILE-VOMITING-DISTANCE of a {relationship} with him?

    • http://twitter.com/Scientology_411 Scientology_411

      It’s KSW all the way for Tommy! Come on gals, we’re talking a cruise missile rocket ride to straight up and vertical glibness and glee of insanity! Wheeee!

      • filosofa

        I have sent in my application but, sadly, I may not be sufficiently theta for Tommy Girl. Will I ever get over the disappointment … ermmmmm, I do believe I will.

  • http://twitter.com/Scientology_411 Scientology_411

    The Church of Scientology – it’s always weirder and more depraved than you think…

    • Cat Daddy
    • Observer

      It explains their prurient interest in everyone else’s private lives.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        And now I’m feeling dirty because I CAN’T WAIT to find out who Tom Cruise’s date will be for The Super Power Grand Opening! I don’t know whether to stock up on smelling salts or PeptoBismol, but I’m learning to keep my helmet on even for the morning shift.

        • Mooser

          Smelling salts or Pepto? When I’m feeling faint, my wife burns a couple of feathers underr my nose. Then I bathe my temples in eau-de-cologne, and lie down in a darkened room.

    • filosofa

      $ciloon pimp tech – it’s really working for Tom Thumb.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Yoo hoo. Obsy. Have you done a pimp DM yet? I call purple velvet.

  • Eivol Ekdal

    Everyone please Google “Anette Iren Johansen” to boost Google trends…
    https://www.google.com/#q=%22Anette+Iren+Johansen%22

  • CraftLass

    It’s very telling that they made Anette up so much when that isn’t her style. The more that details of these auditions come out, the more it feels like they were trying to find that perfect block of marble to sculpt a wife out of. Like with filing Boniadi’s teeth down (which is such an extreme, they literally had her custom-carved). Seems like they’d already given up on finding the actual right person for the “position” and were looking for that perfectly pliable Eliza Doolittle instead.

    Of course, us wogs know that when you do that, it usually ends with a breakup/divorce. People are not marble. The disappointment is inevitable.

    Edited to add: This is exactly what happens when you don’t read books by multiple authors. Thousands of years of literature can easily teach all of these lessons!

    • http://twitter.com/Scientology_411 Scientology_411

      Carving down her teeth is honestly one of the creepiest things I’ve ever heard. The whole thing is just sick and demented but that detail really stood out to me on the creepy scale.

      • Eivol Ekdal

        Thank the Gods that she did not get chosen because the next thing would be a mystery clinic calling about a leg shortening appointment.

        • richelieu jr

          Can you walk with a stoop?
          Are you willing to walk in ditch at all times, never raising your gaze to cruise level?

          • Nevermore

            Maybe wear shoes on your knees, like a Lautrec impersonator?

      • CraftLass

        Yes! I feel exactly the same. For one thing, so damn permanent. Makeup, hair, etc – that can go back and you can be yourself again. But filing teeth for anyone is like the even more extreme version of being forced into a tattoo or something. A tattoo that you can never get rid of or cover up. Every glance in the mirror for the rest of your life would be a reminder. *shudders*

        • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

          That a woman’s incisor teeth dimensions are so very crucial to Scientologist Tom Cruise proves that he is not gay after all.

          • ThetaBara

            EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!

      • Eclipse-girl

        It is what they do when dentists put on veneers. Stay away from veneers, IMHO.

    • Gordon Freeman

      Wait, they made her file her teeth? Has cruise ever looked at his jacked up grill in a mirror? Good God.

      • ThetaBara

        They tried but she refused.

        • Gordon Freeman

          Oh good.

  • Cat Daddy
  • http://twitter.com/Scientology_411 Scientology_411

    Sooner or later COB will decide like he always does that he has to handle this job personally due to everybody else being an incompetent failure. So on will go the wig and dress because someone has to make it go right. Maybe he’ll even get makeup tips from Ron’s Rhodesia days!

    • Observer

      ..

      • richelieu jr

        Dudette, you are so staying up with me if that give me bad dreams.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Yes. I did it. this one just hurts my brain baaaaaaaad.

        • Observer

          Hmmm … a weakness has been revealed … *evil cackle*

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            the krypto …nooo…take it away….take it…

      • Sherbet

        Can’t get enough of lrh’s lipstick.

      • http://twitter.com/Scientology_411 Scientology_411

        My what a fetching lass – or should that be retching ass?

        • Missionary Kid

          I collected that one, even though I don’t have a category yet.

  • Poison Ivy

    Tony’s on a roll today!

    • Missionary Kid

      Time to roll out my Tom Cruise nicknames:
      TOM CRUISE
      Couch Jumper
      Middletooth Mapother
      See-Cruise-Crash-Again (Ref: his attempt at SCCA racing)
      Tammy Girl
      TCSDMCOHB
      Templeton (the more he ages, the more he reminds me of the rat from Charlotte’s Web)
      The Glib-Meter
      The Whooosh-ZZZZ!!! Divorcee
      Tiny Tom
      TinyTom
      Tom Kat-less
      Tom Thumb
      Tommy Girl
      uberdouche

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        Tom Middletooth

        • Missionary Kid

          Done

      • Eivol Ekdal

        Jerry McGullible?

        • Minion Gayle

          More like Jerry McGlib.

          • Eivol Ekdal

            Jerry McGLIBIDITY, Slang. a condition in which a person gives very glib answers. (SH Spec 41, 6409C29)
            GLIB STUDENT, one who can confront the words and ideas. He cannot confront the physical universe or people around him and so cannot apply. He does not see mest or people. The reason for this is that he is below nonexistence on one or more dynamics and so cannot align with the others. (HCOB 26 Apr 72)

          • Eivol Ekdal

            That is perfect because Glib is in Hubbard’s dictionary… LOL!!!

            • GlibWog

              Uh Duh? Someone rang?

          • Missionary Kid

            If you don’t send it directly to me, it takes longer for me to find it. I added it.

            • Minion Gayle

              LOL! I wasn’t thinking about the list, just commenting on the name above. *g* Next time!

        • Missionary Kid

          Done

        • Spackle Motion

          I like to chuckle at the thought of Tom referring himself as Tom McDom because you know he’s trying to hide some incredible kink (but you KNOW that Tom is really a pushy bottom that foolishly thinks he has sooper powerz).

      • Otto T Mariedahl

        “Tom Kat-less”, Nice one MK!

        • Missionary Kid

          It’s not mine. I stole it from someone else.
          Only a few of the items on my lists are actually mine. We’ve got some great shark here, so I’m just taking advantage of it. I’m only a compiler.

          • WhereIsSHE

            I have to take credit for Tom Kat-less, and a couple others up there, too.

            I also like to refer to him as:

            the OPERATING FRUIT-LOOP.

            Love your lists, Kid. Keep ‘em rollin’!

            • Missionary Kid

              It’s in. Refresh.

      • Captain Howdy

        Tommy Low Tone

        • Missionary Kid

          Done

          • Captain Howdy

            Good, because it’s obviously the cleverest one so far ; )

            • GlibWog

              haahhahahah Howdy.. you always make me laugh

      • Sherbet

        I laugh when someone calls him “Top Gun.”

        • Missionary Kid

          I put in Lost Gun for you.

          • Sherbet

            Do you have Big Being/Big Bean somewhere?

            • Missionary Kid

              I put them both on DM & LRH lists.

      • filosofa

        This may be too obscure to make the cut, but here goes…

        A silly old nursery rhyme I learned at school seems strangely appropriate for TC..

        Little Tommy Tucker sings for his supper
        What shall we give him? Brown bread and butter
        How shall he cut it without a knife?
        How shall he marry without a wife?

        The reference to a lack of a wife reflects an inability to marry due to an exceptionally low standing within the community. In this case due to being a poor orphan and not one of the richest men in the world, but I still like the name Little Tommy Tucker for our favourite marital pariah.

        It was written in 1829. I so love Google.

        • Missionary Kid

          Refresh. I love it.

  • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

    She can all but truthfully say, “I RAN” is my middle name.

  • http://lliira.dreamwidth.org/ Lliira

    Just what every woman dreams of: a man sending an underling to ask you if you have any sexual perversions. And isn’t pretty much everything sexual considered a “perversion” by Scientology?

    • Graham

      “And isn’t pretty much everything sexual considered a “perversion” by Scientology?” These days it seems rather quaint and old-fashioned to refer to sexual perversions. Back in the 70s it was probably code for homosexuality but pretty much everything (Apart from missionary position with the lights out) was at risk of being labelled ‘perversion’ back then. Once more $camatology shows how it’s stuck way back in the mid 20th century.

    • 0tessa

      Scientology itself is one big perversion!

  • KNMF

    Scientology totally sucks the fun and spontaneity out of life. Everything is done by committee, and the guy who heads the committee, is a poisonous dwarf.

  • Mary_McConnell

    Thank you Tony and Marc Headley, and especially Anette for speaking out! It was Tom Cruise’s loss not meeting you but you got one of the best of the bunch with Geir!

    • filosofa

      Hear, hear!! This insight into such sleazy $cientological pimpery-ish-ness made my skin crawl. Anette – thank you for speaking out and best wishes to you and your handsome honey, Geir.

