As Scientology Inc. (the church of Scientology) has so idiotically already spread all over the comments section at Vanity Fair, Nazanin Boniadi is a good friend of mine. Naz is a courageous woman who was ruthlessly exploited by David Miscavige and Tom Cruise several years ago. Because of the nature of the bond of trust I share with Naz, there is not much I can share with you about her. But, since her name and a version of her story are about to go viral, there is something that people ought to know about Naz. For years, Naz has known that she could make international headlines and perhaps forward her fledgling acting career by blowing the whistle on Tom Cruise and his bff David Miscavige. But, Naz chose not to do so. She wanted to be judged only by the merits of her skills and abilities. Instead, she intelligently decided on more quiet and effective means she could apply to effectuate change in the monstrous institution that so inhumanely attempted to exploit her and others. Naz quietly and dedicatedly went about establishing a career powered and supported only by the quality of her talent. She found time also to forward the cause of effectively taming the beast. On a personal level, in four short years she became a well-employed actor and recognized, effective human rights activist.
David Miscavige and Tom Cruise took measures to prevent Naz from achieving any noteriety – for obvious reasons. But, Naz was undeterred. She made it in spite of Tom Cruise and David Miscavige.
Maureen Orth is one of a dying breed of real investigative journalists in America. Through incredible persistence and remarkable savvy Orth was able to find enough corroboration to tell Naz’s story in Vanity Fair without Naz uttering a word about it. See Vanity Fair’s teaser here.
Should it turn out that Orth’s painstaking effort to piece together the truth through second and third hand sources fall short of the whole truth and nothing but the truth, stay tuned here. I am likely to the be the first to correct the record. We will always have Naz’s back.
Update: Nazanin Boniadi: False Report Correction #1
VF’s brief profile on Naz: Who is Nasanin Boniadi?
E-online on Naz: Nazanin Boniadi
Learn more about Naz at her website: Naz’s website.