Actor Tom Cruise Reps Banned Questions About Dating And Scientology During Promo Tour, According To Report
Tom Cruise banned questions about his personal life and Scientology during the promotional tour for his new movie, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. According to a close source, Cruise’s rep has banned reporters and television hosts from talking about the controversial HBO movie, Going Clear, which sheds a bad light on Scientology.
Tom Cruise banned questions related to his dating life and his controversial religion, Scientology, according to several sources. HBO recently aired a shocking documentary called Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief based on the book with the same title by Lawrence Wright.
In Going Clear, former Scientologists – Tom DeVocht, Sara Goldberg, and Hana Eltringham Whitfield – gave surprising details about the religion and some of its famous members including Tom Cruise and John Travolta, who are allegedly forced to stay because the church’s founder and other leaders have threatened to expose them. Here is the synopsis of the movie/book:
The film breaks into three distinct acts. In the first, the former Scientologists describe how got into Scientology; the second act recounts the history of Scientology and its founder L. Ron Hubbard, and in the final act, the film airs allegations of the abuse of church members and misconduct by its leadership, particularly David Miscavige, who is accused of intimidating, beating, imprisoning, and exploiting subordinates.
According to an anonymous source with close ties to Mr. Cruise, his rep has spoken to all reporters and TV hosts interviewing the star and asked them not to bring up certain topics such as his alleged romance with Emily Thomas, his younger assistant.
Moreover, interviewers can not mention the abuse allegations related to the religion. The insider told The Wrap:
Tom Cruise’s publicity team has strictly forbidden news outlets from asking any personal questions relating to these topics. The “personal question” ban particularly includes any mention of HBO’s controversial Scientology documentary Going Clear as well as rumors of Cruise’s involvement with his assistant.
It appears that TV hosts bowed and accepted the demands because Tom Cruise appeared on countless shows including The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon where he took part in a Lip Sync Battle, and no controversial questions were asked.
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