  • Chocolate Velvet

    Wow. This story just keeps growing. Kudos to Anette for her willingness to speak frankly about her experiences. It is such a foul act, treating these women like potential hires for some vaunted position in Tom Cruise’s life, leading them along under false pretenses. Absolutely repugnant, and degrading for everyone involved. Here is more proof of the moral core of this cult.

    Kudos to you, as well, Tony O. This is a hell of a story.

  • Mooser

    Auditioned? That’s really something! All I ever got was a muttered “Well, I guess you’ll do”. What a life those celebrities live.

  • sugarplumfairy

    Lol.. Ok, second best frking headline this week..

  • Imelda Marcos

    I can’t stop laughing. Even just ten years ago, would anyone have guessed that Tom Cruise was such a self-important dumbass?

  • Otto T Mariedahl

    Did anyone else think of Gaddafi’s all-female body guard unity when they read this:

    “… Another strange detail: no one else seemed to be taking part in the auditions.”

    Also big ups to Anette for speaking out.

  • Observer

    Now I feel like I need a shower. If auditioning young women for Big Being #3 to pick over as if they were cuts of beef–without their knowledge or consent–isn’t a perversion, I don’t know what is. I didn’t think I could be any more disgusted by Tom Cruise … wrong! One of these days I’m going to have to stop thinking like that about anything to do with Scientology. Blargh!

    Geir is much better-looking, far more intelligent and an infinitely better human being than Tom “Slaves Customized My Van and I Deserve it Because I’m a Big Being” Cruise anyway.

    • richelieu jr

      Tip toe/ thru the hand painted by slaves daisies next to the custom paint job motorcycle spielberg gave me but now i want it to look like davey m’s really nice bike so i’ll have some lackey paint it over i’ll be in in a minute davey and i are just making plans for our next billion years together AS BEST BUD NO HOMO in Scinetology whattaya mean i never sleep with you anymore and smell of dave’s bourbon and colgne?
      Tiptoe/Thru the tulips

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      And that’s still not the worst of it. He has continued to shill and support a human rights violating organization and its abusive sociopath leader for decades. Thousands upon Thousands of marriages, of families with children have been destroyed and all the people within. This is not the behavior or actions of a good role model, or even a decent human being or anyone capable of fulfilling the role of husband.

      Anyone who marries him now will have to be a mini David Miscavige in a skirt. He’s tried subservient slave as trophy wife three times and struck out. He will have to face what kind of woman he really needs this time.

      • Observer

        Wouldn’t a mini David Miscavige be microscopic? He’s pretty mini already.

    • Mooser

      “I don’t know what it is”

      If I’m not mistaken, it all pretty much fits under the rubric of ‘pandering’ and it is against the law.

      • Observer

        I had no “it”. :-)

        • Mooser

          I had no “it”

          In that case, I give you “pandering”, gratis Cause that sure looks like it to me.

          • Observer

            No argument here! David Miscavige: ecclesiastical pimp.

            • Captain Howdy

              No, David Miscavige: eccsleazeiastical pimp.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        It very much reminds me of scenes from “Human Trafficking” with Mira Sorvino and Donald Sutherland. Women are “fixed up” before they are “served up”. Those from other countries who don’t speak the language have no idea what is going on. I would Hope there was a law against luring women in under false pretenses such as a movie screening.

        • Peter

          THDNE, have you forgotten this is Hollywood? Luring women in under false pretenses has been going on there since the beginning of filming in California. It still goes on today. Sad, but quite true.

      • Captain Howdy

        Mac Daddy Miscavige is a pimp?

    • Eivol Ekdal

      …just rinse yourself of with some bleach and ammonia.

  • Victoria Pandora

    Oddly enough Derren Brown was just talking about Tom Cruise and teeth last night on FB. I have posted this link, maybe his fans will come over and take a peek. Someone said a production company paid to have his teeth completely redone for top gun. Looks like they goofed the floof.

    • Otto T Mariedahl

      Are you sure Tom didn’t get them for self defense? If he went to town on someone with those chompers he could do some damage.

  • Minion Gayle

    ” Scientology, the Self-Promoting Religion Living on the Fringe of Society” – Anette Iren Johansen

    Oh, I like her. I may need to find some quality time to spend alone with her blog.

    Tom, don’t listen to all those jealous lesser beings, there’s nothing at all creepy about having other people audition women, without their knowledge and without their ever having met you, to spend the rest of their eternity (or until they can claw their way through the razor wire) with you. After all, a Big Being like yourself has more important things to do with their time, like having someone spell cat for you.

  • Sunny Sands

    From Anette’s web site, here’s a cartoon I thought was funny.

    http://anetteiren.com/

  • Marc Headley

    Woman’s Day twisted this slightly. I watched some of the auditions. I did not compile the reel. Darius Wilhere http://www.cluelessfather.com was the one cutting the reels and sending them up to RTC.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Can you explain a little what Woman’s Day twisted? Did you see Anette’s audition? The mention of the Wilhere family still makes my blood run cold. For those new here, here’s just one thread page about them from OCMB.

      This is how David Miscavige treats spouses, marriages, families, women, children. And Tom Cruise is his best bud. And all of Tom Cruise’s ex wives “can’t talk about it”.

      http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=41348&start=168

      • TonyOrtega

        The fault is on my end, not Woman’s Day. When I talked to Marc, I thought he said he was asked to put together a highlight reel from the auditions, but he said he had just been asked to watch the highlight reel. I’ve fixed it in my version of the story, above.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          thanks.

        • Sherbet

          I’m waiting to see the blooper reel.

  • richelieu jr

    I always wondered if there were any blondes in the bunch… The list of supposed ladies seemed pretty heavy on the brunettes for some reason…

    FILE UNDER: TEETH

    • Mooser

      “FILE UNDER: TEETH”

      Use floss or dental tape, it’s much easier on the ol’ dentition.

    • villagedianne

      The story was that he wanted an olive skinned brunette like Penelope Cruz.

  • dwayners13 .

    I’m guessing she’s not too disappointed she didn’t get the part. Besides co-starring next to Tom Cruise & David Miscavige means you wouldn’t get many lines & wearing high-heels would be out of the question.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Plus, it’s very hard for a woman to find Anything that goes well with chains and leashes. Sure, they’re there, but fashion wise it’s never worked.

  • Once_Born

    For me, part of the fascination of Scientology-watching is trying to understand how good, sensible people are inveigled into bizarre beliefs and behaviour. I thought I was making some progress…. then this story came along.

    A rich and powerful cult {leader} whose wife has disappeared for years (probably on his orders) seems to be trying to pimp for a rich and influential film actor – without the knowledge or consent of the individuals who are being ‘auditioned’. This is no way to treat people.

    I can’t believe that Cruise needs cult assistance to attract female company. The remaining possibilities include:

    > He needs a phony relationship for PR purposes
    > He has bought in the ‘big being’ stuff, and thinks his partners have to be carefully selected from among the faithful , because people from the wog world are just too degraded
    > He has bought in the ‘big being’ stuff, and thinks he’s entitled
    > Miscavige is afraid of losing TC, and is literally pandering to him (while vetting potential partners to insure their loyalty)
    > There is something I’m missing here…

    Where are Miscavige and TC anyway?
    What, in the name of Xenu, is going on?

    • Ivan Mapother

      Tom Cruise is in England doing re-shoots on his recently re-named sci-fi movie. Not just re-shoots, they’ve added new scenes with additional new actors. They didn’t get a coherent story after seven months of shooting, so an additional two months more should make it work. We may finally see Battlefield Earth, the Cruise version.

      • Captain Howdy

        So instead of World War Z (they had to re-shoot the last third of movie) we got World War Xenu?

      • filosofa

        Oh, god – really? How thoroughly unpleasant for us. Still, where are my manners? I’d better write a brief welcoming note…

        Dear Tom,
        Hope you are enjoying your stay in rainy old England, whilst filming whatever ghastly dross – so sorry, “glittering triumph”. you plan to inflict on… ooops, my mistake – bless us with next.

        You’ve probably noticed that Scientology establishments are not as thick on the ground here as in your homeland, but at least there is Saint Hell…sorry, Hill…if you feel in need of any urgent religious succour during your visit. I hear it’s not too busy at the moment, so that’s good news.

        I know we in the UK are less deferential to a Big Being such as yourself than your usual sea-org slaves…ummm, I mean “colleagues”…but we are at least, good at pointing and laughing, so that should help allay any homesickness.

        I am sure that you are looking forward to your return home, as we are also. Please give our warm regards to your dear friend David Miscavige, and good luck for your search for a new and more compliant wife.

        Best wishes, filosofa. xxxx

        • aquaclara

          This is a gem! Save this-we will want to see it again!

          Take that, wee little Tommy boy.

          • filosofa

            Thank you, aquaclara. *blushing*

        • Nevermore

          Perhaps we should invite him to tea at Claridges? Seems only polite? If the Manic Midget turns up as well, then that will be a bonus!

          • filosofa

            Good idea, Nevermore – we must “keep our manners in”, to quote the repugnant little twerp himself. On second thoughts – lI’d rather poke my eyes out with sticks than spend time with those two vile creatures.

