Nazanin Boniadi

As Scientology Inc. (the church of Scientology) has so idiotically already spread all over the comments section at Vanity Fair, Nazanin Boniadi is a good friend of mine.   Naz is a courageous woman who was ruthlessly exploited by David Miscavige and Tom Cruise several years ago.   Because of the nature of the bond of trust I share with Naz, there is not much I can share with you about her.  But, since her name and a version of her story are about to go viral, there is something that people ought to know about Naz.   For years, Naz has known that she could make international headlines and perhaps forward her fledgling acting career by blowing the whistle on Tom Cruise and his bff David Miscavige.  But, Naz chose not to do so.  She wanted to be judged only by the merits of her skills and abilities.  Instead, she intelligently decided on more quiet and effective means she could apply to effectuate change in the monstrous institution that so inhumanely attempted to exploit her and others.  Naz quietly and dedicatedly went about establishing a career powered and supported only by the quality of her talent.   She found time also to forward the cause of effectively taming the beast.  On a personal level, in four short years she became a well-employed actor and recognized, effective human rights activist.

David Miscavige and Tom Cruise took measures to prevent Naz from achieving any noteriety – for obvious reasons.  But, Naz was undeterred.  She made it in spite of Tom Cruise and David Miscavige.

Maureen Orth is one of a dying breed of real investigative journalists in America.   Through incredible persistence and remarkable savvy Orth was able to find enough corroboration to tell Naz’s story in Vanity Fair without Naz uttering a word about it. See Vanity Fair’s teaser here.

Should it turn out that Orth’s painstaking effort to piece together the truth through second and third hand sources fall short of the whole truth and nothing but the truth, stay tuned here.  I am likely to the be the first to correct the record.  We will always have Naz’s back.

Update: Cruise Hunkered in Miscavige’s Bunker

Update: Nazanin Boniadi: False Report Correction #1

VF’s brief profile on Naz: Who is Nasanin Boniadi?

E-online on Naz:  Nazanin Boniadi

Learn more about Naz at her website: Naz’s website.

236 responses to “Nazanin Boniadi

  1. That Mr. David Miscavige and Tom Cruise did this is disgusting. Period.

    Naz is a treasure.


  2. I apologize if this has already been stated, not able to read all the replies at the moment. Tom sounds like an abuser. I believe Katie was in an abusive relationship. An emotionally abusive relationship.

  3. Sir, I would like to read your page/blog more often, but it it is so s..l..o..w.
    Either it is very poorely programmed or it is filled with spurious (not so friendly) run-time applications, (put by others) if you see what I mean! Right now my CPU is red hot, probably scanning every bit on my hard disk… Knowing your business line, this is not too apealing. Please do something. A very simple solution is to keep the layout of your page as simple as possible, with no hand-shaking component.

  4. I read the VF article. I am impressed by Nazanin. Clearly not only an exotic beauty, but a person with intelligence, will, and character. I am less impressed by the false pretence under which they got her to an interview. It looks to me like you can no longer believe a Sea Org member when they invite you to a meeting.

    Then the sec checks and false conditions that are designed to humiliate and subdue. This is a repeat of the nightmare of Nazi Germany. They are building a Nazi organization right under the nose of the free world. The Co$ needs to be destroyed.

  5. When the guys high up are getting laughed at, they lose their power. (Quote from a movie I just saw on national TV.)
    Miscavige and Cruise are a laughing stock. That is what is happening at the moment. Nobody can take them seriously anymore, it is just impossible.

    • However, TC seems to have a SERIOUS problem to get a girl friend in a common way : by 2way communication = willing to be cause AND effect, by granting beingness ( instead of manipulation ), by mutually creating a relationship ( instead of being a dominating dicktator ).

