Niece Of Scientology Head Supports Leah Remini
August 09, 2013
Police have said that Leah Remini's missing persons report for Shelly Miscavige, the wife of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was unfounded, but Miscavige's niece, Jenna Miscavige-Hill, wishes the investigation wouldn't end there.
"While I am glad to hear that law enforcement have found she is in fact alive, this does not necessarily mean she is being treated humanely and it is highly doubtful that she would be forthcoming about it if she wasn't," Miscavige-Hill said in a statement.
Of Remini's filing, the Church issued the following statement: "Creating this unnecessary burden for law enforcement was even more irresponsible given the entire episode was nothing more than a publicity stunt for Ms. Remini, cooked up with unemployed, anti-religious zealots who blog on the fringe of the Internet."
Like Remini, who recently left the Church of Scientology after three decades of membership, Miscavige-Hill has been an outspoken critic of the organization since leaving in 2005. She even published a book about her experience of Scientology in 2013.
Prior to filing the missing persons report, Remini's exodus generated countless headlines. She explained her defection by saying, "I believe that people should be able to question things. I believe that people should value family, and value friendships, and hold those things sacrosanct. That for me, that's what I'm about. It wouldn't matter what it was, simply because no one is going to tell me how I need to think, no one is going to tell me who I can, and cannot, talk to."
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