Rathbun left the church and now runs an anti-Scientology blog.
Since the divorce was announced, the only words from Cruise's camp were:
1. He was "shocked and saddened."
2. A statement from his camp expressing dismay that people believed Scientology had anything to do with the split.
3. Cruise's attorney "took a swipe at Katie" for leading the media firestorm.
According to Rathbun:
2 and 3 above give strong indication that Tom Cruise is still listening to his best man, Scientology Inc. cult leader David Miscavige. They both sound like vintage Miscavige.
As to the claim that they are so surprised because Katie only expressed ‘love’ for Scientology, that is right out of Miscavige’s well-worn strategy to use pressured, documented, positive utterances (called success stories) against former members in the following wise.
And Rathbun's speculation for the terms "Cruise will obtain at an astronomical price (Miscavige may even need to dip into Scientology Inc’s war chest to help pay the price):"
a) Katie signs a document that indicates there is to be joint/equal custody of the daughter of Tom and Katie. However, there will be a side agreement (that will sit locked up in their lawyer’s safes) that gives Katie sole custody, control over education, and some visitation rights to Tom.
b) Katie signs a document that indicates that Scientology was never an issue nor consideration in the filing for divorce.
Miscavige and Scientology Inc hacks then make the media and their sources wrong for having allegedly jumped the gun to insinuate Scientology into the matter in order to bludgeon Scientology Inc, Miscavige and Cruise.
Miscavige, at bottom, loves the victim card and when his back is against the wall he always plays it, and plays it well. He has, and will, pay untold sums of money to orchestrate the apparancy that he and Scientology Inc. were the victims.
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