Scientology chiefs recently chopped down a giant eucalyptus tree to make actor Tom Cruise a pen, among other lavish gifts. Cruise, who has become the face of the church, was also presented with a customised 4X4 made from the felled tree.
Other extravagant treats given to Cruise, 50, include an aircraft hangar with a plush office and several personalised nickel-plated motorbikes. He has also been gifted a luxury coach called Silver Screen. The actor demanded that it to be fitted with a drawer to keep slippers in, so people don’t walk on the carpet with dirty shoes. He also wanted no one to enter the coach other than his personal assistants.
These details emerged after Marty Rathbun, a former high-ranking Scientologist, leaked a memo from 2005, the Sun reported. Actor Katie Holmes, 33, dumped Cruise and filed for divorce in New York 10 days ago because she didn’t want their six-year-old daughter Suri to be brought up surrounded by the religion.