Tom Cruise

Dr. Drew Pinsky of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew gave an interview in next month’s Playboy Magazine where he opines that people like Tom Cruise who join a cultish religions like Scientology have a mental illness.

“A lot of people in the public eye who behave strangely have mental illness we can learn from, and much of it is based on childhood trauma, without a doubt. Take a guy like Tom Cruise. Why would somebody be drawn into a cultish kind of environment like Scientology? To me, that’s a function of a very deep emptiness and suggests serious neglect in childhood – maybe some abuse, but mostly neglect.”

Tom Cruise went on the offensive with his lawyer Bert Fields who responded by calling Dr. Drew unqualified and compared him to Joseph Goebbels, one of Hitler’s closest associates. Bert tells Page Six:

“This unqualified television performer who is obviously just looking for notoriety is so grotesquely unprofessional as to pretend to diagnose Tom and others without ever meeting them. He seems to be spewing the absurdity that all Scientologists are mentally ill. The last time we heard garbage like this was from Joseph Goebbels.”

Bert Fields doesn’t know much because Dr. Drew is probably the most qualified person and has been doing this for years. Coincidentally, Tom Cruise plays Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, a Nazi, in the upcoming movie Valkyrie and the guy is crazy. You don’t need to be a doctor to diagnose that. I’m surprised Tom Cruise hasn’t started eating placenta yet… oh wait.