The Scientology and the Aftermath host, 50, claimed in a statement to the anti-Scientology web site The Underground Bunker on Wednesday, December 16, that the Prime Gun star’s indignant outburst was “for public relations causes solely.”
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“Tom’s response that was launched yesterday exhibits his true persona. He’s an abusive particular person,” the King of Queens alum stated of Cruise, who’s a high-profile member of the Church of Scientology. “I witnessed it, I’ve been a recipient of it on a small stage … That is the actual Tom.”
“Tom doesn’t care concerning the households of his crew; that is all for publicity,” Remini, a former Scientologist, continued. “Tom doesn’t consider in household values. I imply, how anybody is falling for that is simply mindblowing. I’d wager that Tom had this rant written for him and had his Scientology assistant document and launch it. Listening to a wealthy actor with monumental energy deal with his crew on this approach is an indication of weak spot and a deeply troubled particular person. That is not only a rant of one other a–gap actor. Tom Cruise pretending that he cares is why a couple of have known as him out. They know this can be a publicity stunt, they know what Tom actually is and what Tom actually believes.”
Cruise, 58, was caught on tape berating crewmembers after they violated COVID-19 protocols on the set of his film, which resumed filming in Europe after being shut down due to coronavirus concerns earlier this 12 months.
“They’re again there in Hollywood making films proper now due to us,” he stated within the audio clip. “I’m on the cellphone with each f–king studio at evening, insurance coverage firms, producers. They’re taking a look at us and utilizing us to make their films. We’re creating 1000’s of jobs, you mom–kers.”
He then appeared to threaten the employees, saying, “If I see you do it once more, you’re f–king gone. And if anybody on this crew does it, that’s it — and also you too and also you too. And also you, don’t you ever f–king do it once more. That’s it. No apologies. You’ll be able to inform it to the individuals which might be dropping their f–king houses as a result of our business is shut down.”
“That is Tom friggin’ Cruise wielding his power and threatening and degrading his crew,” Remini stated of his expletive-filled outburst.
“Nobody must be ‘addressed’ by Tom about security codes. There are producers who might have and may have dealt with the state of affairs privately and professionally. What extra seemingly occurred was, two crew members who had been in the identical zone had been speaking to one another and Tom noticed this as a possibility to look because the epitome of power; of a pacesetter who’s taking this pandemic very critically,” the added. “This conduct isn’t regular or acceptable. Nobody can reply to his outburst with out being fired.”
The Emmy-winning actress and producer then outlined a number of the protocols being noticed on movie and TV units.
“Crews are separated into teams and zones and should not allowed to step into zones they don’t seem to be assigned to,” she defined. “All forged and crew are examined each different day, temperatures are taken daily upon arrival to set, new masks are given upon their arrival, anybody from out of city should keep of their accommodations and are monitored, they’re pushed to set from these of their zones. They aren’t being monitored by Tom Cruise; they’re being monitored by the COVID officers assigned to the film. There are strict pointers which might be being required to be on set.”
“I solely want somebody had stepped in and had accomplished one thing about it,” she concluded of the three-time Oscar nominee’s tirade. “We now have sufficient of the categories who stand by and permit this sort of conduct to go on.”
Us Weekly has reached out to Cruise’s rep for remark.
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