From a read of the article, it seems like Tom Cruise and Scientology are trying the "see no evil, hear no evil" tactic:
The Vanity Fair article would appear to have created a new kind of problem for Cruise: In the past, there always has been a question as to whether the star was even aware of some of the darker allegations about Scientology. (Former Scientologist Tory Christman, for example, has said that she was assigned to keep "entheta" off of John Travolta's "lines" -- that is, to prevent negative news from reaching him. The organization denies this practice.) But the Vanity Fair story connects some of those allegations to the most intimate aspect of Cruise's life: his quest for a wife. (Cruise's attorney Bert Fields wrote THR to say: "Even if you believed Orth's story -- which no intelligent person should -- even she doesn't claim that Tom knew what she claims the church was doing. So please don't write that her article shows Tom's involvement in this claimed conduct. It doesn't.")
While members of Cruise's team say the star is aware of the article, they do not know whether he has read it. But one insider reveals he has dismissed it as yet another media attack on his religion, saying, "I've been dealing with people doing this for 30 years." According to Cruise's publicist, Amanda Lundberg, the article included many "lies designed to sell magazines," and the star feels no need to respond publicly.
Trying to claim Tom Cruise didn't know or doesn't know what Scientology is doing, is an interesting claim to try to make with credence. What do you think?