A new book that offers a peek inside Scientology includes trivia about Tom Cruise. The author - Amy Scobee, a former high-ranking Scientologist - claims that he has a history of drug abuse.
Former Scientologist Mark Rathbun was also featured in Cooper's series. Rathbun, who has apparently read Scobee's manuscript, says that Scobee's book recounts a conversation with David Miscavige's wife, where she "told Amy that Tom was "so gung-ho" that he wanted to join the Sea Org but he didn't qualify because of his previous drug history," reports Gawker.
Also, Cruise was "given an ultimatum to choose between Scientology and Nicole Kidman."
However, last week, Cruise's lawyer, Bertram Fields sent her a letter warning her about publishing a book that "includes assertions about Mr. Cruise that are demonstrably false and defamatory."
"Your book claims that Mrs. David Miscavige (wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige) said that Mr. Cruise had a 'Drug History.' This is false. Mr. Cruise has no 'Drug history whatsoever. He has never used illegal drugs of any kind," he writes.
Fields concludes by writing that, "assuming that you publish these libelous assertions, I have urged Mr. Cruise not to give your book publicity by filing a lawsuit while it is initially on sale, but to wait until later to file an appropriate action for damages."