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Where is Shelly Miscavige?
It’s the question that’s haunted Leah Remini for over 10 years. Plus in the episode that is latest of her A&E show Leah Remini: Scientology therefore the Aftermath, the ex-Scientologist switched whistle-blower, a previous buddy and pen pal of Shelly’s, interviewed many of her closest confidantes whom offered valuable context for why the wife of Scientology frontrunner David Miscavige hasn’t been seen publicly since August 2007, at her father’s funeral.
Based on writer Lawrence Wright’s book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, while the Prison of Belief, Shelly both functioned as Miscavige’s right-hand woman in addition to a handler to Scientology’s biggest celebrity, Tom Cruise. And, within the second capability, Wright reported that she supervised the auditing associated with Mission: Impossible actor’s then-girlfriend Penelope Cruz, plus the look for Cruise’s brand new partner after their split through the Spanish actress.
The difficulties for Remini started during the 2006 wedding of Cruise and this brand new partner, Katie Holmes—a $3 million, star-studded event at a fifteenth century castle in Italy. Among the list of visitors were Brooke Shields, Giorgio Armani, Jim Carrey, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, David and Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, and other Scientologists John Travolta and Kelly Preston. The few ended up being serenaded by Andrea Bocelli, and took part in Scientology’s Double Ring ceremony, with Miscavige serving as Cruise’s man that is best. Remini had been here too, as soon as she started guests that are asking Scientology officials at the bash why Shelly had been nowhere can be found, claims she ended up being later “punished for asking where the leader’s spouse was.”
When you look at the period 3 premiere episode of Scientology additionally the Aftermath, Remini interviewed Valerie Haney, whom served 22 years when you look at the church’s fraternal order that is religious water Org, whoever users must signal billion-year agreements, and has also been the non-public associate to Shelly Miscavige. Haney claims she endure saw Shelly crying and entering an automobile outside “Gold Base,” the worldwide head office for the Church of Scientology in Riverside County, Ca.
“What Miscavige is performing together with his spouse, hiding her and lacking her anywhere around, we don’t have it. That is heartless if you ask me,” claims Haney.
Tom DeVocht, an old Church of Scientology official whom knew Shelly, adds that she confided in him that her spouse had been “losing it” prior to her general public disappearance.
Remini filed a missing-persons report on Shelly’s behalf in 2013, and after performing a security check, Det. Gus Villanueva claimed, “The LAPD has categorized the report as unfounded, indicating that Shelly just isn’t missing,” in, where she is, or if she was in the presence of church officials though they declined to provide any details as to the state they found her.
“What matters if you ask me is the fact that We have maybe not seen evidence that this girl is alive, or doing well, therefore I can provide a shit just what the LAPD said as his or her bullshit declaration which they create, because We haven’t seen her face. I’m calling bullshit on it,” Remini explained.
Det. Kevin Becker regarding the LAPD’s Hollywood Division, a close buddy of Remini’s who’s since resigned from the force, supplied a written declaration into the everyday Beast concerning the Shelly Miscavige health check which read, in part: “I and lots of other detectives think that the ‘investigation’ ended up being REALLY defectively managed and LAPD dropped means quick with this one.”
The law firm representing the Church of Scientology, called Remini and Rinder’s claims “false,” said they haven’t provided any evidence of Shelly’s whereabouts because they don’t want to “dignify the preposterous allegations,” and alleged, “Mrs in a threatening letter to The Daily Beast, Glassman Media Group. Miscavige hasn’t been lacking and it is residing her life to her selecting.” (They declined to give you any information about her state that is current or whereabouts.)
“Mrs. Miscavige was hitched to Mr. Miscavige for nearly 40 years. She actually is a life-long Scientologist and it is a passionate person in the ocean Organization, the Scientology spiritual purchase. While her spouse lives a general public life while the Church’s frontrunner, Mrs. Miscavige lives a look at this web-site personal life. My partner Rebecca Kaufman has really met with Mrs. Miscavige,” wrote Anthony Michael Glassman of Glassman Media Group.
Remini and her Aftermath co-host Mike Rinder, an old executive that is senior the Church of Scientology, think that Shelly has been held during the Church of religious Technology (CST), a heavily-fortified complex near Lake Arrowhead, California, composed of vaults housing Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s obtained works on gold music cds, and nuclear shelters. It’s where Scientologists are get yourself ready for Armageddon.
“Mike and I also are pretty good that in 2005, when Dave Miscavige had his blow-up up there to be a non-person,” Tony Ortega, publisher of The Underground Bunker and the leading journalist covering Scientology, told me a few years back with her, he sent her. “They allow her to down for 2 times on her father’s funeral during summer of 2007, and no one has seen her since. I’m good she’s still here, and I also have actually my sources stating that she’s still there.”
Rinder further claims that he had been contacted by an individual at CST whoever task would be to monitor Shelly’s whereabouts, and keeps that they explored Shelly’s disappearance on Aftermath “because so many individuals reached out and demanded that people execute a show about any of it.”
“They genuinely believe that the entire world doesn’t have the ranking to inquire of about it; that no body gets the ranking to inquire of about any of it,” Rinder tells me personally. “It’s an interesting consider the mind-set of Scientologists, and just how away from touch with truth they have been. If Shelly Miscavige is truly simply peachy-keen and fine, just just how easy would it not be on her behalf to write a note that is handwritten the planet, or to Leah? How simple wouldn’t it be on her behalf to accomplish a video clip? Scientology has a large number of videos they released. Why there wasn’t one of Shelly, if she’s therefore fine?”
“The evidence that there surely is something amiss is perhaps not the statements made by me or anyone else, the evidence that there’s one thing fishy is within Scientology’s response,” he continues. “This is the simplest part of the entire world to cope with if there was clearlyn’t something strange going on.”