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08/21/2013 01:26 pm ET

Church Of Scientology Courted Brad Pitt, Bono, According To Defected Member

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The Church of Scientology could have looked very different nowadays, if its leaders had their way. According to new reports, Tom Cruise wasn't the only heavyweight courted by the controversial church -- Brad Pitt and U2 frontman Bono were a target, too.

According to RadarOnline, Jenna Miscavige Hill -- who is Scientology leader David Miscavige's niece and a former member of the church -- has knowledge of the two A-listers' relationship to Scientology.

"There's a celebrity strategy and they're targeted for their influence, not their money," Miscavige Hill told RadarOnline in an exclusive interview, expanding on the tell-all memoir she published earlier this year, "Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape."

Per her account, Pitt got involved through his then-girlfriend, Juliette Lewis, and had even gone so far as taking the "first step" of joining the church.

For more on Brad and Bono's involvement and Jenna Miscavige Hill's insight, head over to RadarOnline.

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