Cruise ultimately split from Kidman in 2001, and was awarded the church’s highest honor, the Freedom Medal of Valor, in 2004.
Cruise is also best friends with Scientology’s controversial leader David Miscavige, who served as Cruise’s best man during his 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes.
“They’re two peas in a pod,” Tom De Vocht, a former member of Scientology’s Commodore Messenger’s Organization (CMO), or its internal police, told me of Cruise and Miscavige.
“Scientologists are told that Tom Cruise is saving the world single-handedly, so he is considered a deity within Scientology.
Tom is even called ‘Mister Cruise’ by staff members,” Remini told The Daily Beast.
Most Scientologists are, and I can actually say this about most Scientologists because I was in it, so I know my own heart,” Remini explains.
She also alleges a Scientology official informed her that Cruise personally administered punishment on a high-ranking member of the church—on Miscavige’s orders. »