Ex-Scientologist claims the church 'auditioned' Scarlett Johansson for Tom Cruise: 'It didn’t go well'

On Megyn Kelly Today, ex-Scientologist Brendan Tighe shared some bizarre stories about Tom Cruise and John Travolta — the church’s most famous members.

Tighe left the church six years ago, but while he was there, he worked as a security guard, which put him in direct contact with celebrity members who’d visit.

And when Tom Cruise came around, strangely enough, so did the dentist.

“Every time [Tom Cruise] would show up, we had to get our teeth whitened,” said Tighe. “If you were part of anything to do with his service or entourage, you had to be seen by the dentist.”

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Actress Nicole Kidman and actor Tom Cruise attend the 19th Annual American Film Institute (AFI) Lifetime Achievement Award Salute to Kirk Douglas on March 7, 1991 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman attend the 'Brooklyn Laundry' Play Performance on May 3, 1991 at the Coronet Theatre in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Nicole Kidman and actor Tom Cruise attend 'A Few Good Men' Westwood Premiere on December 9, 1992 at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman attend the 'Guys and Dolls' Musical Performance on May 13, 1992 at Martin Beck Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Director Barry Levinson, actress Nicole Kidman and actor Tom Cruise attend the 64th Annual Academy Awards After Party Hosted by Irving 'Swifty' Lazar on March 30, 1992 at Spago in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Nicole Kidman and actor Tom Cruise attend the 'Year of the Comet' West Hollywood Premiere on April 21, 1992 at DGA Theatre in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman attend the 'Carmen' Opening Night Performance on January 22, 1992 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman attend The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and The Museum of Television & Radio Celebrate the Launch of 'Oscar's Greatest Moments (1971-1991)' on February 10, 1992 at The Museum of Television and Radio in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Nicole Kidman and actor Tom Cruise attend the 1993 U.S. Open Tennis on September 6, 1993 at Flushing Meadows Park in Flushing, Queens, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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Actress Nicole Kidman and actor Tom Cruise attend the 66th Annual Academy Awards on March 21, 1994 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Nicole Kidman and actor Tom Cruise attend the Ninth Annual American Cinematheque Award Salute to Rob Reiner on September 9, 1994 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman attend the 'Batman Forever' Westwood Premiere on June 9, 1995 at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Nicole Kidman and actor Tom Cruise attend the 'Jerry Maguire' New York City Premiere on December 6, 1996 at Pier 88, Chelsea Piers in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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Tighe was also in the church when Cruise split up with his wife Nicole Kidman in 2001. Following that, he said he unintentionally witnessed the church’s attempts to “audition” Cruise’s next girlfriend when reports were accidentally sent to his printer.

“The only [name] I recognized was Scarlett Johansson,” Tighe said.

It has previously beenreported that the church was trying to set up Cruise and Johansson, but Tighe gave an inside look at the audition — and how it affected fellow actress Erika Christensen (the two starred in 2004’s The Perfect Score).

That particular report said [the interview] didn’t go well,” Tighe said. “And that another actress, Erika Christensen, had to disconnect from Scarlett Johansson because that didn’t go well.”

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Scarlett Johansson (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
375773 06: Actress Scarlett Johansson poses at the BCBG Max Azria Fall 2000 fashion show February 7, 2000 during the '7th On Sixth' fashion week in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Liaison)
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HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 26: Actress Scarlett Johansson attends the 'Iron Man 2' Los Angeles Premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on April 26, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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A representative for Johansson reached out to Yahoo Entertainment with this response from the actress: “The very idea of any person auditioning to be in a relationship is so demeaning. I refuse for anyone to spread the idea that I lack the integrity to choose my own relationships. Only a man, AKA Brendan Tighe, would come up with a crazy story like that.”

Tighe also gave the scoop on Cruise’s reportedly frosty relationship with fellow Scientologist John Travolta.

“They didn’t like each other,” said Tighe. “They could be in the same building, pass each other in the hall, and give each other the cold shoulder.”

Tighe boils down their mutual dislike to Cruise bumping Travolta out of the top spot in terms of celebrity Scientologists.

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US actor John Travolta (L) and his wife US actress Kelly Preston pose on May 15, 2018 during a photocall for the film 'Gotti' at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: John Travolta, Kelly Preston arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 04: John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the FX's For Your Consideration Event for 'The People v. O.J. Simpson - American Crime Story' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on April 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the FX Networks Upfront Screening Of 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' at AMC Empire 25 theater on March 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - JANUARY 27: Actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston arrive at the premiere of 'FX's 'American Crime Story - The People V. O.J. Simpson' at Westwood Village Theatre on January 27, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NAPA, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actor John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston attend the world premiere of 'Life on the Line' during the 2015 Napa Valley Film Festival at the Lincoln Theater on November 14, 2015 in Yountville, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
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The church always plays tough defense when critical interviews like this air, and it issued this response to Megyn Kelly about Tighe’s recollections regarding Travolta and Cruise:

“Brendan was a Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization security guard/watchman from 2002 to 2009. The access he boasts of having was largely limited to viewing security cameras from a guard booth.  He was removed from that position for dereliction of duty.”

Separately on Megyn Kelly, the church issued another scathing rebuke of Tighe’s story and accusations:

“Brendan Tighe is fraudulently distorting his experiences to support a bigoted anti-Scientology reality television series. Our experience is that ridiculous claims such as those Tighe now raises have been inevitably sourced to the same discredited individuals kicked out of the Church years ago.”

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