Los Angeles, Dec 1 (IANS) According to a documentary, actor Tom Cruise employed only Scientologists in his house.
The “Mission: Impossible” actor is a member of the sci-fi cult and the church’s leader, David Miscavige and his wife Shelly wanted him to be “in Scientology” around-the-clock, so all his staff were also members of the faith, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
In a new documentary series by Leah Remini, who left the church in 2013, said: “I had to hire an executive house keeper, a maid, a cook. They all had to be Scientologists because they all wanted him to be in Scientology 100 per cent. I would go to his house and there were people cleaning his house, folding his laundry, doing things for Tom personally. All Sea Org members.”
The “King of Queens” star was spurred to make “Leah Remini, Scientology and the Aftermath” after finding stories of people abused by senior church members online.
“I’m not a big fan of bullies, so it is part of who I am and I was a fighter in the church. This is what they taught me, so I’m going to continue my fight, but I’m on the right side of that fight now,” Remini said.
Remini also revealed Cruise and other senior church figures pressured her to speak to CBS chairman Les Moonves to get a “60 Minutes” Scientology special canned, and she went through with the call even though she felt “really uncomfortable”.
“So I called Les Moonves, even though I was really uncomfortable with it.
“And he said, ‘Listen — you’re not the only one who has called me about this and I have no right to interject my opinion of what I like or don’t like with the news organisation of CBS and I will absolutely not engage this conversation. I’ll tell you or anyone else who calls me’,” she said.
“He said, ‘I don’t give a s**t if it’s you, if it’s Tom Cruise, if it’s Jenna Elfman, you’re all going to get the same story from me’,” she added.