Scientologists `turned Nicole Kidman’s kids against her`

Updated: Sep 06, 2012, 16:36 PM IST

Melbourne: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s children Isabella and Connor were turned against their mother by Scientologists using fear-based brainwashing techniques, it has been claimed.

According to Vanity Fair, Scientology members made it their mission to turn the children against Kidman following her 2001 divorce from Cruise, when Isabella and Connor were aged eight and six respectively.

“The central problem (in the 11-year marriage) was Nicole did not want to deal with Scientology,” News.com.au quoted former high-ranking Scientologist Marty Rathbun as telling the publication.

Rathbun said Kidman was labelled an “S.P” - short for “Suppressive Person” - a spiritually toxic person to be avoided at all costs.

Crucially, his claims have been backed by John Brousseau, who was a Scientologist for 32 years and the former bodyguard and brother-in-law of enormously powerful church leader David Miscavige.

Both men say Isabella and Connor, who were home-schooled, accompanied their father on “auditing sessions” and were taught how to recognise an “S.P”

“They rejected Nicole -- they’ve been instructed,” Brousseau told the magazine.

“They took a course, P.T.S./S.P., Potential Trouble Source/Suppressive Person, for persons connected in their lives who are an S.P.

“(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’,” he said.

Sources also claim that Kidman was so loathed by the Scientology community that members were banned from watching her films.

“The Scientology world hated Nicole,” Brousseau said.

“People in (the elite Scientology unit) Sea Org were mandated to see every freaking Tom Cruise movie that came out.

“But if you ever mentioned an inkling to see a movie with Nicole, oh my God, you’d hear about it,” he added.

ANI