      Or maybe TC didn’t know at all what was going on ( the “auditing” to put Naz into “shape” for him ). Maybe this was a hidden plot from Miscavige ? Doesn’t matter, it’s utterly disgusting. Using auditing to create an obedient female toy … thank god that LRH was spared this insanity. AUDITING WAS CREATED TO BRING ABOUT FREEDOM !!!

      There’s no way I would want to be in Tom’s shoes, not even with all his $$$.

  6. Its all about image. The Impact magazines usually have one full page picture of LRH and up to 4 full page pictures of Miscavige (see for instance the commemorative issues for the 25th, 26th and 27th anniversaries of the IAS) plus further pictures of him and the top donors and freedom medal winners. There are glitzy and gaudy pictures of the stage its all image, image, image. Miscavige always smiling (no cold chrome steel for the public.) Miscavige and Cruise seem to be stuck in a movie that is their life. Hair and make-up, scripts, rehearsals, fans, applause, big pay cheques, drama, voice overs, close-ups, and music. Their lives are practically void of anything real.

    • In Scientology News there are 16 pictures on DM and only 1 of LRH and LRH is on the very back page!

      • Same old, same old.
        LRH – no more used, historical datum.

      • EXSO – ugh! Well spotted – that’s even worse – by far ! There is no reason to put the same picture, repeatedly, of one individual in a magazine – it can only be that he wants to burn his image into our minds, and that that image be associated with glamour and the quest to save the world! An old advertising trick. But its a poisonous brand and should carry a health warning – as other Indies have said so often before!

  7. Naz, you warmed my heart giving the speech at Amesty Int’l. I hope you read how impressed we all are with you. Admiration is given because it is deserved. I hope those individuals you named will soon be home with those they love.

  8. was it possible for her to say “no” from the beginning?! why the article say that she auditioned to it voluntarily?

    • If the article communicated that it is simply inaccurate. But, I don’t think it said that.

      • It didn’t say that in words, but anyone who reads the article carefully will figure out that no one was FORCED to go to those auditions.
        from this line of thoughts I was wondering if she was able to decline the “offer” from the beginning.
        I know that for you (as an insider) this questions might look unnecessary but for me (as an outsider ) the answer to them will make me understand better.

        • Read the article. She had no idea she was doing any audition for anything other than a special project.

          • thx for the correction Marty on my second question!
            was it possible for her to refuse when she figured it out where it is going?!
            I can’t imagine anyone making me do something against my will, but than again – I’m a stubborn little Pisces ;) besides scientology teaches you to be free in so many ways. but that is easy for me to say because I’m a free spirited indie.

    • Quotes from the VF teaser:
      “in 2004 Scientology embarked on a top-secret project” …”which involved finding a girlfriend for Tom Cruise.” … “the organization devised an elaborate auditioning process in which actresses who were already Scientology members were called in, told they were auditioning for a new training film, and then asked a series of curious questions including: “What do you think of Tom Cruise?”
      … “Initially she was told only that she had been selected for a very important mission. In a month-long preparation in October 2004, she was audited every day” … “in November 2004 Boniadi was flown to New York, where she met Cruise. That’s when she first sensed that this was possibly going to be an arranged marriage.”

      According to the VF teaser, she didn’t auditioned voluntarily for a test for TC’s girlfriend (like in the reality show The Bachelor). She auditioned believing she was auditioning for a new training film, and then she was prepared believing it was for a mission unrelated to an arranged marriage with TC.


    “One of the most crucial projects is taking care of the celebrities because they are essential to the dissemination of Dianetics and Scientology on this planet. So we pander to them in every possible way as it will bring us closer to the goal of a cleared planet. As we speak several very Senior Mgmt terminals will be on a long term Mission to assist one of our biggest celebrities find the woman of his dreams. Since the numerous other woman have failed, I’ve declared and expelled them as inadequate and those prior Missionaire’s have been assigned to the Hole! This is why we need your extensive donations as there will be no “deep pockets with short arms” in this endeavor. No expense will be spared!” Deevil Miscaviage