            • Nevermore

              Oh there are lots of places in London we could dump them, where they’d never bee seen again! ;-)

            • filosofa

              Wormwood Scrubs? The Tower of London? I vote the Thames.

            • Nevermore

              Hmmm, the Scrubs, I think. The Midgeteers would be a delightful pressie for some of the inmates… ;-)

            • filosofa

              ehahaha – The Midgeteers”! You should submit that to Missionary Kid for possible list inclusion.

            • Nevermore

              It’s one of the few polite things I could call them!

    • scnethics

      At this point, Tom Cruise is looking less like The Bachelor, and more like Shelob.

      Cruise needs help finding a lady friend because he is a fully indoctrinated cult member. His significant other must be as devoted to scientology as he is, or it doesn’t work for him. He couldn’t get Penelope Cruz in. He made sure Katie Holmes was fully “in” before he married her. Now that he knows this won’t guarantee him a happy marriage, I’m curious to see what he will try next. The next logical step would be to marry someone from a big scientology family, so mom, dad, siblings, aunts and uncles will all be on board and there is less chance of trouble, but I doubt Tom will find anyone up to his standards from within that small pool.

      • Once_Born

        I suppose I’m losing the Scientology perspective and seeing things from an ‘everyman’ point of view.

        How detached from reality must you be to think like this – specifically, how does TC reconcile allowing an organisation to ‘auditioning’ potential partners for him with your his self esteem?

        BTW – who or what is “Chelob”?

        • scnethics

          I meant Shelob – the giant, evil spider from the Lord of the Rings.

          We don’t know what Tom Cruise knows about the auditioning. He only knows what David Miscavige wants him to know. If he does know about it, I imagine he likes it. It fits in well with his overblown feeling of self-importance. Don’t forget, he is the number one member of the most important movement in the entire universe!

      • Observer

        It’s too bad that cute little Kannon Feshbach is already taken. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, follow the link and look for the portrait. Oh, and abandon hope all ye who enter.

        http://tonyortega.org/2013/01/22/scientology-scrambling-to-deal-with-bad-publicity/

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Don’t anyone refresh your screens!

          Save yourselves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Observer

            I just posted the link to the blog post. I may be a J&D-er, but I’m not a meanie.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Whew!

              edit: and good! We all know that is my job!

            • Sherbet

              That was a close one!

            • sugarplumfairy

              I’ll be your back up..

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            Observer is a Meanie today. Real Mean. She’s getting A Big Bunker Meanie trophy next.

            • Observer

              You accuse me unjustly, madam. I did not post the pic, just a link to a blog entry where Tony posted it. *aggrieved sigh*

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Okay. But you still sceeered us, Obs. I think it’s time for my second helping of workouts. Tom Cruise creeeeeeeeeeeps me out.

        • scnethics

          Yeah, she’s a doll :)

        • Graham

          She manages to look smug,self-satisfied and robotic all at once.

          • Observer

            The perfect match for A Big Being! Too bad Kurt Feschbach snapped her up before Tom could get to her.

      • q-bird

        ‘member this one folks? http://youtu.be/3snRwSiDyc8

    • Mooser

      Yes, the crime of “pandering” does sorta seem to enter into it.

  • richelieu jr

    Mission Impossible V:

    CRUISE CONTROL

  • Ivan Mapother

    This whole Tom Cruise audition story has taken on a life of its own. If it were any bigger, it would have its own zip code. I feel bad for the next woman he has any serious relationship with. A few years from now, when this story is at a lower key, maybe Suri can fix him up with one of her schoolmates.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      I hear Karen Pouw might be vacationing in the Hole Resort. Maybe he could swing by. Are the trailers still there? Maybe the slaves could plant another field of flowers. I believe Venus Fly Traps would be her favorite.

      • Sherbet

        Does The Hole still exist in the same form, e.g., sleeping on floors under desks, ants, barred windows? Or did it get an Extreme Makeover in case of visitors?

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Only the Shadow Knows for sure. It’s been quite a few years we’ve heard anything. Ron Miscavige and Roanne fled, but they’re not talking ….yet.

          • Sherbet

            And Heber is happy, sez he.

        • Captain Howdy

          The ‘Hole’ is in your head. It’s reality only exists through agreement. Just ask Theo if you don’t believe me.

          • Sherbet

            Oh, gosh, don’t start that “reality” thing again. Theo had my head spinning in circles.

        • villagedianne

          One hears that now they can go home and sleep in their own beds after a grueling day attacking each other in the hole. Also that they are being fattened up a little.

  • Captain Howdy

    I was reading this story earlier and didn’t even make the connection as to who it was.

    • Eivol Ekdal

      “ahh .. ze little grey cells mon a mi “

    • Sherbet

      I know you’re not interested, because she doesn’t have the Brooke Shields brow thing going on.

      • Captain Howdy

        Brooke Shields? It’s not just the brows, Sherb, it’s what comes with the brows. So let’s get it straight, it’s the Jennifer Connelly brow thing.

        And what man doesn’t love Scandinavian women anyway?

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Just call me Matchmaker today, Cap’n. She has an opening in her Auditions schedule and is waiting for your call. There is a slight fee and shipping charge involved, but totally worth it from what her Ex’s tell me. Ex’s always have the best stories.

          http://i41.tinypic.com/2uik6bq.jpg

          • Captain Howdy

            I’ll take pass on Vlad Dracula’s mom.

          • Sherbet

            I think the incisors won’t be a problem at all this time…

          • GlibWog

            Hey HOLE that’s my Mama!

        • Sherbet

          Tiger Woods.

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Spits my water!

            • Sherbet

              Which is what dollface below made me do. Thank you, Ms. The Hole.

          • Captain Howdy

            What real man doesn’t love a nine iron upside the head?

        • Minion Gayle

          As a quarter Danish woman, I thank you. ;-)

  • Orglodyte

    Mathematician Douglas Hofstadter came up with a brilliant and beautiful maxim called Hofstadter’s Law, beloved of software developers. It goes like this:

    “It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.”

    I think it was Joe Lynn, Zinjifar, who first pointed out that Scientology is always worse than you think, and that the statement is recursive — even when you know it’s worse than you think, it will still be worse than you think. The stories that have come out this year have convinced me that Zinj was dead on. Just when I think my jaw has hit the floor, I find another sub-basement for it to drop into. I propose the following wording of Zinjifar’s Law:

    “Scientology is always worse than you think, even when you take Zinjifar’s Law into account.”

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Dougie Hofstadter is “banned for quoting” after his miserable failure of a last book (Surfaces and Essences)!
      The only thing that book was good for was a sleep aid!!!

      OK, that is only my rule so it doesn’t count!
      But I would love to go find him and demand my money back for that drivel.

      • Orglodyte

        Heh, I made it about three pages into Godel, Escher, Bach. Love his Law though.

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Hey now! GEB; That was his good one.
          Yeah, his law is cool and his butterfly is pretty!

          • Orglodyte

            OK, I’ll put Surfaces and Essences on my “To Don’t” list. :-)

    • Unex Skcus

      You quote from Hofstadter touched a raw nerve, as a programmer :)

  • PinxEngrayz

    So what’s the “Church” of Lientology’s definition of “perversions”?

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Wearing low credit lines and walking the streets without a leash.

    • Bella Legosi

      Well it certainly isn’t considered a perversion by participating in a homo erotic circle jerk with a rocket scientist and Alester Crowley! Apparently jerking it with friends and spoogeing on parchment is totally okay and NOT 1.1 if you are trying to resurrect/invoke a Goddess! {It’s totally religious! And since we are talking about the Wiz Hub it wasn’t just religious, it was also ohhhh soooo very scientifical!}

      • PinxEngrayz

        Somebody should write a psychological profile of Hubbard’s twisted motivations. I know there have been great books exploring it all — I like to think I’ve read the best of them — but I’d like to see a monograph connecting his various freakish obsessions — screaming daddies, mummies trying to abort poor Junior — with the psychological torments they illuminate.

        Hubbard was a dink. That circle-jerk-to-summon-the-goddess is a grand story, indeed.

  • 0tessa

    To me Cruise is the perverted one: the woman-candidate must have a specific make-up, have a specific beauty, being not too long, must be ‘normal’ sexually. She must match his specifications, like she was a motocar. And then she must be security checked and meet the final approval of his master, Miscavige.
    Is there any sensible woman left who wants to give it a try?!

    • Captain Howdy

      Tom Cruise is royalty and royalty can’t just marry whoever they like. They have obligations to king and subjects alike.

      • 0tessa

        Yeah, but that was in the Midddle Ages …

        • Captain Howdy

          You need to word clear “whole track”

          • Bella Legosi

            Are you talking about WoW now? >P I f**king HATE WoW. At least D&D dorks physically commune together. Not waste 18+ hours on TeamSpeak, whining about mana pools, or talking shit to eachother like they are some Ethernet Bruce Lee badasses! EERRRRR engram stimulated now!

            • Observer

              Yet another reason why I mute XBL unless I’m playing with friends.

            • Captain Howdy

              All I know about WOW is that the basement dwellers who play it think they know something about guns from playing it and they clog up the comments on gun vids on youtube with rubbish.

