Sam Domingo, a former member of Church of Scientology, said she knows why Connor and Isabella, the adopted kids of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's, were turned against their mother after the couples’ public divorce in 2001.
Sam, the daughter-in-law of the famous opera singer, Plácido Domingo, and her family, had been a part of the Church for 22 years. During this time, she had closely interacted with various celebrity families, including Cruise's family – Connor and Isabella used to play with her kids as well as the kids of her three sisters, Cass Mapother, Marian Henry, and Lee Ann DeVette.
She along with her children and ex-husband has moved out of the Church in 2009, and in an exclusive interview with DailyMail, she shared her experience and what made Nicole kids turn against her.
Sam decided to speak up on Isabella and brother Connor's lives, after seeing Isabella, 26, featured in a Scientology promo in London. In the ad, she thanked the Church and her father for helping her find a 'missing piece' of herself. According to Sam, however, Isabella is only being used for the promotional value and has no other options.
She explained, "It's not fair what they're doing to her and Connor. They have no choice but to be the poster kids of Scientology now."
Connor and Isabella were one of the regular children at Scientology's Celebrity Centre up until the time their parents divorced. After the split, things changed drastically for them, and the kids were made to stay in “boot camp” in isolation from other kids, under the watchful eye of Scientology No. 2 and enforcer Marty Rathbun, who has also left the Church.
Sam explained, “I know what techniques they used... I know what the second-in-command at the time Marty Rathbun did, he was so tough on them, the Cruise kids had no choice. After the divorce, they were indoctrinated into Scientology and very much isolated.”
She emphasized that Connor and Isabella have been forced to hate their mother and believe that she should be ex-communicated from the Church. Likewise, they think she should be conceived of as a "suppressive person," a term used in the organization to describe those whose actions or principles jeopardize other members’ abilities to follow the Church’s code.
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Sam's claims, however, has been contradicted by the Church's representative who said, “The absurd claims from this individual, who has been gone from the Church for a decade, are just more invented gossip usually fed to the tabloids by self-promoting parasites who use bigotry and false allegations about the Church and its members to generate hate and even violence.”
None of the parents have been immediately available for any comments.