Sea Org defector Jesse Prince on celebrities, in interviews with Lawrence Wollersheim in 1998:
J: Certain celebrities pretty much had carte blanc in the best Scientology facilities.
L: Name a few names
J: I'll give specific examples. John Travolta would actually have auditors sent to his home to audit him for free. Rick Sheehee was one of them, Chris Sillcock was another one. Just flown all over at Scientology's expense, just to maintain some control with him. John Travolta specifically would have these instances where he'd want nothing else to do with it, just leave me alone. L So he tried to get out of Scientology?
J: Many times. Then, here we come with the freebies. The this, the that, the other thing.
L: They would send the auditors to his home, fly the auditors around the world, and the purpose was to maintain...
J: Good relationships with the person.
L: ...control over John Travolta. Did you ever hear anyone discuss "we need to send these auditors to keep control of John Travolta?"
L: Who said that?
J: David Miscavige, Norman Starkey.
L: Any other celebrities that they sent auditors to their homes, or flew them...
J: Special treatment, yes, Tom Cruise. Now he came up and did all of his, I mean I've never seen a guy progress so quickly through the Scientology "levels". Tom Cruise went from nothing to Clear to OT to NOTs damn near in a season, like in the fall. I know because I personally sat down and did e-meter drills with him so that he could learn the solo art. I did solo drills with him, so that he could do that. When I first met him he was nothing.
L: Do you feel he did it...
J: I'm not done, let me finish. So then, now, even beyond him just being there, Lyman Spurlock arranged his entire divorce from Mimi Rogers for no charge, did all of his finances.
L: Scientology helped arrange the divorce from Mimi Rogers.
J: And did the settlement, yes. And the settlement, I think she got $10 million.
L: $10 million.
J: And then they took Tom Cruise...
L: Was Mimi Rogers a member of Scientology at the time?
J: She was said to be a "disaffected Scientologist." In other words she wasn't really having anything to do with Scientology.
L: There was no attorneys involved, was this just strictly Marty? Who arranged the divorce?
J: Lyman Spurlock. Lyman Spurlock did the.... David Miscavige was very instrumental in the divorce.
L: When you say he was instrumental, what do you think he did?
J: Basically told Tom Cruise, spoke to him and pointed out his deficiencies, like, your finances are totally under control, you are dyslectic, you're having a hard time reading things, there are certain things you're having a hard time with. We can help you. You just have to go along and do what we tell you.
L: Tom Cruise is dyslectic?
L: He has a hard time reading?
J: You know, transposing words.
L: They told Tom Cruise, just do what we tell you.
J: Pretty much, you're in good hands, we have all this experience, Lyman has corporate experience, he's a certified public accountant. He sat down and sat down and did all the audit and the books for Tom Cruises' finances. Then...
L: So they got all of Tom Cruise's finances, complete knowledge of this guy's life.
J: Everything, complete knowledge. This is what tops it off. He now likes this Nicole Kidman, and he has a fantasy of just running through a field of tall grass with Nicole Kidman. What happens is they bring up to the Gilman Hot Springs location and the have had people in Golden Era Productions for weeks staying up overnight, just extended schedules, de-rocking, plowing a field, planting tall wheat grass that will grow, and when Nicole Kidman came, here's a field, now they're running through the damn field of grass. It took weeks.
(Cruise had dreamed of a field of wildflowers, but the rains washed those out after the RPF nearly killed themselves putting it in, so he had to settle for grass. Miscavige was reportedly livid.)