It’s another spot on the tarnished image of the Church of Scientology.
The same, now infamous Vanity Fair article that accuses the Church of auditioning girlfriends for Tom Cruise also claims Scientology turned the actor’s children Isabella and Connor against their mother Nicole Kidman.
The article states that the children were “instructed” by the Church to reject their mother following her breakup with Tom and departure from the religion.
According to the article, Kidman was identified as a “Suppressive Person” by the Church. The children were allegedly given a training course in P.T.S./S.P., which stands for Potential Trouble Source/Suppressive Person, and quickly associated “S.P.” with their mom.
John Brousseau, a former Scientologist, backs the claim, stating “the Scientology world hated Nicole.”
“[Bella and Connor] whispered to me, 'J.B., Nicole is an S.P.! Our mom's an S.P. … We hate going and seeing her,” said Brousseau.
With Tom and Nicole’s breakup now over ten years in the rearview, the kids are reportedly on better terms with their mom today.
While the religion might have played a significant role in the mother and children’s lives, the article goes on to blame Scientology as the cause of Nicole and Tom’s breakup.
“The central problem [in the marriage] was Nicole did not want to deal with Scientology," former member Marty Rathbun said.
Since the explosive article’s release, Scientology has gone ruled the article out as “hogwash.”
On Wednesday, Maureen Orth, the article’s writer, appeared on NBC’s “Today” show to defend the article credibility.