The niece of Scientology leader David Miscavige, Jenna Miscavige Hill, has posted a letter of support to her website, www.exScientologykids.com. Miscavige Hill left Scientology a few years ago and began speaking out about her experiences. Here’s the posting, in its entirety:
My experience in growing up in Scientology is that it is both mentally and at times physically abusive.
I was allowed to see my parents only once a week at best – sometimes not for years. We got a lousy education from unqualified Teachers, forced labor, long hours, forced confessions, being held in rooms not to mention the mental anguish of trying to figure out all of the conflicting information they force upon you as a young child. You need only read the similar if not more horrifying stories on this site.
While it is very unlikely that Suri Cruise would have the same upbringing as me (due to her parent’s celebrity status), any organization that is capable of mistreating and neglecting the needs of children, regardless of their social status, and which has a long history of breaking up families is no place for an innocent child.
The people in Scientology who are responsible for “PR” are experts at twisting the truth and intimidation tactics.
As a mother myself, I offer my support to Katie and wish for her all of the strength she will need to do what is best for her and her daughter.