Rathbun: Cruise Kids 'Indoctrinated'

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 1996:  (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) American actor, Tom Cruise, with his Australian actress wife, Nicole Kidman, and children, Isabella and Connor, at Jet Charter Centre after arriving in Sydney for a family holiday. (Photo by Newspix/Getty Images)

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    Tom Cruise’s former Scientology auditor says he believes church officials used their doctrine to turn Cruise’s kids against their mother, his ex-wife Nicole Kidman. In an interview with NBC’s Rock Center, airing Thursday, Marty Rathbun said “it was more than implied… [Kidman] was somebody they shouldn’t open up with, they shouldn’t communicate with, they shouldn’t spend much time with.” Rathbun said he spent countless hours with Cruise at the church’s celebrity center in California starting in 2001, conducting the counseling sessions known as “auditing.” When Cruise and Kidman’s two kids, Connor and Isabella, were with Cruise, they were really at the hands of the Scientology staff, being “indoctrinated,” Rathbun said. After Cruise and Kidman’s divorce, their kids lived primarily with Cruise and now-ex-wife Katie Holmes.

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