Tom Cruise's Scientologist Wedding Caterer Says Cruise Never Paid Him
Former Member Says He Catered Cruise and Nicole Kidman's Nuptials, Only to Get Stiffed
Tom Cruise has been accused of being many things - controlling, rigid, obsessive and a complete religious fanatic - but cheap has never been one of them. After all, the man is a multimillionaire many times over. But it seems there's a first time for everything.
Now, the man who catered Cruise's 1990 wedding to Nicole Kidman says the movie star stiffed him out of the hefty bill. Then a fellow member of Cruise's Church of Scientology, Sinar Parman says he whipped up all the food for the couple's nuptials, only to later be told by David Miscavaige - the head of Scientology and Cruise's longtime BFF - that Parman would receive no compensation for his work. Parman eventually left the controversial religion in 2001.
Why Parman is coming forward now is unclear - but it's not the first time the Church has been accused of not paying members for doing manual labor. Former Church member John Brousseau recently claimed he worked hundreds of hours on customizing a pricey SUV, an entire airport hangar and a motorcycle for Cruise, all at Miscavaige's request, without ever seeing a dime.
Even then, however, Brousseau didn't complain. " I had low overhead," he explained. "I had a place to stay and food to eat. I even saved money despite being paid $50 a week."
But the appeal of Scientology soon waned for Brousseau as well. He eventually left the Church as well and now speaks out on how twisted its ways - under Miscavaige's leadership - truly are.
For its part, the Church has been dismissing claims made by people like Parman and Brousseau as nothing more than disgruntled ramblings of bitter former members. But with more and more speaking out about similar allegations of "slave labor" we wonder how long that excuse is going to hold water.