Post by functionunknown on Jan 21, 2012 1:24:50 GMT
The Case of the Missing Scientology Wife Tom Cruise's BFF at center of a disturbing mystery.
David Miscavige's wife, Shelly Miscavige, has been mysteriously missing since 2006 according to US magazine The New Yorker . 'Her current status is unknown' the magazine reveals, quoting Scientology sources....
UPDATE: metro.us: Leah Remini threatened to report Shelly Miscavige missing "...the “King of Queens” star, a longtime prominent Scientologist, had left the church. She reportedly decided to exit after her innocent question about the whereabouts of David Miscavige’s wife Shelly led to years of hounding and audits. Today Page Six reports that Remini didn’t let the matter drop – she actually threatened to call the police and tell them that Shelly, who hasn’t been seen in public since 2006, was missing. ..."
www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/leah-remini-leaves-scientology-questioning-583860 hollywoodreporter.com: Leah Remini Leaves Scientology After Questioning David Miscavige's Leadership "...Shelly Miscavige, a member of the church's Sea Org, an elite order headquartered near Los Angeles and in Clearwater, Fla., has reportedly not been sighted publicly since 2007, according to a post on writer Tony Ortega's Scientology-focused website, The Underground Bunker. The Scientology spokesperson also told THR that, "Any statement about her, a private person, is inappropriate for publication," and that her attorney previously has denied that she is missing..."
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/12/leah-remini-scientology_n_3585296.html huffingtonpost.com: Leah Remini Confirms Scientology Exit, Reports Claim She Questioned Disappearance Of Leader's Wife "...The New York Post reported Remini decided to leave Scientology after being probed for questioning Miscavige's management, the abuse of the church's members and the practice of excommunication. Another apparent issue was the former "King of Queens" star's concern over Miscavige's wife, Shelly -- who was the rumored matchmaker behind Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Shelly has reportedly not been seen in public since 2006, except for when she attended her father's funeral in 2007. Remini threatened to call the police after she failed to get answers regarding Shelly's whereabouts..."
www.latintimes.com/articles/6265/20130712/where-shelly-miscavige-wife-scientology-leader-missing.htm latintimes.com: Where Is Shelly Miscavige? Wife Of Scientology Leader Missing Since 2007 "...The New York Post reports that Cruise turned to David after his breakup with Penelope Cruz. David passed on the task of dealing with Cruise and finding him a partner to his wife. While her endeavors resulted in a marital union between Cruise and Holmes (until their divorce last year) and has mysteriously been missing since 2007. There have been no sighting of Shelly Miscavige which has led to speculation on her whereabouts and the status of her marriage..."
I: We've got to ask you, you know, Nicole is Leah's sister and she lives here in the Twin Cities. Were you shocked by what they were putting your sister through in Scientology, because I know your family grew up Scientologist.
I: And Leah's, and everybody's issue, is really with, how they are mistreating people- david miscavige, the head of the church.
N: Right, yeah.
I: Ok, so when you heard Leah was, you know, shut down at Tom and katie's wedding, so many years ago in 2006, as you she did ask "where's Shellie?" Miscavige's wife.
I: What was her reaction after that? did she say she was kind of freaked out by it, back then?
N: Yeah, she was totally shocked. She did not, at all, expect that type of a response. None, it just kind of escalated from there, because there were other things that were going on at the wedding that were questionable that she started questioning.
I: Like what?
N: So, this behavior of the people performing the wedding, like there was just a lot of people acting inappropriatly, and leah was really surprised by that, and you know, when you start talking to people's behavior, then they feel that they're held up to such a higher standard, that they can get away with whatever they want to get away with, you know, things start to trickle down, and when she got back from the wedding, it got ugly!
I: did you not think that it was wierd, I mean I don't know what kind of behavior you're talking about, Nicole, at the wedding that would be wierd and inapropriate. Can you give us an expample of something?
N: Well, let's say somebody is performing the wedding, and they are completely, like, drunk out of thier mind.
N: You wouldn't like... you wouldn't expect that from, like, a church official.
I: No you really wouldn't, so the minister was wasted, or quote, unquote, the minister person.
N: Yeah, you know there was... it just a lot of activity going on that, you know, that came back that was like... [unintelligible]... weird, it just wasn't right what was going on. I mean it was... you know the funny thing is you start questioning things that are connected to Tom, things getting a little crazy.
I: Yes, but what about him even bringing the head of the Scientology Church at his honeymoon?
N: Yeah, they have a very strange relationship, and you know, one of the things, you know, when Leah came back from the wedding, you know, whatever happens, happens.
I: right[overtalk] N: [unintelligible] somethings going on, but Leah had brought up to a very, very close friend of hers... I don't know... it's in private... you know, I just think that it is really wierd how involved Tom is with the upper levels of the Church. Like what... Like she just said to Curtis(?) a teenie little bit, what was going on...
