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Ironically the media which looks to create controversy in the most mundane of situations wherever it can in the case of Hollywood Superstar Tom Cruise they actually do everything the can to avoid it. Controversy surrounding the actor is legitimate and abundant yet every time he opens a movie, he is given a pass in the form of soft ball questions and glowing and corny segments and is given free publicity and allowed to promote is multimillion dollar projects unfettered. One of the reasons for this is that Tom Cruise over the years has employed the same philosophy and tactics as the Church of Scientology of which he belongs to. He uses threats and he will litigate you to death. It’s a tactic that mostly worked for the Church of Scientology when they filed mass lawsuits against not only the IRS but singular agents so many that it created such a mess that our government ridiculously granted the Church tax exempt status. Similar to the strategy implored by the tobacco companies Scientology was always willing to play hardball and use its mammoth legal team and expendable income to pay out as much money as it needed to protect itself by suing anyone and everyone it possible could who dared to speak out about it. Usually winning those cases or having them completely thrown out. Cruise has implored the same strategies in his personal life. He has sued the tabloid press more than any other entertainer in modern history. He has had been involved in so many lawsuits it’s hard to even keep track. In 2001 he sued a man who claimed to have had extramarital affairs with him that led to his breakup and ultimate divorce from his second wife Nicole Kidman. He sued tabloids and magazines for defamation for claims that he abandoned his daughter. He’s recently been involved lawsuits due to shutdowns that happened on his various film projects. Unlike Most Hollywood stars Cruise is not afraid to sue your lights out it’s a tactic he learned from Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard whose quote was “Attack, never defend” Scientology is merciless in the way it attacks detractors and what it refers to as SP’s Suppressive People as is Cruise. In 2001 Scientology seized onto using the World Trade Center attacks as a PR opportunity with an effort to deliver L. Ron Hubbard’s “detox” regimen to first responders. The New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project had celebrity Scientologist Tom Cruise as a co-founder and was run out of a clinic in New York that called itself “Downtown Medical.” Scientology took millions of dollars in donations for something they’ve used with members of their church since 1977 they call “The Purification Rundown” Hubbard theorized with no research to back it up that the human body stored drugs and other toxins in human cells that could then be “restimulated” in flashbacks even years later. With the regimen he had devised increased intake of niacin and other vitamins to extreme levels while undergoing sauna treatments for hours a day over the course of a month or longer those toxins, he reasoned, could be leached out of the body in sweat. And the process would not only cleanse the body but also the “thetan,” Scientology’s term for the immortal soul that has lived for trillions of years in countless lifetimes. The gist of using the purification rundown on First Responders was that it would clean their bodies of all the toxins they were exposed to being at ground zero during the attacks. Essentially Scientology puts you in a sauna and pumps your body with a bunch of vitamins and oils and chicken broth. It’s a technique Scientology breaks out everywhere they go including in in Narconon, Criminon, Second Chance, and the International Academy of Detoxification Specialists. These are all front groups for Scientology disguised as drug rehab centers. The Purification rundown combines exercise, dietary supplements, and long stays in a sauna up to five hours a day for five weeks. Of course, it’s all just a scam to get people to join the church and for the church to gain control of their life and all of their money. According to the majority of doctors the purification rundown is completely ineffective, useless even possibly even dangerous as one woman reportedly died undergoing the purification rundown as church members refused to take her to a hospital. There have been multiple reported deaths at Narconon all of which have been litigated or covered up by the church. During an appearance on Larry King Live to promote his film The Last Samurai Cruise was asked about the purification rundown and responded with blatant and complete lies. Despite Cruise’s controversies being in a copious abundance there are few Journalists who dare to question Cruise at all about his personal life and certainly not about his affiliation with the church. Those who do are certain to meet the wrath of Tom and the Church. Cruise seems to live his life to the extreme and expects other people to go with it. The attraction to doing all of his own stunts in his films and how Cruise puts it that he only has one gear and it’s too the extreme full throttle all the time. Believing that a scientologist can do anything. A Scientologist acts and focuses and makes miracles happen. This gung-ho mindset has manifested itself with Tom Cruise to sometimes dangerous and maniacal degrees even in nonchalant ways. During an appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman” in 1999, Tom Cruise recalled a moment where he restricted oxygen for a passenger when flying to Colorado. According to Cruise, he, and his co-pilot as well as a passenger were using oxygen masks because they were flying at high altitudes. However, Cruise said that he soon realized that he did not have enough oxygen to stay alert at that altitude. Cruise then said he and the co-pilot decided to turn off the oxygen mask for the passenger so that they could continue their journey. This caused the audience and Cruise to laugh. As he continued telling the story of how the passenger passed out due to the lack of oxygen, Cruise kept laughing, making Letterman appear uncomfortable. At first, Letterman was confused and asked: “But honestly, looking at it from another direction isn’t that attempted manslaughter? You just turned a guy’s oxygen off. You’re lucky you’re not doing time, for the love of God.” Once Letterman was assured of the passenger’s safety, the host joined in with Cruise’s laughter. Accusations of Cruise using the church’s free labor to gain extravagant gifts and favors have only been discussed withing the book Going Clear and its Documentary Film Follow up. Even the astonishing accusations against Cruise within that book and Film have gone unobserved by news and media journalism. There were accusations that the film Going Clear which couldn’t have been more well received by critics and had won major awards in the run up to The Oscars was taken out of contention by request of Cruise who was presenting at the awards that night and threatened not to appear and threated litigation against the awards if Going Clear was nominated. It’s May 2022 and Tom Cruise is out with another Blockbuster Movie Top Gun 2 and still the media seems unmoved to ask him a serious question spanning a lengthy career and a vast range of controversial issues and accusations. They seem intent on continuing to polish his career for him and help him rake in more dough. A media that creates controversy at the most mundane of opportunities is oddly still at the opposite end of the spectrum with Tom Cruise who has a list of juicy stories a mile long the media could make serious hay and ratings off of if they were so interested but they seem content with the usual soft ball interviews and cornball promotional tours for Tom Cruise a man who could and already has taken them to the cleaners.