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Church Of Scientology Auditioned Women For Tom Cruise

Wed, September 5, 2012 6:39pm EDT by 5 Comments

Tom Cruise allowed the Church of Scientology to play matchmaker to find a good wife for him, claims a new report. Keep reading for more scientology scandal news!

Tom Cruise, 50, allowed the Church of Scientology to audition a series of actresses to find a suitable wife for him, says a revealing new story in Vanity Fair. One of the finalists was Iranian-born actress and Scientologist, Nazanin Boniadi, 32.

In the beginning of their relationship, Nazanin was swept off her feet by Cruise. On one date, Tom reportedly flew Nazanin to New York City to have dinner at the trendy sushi spot, Nobu, and then went ice-skating at the legendary Rockefeller Center. Nazanin felt that Tom was falling hard for her — he reportedly told her, “I’ve never felt this way before.”

However, Tom’s affections soon cooled when Nazanin refused to indulge Cruise’s desires of publicly displaying her affection for him. The Church was allegedly outraged by Nazanin’s behavior and sent her to live at the church’s Celebrity Center, where she was informed that Tom no longer wanted to see her. Nazanin was then sent to the Church’s main headquarters where she was cruelly punished for not completely the mission: impossible task of pleasing Mr. Cruise.

Culturally speaking, Nazanin is as an Iranian woman who was brought up in an Islamic Republic, which upholds Sharia Law. Under that law, it is culturally and religiously forbidden for unmarried men and women to partake in being affectionate with one another. If a couple is found to be doing so in public, whether it be holding hands or anything else — they can be fined. Therefore, although Nazanin is a Scientologist, who resides in the US, the culture she was raised in is most likely deeply rooted for her to sway from. Especially since she still maintains a large following in Iran, where she is called, the “Persian Audrey Hepburn.”

HollywoodLifers, what are your reactions to the Church’s treatment of Nazanin?

–Ashley Abba

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