Scarlett Johansson Says Rumors About Her Auditioning To Marry Tom Cruise Are 'Demeaning"

Date July 2, 2018

There has been a lot of talk about actor Tom Cruise, his relationship with the Church of Scientology, and the influence of the organization on his life and career. But nothing has caused a stir as much as the rumors of the church’s involvement in his relationships.


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Last week, Brendan Tighe claimed that while he was still with the church, he accidentally received a curious document. It contained a report of auditions for women who hoped to be in a relationship with Cruise.


Tighe shared his story with Megyn Kelly on the TODAY show and said that it was because of this particular document, he discovered that a meeting between Tom Cruise and fellow actress and “Avengers” star, Scarlett Johansson, did not go as well as hoped.


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However, a representative from the church said that Tighe’s claims were false.

Brendan Tighe was a Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization security guard/night watchman from 2002 to 2009. The 'access' he boasts of having was largely limited to viewing security cameras from a guard booth. He was removed from that position for dereliction of duty.

Pouw also claimed that Tighe was making up his story as part of a plan to gain attention for an anti-scientology television series.


Meanwhile, Johansson is not taking the matter lightly and has spoken up against the accusation by Tighe. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, she insists that the information Tighe shared with Kelly is wrong, as she did not go through any audition.

The very idea of any person auditioning to be in a relationship is so demeaning. I refuse for anyone to spread the idea that I lack the integrity to choose my own relationships. Only a man aka Brendan Tighe would come up with a crazy story like that.


Rumors of auditions started long before Scarlett Johansson was mentioned by Tighe. Actress Nazanin Boniadi was also fingered as one of the women who went through the Scientology audition process. She dated Cruise between November 2004 and January 2005.

Since neither Tighe nor the church or even the women mentioned are agreeing to stick to one story, there is no telling if the truth of Tom Cruise’s relationships will ever be certain.

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