N: And it's kind of... the amount of... I don't know how... I guess I need to say this right... how Tom??? got to be an upper level theta, and somebody actually wrote a report on her... her best friend wrote a report on her that she questioned it. So then she [unintellible]... how dare she question what is going on with Tom and his relationship with people in the church.
This is the thing that bothers me most of all, I mean, you know I wouldn't even say anything, that this has been kind of like, I just, “get away from me” would've come out, but I told her “you know what, I'm your sister, I was you sister, I was your sister when you were in school.” I will confront ANYBODY who messes with my younger sister, you know.
I: Yeah[talk over]
N: I will come to her defence. You know we're [unintelligible] from Brooklyn, and we're very fast to jump in for one another, but you know the thing that bothers me most of all, we have been involved with Scientology 30... 35 years of our life... you can imagine the circle of friends that my mother has, that my sister has, they have, literally, pulled in these people and told them they had to [unintelligable] relationship with sister my mother???
I: From the Church?
N: Yes. [talk over]... people from the Church.
I: Yeah well, isn't that why Nicole Kidman had to get out of Scientology.
N: Yeah.[talk over]
I: This is why Katie Holmes left Tom Cruise?
N:Yeah. [talk over]
I: It's like, it's know way to treat people.
N: No, and then this [unintelligible] morals and integrity. You know that certain main teachings that are underlined, that teaching [unintelligable] morals and integrity, but then you have the audacity to tell them, you have to betray your own integrity, and you have to go with us, or you're out, too.
[talk over] people like Kirstie, did you see what she tweeted? Let's talk about that.
I: Let's talk about what a mean girl she is.
N: Kirstie Ally we're talking about right now. Lauren do you...
I: Ok, uh. So...
N: If you can read it... 'cause there's words in there... you couldn't say on the air. I: Well, right. Yeah, there... there are... [talk over]
N: She basically [talk over]... she basically...
I: She, she said, uh, “the sweestest poison is often served with a smile... beware syrup”. Uh, that was one of them. Then she said... um, uh, there was another... oh, it was really bad. I can't read it. [talk over]
N: Yeah, you see. [talk over]
I: So. Kirstie Alley's mad because Leah left the Church?
N: Yeah. Now, have any of her freinds told her that are in the Church, like, don't call Kirstie Alley, let Kirstie come to her, and say, “Leah, what happened” [talk over] “did these things really happen” No! Nobody has reached out to Leah. Not one... [talk over]
I: What about Kelly Preston, John Travolta's wife?
N: Nobody. No one[talk over]... no one.
I: And is this... [talk over]
N: I was going to say, for Leah, this is how close her and Kirstie are. When Sandy happened, you know my sister is very, you know, her and I are very, like, you know, when disaster happens, we're running to them.
N: When Leah called Kirstie. Called her at home. Called her on her cell, and said “hey”, you know, “I really want you to help me with Sandy relief, maybe help me get some generators, something, so we can, like, get Staten Island up and running”. She never heard back from her. Not a phone call, not a text, not... nothing! So it's like if we're such good friends, when I ask you to, like, help me. Help people, you never even called me back!
I: Your sister was also one of first people, did she ever talk about Katie Holmes?
N: You know, she has, and I mean she hasn't really... she hasn't talked to me since the divorce, because they had to stop being friends, almost... like her and I a little bit, like a couple...
I: Right.[talk over}
N: ... slowly went away. It was kind of like, Katie would just always be with Tom, she'd be at the Leaven Center(?), everytime I saw her, she was always with Tom, um, its not like they ever hung out one on one. It was always couples, and it was always at their house.
I: But, don't you think he never let her from his side?
N: Yeah. Totally. Yeah, that was totally by design. I mean they never... they never, like able to see one on one. And, I think that that is sad. I mean if there is anything that comes out against Tom,... [unintelligible]... Leah was getting secchecked, as they say. She was being, you know, secced. They wanted in the short(?),,,[unintelligible]... security, security risk in regards to Tom.
I: Let's get back to Tom Cruise and David Miscavige. There is always this rumor, out, in the real world about them having potential, uh... fancy times[laughter]... in out buildings[laughter]... in out buildings at his[laughter]... at his, uh, his big, uh, area...
I: Telluride, uh, ranch. Do you think there is something there going on? Because...
N: No. I will say this.
N: David Miscavige has a LOVE for women. And that's part of the reason that Leah started talking to me about.
N: So, like, where is his wife, and why is your assistant, like there, all the time.
I: Where is Shelly, does anyone know, yet?
N: And, you what? You what's funny about that, if she's not anywhere, wierd, produce her!
N: You know what I mean; just produce her. Why is it so rocky? It's rocky because you won't answer the question. You know, produce her. Because Leah's been, like, give me her number. Let me call her. Like, where is she?