            • Once_Born

              Basement dwellers playing WOW..?

              Reminds me of http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=37431

            • Bella Legosi

              You may be confusing Call of Duty FPS geeks with those who play World of Warcraft. It is splitting hairs to say they are different from each other, but there is definitely more arrogance with the Noob Tube rocket tards who play CoD then the deluded/secluded dorks who play WoW. Apparently WoW is no longer the thing. Rift has replaced WoW. I don’t see the attraction to MORP games, they are the same after you reach double digit levels. At least with FPS you can shoot shit. Never have I used TeamSpeak and have given my little bro permission to stun gun my ass should I ever do use it! I am a simple girl. Just give me Golden Eye 64 or Halo Reach!

            • Captain Howdy

              Yea, it was Call of Duty or Call of Doody as I call it that I was thinking of.

            • Candygram

              Omg Bella Lugosi! You took the words right outta my head and made them better. Can’t stand vid game addict culture.

            • Lemont

              Yeah, but you get different cultural tidbits, from across the globe. I once was in a guild from Montreal, and I could hardly remember a word of French from HS. It came back quick, though!

      • Bella Legosi

        lol Reminds me of what Dodo once said, “$cientology is really the most expensive role playing game ever!”

    • Spackle Motion

      There’s that pesky rumor about Cruise and his wrestling fetish, which I tend to believe. I had a coworker once that had a side job as a bodyguard and he told me some interesting stories about Tom Cruise (I won’t repeat them here as to prevent a legal love note).

      • Where’s Shelly?

        Couldn’t you use an assumed name?

        • Spackle Motion

          No, I don’t want Tony to get the love notes.

      • Observer

        Oh, how I long for the innocent, halcyon days of two minutes ago when I had never heard the phrase “Cruise and his wrestling fetish” and indeed had no idea there were such rumors. *cries*

        • Spackle Motion

          If you Google “Tom Cruise Wrestling Fetish Rumor” you’ll see for yourself what I’m talking about.

      • Captain Howdy

        Tease!

  • Mark

    With apologies to Annette & Women’s Day:

    • Bella Legosi

      YAY! I wasn’t the only one who thought of Tom in eye shadow and lip gloss!
      >D

      • Mark

        It’s alarming what you find when Googling “tom cruise nuts”…

        • Observer

          That’s why I Google “Tom Cruise crazy” when the need arises.

      • coonellie

        I’m not sure it counts for you sweetheart…you’re from Portlandia ;)

    • GlibWog

      OMG… You Good Sir are a Freakin Genius.. I can not believe it..Just shaking my head in amazement ..

    • media_lush

      pinched this for my blog….

      • Mark

        Fame – or infamy – at last!

        Now irked ’cause I’ve noticed the last three columns don’t line up at the bottom properly (still getting to grips with text-wrapping in new DTP program)…

        • GlibWog

          Oh quit being so picky.. it looks fabulous.. I love it..

        • Unex Skcus

          “Now irked ’cause…” Have you got some Swiss in you???
          Great job :)

    • AsthmaticDwarf

      Fanstasticaly well done, Mark!! You and the Observer can really rock ‘n roll !

  • SoMissDelicious

    What a fascinating article. I wandered off to Anette’s blog, spent a good chunk of time marveling at the beautiful photos of Oslo, then went off to Geir’s blog and got more than I hoped for in terms of the CoS. Fascinating and awesome! What an education I got this morning

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Derail alert: This just in on Newman’s bail (and also verifies what I suspected, more than thyroid, she has cancer, or “had”). Hey, anyone gotten calls from a Las Vegas Bondsman?

    “BREAKING NEWS: Bail Set for Woman Charged in Plot to Kidnap, Kill Police Officer”

    http://www.8newsnow.com/story/23256300/breaking-news

    From WWP, also docket details:

    https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/pr-director-of-scientology%E2%80%99s-las-vegas-c-c-arrested-in-plot-to-assassinate-a-cop.113214/page-5

    • Spackle Motion

      The WWP thread indicates that there is no bail but the 8newsnow story reports a $200K bail. I bet it is a case of the court systems not being at lightening speed as the Rocka-Baca reporting. That local news channel got a gold mine when they hired him.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Oh, I thought the details on WWP’s docket post read “no custody change” which I assumed meant she ran out of SP’s to call for bail “donations”. Thanks for clearing that up. Yeah, that Baca, I tell ‘ya.

        • Spackle Motion

          In that one post, there’s this information (another post shows that her accomplice has a $600K bail):

          Inmate In-Custody Status
          05994051 NEWMAN, DEVON C 67 White Female
          13F13634B CONSP KIDNAPPING, 1ST DEGREE Active
          8/21/2013 N $0.00 $0.00
          2H01S 14 PRELIM HEARING 9/9/2013 9:00 AM

          05994051 NEWMAN, DEVON C 67 White Female
          13F13634B ATT KIDNAPPING, 1ST DEGREE, E/DW Active
          8/21/2013 N $0.00 $0.00
          2H01S 14 PRELIM HEARING 9/9/2013 9:00 AM

          05994051 NEWMAN, DEVON C 67 White Female
          13F13634B CONSPIRACY MURDER Active
          8/21/2013 N $0.00 $0.00
          2H01S 14 PRELIM HEARING 9/9/2013 9:00 AM

          $0.00 – means no bail.

  • aquaclara

    Monday is already starting off BIG with a double-header!

    I love that Anette spoke out, because it shines more light on the wackiness of the cult’s utterly despicable number 2. And because Anette really won the game with Geir in her life. This is the real story that we celebrate – two wonderful people finding themselves and each other after a traumatic experience in Scientology. And of course, this is the relationship TC will never have as long as he treats women like mannequins with make-up.

    And because we know that speaking out against Scientology takes real guts, thank you. You are helping more people than you could possibly imagine.

    • Mooser

      At least I can go to my final rest knowing that neither Anna-Frieda or Agnetha were ever involved with Scientology.

  • Synthia Fagen

    I’m glad Geir got to have the real relationship with you. Thanks for this story Anette. :)

  • BosonStark

    Just for the record, I never auditioned to be Tom Cruise’s wife. I thought Tom’s people might want to know that in case there were any rumors floating around. And talk about going light on makeup, I don’t wear any!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      no makeup? well, that’s why.

    • Lemont

      I always thought you were a guy, lol

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Still could be a guy.

    • Unex Skcus

      I tried, but didn’t get an invite. Maybe because I used my handle under “Name”, or because I checked the box next to the question “Do you have a beard or moustache?”.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Radar Online is picking this story up. And quotes a church response:

    “In response to a prior report claiming that the Church conducted
    auditions, the Church stated, ‘There was no project, secret or
    otherwise, ever conducted by the church to find a bride (via audition or
    otherwise) for any member of the church. Never. ‘”

    http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/08/tom-cruise-scientology-audition-wife-secret-before-katie-holmes-anette-johansen/

    Hahahaha. Hey, what about all those arranged whether they liked it or not marriages of foreigners at Flag to get around visas and pesky wog rules and laws? Hmmm?

    • SoMissDelicious

      Did Radar get their facts jumbled? I think Anette was 27 at the time, not 27 now. Or I’m reading it wrong

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Radar get facts jumbled? Why, of course. Might want to let them know.

        Also, while I’ve never auditioned for Tom Cruise, I too am only 27 perpetually.

        • Bella Legosi

          lol I love how Jack Benny was always 39…….no matter what!!!

          • Where’s Shelly?

            He was great! Here’s one of Benny’s best-you have to know he was really cheap to totally appreciate this 30 second clip:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6j7l4_VlqU

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              That was a classic!

            • Missionary Kid

              The funny thing is that Benny, IRL, was very generous. It was Bob Hope who was the cheapskate.

            • Bella Legosi

              Yup!

              Damn Bob Hope gives me the creeps! It’s the smile. Devious and shifty smile!

            • GlibWog

              Bob Hope MEH… He never said an original joke in his life.. His writers did everything. I just did not like him either Bella

              When I was in college ( ’65 ) He was invited to come and speak.. but because the TV cameras wouldn’t be around he refused. It was for charity.. and local stations were going to carry it..

              He loved publicity more than anyone.

            • Missionary Kid

              The reason he wouldn’t come is that he wanted to own all of his appearances.

              You know all of those Christmas tours he did for the troops? He owned the rights to them. While he didn’t take a salary, I understand he made money on the rights to the shows. He also was acquiring a whole bunch of future fans, because the G.I.’s were starved for live entertainment.

            • GlibWog

              Meh.. Just NOT funny.. Jack and Gracie any day.. and Jackie Gleason.
              Honeymooners .. OMG Fabulous..

            • http://frankdisalleisadummy.wordpress.com/ Get Chutney Love

              Very cornball humor, as my mother would say.

            • GlibWog

              Yes Chut.. and so obvious.. I like humor that you have to think about.. or is at least clever.

            • http://frankdisalleisadummy.wordpress.com/ Get Chutney Love

              I think we watched some of the TV specials, but I don’t remember them very much, thank goodness.

            • Bella Legosi

              Thank you!

