Tom Cruise Was Secretly Videotaped So Scientology Leader David Miscavige Could Regale Party Guests?
Rathbun is a former high-level member of Scientology who defected and is now providing some of the most damning statements against his former employer.
We had heard earlier from Jason Beghe that one of Rathbun's roles was to provide "auditing" to Tom Cruise. And now, Rathbun is speaking out about it.
Rathbun says that Scientology leader David Miscavige ordered that Rathbun's private counseling sessions with Cruise be secretly videotaped (warning, wacky Scientology jargon ahead):
I audited a number of intensives of confessionals on Tom Cruise from July through November, 2001. By order of Miscavige many of those sessions were secretly recorded by a well-concealed video camera and voice recorder system built into the VIP auditing room at Celebrity Center International. I was r-factored that it was for the purpose of having the CS check up on the quality of my delivery. All I knew at that time was that I forwarded the videos to my CS at Int (RTC). I was also required by Miscavige to write reports on the content of every session I delivered during that period and send them directly to Miscavige. I was told by him that he needed to know because recovering Tom to Scientology was the most important mission possible. I never received a single suggestion from Miscavige during the recovery process. He quite apparently wanted to keep his distance until the messy divorce was over and there was no chance of Scientology becoming an issue.
Beghe told us earlier that Cruise stepped away from the church for several years, and that Rathbun had been entrusted with bringing him back, which is what he appears to refer to here.
But now, Rathbun has heard from a source he considers reliable that Miscavige has subsequently used the contents of those secret videotapes for cocktail party material!
Well, my suspicions about DM's real purposes for recording Tom's confessions have been confirmed as warranted. I have recently learned from a very reliable witness that DM regularly held court with others in his personal lounge in the roadside Villas at the Int base, and while sipping scotch whiskey at the end of the night, Miscavige would read Tom's overts and withholds from my reports to others, joking and laughing about the content of Tom's confessions. My witness is unimpeachable in my eyes as his account contains too many accurate details from someone who had zero reason (or ability) for being anywhere near Tom's folders, videos and reports direct to DM. I also know he was a regular, preferred guest at DM's scotch night caps during that period.
Wake up, Tom. It is not too late. Though, time is getting very, very short.
Ouch! Even a robot like Tom Cruise has got wince when he hears something like this, right?
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