In a new unauthorized biography of Tom Cruise, Andrew Morton—the author who made a small fortune with Diana: Her True Story—makes some pretty serious and inflamatory claims.
The book, which is scheduled to be released later this month, alleges that Katie Holmes was impregnated, a la Rosemary’s Baby, with the preserved semen of deceased Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. It also says that Mr. Cruise’s ex-wife, Nicole Kidman, “feared blackmail” over auditing tapes she made with Scientologists in which she discusses her sex life. Moreover, Mr. Morton writes that Mr. Cruise is the second most powerful person in the church’s hierarchy; and, according to the book, he now plans to recruit soccer phenom David Beckham to the religion.
Additionally, Mr. Morton apparently spends some time focusing on Mr. Cruises close relationship with Scientology leader David Miscavige. Among other things, the author claims that Mr. Miscavige planted a field of wild flowers at the church’s base in California after Mr. Cruise told him that his fantasy was to run through a field of flowers after marrying Ms. Kidman. Perhaps even stranger, Mr. Morton writes that Mr. Miscavige joined Mr. Cruise and Ms. Holmes on their honeymoon to the Maldives.
The Church of Scientology is apparently considering filing a $100 million lawsuit after the book goes on sale.