Leah Remini made headlines a few weeks ago when she decided to leave the Church of Scientology. But she took the already gasp-worthy move one step further by filing a missing person's report with the Los Angeles Police Department for Scientology leader David Miscavige's wife, Shelly Miscavige, reports RadarOnline.
When news broke that Leah was leaving the church, one of the related details was that she had asked where Shelly was at Tom Cruise's 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes and was brutally rebuffed. Leah and Shelly were apparently friends ... and Shelly has not been seen in public in six years, according to writer Tony Ortega on his site, The Underground Bunker. But according to The Daily News, LAPD Officer Gregory Baek said they met with David Miscavige regarding Leah's report, and police now consider the case closed. Hmm ... Still, weird, right?
As for her reported whereabouts, Ortega says that Shelly was transferred to a "secret compound near Lake Arrowhead in the mountains above Los Angeles" in early 2006, where a dozen Scientologists are housed, "completely cut off from the outside world." And an attorney for Shelly reassured Us that she's "not missing." Instead, they say:
Any reports that she is missing are false. Mrs. Miscavige has been working non-stop in the Church, as she always has.
Still, the woman hasn't been seen or heard from for six years?? I don't blame Leah for pursuing answers or filing that report! The Church called it a "publicity stunt," but please. More likely, Leah seems like a woman who is concerned about her friend. I also feel like she's incredibly brave to speak up, stand up, and say she felt like something was amiss here. But maybe also a bit crazy ... Seems like the Church will stop at nothing to make sure their reputation is upheld -- ex-members who want to be able to "question things," be damned.
What do you think about Leah's move and Shelly's supposed whereabouts?
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