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

Brad Pitt, left, looks at Bono, right, as Bono explains why he is involved in ONE-The Campaign to Make Poverty History, durin
Brad Pitt, left, looks at Bono, right, as Bono explains why he is involved in ONE-The Campaign to Make Poverty History, during a news conference premiering a public service announcement aimed at enlisting public support for the campaign, Wednesday, April 6, 2005, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jack Valenti and Djimon Hounsou joined Pitt and Bono at the event saying that the 60-second video featuring celebrities and religious leaders will be broadcast on MTV and ABC networks starting April 10. (AP Photo/Rene Macura)

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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