Marlow Stern

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Where is Shelly Miscavige?

It’s the question that is haunted Leah Remini for more than ten years. As well as in the latest episode of her A&E series Leah Remini: Scientology while the Aftermath, the ex-Scientologist switched whistle-blower, a previous buddy and pen pal of Shelly’s, interviewed many of her closest confidantes whom supplied valuable context for why the spouse of Scientology frontrunner David Miscavige hasn’t been seen publicly since August 2007, at her father’s funeral.

In accordance with writer Lawrence Wright’s book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and also the Prison of Belief, Shelly both functioned as Miscavige’s right-hand girl along with a handler to Scientology’s biggest celebrity, Tom Cruise. And, into the second capability, Wright reported that she supervised the auditing of this Mission: Impossible actor’s then-girlfriend Penelope Cruz, plus the look for Cruise’s brand brand new partner after their split through the actress that is spanish.

The issues for Remini started during the 2006 wedding of Cruise and also this brand new partner, Katie Holmes—a $3 million, star-studded affair at a 15th century castle in Italy. One of the visitors had been 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 had been serenaded by Andrea Bocelli, and participated in Scientology’s Double Ring ceremony, with Miscavige serving as Cruise’s most readily useful guy. Remini ended up being there too, when she started asking guests and Scientology officials at the bash why Shelly ended up being nowhere can be found, states she ended up being later “punished for asking where the leader’s wife was.”

Within the period 3 premiere episode of Scientology while the Aftermath, Remini interviewed Valerie Haney, whom served 22 years into the church’s fraternal religious purchase, water Org, whoever users must signal billion-year agreements, and has also been the non-public associate to Shelly Miscavige. Haney claims she last saw Shelly crying and entering an automobile outside “Gold Base,” the headquarters that is international of Church of Scientology in Riverside County, Ca.

“What Miscavige has been doing together with spouse, hiding her and lacking her anywhere around, we don’t have it. That is heartless for 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 reported, “The LAPD has categorized the report as unfounded, showing that Shelly is certainly not missing,” though they declined to produce any details regarding the state they found her in, where she actually is, or if she was at the current presence of church officials.

“What matters if you ask me is the fact that We have perhaps not seen evidence that this woman is alive, or succeeding, so I will give a shit exactly what the LAPD said as his or her bullshit declaration which they create, because we asian dating have actuallyn’t seen her face. I’m bullshit that is calling it,” Remini said.

Det. Kevin Becker for the LAPD’s Hollywood Division, buddy of Remini’s who’s since resigned through the force, supplied a written declaration to your everyday Beast in regards to the Shelly Miscavige health check which read, in part: “I and several other detectives genuinely believe that the ‘investigation’ ended up being REALLY defectively managed and LAPD dropped way 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 never been lacking and it is residing her life to her selecting.” (They declined to give any informative data on her present state or her whereabouts.)

“Mrs. Miscavige happens to be married to Mr. Miscavige for nearly 40 years. This woman is a life-long Scientologist and it is a passionate person in the ocean Organization, the Scientology order that is religious. While her spouse lives a general public life because the Church’s frontrunner, Mrs. Miscavige lives a life that is private. My partner Rebecca Kaufman has physically met with Mrs. Miscavige,” wrote Anthony Michael Glassman of Glassman Media Group.

Remini and her Aftermath co-host Mike Rinder, a previous 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, made up of vaults housing Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s gathered deals with gold music cds, and nuclear shelters. It is 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 away for two days on her behalf father’s funeral in the summertime of 2007, and no body has seen her since. I’m she’s that are positive here, and I have actually my sources stating that she’s still there.”

Rinder further claims that he had been contacted by an individual at CST whoever work would be to monitor Shelly’s whereabouts, and keeps they explored Shelly’s disappearance on Aftermath “because so many individuals reached out and demanded that people perform a show about this.”

“They believe the entire world doesn’t have actually the ranking to inquire of about that; that no body gets the ranking to inquire of about it,” Rinder tells me personally. “It’s an interesting glance at the mind-set of Scientologists, and exactly how away from touch with truth they have been. If Shelly Miscavige is actually 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 to accomplish a video clip? Scientology has a huge number of videos they create. Why there clearly wasn’t one of Shelly, if she’s therefore fine?”

“The evidence there is something very wrong is perhaps not the statements made by me or anyone else, the evidence that there’s one thing fishy is in Scientology’s response,” he continues. “This is the simplest part of the entire world to cope with if there clearly wasn’t something strange taking place.”