Tom Cruise allegedly threatened to “beat the living shit” out of three disobedient Scientologists, according to the NY Daily News:
Marty Rathbun, once one of Miscavige’s most trusted lieutenants, tells us he has a witness who can corroborate his account of a bloody beating at the church’s 500-acre compound in Hemet, Calif. Furthermore, he’s brought it to the attention of Cruise’s attorney, Bert Fields.
On the day before the actor’s visit a couple of years ago, the compound’s managers took part in “the Tom Cruise arrival preparation drill,” which required “orchestrating every action they perform … in the presence of Cruise,” Rathbun recently wrote Fields.
But Miscavige wasn’t happy when he addressed 80 to 100 managers at a prisonlike facility, known as “The Hole,” where three insubordinate officials — Marc Yager, Guillaume Leserve and Ray Mithoff — were “incarcerated,” according to Rathbun.
“Miscavige berated [the managers] for being far too light in their demands for confessions” from the three, Rathbun alleges in his letter, “because they refused to beat [them] … to pulps. Miscavige said that Tom … had vowed to come to the Hole and personally ‘beat the living [bleep]‘ out of Yager, Leserve and Mithoff if the managers failed to do so themselves.
“In response, the mob rushed at the three targeted gentlemen,” Rathbun claimed. “Fists flew and feet kicked into the three. They continued to pound until … each had two black eyes.”
I’m going to assume Tom Cruise wanted the matter handled by others because there’s really nothing more embarrassing than threatening to punch someone in the face only to turn around and ask for a ladder. Kind of ruins the moment. “I will fuck your Thetans up, son! Right after I put on this jetpack. Just hold still for a minute. Don’t move. — Alright, who didn’t adjust my straps? Goddammit, you guys.”