Scarlett Johansson has been forced to deny she auditioned to date Tom Cruise.
The actress has published a full written statement arrived after Brendan Tighe appeared on NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today and, bizarrely, made the claim that he saw Johansson’s name among reports of women who auditioned to date Cruise. The dates of these supposed auditions came when he was a part of the Cruise’s Scientology security unit.
The supposed auditions came following Cruise’s divorce from Nicole Kidman.
However, Johansson has issued a strong denial of the accusations, she said: “The very idea of any person auditioning to be in a relationship is so demeaning,” in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter.
“I refuse for anyone to spread the idea that I lack the integrity to choose my own relationships,” Johansson continued. “Only a man aka Brendan Tighe would come up with a crazy story like that.
On top of Johansson’s strict denial, The Church of Scientology has also denied Tighe’s claims: “Brendan Tighe was a Church of Scientology Flag Service Organisation security guard/night watchman from 2002 to 2009,” Karin Pouw told NBC.
“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.”