Wedding Caterer: Tom Cruise Stiffed Me ... in 1990

Sinar Parman says he was never paid
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2012 9:15 AM CDT
Wedding Caterer: Tom Cruise Stiffed Me ... in 1990
In this July 13, 1999, file photo, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, who star in "Eyes Wide Shut," mingle with their co-star Sydney Pollack at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Sinar Parman has a little bit of a beef with Tom Cruise that dates back 22 years. The former Scientologist was the personal chef for L. Ron Hubbard himself, and later for Cruise. Parman ended up catering Cruise's wedding reception when he married Nicole Kidman in 1990, and was told by Scientology boss David Miscavige that he wouldn't be paid for it. Scientology staffers typically work as volunteers, Business Insider explains, but in this case Parman was angry because he had to cover food and other personal expenses while in Colorado for the wedding. He was never reimbursed, so he left the church—but the church had investigators tail him and his wife and "persuade" them to rejoin. He finally left for good in 2001. (Read more Sinar Parman stories.)

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