Tom Cruise has become embroiled in another Scientology controversy, RadarOnline.com has learned. Former high-ranking Scientology member Amy Scobee is about to release a book that could potentially embarrass the superstar, allegedly revealing secrets about his relationship with the religion.
Cruise is not taking the claims lying down. His powerhouse attorney Bert Fields has already sent a letter denying Scobee’s claims and threatening legal action against her.
Scobee, who had been with the church since she was 14, is set to release Scientology: Abuse At The Top next month. It’s been reported that her book claims Cruise had a drug history and that he was worried that this would keep him out of the church. She also alleges that the star was given an ultimatum to choose between Scientology and his second wife Nicole Kidman and that a church member, who was supposed to be handling Cruise’s finances, was punished for losing him money.
In addition, Scobee reports that all of Cruise’s household staff is selected and paid for by the church which was founded by science fiction writer Ron L. Hubbard.
As soon as Fields got wind of the allegations, he was quick to refute them. In a letter to the author, Fields says his client has never taken illegal drugs and that Scientology had nothing to do with his divorce from Kidman. Fields also countered that Scientology does not select Cruise’s household staff and that no one from the church manages the superstar’s huge fortune.
Fields added in the letter: “Assuming that you publish these libelous assertions, I have urged Mr. Cruise not to give your book publicity by filing a lawsuit while it is initially on sale, but to wait until later to file an appropriate action for damages.”