Cruise Control: Stiller, Sandler Defend Tom
UPDATED: If you'd taken a media beating on the scale of Tom Cruise's recent video extravaganza, I think you might need some high profile support to counter the sinking feeling that the whole world was turning against you. Thankfully for Cruise, he has legions of fellow Scientologists to do just that...plus some Hollywood buddies like Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller, whose opinions might actually be respected.
"To see anyone's private life invaded and mocked like this is sickening," Adam Sandler tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. "It's especially gross when it happens to a guy like Cruise, who's a great dad, a great husband, and a great friend."
"Imagine having a baby and people talking about it the way they did," says [Ben] Stiller. "People lose sight of the fact that Tom Cruise is actually a person. I feel for him."
PREVIOUSLY: Scientologists stick together and support each other and, after last week's media firestorm feeding frenzy, I'm sure Cruise is glad to have someone in his corner that isn't laughing at him or dismissing the legitimacy of his 'faith'.
John Travolta is coming to the aid of friend - and fellow Scientologist - Tom Cruise following last week's leaked video.
The much-discussed clip, still making the rounds on the Web, shows the Mission: Impossible megastar praising the Church of Scientology and saying that followers have "the ability to create new and better realities." (His rep says the footage was filmed for a private church event in 2004.)
Travolta, 53, claims the intense media scrutiny has gone too far. "[Tom] has - we all have - the right to practice how we feel," he told PEOPLE Saturday at Australia.com's G'Day L.A. gala celebrating Australia Week 2008. "It finally becomes unfair."