Another of Tom Cruise’s slave laborers has sued the Church of Scientology for ruining his life. According to, Daniel Montalvo filed suit against his parents, Scientology, and its offshoot Sea Org, for engaging in slave labor practices and forcing him, as a minor, to work over 100 hours a week for $25 to $50. In 1996, when Daniel was a child, his parents joined Sea Org, whose rules don’t allow parents to raise their children.(!) His care was handed over to the church and he was dressed up in a naval uniform and at the age of six forced to sign a billion year contract binding him to Sea Org. He wasn’t allowed to watch the news or have internet access, and went to school one day a week at best. He spent the rest of his time working 40 to 100 hours a week – this eventually included working on two motorcycles, an airplane hangar and a luxury SUV for Tom Cruise. All this for “the betterment of mankind.” Let’s hope more former Scientologists work up the courage to sue the church.
Of interest is the fact that church spokesperson Tommy Davis has insisted that whatever benefits Cruise received from the church “pales in comparison to the benefits the church has received from Mr Cruise’s many years of volunteer efforts.”
Meanwhile, Tom Cruise’s attorney states that “The church of Scientology has never provided Mr Cruise with any free services.”


Posted by Janet on March 9, 2011

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  1. By Muffin Top!!
    On March 9, 2011 at

    Really am tired of the Scientology gossip altogether. Can we please move on to more light hearted gossip??

  2. By Hilary
    On March 9, 2011 at

    I’m one of those who is VERY interested. This is a destructive CULT and more people need to know about its practices. It’s also a UFO cult, which most people don’t know about.
    It will be very interesting to see how this all plays out, especially on Cruise’s end.
    I can’t see him leaving the group, because I really think he’s one taco short of a combination plate — he obviously has great managers and agents. I’m betting that Katie Holmes is hoping this all goes away as quickly as possible. Would love to hear Reta’s take on this one! 🙂

  3. By Walt Cliff
    On March 9, 2011 at

    Sorry Muffin Top but I just never get tired of bashing that nasty money cult. It literally terrifies me to think of what regular folk have to endure in that cult.

    Cruise, Ms. Travolta, Crusty Allen : ) do not want to believe anything bad about the cult because it doesn’t affect them personally.

  4. By Patrick
    On March 9, 2011 at

    There are laws against this. If it is true.
    He’s filming M.I.-3 in Vancouver right now.
    No one cares.
    REta, got a Tony Hunt Jr., “Bukwus” mask for my bday.
    google that.

  5. By Dragonfly
    On March 9, 2011 at

    Very slowly, more people are starting to come forward. I hope this is a new trend and opens a flood gate of people willing to testify about this nutcase organization. I can’t wait to see the roof blown off with all the accusations and where it will leave the crazies such as Cruise and Travolta.

  6. By Indy
    On March 9, 2011 at

    I saw these brain-washed crazies at the Sea Org in Clearwater, Fl. About 30 of them came around the corner, looking straight ahead marching in a straight line. The reason the workers on Cruise’s stuff did not spill their guts is they were afraid for their life. Even Lisa Marie Presley when she had pneumonia was allowed to only see a SCI doctor, who ‘treated’ her with one of their looney cocktails and she almost died. This was documented and then covered up. Why is it taking decades to out this demonic cult? All celebs in it giving huge buck$ are too stupid for words. I really know a lot about SCI and none of it is pretty.

  7. By Bettye Bluejay
    On March 9, 2011 at

    Paul Haggis told about the slave laborers in his expose’. Totally believable. Where is the FBI?

  8. By Palermo
    On March 9, 2011 at

    If we’re going to talk about celebs then of course the CoS will come up. I find it fascinating myself.

  9. By Dragonfly
    On March 9, 2011 at

    I guess the claim “The church of Scientology has never provided Mr Cruise with any free services” could be a true statement since Tom gives them so many millions. He is paying for the services. I would love to see the file the FBI has on this cult. I’m sure they have something. Now that people will speak out, maybe they can make a case.

  10. By The American
    On March 9, 2011 at

    so when is his funeral?

  11. By Gemma Martins-St. Onge
    On March 9, 2011 at

    Anyone who bashes Scientology without taking a good hard look at their own religion is living a fools paradise.

  12. By Palermo
    On March 9, 2011 at

    drank the Koolaid

  13. By Mrs Honoria Pilkinghorne
    On March 9, 2011 at

    It is time for the whole cult to be exposed! Mansions, Limos, High end property all around Hollywood not taxes paid. I still think of them as the freaks in the NY subway selling the books.

  14. By Meg
    On March 9, 2011 at

    He looks so femme in this picture. Must be the round features and rosy cheeks.

  15. By Seriously?
    On March 9, 2011 at

    We’re not tired of Scieno gossip, Janet. Keep reporting on them. They need to be exposed.

  16. By Reta
    On March 9, 2011 at

    Where do all these freaks keep coming from that are willing to throw away their whole lives and their own blood/children to ANY “religion”? WHAT “God” or “afterlife” is worth THAT? I say NONE!

  17. By Reta
    On March 9, 2011 at

    Hilary, are you going to join me for a good ol time in Hades when the spaceshipes land and take them all away and leave us non-believers behind? I can’t wait! I’m partying it up already. Of course, Indy will be going because she has been a “believer” all her life, right Indy? What’s it matter what “cult” you pray to? Like George Carlin so glibly but wisely said “people are praying to an all knowing man in the sky.” Anything about that sound a bit strange to you Indy? I suggest strongly to anyone who has the balls to see Bill Mahar’s “Religulous.” It slayed me with it’s honesty in all ways.

  18. By XYZ
    On March 10, 2011 at

    This is just the tip of the iceberg, folks… The shit runs much deeper… And get used to the idea that there is no justice. Not for us, the people…

  19. By Johnny
    On March 25, 2013 at

    You have got to be kidding me. Mr. Cruise I hav always thought you to be a decent guy and Scientieology one more harmles ath to the way pointed to by so many others……I will investigate it appears I have been ignorant here and Tom Cruise needs to respond or reform or get out


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