Tom Cruise’s Ex Claims Scientologists Forced Her To Scrub Toilets With A Toothbrush

Nazanin Boniadi, an actress recruited by the Church of Scientology as a potential new wife of Tom Cruise claims in Vanity Fair that she was forced to scrub toilets with a toothbrush when she revealed her “forbidden” love for Cruise, the magazine reports.



The worst part is, Scientology made her “audition” to be Cruise’s girlfriend in the first place.


Nazanin Boniadi, an Iranian-born, London-raised actress and Scientologist, was selected and dated Cruise from November 2004 until January 2005.

The Church was hoping to find a wife for Cruise following his split from Nicole Kidman. Before he met Katie Holmes, Cruise dated Boniadi, VF says. The Church went to lengths keep the relationship a secret. But Cruise was difficult to please, VF says, because everything had to be vetted by the Church.



When a friend at a Scientology center in Florida, where Boniadi was subsequently sent, asked why she was crying all the time, Boniadi broke down and told her about her relationship with Cruise, which she had been forbidden to do.

Boniadi’s punishment was to scrub toilets with a toothbrush, clean bathroom tiles with acid, and dig ditches in the middle of the night. After that she was sent out to sell Scentology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics on street corners.


According to a forthcoming article from Vanity Fair, before Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes fell head over heels in love with each other, the Church of Scientology went through an internal audition process to find Cruise a new girlfriend.


The big audition process is the crux of a forth-coming article in the October issue on the church’s role in the Cruise-Holmes partnership from Vanity Fair.

VF reports the church vetted members of the church in a top secret auditing process to try and find him a mate that was already in the church:


Scientology embarked on a top-secret project headed by Shelly Miscavige, wife of Scientology chief David Miscavige, which involved finding a girlfriend for Tom Cruise.

According to several sources, the organization devised an elaborate auditioning process in which actresses who were already Scientology members were called in, told they were auditioning for a new training film, and then asked a series of curious questions including: “What do you think of Tom Cruise?”


Nazanin Boniadi, was the lucky girl selected. She dated Cruise for three months between 2004 and 2005. She was put through Scientology’s auditing process for “a very important mission” for an entire month, but they never said what for.

Scientology officials instructed her to “lose her braces, her red highlights, and her boyfriend,” before she dated Cruise. It wasn’t until the church flew her to New York for a date that she started to pick up what was going on.



Unfortunately, things didn’t take for the arranged lovers. Boniadi and Cruise broke up in January of 2005, and Cruise made his first public appearance with eventual wife Katie Holmes the following April. Things didn’t work out for them, either.


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