Shelly Miscavige, the spouse regarding the chief that is shadowy of Church of Scientology, hasn’t been seen publicly since 2007, and ex-Scientologists—led by her pal, Leah Remini—want responses.

Shelly Miscavige, the spouse regarding the chief that is shadowy of Church of Scientology, hasn’t been seen publicly since 2007, and ex-Scientologists—led by her pal, Leah Remini—want responses.

Marlow Stern

Senior Entertainment Editor

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Where is Shelly Miscavige?

It’s the question that’s haunted Leah Remini for more than ten years. Plus in the latest episode of her A&E show Leah Remini: Scientology in addition to Aftermath, the ex-Scientologist switched whistle-blower, a former buddy and pen pal of Shelly’s, interviewed many of her closest confidantes whom offered valuable context for why the wife 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, plus the Prison of Belief, Shelly both functioned as Miscavige’s right-hand girl along with a handler to Scientology’s star that is biggest, Tom Cruise. And, within the second capacity, Wright stated that she supervised the auditing associated with Mission: Impossible actor’s then-girlfriend Penelope Cruz, plus the look for Cruise’s brand brand new partner after their split from the Spanish actress.

The issues for Remini started during the 2006 wedding of Cruise and also this brand new partner, Katie Holmes—a $3 million, star-studded event at a fifteenth century castle in Italy. Among the list of 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 couple ended up being serenaded by Andrea Bocelli, and participated in Scientology’s Double Ring ceremony, with Miscavige serving as Cruise’s man that is best. Remini ended up being here too, so when she started guests that are asking Scientology officials at the bash why Shelly ended up being nowhere found, claims she had been later “punished for asking where the leader’s wife was.”

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

“What Miscavige is performing together with his spouse, hiding her and devoid of her anywhere around, we don’t have it. This is certainly heartless if you ask me,” claims Haney.

Tom DeVocht, a previous 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 claimed, “The LAPD has categorized the report as unfounded, showing that Shelly isn’t missing,” in, where she is, or if she was in the presence of church officials though they declined to provide any details as to the state they found her.

“What matters if you ask me is that i’ve maybe not seen evidence that this girl is alive, or succeeding, therefore I will give a shit just what the LAPD said as his or her bullshit declaration which they create, because We haven’t seen her face. I’m calling bullshit on it,” Remini told me.

Det. Kevin Becker associated with the LAPD’s Hollywood Division, buddy of Remini’s who’s since resigned through the force, supplied a written declaration into the everyday Beast concerning the Shelly Miscavige health check which read, in part: “I and several other detectives think that the ‘investigation’ ended up being REALLY badly managed and LAPD dropped means quick about this one.”

In a threatening page into the day-to-day Beast, Glassman Media Group, regulations company representing the Church of Scientology, called Remini and Rinder’s claims “false,” said they will haven’t supplied any proof of Shelly’s whereabouts simply because they don’t desire to “dignify the preposterous allegations,” and alleged, “Mrs. Miscavige has not been lacking and it is residing her life to her selecting.” (They declined to supply any informative data on her ongoing state or her whereabouts.)

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

Remini and her Aftermath co-host Mike Rinder, an old executive that is senior the Church of Scientology, genuinely believe that Shelly will be held during the Church of Spiritual Technology (CST), a heavily-fortified complex near Lake Arrowhead, California, composed of vaults housing Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s obtained works on 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, as soon as 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 to out for two times on her behalf father’s funeral in the summertime of 2007, and no body has seen her since. I’m good she’s still here, and I also have actually my sources stating that she’s still there.”

Rinder further claims that they explored Shelly’s disappearance on Aftermath “because so many people reached out and demanded that people execute a show about this. which he ended up being contacted by a person at CST whoever work would be to monitor Shelly’s whereabouts, and maintains”

“They genuinely believe that the entire world doesn’t have actually the ranking to inquire of concerning this; that no body has got the ranking to inquire of about this,” Rinder tells me personally. “It’s a look that is interesting the mind-set of Scientologists, and exactly how away from touch with truth they truly are. If Shelly Miscavige is truly simply peachy-keen and fine, just exactly exactly how easy would it not be on her behalf to write a handwritten note to the planet, or to Leah? How simple wouldn’t it be on her behalf to accomplish a movie? Scientology has numerous of videos they create. Why there wasn’t one of Shelly, if she’s therefore fine?”

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