Proud Scientologists or Members of a Cult?
The Church of Scientology is one of those big cultural mysteries none of us ever seem to fully understand. The organization has long been shrouded in secrecy, with bits and pieces of information leaking every few years—just in time to renew interest in the sect with a fresh controversy.
Tales of abuse, of extortion, and of (to be frank) insane beliefs have been revealed over the past few years with the release of Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief and, more recently Ron Miscavige’s tell-all book, Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me.
The organization has always had an obsession with having celebrity members, even going so far as to “court” celebs in an attempt to persuade them to join the fold. As a result, tons of Hollywood’s elites have dabbled (or become firmly entrenched) in the organization over the years—and it’s not just Tom Cruise.
It’s that time again! Here’s your celebrity Scientology update to round out 2016.