I: Has she had to access, Leah, I mean because we know Kirstie Alley's 100% against her, and they formed... they had a secrect meeting of the church executives, I believe, at your sister's godmother of your sister's children.
N: Yeah, she's the godmother of my niece. You don't know how hard it is, for me, not to call her. It's like, this is the thing that bothers me so much... people, like, really know Leah. Leah is exactly who she is. There is no hiding who she is. She has such a heart for people... if you say “you know what, I need to move, and I have no help” Leah will be there with her hair on top of her head, in her slacks, and she will be at your house, immediately.
She will pack you. She will... right now she was justed outted from one of her best friends weddings...
I: Gasp[over talk]
N: Her husband is a big time Scientologist. Mind you, Leah is, like, paying for the honeymoon. Leah is figuring out how to get this girl to Hawaii; she can't afford her honeymoon. So, like, [unintelligible] in her house, Leah gave her. This is, like, who Leah is. So for people to not go “huh, is there not something to this? Like, this is wierd”.
"...One of the most intriguing mysteries of the Church of Scientology is the disappearance of Shelly Miscavige, wife of the church’s leader, David Miscavige. A frequent refrain heard from critics of the church is “Where’s Shelly?” — and that question is also central to the recent defection of Leah Remini, who began to break away from the church when she didn’t get a satisfactory answer.
We can now say that we have received new confirmation that Shelly Miscavige is living and working at Scientology’s super-secret CST headquarters near Lake Arrowhead in the mountains above Los Angeles, where she has been the entire time since she was sent there in late 2005 or early 2006.
We’re told that attempts to have Shelly visit her family have been futile, and when she was asked recently when she might see her family again, she answered, “There’s only one way,” with no further explanation.
We asked former church spokesman Mike Rinder how to interpret that. He said it seemed an obvious reference to Shelly’s only previous opportunity to leave the compound, when she was briefly allowed to attend the funeral of her father in the summer of 2007, and was accompanied by a church “handler” who never let Shelly out of her sight.
Another funeral in the family may be Shelly’s only opportunity to leave the confines of the CST compound.
Shelly, we’re told, has been conditioned to believe that she is at fault for her confinement, and that her job of working to preserve the works of L. Ron Hubbard is a worthwhile goal.
She may not believe that she needs to be “rescued” from her fate..." [more @ link]
tonyortega.org: After speaking with the Los Angeles Police Department, we have confirmed that on Wednesday Remini filed a missing-person report for Scientology leader David Miscavige’s wife, Shelly Miscavige, who has not been seen in public in six years.
As we reported when we broke the news July 8 of Remini’s departure from Scientology, one of the main reasons she began to question her involvement in the church was discovering at the wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes in November 2006 that Miscavige was there without his wife, who had disappeared without explanation. When Leah asked about it, then church spokesman Tommy Davis told her, “You don’t have the fucking rank to ask about Shelly.”
In other stories, we have explained that in late 2005 or early 2006, Shelly was transferred from Scientology’s International Base near Hemet, California to a secret compound near Lake Arrowhead in the mountains above Los Angeles. This compound, the headquarters of the Church of Spiritual Technology, is home to only a dozen or so Scientologists who are completely cut off from the outside world. We’ve been told that Shelly has been there for the past six years. But Miscavige and his attorneys have so far refused to publicly confirm her location there, and they have not produced her to confirm that she is in good health.
Now, Remini has put enormous pressure on the church to do just that by involving the LAPD. [cont. @ link]
"The investigation has been closed and we consider the report to be unfounded," Los Angeles Police Detective Gus Villanueva said. He declined to elaborate on the details in the report and why it was closed.
tonyortega.org: LAPD Closes Case Without Briefing Leah Remini [/url] In case you missed the update to our story last night: Yesterday, we broke the news that Leah Remini had filed a missing-person report earlier this week with the Los Angeles Police Department regarding Scientology leader David Miscavige’s wife, Shelly Miscavige, who hasn’t been seen in public, or at any church events, in seven years.
LAPD Officer Gregory Baek told us that detectives had made contact with Shelly and now consider the case closed and classified as “unfounded.” But our sources tell us that Remini still has not been briefed by the LAPD about the results of her report. We asked Officer Baek — Would the LAPD begin telling the press and public that the case was closed without briefing the person who made the missing-person report?
“That depends on the situation and the case, and the detective will decide which will get first,” he told us. “I don’t know exactly what happened.”
So the public still has no confirmation on where Shelly Miscavige is, what condition she’s in, and why she hasn’t been seen at church events in the last seven years. And Leah Remini, as far as we know, has received no answers to her questions.
Does the LAPD understand that Remini is from Brooklyn?
The genius duo the Good Liars are back, this time with a hilarious send-up about the not missing status of Shelly Miscavige. And after their parody website, Help Will Smith, got torpedoed by the actual Church of Scientology, they’ve coming roaring back with a hilarious replacement — Help Scientology!
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.