Nicole Kidman's divorce with Tom Cruise was widely believed to have been in part caused by his affiliation with the controversial Church of Scientology, Bustle reported. The two divorced in 2001, and at the time tabloid news coverage suggested Scientology had something to do with Nicole Kidman divorcing Tom Cruise.
"Because it happened long before we discovered the wealth of information available on the internet and social media, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's 2001 divorce wasn't exactly awash in public details. Sure, there were tabloid-perpetuated whispers that the Church of Scientology broke Cruise and Kidman up, but that was an easy enough assumption considering that the de facto spokes-celeb for the Church married a woman who was raised strictly Catholic, and still is Catholic, according to the BBC. In HBO's Scientology documentary Going Clear, Cruise and Kidman's divorce is blown up to greater proportions and the claims are "pretty wild," Bustle reported.
It has also been suggested that, because Nicole Kidman's last father, Anthony Kidman, was a psychologist, that leaders of the Church of Scientology were uneasy with her. The Church of Scientology has a reputation for being very much against psychology and psychiatry. The Church denies this and other claims from the documentary, Going Clear.
Nicole Kidman, according to Going Clear, was allegedly labeled a "suppressive person."
According the the Scientology website, a suppressive person is defined as such: "A Suppressive Person (SP) is a person who seeks to suppress other people in their vicinity. A Suppressive Person will goof up or vilify any effort to help anybody and particularly knife with violence anything calculated to make human beings more powerful or more intelligent."
Nicole Kidman's children were allegedly turned against her, according to Going Clear. Her children were allegedly brainwashed to go against Nicole Kidman, who apparently was never converted to become a member of the Church of Scientology.
Rathbun says that he believes the Church "brainwashed" the Cruise-Kidman children, Connor and Isabella, to stand against Nicole. If true, this detail adds yet another layer to this intriguing story, however Connor recently told Women's Day Australia that he and his mother are "solid," saying "I'll always love my mum," so it would seem that Kidman's bond with the children is in tact, Bustle reported.
The Huffington Post covered this controversy, and listed the 16 allegations against the Church of Scientology made in the documentary Going Clear.
"The Church of Scientology has long been a controversial institution among both the religious community and entertainment business. But the latest documentary from Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, explores the secrets of the organization through interviews with former high-ranking officials and former members in a way never seen before," the Huffington Post reported.
The Church of Scientology feared Nicole Kidman and caused her divorce with Tom Cruise, the Inquisitr reported earlier this month.
"This past Monday, the creators of the documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison Of Belief sat down and held a panel discussion. The controversial film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, and the creators talked about their belief that the Church of Scientology destroyed Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise's marriage," the Inquisitr reported.
[Picture of Nicole Kidman from Bustle]