From: Daily Mail
Jenna Miscavige Hill, 28, is the daughter of Scientology leader David Miscavige’s older brother Ron she left the church in 2005 and set up a support group for other Scientology deserters. Now she has writing a book detailing her life within the church.
Ms Miscavige Hill: has said that ‘My experience in growing up in Scientology is that it is both mentally and at times physically abusive’. She claims her book will reveal ‘strange and disturbing’ details about growing up in the church and will provide a firsthand account of Scientology’s ‘upper ranks’, say publishers.
In ‘Beyond Belief: My Secret Life inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape’, she will reveal ‘strange and disturbing’ details about growing up in the church and will provide a firsthand account of Scientology’s ‘upper ranks’, its publishers William Morrow say.
In 2000, when she was 16 years old, Ms Miscavige’s parents left Scientology, disillusioned with its practices.
In the five years that followed, she has claimed that – because of the church’s policy of ‘disconnection’ with relatives and friends who do not support the cult – all letters between them were intercepted and she was not allowed to answer the telephone for over a year.
Her experiences will sound common to anyone who has read the accounts of similar “suppressed persons” and she is the latest in a line of reasonable high profile former Scientologists to speak out against the cult. 2012 has not proved to be a good year for the Church with membership reportedly dropping and allegations about the conduct of the cults leaders and drug rehabilitation clinics appearing in the press.