Scientology and celebs: 'Miscavige had several of us catering to Tom Cruise behind the scenes' - 2018-06-23
We have another entry in our ongoing series of book excerpts about Scientology, this time some startling material about the church's obsession with celebrities which appears in Amy Scobee's book Scientology — Abuse at the Top. Amy was one of several high-ranking executives who came out of Scientology in the 2000s and changed the way the church is viewed by the media.
The Watchdog Committee (WDC) position over the Celebrity Centre sector was unfilled and the handling of "key" Scientology celebrities was being done directly by the Religious Technology Center, under David Miscavige's supervision. Therefore, the post of WDC for Celebrity Centres (WDC CC) became my next top priority post to fill.
While working to locate someone suitable, I was briefed that I'd be doing a special project in Los Angeles to establish the Tom Cruise household with staff who were all Scientologists. Without telling these people who we were hiring for, I was to call in and video interview upscale Scientologists in the LA area for specific positions. This included locating an executive housekeeper, cook, cleaner, and nanny. Shelly Miscavige (David's wife and personal assistant) supervised me directly on this project.