              I love Jack Benny. It’s on every night on Antenna TV (west coaster) after Burns and Allen.

            • SoMissDelicious

              I watch it too!! I was super excited when I discovered antenna tv

            • GlibWog

              His comic timing was unbeatable.. He could milk a pause longer than anyone.. You can just see him doing it in your head right now.. Hilarious.

          • Missionary Kid

            The students at the Jack Benny Elementary School in Milwaukee are known as The 39ers.

            • Bella Legosi

              lol

            • Missionary Kid

              I’ve told this before:

              I happened to meet the retired principal of the Jack Benny Elementary, and he said that Jack would come by and talk to the students and play his antique violin. He had two, and one was a Stradivarius that he bought for $20K plus a trade-in, according to his fan website. Now, it’s worth over a million. The other one is also an antique.

              In any event, one time he visited and played the violin and talked with the kids. At the end, he took questions. There was a little boy in the back that kept jumping up and down, saying, “Mr. Benny, Mr. Benny.”

              Finally, Jack called on him. “Mr. Benny, did you buy that violin new?”

              Benny cracked up, and said, “That’s a 50 dollar joke.” (It would probably be worth $500 today.)

              According to the Principal, Benny used it on his show.

            • Bella Legosi

              I love it! Stradivarius’ are priceless IMHO! Saw a neat little tidbit on Science Channel about Strads. Apparently the wood used to make them went thru a harsh, but unique winter which did something to the composition of the growing wood. That is why they have such a unique sound and can not be reproduced!

              I love Jack Benny. That is a cool story Kid! Thanks for sharing!

            • Missionary Kid

              The reason that I didn’t reply with that story right away was that I had to check whether Benny had a Strad, or if his other one was an antique (made in the 18th century) but apparently, according to his fan site, he did. I don’t know if that’s the violin that he took to the school, but I’ll assume he took the other one. Even so, both were antiques.

              I remember him telling Johnny Carson that he practiced in his bathroom, because Mary couldn’t stand to hear him practice, and it was far enough away from her room that she couldn’t hear it.

    • Spackle Motion

      What is strange is that they don’t use the whole “many religions involve arranged marriages” line like they throw out whenever refuting the abuse claims against Sea Org employees (and they are employees, by the way). They like to assert that the SO is a high level, volunteer clergy like other religions.

      Unfortunately, Scientology doesn’t fully understand the study of comparative religions and selectively uses this tactic in a defensive manner, which never works in their favor.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        But what the scientology lawyers DO understand is the ever changing rules about about student visa’s and related problems for scientology’s recruitment department.

      • Missionary Kid

        Scientology doesn’t understand the study of comparative religions because it isn’t.

      • Jgg2012

        Yes, Sea Org members find wives faster than TC, and the marriages last longer.

        • Missionary Kid

          Probably because they spend so much time apart.

          • GlibWog

            and they can’t have sex until they marry.. That would do it in my world.

            • Missionary Kid

              You have the same thing in a lot of religions, but they don’t put children to work like that, and they have a much wider exposure to potential mates, as well as actual dating rituals.

              In Co$, as I see it, there’s no real dating. The videos that I saw earlier by a woman who joined the sea org at 15 said that basically, if anything more than kissing went on, you got married. There also was no life other than Co$.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Talk about too late to get your money back!!!

            • GlibWog

              hahhahahahhaha Amen Bury..

          • Jgg2012

            Don’t actors spent a lot of time apart?

            • Missionary Kid

              They do, and sometimes it leads to a breakup and sometimes it holds them together because they don’t have to deal with problems in living together.

              I have a friend whose first marriage lasted much longer than it would have otherwise because both traveled a lot and were separated so much. He and his wife were married for over 20 years. They split, amicably, and he’s much happier with his second wife. they don’t travel much.

    • Captain Howdy

      How come they don’t do their usual “other religions do it so why can’t we?’ and use the Unification Church as an example? Oh wait..nevermind.

      • Where’s Shelly?

        I think they should use the Mormon’s example of polygamy and get TWO wives (or more) for TC since he is such a big being no one woman could ever measure up.

    • J. Swift

      The allegation of wife auditioning gave the Cult an opportunity to deny a bizarre and shocking allegation that is not as bizarre and shocking as the criminal charges filed against Devon Newman.

      In other words, OSA was happy to deny wife auditioning if for no other reason than to shift attention away from Devon Newman.

      This is how bad things are inside the Church of Scientology right now.

      What will the Church have to deny next?

      Based upon the dwindling spiral in which the Church of Scientology is engulfed, one can safely surmise that allegations of Cannibalism will be the next thing to surface.

  • BosonStark

    And search for a clam whose perversion is “small penis fetish” goes on. Tom Cruise cannot go unmarried!

    • Brainslugged

      Or gets off on watching guy on guy sex. Even better if it’s little guy on tiny guy sex.

    • Mark

      Not forgetting “strange podgy nose fetish”:

      • Captain Howdy

        He’s definitely got the rodentia proboscis thing going on. The older he gets the more he’s starting to look like Dustin Hoffman’s younger brother. Sorry, Little Big Man.

  • Ruby Grapefruit

    Anette just wasn’t enough of a Big Being to be a match for TC.

  • BosonStark

    Scientology should throw a “gala” for all the women who were considered candidates to be his previous wife. They could call it, “The Church of Scientology Tom Cruise Rejected Wife Gala — Round Two.” They could feature a dentist on hand to do adjustments and the final test could be exposing them to an hour of jargon-filled chatter by David Miscavige, after he’s polished off a half-bottle of scotch.

    The woman who understands everything COB says could be Tom Cruise’s next wife.

    • ze moo

      Should not the dentist start on Mr. Center Tooth, himself???

      • BosonStark

        Tom’s off-center teeth and weird nose are what gives him a roguish handsomeness. Even with his faults, including height, he’s still better looking than 99.9% of males his age, and probably of any age, and Scientology has opened up 364 churches in the last two years, and is attracting a half a million new members every 3 minutes — many of them are Tom Cruise fans who would like to see him do a gay sequel to Top Gun. They could call it Top Gay’un.

  • Ultraworld

    When it comes to Scientology, I don’t know what to believe. But Marc Headley’s book was excellent, I would take his word on it.

    • Lemont

      You can believe the cohort of knowledgeable posters here who have held high posts within the cult.

  • skippress

    Love this line on Anette’s site –

    Norwegian Adventurer – Cornet Player – Chemist – Scientology Whistleblower

    You know, you really have to ask yourself – How completely insane or utterly brain-dead is Tom Cruise that he would let people “audition” wife candidates for him? Well, there’s a song about it – Tom Cruise Crazy. I don’t think anyone should try to get that little twerp out of $cientology – he’s too sick to be roaming around the “wog” world unprotected. And by that I mean protection for the world…

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Hey wait a second. I have a question for Tom Cruise. How is it that out of 6 to 12 million scientologists on the planet, you can’t find One suitable wife? Now, I Do understand that You are 1 in a million, but doesn’t that still leave a few worthy of a test drive? I mean, David Miscavige wouldn’t lie to you about that 6 to 12 million number, would he?

  • ze moo

    Tom Cruise has never ‘hosted’ any thing to do with the Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian government hosts it, TC may ‘mc’ the shindig, but he could not host it. I wonder how much it costs to ‘host’ that party?? Movie stars all seem to adopt a disease or social betterment program and then they help publicize or pay for the program. I wonder how expensive ‘sponsoring’ the Nobel Peace Prize is???

  • dbloch7986

    Annette, you brave woman! Thanks for speaking out.

    <3

  • Sunny Sands

    What is puzzling is that DM thinks shenanigans like this are always going to stay under wraps and never found out. The same goes for office prisons, musical chairs, punching out executives, extreme fund raising and sequestering his wife.

    • Captain Howdy

      He’s an optimist. I hear he tells people he’s still growing.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Sequestering? Is that what we’re calling it now? I thought DM was allergic to juries.

      • sugarplumfairy

        Hey.. sequestered juries get room service, cable and a pool.. Somehow I don’t think Shelly gets to wear her bikini too often..

      • sister wendy

        Shelley Sequester- the t-shirt slogan has a nice ring to it;)

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    During the period of time in question, we in RTC categorically deny charges that any so-called “wife auditioning” for Tom Cruise was going on. Yes, there were thousands of interviews focused on sexual perversion taking place but that is very normal and goes on everyday in the Church of Scientology. We always want to know about everyone’s sexual perversions, crimes, and other overts and withholds as this data greatly simplifies our constant fundraising.

    The actual records of the period in question conclusively prove that Scientologists David Miscavige and Tom Cruise were working together as elite unit whose job was to locate and shatter suppression in and around Int Base.

    http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a563/OTVIIIisGrrr8/seduction_of_tom_cruise_a_l_zpsb8ea5b5f.jpg

    • Mark

      Oy, oh great shadchen!

    • GlibWog

      hahahhahahahahhahahahah.. OMG 8

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        It gets worse.

        COB has a recurring nightmare in which he is arrested by the Psychs and Tom Cruise is not there to help him.

        http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a563/OTVIIIisGrrr8/Arrest_zps1015d721.png

        • GlibWog

          hahahahhahahahhahahahha OMG He should have a recurring nightmare.. It ain’t about Cruise though..That piss ant can’t help him..