  10. Another “global thought” after having read this article and the one in Tony Ortega’s column today about the homophobic church. Would it have simply been “too much” if all the Church of Scientology offered was just training and processing? (with enough ethics handling to handle people’s personal PTSness when it threatened auditing gains) Somehow the CoS over the years simply HAD to get involved in all sorts of other things, from the PR Series through all of the insane 2D rules to the whole wacko celebrity thing …… what if it had JUST offered folks what they wanted anyway? Training and Processing. Maybe we would have seen in the television and later internet age, an explosion like with Buddhism, Christianty and Islam having taken root all before modern speed of communication, all with just their ideas. Would that have simply been “too easy”? No, the CoS had to imitate and dramatize earlier similar fascist movements and move in on every part of a person’s life and call this “total freedom.” Right.

    • Joe, Smart post. I got your reply earlier.

    • To be fair, Auditors do need a safe place to Audit, and PC’s need a safe, secure place to be In-Session. The circumstances allowing this, alas, can take many turns depending on the case level of the individuals involved .. if you’re coming off the streets after having grown up watching TV and worshiping celebrities and don’ing Valence-De-Jour per Societies whims, you’re going to *need* to feel *safe* in a gilded palace, surrounded by ‘nice people’, and so on.

      If all you want to do is Audit and Go Free, you can do it on the side of a mountain or in the bottom of an oily shaft. A good Auditor will go in session pretty much anywhere .. whereas there are no ‘good Auditors’ left in the Church, any more, they all need their modern conveniences, all the way up to the Top ..

  11. Dear Tom and Dave (you scandalous couple),

    You are both weird misogynist twins. As well, you are now universally looked upon as mental and spiritual midgets.

    Go ahead and revel in your self-created scum. The rest of us laugh and/or cringe. Personally, I wretch.

    My plea is to please keep your mutual out-ruds crap out of our space. I’m stating that for mankind.

  12. What shines about Nazanin is the fact after all she endured she has not lower herself down to the demented level of the Evil Twins. No, she kept her personal integrity and continued her uptone and high theta level of helping others. I respect this woman and she deserves any support the Indies would give her in times of need. ARC Bill

    • +1, in Hollywood beautiful woman are in abundance but what is different about Nazanin is that she is truly beautiful on the inside, her compassion, integrity & class are a rare find, one need look no further than her speaking out against on abuses for human rights, she walks the talk…..

  13. Tony DePhillips | September 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Reply

    “I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this but Nazanin is a very beautiful woman. I am a very skilled data evaluator and through my abilities of perception have seen what most cannot.”

    Missed that. Guess I need a retread :(

  14. Paul Haggis weighs in on Nazanin Boniadi, and has her back:

    It is well worth a read in its entirety, but here is a fair use excerpt:

    “In Naz’s case, she has no right to feel ashamed. She is not only a terrific actress at the beginning of a very promising career, she is a dedicated human rights activist and a truly lovely and caring person. The last thing she wanted or needed is this kind of publicity, but here it is, and I am sure she will deal with it with the same grace and dignity she exudes in her daily life. I’m appalled that any church would treat its parishioners this way, but Naz has never cast herself as a victim. She is strong and resilient and I am very proud to call her a friend.”

  15. I know its a little off-topic, but has anyone seen the new social network for scientologists? Is this a legitimate social network intended to unite corporate scientologist or is it just another attempt to get them to only talk to the people they should be talking to?

  16. One of the most interesting things about the Vanity Fair article is the fact that the magazine is not afraid of TC and the segment of Hollywood that makes money off him (lawyer Bert Fields, the agents at CAA including a couple Scientologists), etc. They are not afraid of being sued, and they’re not afraid of the subtle informal pressure that TC might have tried in an earlier day to bring to bear on anybody who crossed him. That is a major development, especially since Cruise has been on the cover of Vanity Fair multiple times in the past. The Vanity Fair people are very smart at running the magazine, one of the few bright spots in the publishing world lately.

