Sunday, April 21, 2024

Scientology Chief’s Niece Speaks Up in Support of Katie Holmes


The niece of Scientology leader David Miscavige, Jenna Miscavige Hill, has posted a letter of support to her website, 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.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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