Hollywood stars Adam Sandler
, Dustin Hoffman
and Ben Stiller
have spoken out in support of fellow actor Tom Cruise
- branding the recent backlash against the star as "sickening".
The Last Samurai
actor has received a barrage of bad press after a pro-Scientology video featuring Cruise was leaked on the Internet.
Meanwhile, a controversial book by celebrity biographer Andrew Morton has been published in the U.S. - which makes scathing accusations about Cruise's personal life.
comedian Sandler says, "To see anyone's private life invaded and mocked like this is sickening.
"It's especially gross when it happens to a guy like Cruise, who's a great dad, a great husband and a great friend."
Meanwhile, legendary actor Hoffman - who starred opposite Cruise in Oscar-winning movie Rain Man
- believes the 45-year-old has every right to express opinions about his religion.
He says, "Tom Cruise is an American and has the right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion."
A host of stars have come forward to defend their peer in magazine People
, including former couple Bruce Willis
and Demi Moore
, Jim Carrey
and Ben Stiller.
Night at the Museum
actor Stiller has slammed rumors suggesting Cruise isn't the biological father of daughter Suri.
He says, "Imagine having a baby and people talking about it the way they did. People lose sight of the fact that Tom Cruise is actually a person. I feel for him."
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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)