    This, at least as much as the embarrassing revelations contained in the article, is the major humiliation for Cruise, and by extension, Miscavige and the corporate Scientology organization, who are essentially being called out as a paper tiger and as impotent by the placement of this article.

  17. I’d date her.

  18. Nazanin Boniadi: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

    Very good article. Well worth reading in its entirety. Unfortunately, it does not differentiate between the religion and/or applied religious philosophy of Scientology, on the one hand, and the Corporate Church of Scientology, on the other hand, but I suspect that is the result of innocent ignorance. They don’t know that there IS Scientology outside the Corporate Church of Scientology. That is what the comment section is for.

    An excerpt that really impressed me:

    “9. She’s Wicked Smart

    At University of California Irvine, where she studied biological science, she won the Chang Pin-Chun Undergraduate Research Award for her work studying, among other things, heart transplant rejection. She was assistant editor of the school’s undergrad medical newspaper.”

    Another excerpt that addresses important points raised above:

    “10. She’s an Activist

    Boniadi is an official spokesperson for Amnesty International USA, blogs for its website, and did a voiceover with Morgan Freeman on the organization’s “Power of Words” public service announcement. She’s an outpoken voice for women’s rights and human rights in Iran. “

  19. I might have missed it, but I have yet to hear of any evidence that Tom Cruise knew any of the nasty side of this was going on. Did a witness actually say that? I never saw any statement like that. Please direct me to it if I have missed it.

    I have worked with a few high-powered celebrities, and I really don’t imagine that Tom Cruise sat around and one day called Miscavige and said, “I want you to audition Scientologist actresses for me and sec check the ever-loving crap out of them and run off their boyfriends and fix them all up pretty for me and send them over her for me to ravish and then drop like yesterday’s garbage.” Don’t you think it’s far more likely that Shelly and DM set about match-making and trying to fix Tom up. Tom may very well have thought that it was the kind of matchmaking one of the kind folks here would do for another, as he thinks that DM is his friend.

    There has been much testimony here about how DM has stage-managed every possible exposure TC has had to Scientology, micro-managing and keeping away any disturbing information. Tom likely still does not know that his folders were read and their contents repeated by DM for entertainment value. I don’t think he knows that yet and still hangs around. He doesn’t read any “entheta” reports, because he is a “good Scientologist” and most people here were of the same persuasion for years. He doesn’t know. So he still thinks DM is his friend, instead of a dyed-in-the-wool, real-live con-artist. And he thinks his friend matched him up with a very nice young woman and they had some fun but it wasn’t just exactly what he was looking for and it ended.

    It’s outrageous for Cruise to have a whole skating rink or floor of a hotel? Again, this is something that probably didn’t come from him, but from an assistant taking care of things. With a single photo of a top celeb going for tens of thousands of bucks, how does a guy go out on a date with a nice girl and have some fun ice-skating. In a normal rink crowd, he would either have to spend most of his time talking to strangers and signing autographs, or there would be reports the next day that he was an asshole who had forgotten the public who made him. This is not unusual behavior for one of the few biggest actors in the world.

    And what, nobody here has ever broken off a relationship in a crappy way? By phone, by email, by letter, through a friend, whatever? Tom Cruise is one of the worst people in the world because maybe he handled a breakup very poorly?

    Some may think a defense of Tom outrageous. I will admit I have no proof that he didn’t know, but where’s the proof or testimony that he did? It is really easy for us to sit here on our butts typing away and stroking out egos with our posts and sitting in judgment of all and sundry. But don’t we have an obligation to stick to facts? Where are the facts that support the contention that Tom Cruise know about these heinous actions? I don’t believe for a second that he knew that any confidential folders were breached or anything at all of that sort. I don’t believe it. Where are the witness statements to support that?

    My money is on Tom Cruise does not know about this manipulative crap. I’m guessing he finds out very soon, though. I wish him courage and integrity in facing up to it, because when he finds out it has got to completely blow his mind.

