Scarlett Johansson denies the claim that she auditioned to be in a relationship with Tom Cruise.
Scarlett Johansson is to make it clear that she never auditioned to be in a relationship with Tom Cruise.
On Wednesday, the “Avengers: Infinity War’ – actress set the record straight, denying a claim that she auditioned for the date of the 55-year-old star after he split from Nicole Kidman.
“The idea of a person audition to be in a relationship is so humiliating,” Johansson, 33, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I refuse for anyone to spread the idea that I lack the integrity to choose for my own relationships,” she continued. “Only a man aka Brendan Tighe would come up with a crazy story.’
According to the outlet, Johansson the denial comes immediately after Tighe, an ex-Scientologist, appeared on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today,” claiming that when he was a part of Cruise’s Scientology security unit, he saw reports of women who auditioned-to-date with the “American” actor.
Tighe went on to explain that the reports were inadvertently sent to the printer, that is how he saw them, and he only remembered Johansson, because he recognized her name, the outlet reported.
“Another actress, Erika Christensen, had to disconnect from Scarlett Johansson, because it did not go well. That was in that report,” Tighe said.
The Church of Scientology has also denied Tighe, the claims relating to his involvement with Cruise.
“Brendan Tighe was a Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization security guard/night watchman from 2002 to 2009,” Karin Pouw, Church of Scientology International, told Kelly, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“The ‘access’ he has to have was largely limited to the viewing of security cameras from a guard booth,” she explained. “He was removed from that position for dereliction of duty.”