Washington, Jan 16 : Tom Cruise had his sights set on Jennifer Garner before beginning his whirlwind romance with Katie Holmes, according to a controversial biography.
In 'Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography', British journalist and writer Andrew Morton claims that the 'Mission Impossible' star tried his luck with Garner before making Holmes his wife.
Morton alleges that Cruise constantly left voicemails on Garner's phone asking if she "knew what freedom was."
However, according to the author, the actor's advances were turned down, reports Usmagazine.com.
The biography also claims that Holmes signed a contract to commit to Scientology and that her father brokered a high-paying pre-nup.
The Church of Scientology, which appears to be the real subject of the book, has issued an extensive statement dismissing some of the book's most sensational allegations.
It snubbed the contents of the book as "vicious sensationalism of the lowest order" filled with "false and scandalous allegations".
"Insinuations that Mr Cruise is second-in-command of the Church are not only false, they are ludicrous," the statement added.