    • Good point Bob. I doubt that TC would have originated such a scheme to DM. What seems more likely is that TC may have made a comment in passing, something like “Maybe I should be looking at Scnists for a 2D?” DM takes this on as a major project, drop-what-yer-doin, A-number-one, all-hands Hill 10, consuming Sea Org resources, micro-managing the shit out of it. That to me is a real possibility. But you have to wonder how the existence of these “prospects” gets communicated to TC. And wouldn’t TC question or wonder where all of these qualled and vetted candidates are coming from?

    • Hmm, interesting theory, then explain this: ” According to the knowledgeable source, anything she said or did that Cruise found fault with he immediately reported to a member of the Scientology staff, and she would be audited for it.”
      That sort of makes him part of the process, it sure would seem so!

    • Marty, please cancel my earlier post…typo.

      Bob…I think you might actually be as naive as you are making Cruise out to be here. This is the same process that eventually led to his marriage with Katie Holmes. How many times would Miscavige have to say, “Hey Buddy, I have someone for you to meet” before YOU would catch on? Irrespective of his knowledge of it… having her audited for saying “Very Well Done” because it IMPLIED she was his Senior, and upbraiding Naz for “disrespecting” Mini Me? Is this still “…not unusual behavior for one of the few biggest actors in the world”? I’ll take your bet…and raise you!

  20. Which ever way you look at this situation, there is no self determisim allowed by any of the players except Miscavige.
    What an evil man he is…

  21. After reading Naz’s story in Vanity Fair, I lost my last little respect I had left for this guy (TC – Totally Confused?) From now on, I will boycott his movies!

    From an Interview from the U.S. Premiere of The Last Samurai: “Why’d you pick this movie? For me as a man, philosophically, when you talk about honor and integrity, that’s the way I want to live my life.”. What a joke!

  22. What a wonderful woman!

    Degrees and awards in biology, beautiful, great actress, compassionate …

    And forced to scrub toilets with a toothbrush.

    I want to cry.

  23. TC asking someone out for a date…


    TC: Hey, I’ve noticed you on the set and was wondering if you’d like to meet up for a coffee sometime?

    Girl: Wow! Yeah…sure.

    TC: Great! I’ll send a car around to pick you up, and Dave can get you started on the routing form.


  24. Wow, the story did go viral.
    Gives Scientology a “Game Show “mentality, high cringe factor.

  25. Marty I couldn’t wait to read this since you told us about it. All I can say is well done to Nazanin, to rise above this duo of twits!

    ON ANOTHER NOTE: My wife and I had the distinct pleasure to spend an afternoon and evening over this weekend with Marty and Mosey. It was great to engage in communication on a myriad of things regarding our own experiences, OT levels and Marty’s perspective. I highly recommend it to anyone should they get the opportunity. We enjoyed making new friends with both of you. [having trouble getting this to post]?

  26. After watching her various videos and reading her online information, I think it would be absolutely marvelous to be able to sit down with this woman over a cup of tea and just chat! I bet spending some time with her would be a real enlightening experience.

  27. OK, here’s a couple of things that don’t add up:

    1) She allegedly was initially told that she was auditioning for a movie role. How does it go from there to the point where she is dating Cruise and sharing a bedroom with him? Doesn’t she see at some point that she’s being set up/manipulated?

    2) How is it that her only source of money was a Tom Cruise credit card? Didn’t she have her own money or was she broke?

    3) As a public Scientologist, how does she wind up scrubbing toilets with a toothbrush or digging ditches in the middle of the night??? I thought that that fun was reserved only for Sea Org members and possibly staff members. I’ve never heard of a public MAA dishing out that kind of thing. Why didn’t she just tell whoever to fuck off? Why didn’t she just leave??? I was in the Sea Org for five years and never scrubbed a toilet with a tooth brush.

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