          It’s about not able to see through the bars during visiting hours.. Well, unless they give him a booster chair..

          But who in God’s name would visit him? He’ll be screaming.. ” WHERE’S SHELLY..”
          Like the rest of us.

          • EnthralledObserver

            “He’ll be screaming.. ” WHERE’S SHELLY..”
            Like the rest of us.”
            lol
            now that is the most satisfying image!

  • mook

    Wonder which celebs were in the audition reel? We already know that they screened several cult affiliated starlets
    including Erika Christensen, Elisabeth Moss and Marisol Nichols and I recall seeing the following names: Sofia Vergara, Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, and Hilary Swank

    • Captain Howdy

      Scarlett Johansson supposedly dropped out of Mission Impossible 3 because Cruise came on so heavy with the scientology schtick.

      • sister wendy

        good for her

    • Jvm3

      It would never have worked with Lohan. She’d either be at a Narconon facility or getting sec-checked constantly. They wouldnt have any “couple time”

      • sister wendy

        that would have been a wild tabloid ride- Lohan and Cruise…I’m sure the headlines would have been divine

  • sugarplumfairy

    It’s been a year.. This is a good day to see this again.. Sorry if it’s a repeat..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZzczBTa8rI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    • Captain Howdy

      That’s a classic!

      • sugarplumfairy

        Especially Emma Stone..

        • Captain Howdy

          “Help me LRH!”

          I gotta go with Taylor Swift.

          “I’m sick of hanging out with Jada-Pinkett Smith”

          • sugarplumfairy

            I like when he punches his own hand and says “ow..”

          • phronsie

            That was my favorite line of the whole video! LOL

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      The secret to the oiliness table is in there! Sugar, you found it! So that’s …ewwwwwwwww!

      • sugarplumfairy

        Lol.. I just got that..

    • Lemont

      Tom Cruise looks like he’s about to suck a penis in that photo

      • sugarplumfairy

        did it give you a thrill to type that and send it to me? I medicate people like you every day, dude..

        • Lemont

          What are you talking about

          • sugarplumfairy

            tom cruise isn’t gay.. and your joke wasn’t funny, Lemont.. if you wanna talk about your Tom cruise sex fantasies, I’m sure there’s lots of other sites for you.. Not that there’s anything wrong with that..

            • Lemont

              It wasn’t a joke, it was an observation… and I’m not the only person on this blue world who has ever had an intuition about that.

            • sugarplumfairy

              Sorry.. I over-reacted.. I don’t like crude comments especially when they’re addressed to me.. But it’s a free country..

              And I do think you’re wrong about cruise.. I don’t think sex is that big a deal to him.. What sex could compare to being saviour of the universe? All his exes say he’s straight, especially Nicole.. And by now, someone would have come out of a closet somewhere to bust him..

            • Lemont

              Hit a raw nerve. Sorry, didn’t know.

            • Captain Howdy

              Dude, nobody still thinks that Cruise is gay unless they’re English and that’s a cultural thing as we all know.

            • Lemont

              That’s your opinion, and you are entitled to it.

              Edit:
              And from another poster recently:
              “I read that TC lost Mimi Rodgers due to his need for control and nearly nonexistent sex drive.”

            • Captain Howdy

              There’s a difference between “asexual” and “homosexual”. Rogers comment from Playboy indicates he’s asexual and everything else about the guy seems to back this up.

            • Lemont

              That’s cool. But he does get a lot of exotic gifts from COB. Some fun surprise birthday events, and burlwood equipped SUVs, and custom airplane hangers….

            • ThetaBara

              He also mocks his “private” confessions to others, behind his back. Miss Cabbage only loves himself.

      • sugarplumfairy

        I didn’t ask you to censor.. I just slammed you for a crude comment.. You gave your opinion.. I gave mine.. I wouldn’t censor my comment for you and I don’t expect you to censor for me..

        • Lemont

          I don’t think attributing a “gay” quality would be considered offensive in this progressive society, since there’s nothing wrong with it, hardly “crude”

          • sugarplumfairy

            I wasn’t objecting to the gay aspect of your crude comment..

            I was much more offended by your lack of cleverness and creativity.. THAT I object to..

            Goodnight, Lemont.. Sweet dreams..

            • Lemont

              But he does look like that, you only need to look at the photo

            • sugarplumfairy

              To me it looks like he’s getting ready to say.. “COB, it’s a hot summer night in the desert.. A perfect night for two big beings to go UFO watching.. C’mon, dude.. Let’s get on our bikes and riiiiiiiide……”

            • q-bird

              penis humor – sometimes it works, sometimes it don’t ~

              http://youtu.be/fNTg2Uz7-pM

              g’night SugarPlumFairy

    • NeverIn

      OMGaaaaddddd! I never saw that before!
      Who did that Tom Cruise? It was A. MAZING.

    • sister wendy

      wow, a year….I’ve been officially out a year then….

      • sugarplumfairy

        Yay!

        • sister wendy

          I’m still “re-habbing” It’s amazing….

    • tetloj

      Whatever happened to the Free Katie people? Did they have to go get a life? Will we have to join them soon?

      • sugarplumfairy

        Let’s hope so..

    • phronsie

      Oh, that was so fantastic!!! LOLOLOL

  • Cymboli

    This sort of makes Unification Church arranged marriages seem kind of normal.

    • villagedianne

      In the Unification Church, at least both parties knew what was going on.

  • ze moo

    I love how the ‘audition’ stories keep getting more participants. Iranians and Norwegians and Australians and don’t forget TC first wife is American. That TC, he is just setting up his own United Nations of ex-wives.

  • nottrue

    Tom, instead of dumping Nicole Kidman you should have dumped scientology. Shes HOT..

    • Missionary Kid

      Much more important, she’s intelligent. To Tom: you’re vapid.

      • Sidney18511

        I was hoping that she would be SMART enough to get the hell away from that cult. And I must say…..she did a damn good job!

        • Missionary Kid

          Unfortunately, the kids ended up in Clamland.

          • Sidney18511

            MK…I was referring to Katie. I see now that I replied in a thread that was discussing Nicole. My mistake. Nicole had her children stolen from her and Katie definetly took notice and planned accordingly.

            • Missionary Kid

              I’ve done the same thing. It sometimes gets a funny response.

    • Jeb Burton

      She is hot. Lets face it, Katy is not hot. Im not so shallow to say that looks are everything, well maybe I am, but she is smoking. Maybe Katy had a nice personality.

      • sugarplumfairy

        If Katy Holmes isn’t hot, the rest of us should just give up..

        You obviously never saw ‘The Gift..’

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Ooh yeah, she was a great bad girl. I forgot about that.

          You know…for a not hot chick who hopefully has a nice personality (rolls my eyes).

          • Jvm3

            Everybody in and around Toledo or Cleveland is friends with someone who knows someone who dated Katie in high school. According to the stories, she’s either a raging bitch or a pleasant, caring person. Hope this sheds some light on her personality.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Well it doesn’t shed much light on her personality but it kinda tells me she was quite a ho!

              (just kidding….I had to riff on that)

            • sister wendy

              sounds like she does have her menstrual cycle intact;)

        • Captain Howdy

          I got Gift photos and a video clip saved.

          • sugarplumfairy

            lol.. Can’t say I’m surprised..

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Oh wait. I think they’re saying Katie was only Cute before or just good looking, but not Hot, like now. sheesh.

      • Captain Howdy

        If you’re talking about now, I gotta go with Katie. Poor Nicole is turning herself into a plastic surgery disaster.

        • Lemont

          You nailed it. Nicole is a classic, but not young. Katie is apparently wholesome, and cool as shit for dumping Cruise.

          • ThetaBara

            Nicole was incredibly stunning before she started screwing with her face.

      • Lemont

        They are both hot. Nicole is a classic, Katie is more “girl next door” so it depends on your tastes.

    • nottrue

      Both HOT in my book Nicole and Katy

    • EnthralledObserver

      Aussies did kind of adopt TC as a kind of celebrity pet when he was with Nicole… now though, hardly anyone would spit on him if he was on fire. Yep, he definitely shouldn’t have chosen $cientology over Nicole.

  • Observer

    It had to be done.

    • Mark

      “I wish my brother George was here.”

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Michael Roberts must not have made his sales quota or lost a bet with DM. Looks like he got that outfit from Rooster’s closet. Where’s the Pimpmobile?

      http://i41.tinypic.com/rh7c6w.jpg

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Oh, and I don’t think a certain new poster here would approve, Obs. Evidently, he’s come here to and I quote “facilitate a higher level of discourse”. hah. I just love it when commentors here, some very brilliant, witty, compassionate and diverse group of people around, and the best blog on scientology around, get slammed or delineated in some fashion. I mean, if someone doesn’t like the place, why bother to stop by? Why not read up more to find out what a “gem” this place really is if you’re a regular. And why not be honest and say up front:

        “I’m here to help you all facilitate to a higher level of discourse”. Should I wear my frock and heels tomorrow? An Up Do? What are you wearing? Evening wear or cocktail attire?

