The latest documentary on Scientology, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, delves deeper into the highly publicized split between Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman—and as expected, the church wasted no time in shooting down the claims.
"The accusations made in the film are entirely false and alleged without ever asking the Church," Scientology officials said in a statement. "The Church is committed to free speech. However, free speech is not a free pass to broadcast or publish false information."
Additionally, the controversial religion launched a Twitter account dubbed Freedom Media Ethics and took out an ad in The New York Times slamming the movie.
And while the power couple's breakup was initially shrouded in secrecy, as is the case with much of Scientology, Alex Gibney's film based on Lawrence Wright's book makes additional claims about the lengths the church allegedly went to to keep Cruise in their grasp.
The documentary, which debuted at Sundance on Sunday, alleges that Cruise hired a private investigator to wiretap his wife's phones.
Going Clear also reports that the church deemed Kidman a "suppressive person" following her split from the actor.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kidman chose to stay mum when asked about the religion in light of Wright's book.
"I've chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology. I have two children who are Scientologists—Connor and Isabella—and I utterly respect their beliefs."
Church officials also slammed those who participated in the movie, saying, "Gibney's sources are the usual collection of obsessive, disgruntled former Church members kicked out as long as 30 years ago for malfeasance, who have a documented history of making up lies about the Church for money."
A rep for Kidman declined to comment.
Cruise's attorney tells E! News: "Tom Cruise did not hire any private investigator to spy on or investigate Nicole Kidman in any way. Nor did he ask the Church of Scientology to do that. Any statement to the contrary is provably false."
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