        [IMG]http://i39.tinypic.com/eaffvc.jpg[/IMG]

        • Captain Howdy

          Who was dat?

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Yeah? whaddidimiss?

            • WhereIsSHE

              Me,too. Whappened??

            • Captain Howdy

              Greenwood won’t tell us what cult he was in that was more “notorious” than scientology and DC won’t dish the dirt about TC’s wrestling fetish and her Holiness won’t reveal who Mr. McSnotty is..shessh, what ever happened to happy endings?

            • sugarplumfairy

              There’s a cult more notorious than co$?

            • ThetaBara

              Well, arguably People’s Temple has a higher body count. Aum Shinrikyo?

            • sugarplumfairy
            • ThetaBara

              Yes, but it’s tough reading so I certainly haven’t seen all of it. And if you count unwanted abortions they might be over a thousand by now.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              I think you can still get one at Friendlies for like 99c. Or at the local Asian massage parlor for a few bucks more.

        • Observer

          Here’s what I say to a higher level of discourse: pffffffffffft!

        • Lemont

          Who dat?

        • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

          I say! I know that chap. Fine fellow, delightful podcast, which would be fully appreciated by virtually all bunkerites, and should be required listening for all recent free minds:
          http://youarenotsosmart.com/

    • GlibWog

      hahahahhahahahahahahhaha Too Much Obs.. Just too much..hahahha I’m glad I came back

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

      Observer, we in RTC don’t see how your criminal joking and degrading of COB helps to facilitate a higher level of discourse at this blog.

      As you refuse to raise the level of dialogue, we will do it ourselves:

      In a world that’s changing faster than ever, we in the Church of Scientology offer safe, effective, drug free solutions to the problems of everyday life. With COB RTC David Miscavige having opened 7,298,010 new Ideal Orgs opened in the past three years — which is infinitely better than anything our doddering old Founder ever did — the Church of Scientology is officially the world’s fastest growing religion.

      We invite you to drop by any Church of Scientology locations for a free personality test. This offer excludes the Las Vegas Celebrity Centre as that facility has been closed for long term remodeling.

      • GlibWog

        LOOOoooonnnnnnnng term remodeling.. Uh Huh.. I just bet.

      • sister wendy

        will that include a fur coat like COB is wearing if I come by for a test?

    • Lemont

      That coat has beingness

    • sister wendy

      Pimpscavige! Is that one on the list MK?

    • Phil de Fontenay

      I heard David Miscavige has this photo on his wall! bwahahahahaha!

  • jmh

    I can’t wait for more and more Cruise candidates to come forward and share their experiences. It’s awesome enough that he freaked out Scarlett Johansson and she bowed out of MI:3. I really wish Nazinan Boniadi would spill her side of things. Something tells me that would be a good read.

  • WhereIsSHE

    I love the angle, i.e. the very DISTURBING, and yet insane, FACT that Tom Cruise REQUIRES his “church” to get him a new SPOUSE (ok, some dates along the way, but not for the end-goal of DATING SOMEONE)…

    But the truly valuable story here is this: here is yet another GOOD, CARING, COMPASSIONATE human being who found herself SWINDLED, and then, eventually, in the same state of disillusionment as so, so, so many other good, caring, compasionate human beings who were, similarly, led into this massive LIE of a “religion”, of a “life”.

    If you haven’t yet taken the opportunity, I truly recommend reading her blog.

    Starting with THIS:

    Scientology – The ONLY hope for Man? Or a dangerous CULT?

    Posted on 2013/06/02

    At first glance a Scientologist looks exactly like everyone else; They may look like Average Joe, have an education just like the girl next door or hold a job like yourself. But it stops there.

    What you may not realize is that Scientologists don’t deal with people. They deal with names and labels.

    While you enjoy life, hang out with friends, play around with your kids, chill out on vacations, eat cake at your grandma’s birthday party, smiling and laughing – a Scientologist is on a 24-7 mission to save the planet. And it’s really urgent!

    Behind the glory surface of Scientology

    For a Scientologist, trivial activities that constitute life are considered off-purpose – a waste of time, not doing what is expected.

    They go visit their parents, attend birthday parties and funerals mostly because it is socially mandatory. People will be suspicious and put Scientologists in a bad light if they don’t behave like the rest of us – and that would be bad PR for Scientology.

    Scientologists – The world ELITE

    Yes, it sounds superficial. Part of the game is acting “normal” while being part of the world elite who has the answer to any problem, large or small under the sun.
    But in Scientology, you are just a number. They don’t care about you. They care about themselves only and you are a vital asset. They stay alive on your energy, time, money, contributions, donations, volunteer work, etc.

    ***** (There’s more to that post, so please do go there and finish it.)

    ANETTE,
    THANK YOU for your HONESTY.

    THANK YOU for your BRAVERY.
    THANK YOU for your HUMILITY.
    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

    For a while here, I was very frustrated with a lack of honesty from those who got in more recently, as adults, but did not really open up about a) how and why they got there; b) how it truly was on the “inside”; c) how clearly they understood that things were WRONG, despite the “brainwashing”; d) why they continued to stay and.or toe the line, and e) what it means to them to get out and BE HONEST about their experiences.

    Grateful to Tony for bringing your story to a larger audience.
    This goes way beyond the headline.

    (For anyone who might imagine that I am only interested in getting people to “out” themselves for some judgmental purpose… all I can say is this: human suffering is universal; trusting those who, in hindsight, should not have been trusted; experiencing disconnection” from a beloved member of one’s family–or even a dear friend? Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. The pain is incalculable.)

    • Tony Williams

      Whereisshe, please take a look at http://www.throughthedoor.net for around 300 stories from people who have been able to leave the cult (and a few from folks who are still in, as well). The things that end up being the tipping points are as varied as the individuals telling their stories.

      • Lemont

        Wow that’s awesome!

      • WhereIsSHE

        Thanks for the link, Tony!

  • whenpigsswim

    Ok, I guess I have been what you call a ‘lurker’ for some time now and I am amazed by the incredible people who regularly comment on this blog and by Tony’s reporting – just spot on.

    I just can’t stay silent on this one. This is beyond belief.

    So my open letter to Tom Cruise goes like this:

    Tom,

    More and more of us in the “Wog” world are being enlightened to the horrendous atrocities committed in the name of Scientology…. disconnections, beatings, the withholding of medical treatment, and the list goes on. And now it is coming to light that you auditioned future wives without their knowledge. Did you honestly think you and David Miscavige could team up on this without it coming out at some point? More details will come forward. You will see.

    How you can continue to support this ‘religion’ is beyond me. Especially when you are a role model for so many. (Well not as many as before.)

    I will NEVER watch another one of your movies, or support your career in any way. I will explain the atrocities and this situation to my 13 year old twins. They are already freaked out by the infamous video, but now they are really going to be sick. And I will continue to spread the word about Scientology to anyone who will listen.

    As Tory says “Tick-tock, tick-tock, time is on our side.”

    We are waking up Tom, and it is far past time that you do as well.
    ___________________
    And to Anette – Thank you for coming forward with this information. I read your blog.

    You are brave and deserve to heal. I wish the very, very best for you moving forward.

    • Captain Howdy

      Vellcome, enter freely and of your own will.

    • Observer

      Welcome–great first post!

    • aquaclara

      Love this post! And welcome to the commenting world! As a mum, I agree- it IS beyond belief that women would be treated so callously (and as it turns out, disposable) by a supposed role model and figurehead in Hollywood. I will never watch a Tom Cruise movie again. Heaven forbid that this kind of entrapment would happen to our own kids…

      Keep posting….love to hear from you! And Monkeyknickers will love your twin experience….MK, are you here???

      • AnyOldName1

        I am so sickened by the way he treats/views women. Maybe I’ll calm down enough to write him an open letter – but it may take a while.

        • whenpigsswim

          Give it a go … it feels good.

          • AnyOldName1

            Since you insisted, I did! LOL

            My open letter to Tom Cruise:

            Dear Tom,

            Women are not inanimate objects. You do not pick a wife the way you choose a car by selecting a color, interior appointments and mechanical specs then customizing to suit your latest whim. Nor are women slabs of clay to be molded and manipulated by you. You can’t clay demo a real woman into a wife.

            Your need to control other people, especially your wives, demonstrates your lack of self-esteem. The more controlling you become, the further your self-esteem falls. All the bravado in the world will not cover up your very obvious insecurities. Why do you think the world laughs at the leaked videos, your interview with Matt Lauer or the couch jumping on Oprah? It is because we see a fake, a clown, a pitiful man trying to be something he is not.

            Real men attract real women like a magnet because real women find greatness (“big beingness”) irresistible. For the most part, you are easy on the eyes but the great women will pass you over for a less physically attractive, but a bigger being. You see, being “pretty” isn’t enough.

            Why do these women need to be tricked into auditioning for you? How sad is that? Go ahead and pick wife #4 the same way you chose your last three wives because that worked out really well for you.

            Just think about this, do you want your daughters treated this way? Are they just slabs of meat to be chosen out of the butcher’s case? Tricked into auditioning for a husband?
            Then, clay demo’d into what HE wants? Leaving them with nothing of themselves. Is that what you want for Isabella and Suri?

            If you truly want happiness and to be the “big being” you want to be, you need to stop looking at a future spouse as though they are nothing more than a movie prop.

            Best of luck to you!

            • EnthralledObserver

              Awesome!

            • aquaclara

              There. That says it. Completely. I wonder who else in Hollywood has this attitude? Cannot thing of anyone right now….

            • whenpigsswim

              Well I love it! Especially the part about HIS daughters. Can you imagine?

    • Lark Smith

      Love your post. Glad to have you here.

    • Lemont

      This is a great post. Great to have you here, whenpigsswim!

      I think this is a terrific open letter to Cruise!

    • GlibWog

      Pigs… Fabulous Comment. It’s funny a lot of us have decided to come on board on a particular subject.. where you just can’t stay silent any longer and scream ” ENOUGH! ”

      Welcome, Welcome Welcome… Let’s Get ‘ Er done in the Bunker! Glibby

      • whenpigsswim

        Thank You. Yes, I guess I’ve been screaming internally and to friends for quite some time now but is good to ‘officially’ join the Bunker!

    • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

      Well then I’m coming out of the closet too. Long time lurker, nearly-but-never-in (bet they still count me), hardcore bunker addict, especially since TO started with the intermittent sensational double-daily posts (which have really sunk my work stats). Been lurking since the VV, when comments only occasionally topped 100. More later. Looking forward to chiming in and being a small part of this formidable, irreverent, and compassionate community.

      • Jvm3

        Welcome. I have long admired the Hemet Burlwood family. A finer breed of intellectuals and philanthropists I have yet to meet.

        • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

          Indubitably. We hail from a long line of spiritually-bred thetans, up and down the whole track. Our destiny is legendary, i.e., laminate and pen. And our philanthropy. Oh, have we given. And given. And yes, our intellect has been bred and thoroughly thetan penetrated. Again, it is a pleasure to be here. And not there. I am, Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

      • whenpigsswim

        Welcome! I understand – I can’t read Tony during the day or it would cut into my work stats too. I have to read early or late. I’ve been reading Tony since the start too. It is an incredible community to say the least and kudos to Tony.

    • sister wendy

      Willkommen!

  • Gordon Freeman

    “Do you have any sexual perversions,” that is RICH. Given that ol’ L.Ron used to beat off alongside Jack Parsons, the mind boggles at what the clams think is “perverse”.

  • villagedianne

    I don’t know how true it is, but one hears that in Hollywood, relationships are arranged all the time. It’s not like celebrities can meet people the in the ways regular people can. But I’m assuming that in these situations, both parties know what is going on, and both accept it. Not this sneaky, secretive shit that Scientology pulls.

    • Phil McKraken

      No, as a matter of fact, I don’t hear about arranged relationships in Hollywood. Yes, celebrities meet people at work, at dinner parties, at bars, through friends (does that count as “arranged,” because regular people meet that way too), etc, just like everybody else. What are some of these arranged relationships you hear about?

      • media_lush

        “Relationships” created just for photo ops and/or as beards for closet stars are as old as Hollywood. It’s a staple of agents and PR people to maintain their clients profile and for media editors to fill their daily quota of pap shots. Do you honestly think all the photos of celeb couples out there are actually real?

        • Phil McKraken

          Yes, I know that was common in the era of the studio system, when stars’ personas were carefully managed by their studio employers. Has it been much in practice for the last 40 years?

          Brings to mind the 70’s celebrity couple game show “Tattletales.” Dick Sargent paired with Fannie Flagg or Charles Nelson Reilly paired with Elizabeth Allen. Oh, the hilarity.

  • Lark Smith

    TinyTom= small man, small mind, small soul. I read that TC lost Mimi Rodgers due to his need for control and nearly nonexistent sex drive. I don’t think Tom really cares who he marries as long as she props up his image, delusions, and massive ego. Hence the auditions for an CO$ wife. Unfortunately, he found none of them appealing and went hunting outside his species- poor Katie.

  • Jvm3

    Off topic, but does anyone have the Childs/Tobin articles that are missing from tampabay.com ? Specifically the full “Money Machine” articles?

    • ThetaBara

      Have you checked over @ WWP?

      • Jvm3

        They seem to have some of it but often just link to the TB times, which has taken them down for whatever reason. I’ll keep looking

        • N. Graham
          • Jvm3

            That’s where they’re supposed to be. But the links on that page are mostly all dead.

            • DodoTheLaser

              This is odd.

            • RMycroft

              I think that their search applet part of the links has bit-rotted. I was able to find the articles by using Google.

            • N. Graham

              Yes, I see. Sorry.

        • ThetaBara

          You are most welcome! :-)

  • USA MRIID

    We all did.

  • USA MRIID

    “Those are the exact same questions that they were asking the other girls,”

    Um, a 24-year-old woman is not a “girl.”

    • AnyOldName1

      Thank you. I love BFG and he’s one helluva big being – but reverting to SCN attitude of thinking 24 year olds are “girls” really annoyed me. That language objectifies the women.

  • USA MRIID

    To Tom only play acts being a heterosexual, the crime syndicate that takes the idiot’s money finds him fake “wives” to act with him at being married.

  • USA MRIID

    This is what happens when you brainwash your own kids in to being Scientology customers.

    • edge

      Tom and the Church want a woman who is attractive enough and successful
      enough to boost his ego on the red carpet, yet with a low enough
      self-esteem that she will constantly defer to him and marvel at his
      esoteric BS OT status and eventually move towards the Church’s way of
      thinking. Oh, and they must not have a strong support group like Nicole
      or Katie did who will help them at least keep a skeptical eye or ear
      open.

      So, the perfect woman for Tom: High-value, successful, low self-esteem, with no friends that you’re not willing to ditch if you don’t like what they tell you.

      Congratulations on seeing through it and speaking out, Anette!

      • GlibWog

        Oh and willing to be around DM and defer to him also.. and never, ever, ever ask him to repeat himself..
        Or they will be forced to clean toilets too.

      • Jgg2012

        Let’s have a TV game show–“Who wants to marry Tom Cruise?”

        • edge

          The winner gets an all-expenses paid date with Tom Cruise, with Miscavige as the awkward third wheel.

          The loser gets Miscavige yelling in their face: “You don’t have the fucking rank to marry Tom Cruise!”

  • http://www.tingleff.org/jensting/muslinger/ Jens TINGLEFF

    “The reason the sexual question came up was that they had some girls with histories that weren’t so great.”

    What a bunch of squares! I’m sure Penelope Cruz is not ashamed of her film career (or anything else) ;)

    • sister wendy

      I thought she DID make the grade, but she herself thought the Sci-bot thinking a step too far and called it off. I remember the cover of Celebrity Magazine when she and Tom were an item. Cruise & Cruz….the church thought it would last.

    • L. C. Spencer

      She actually did make the grade and run for the hills – she didn’t want to give up her own identity and her own religion. Woohoo, a glamorous actress with a mind of her own!

  • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

    I think we are under attack.

    • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

      And now it’s all gone. Did anyone else see all those Chinese posts, or did I just postulate that?

      • sister wendy

        yes….what are they? I think they are still on the last John Atak post

        • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

          They’re like Chinese ‘number stations’

  • Sydjazz

    I thought sexual perversion would have won them the gig as tom is well ya know …miscavige’s b*tch lol

  • DodoTheLaser

    Anette said yesterday on her blog: http://anetteiren.com/ in “My Tom Cruise audition” –

    “When I wrote “I will put ALL THE CARDS on the table” I wasn’t even thinking of this story.

    What else I’ve got up my sleeve is a lot juicier.

    I will wait until after the media responses have
    cooled down after the release of Geir Isene’s hard-hitting book before I reveal the most damaging secrets about the Church of Scientology.”

    Thank you for doing this Anette and Geir! It’s much easier to just “disappear” like so many did after leaving Scientology.

    Also, big thank you to the elders of the Internet for creating one!

    • 0tessa

      She has some real crimes committed by Scientology to report. She did not sign any gag order, so she is free to speak. Can’t wait to read it.

      • DodoTheLaser

        It appears that Anette is at least 3 moves ahead of scientology’s PR machine.
        I suppose Hubbard was not much into Chess, neither is COB.

        • Jgg2012

          No, Scientology is more like a shell game or card trick.

  • Nevermore

    Why would Mr C need a new wife? he still has his trusty right hand, does he not? He’ll never love a woman as much as he loves himself, so he should stick with that!

    • phronsie

      I was watching a video earlier of a girl, I think her name was Astrid? She had left the “sea org” group, and she stated that the cult considers masturbation to be deviant behavior (something along those lines), and so Tom is certainly too exalted to engage in such behavior!

      • Nevermore

        Nah, he’s a Celeb, we all know they get special privileges! ;)

  • phronsie

    Hmmm…maybe the moral of the story is that Tom SHOULD have let the cult pick a wife for him? Ultimately, he picked Katie for himself, right? If he’d let the church give him some outwardly glamorous but inwardly brainwashed and self-castigating sci-bot wife, maybe he could finally keep one under his thumb?