Shelly Miscavige, the spouse for 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 for 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 for 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

Photo Illustration because of The Frequent Beast

Where is Shelly Miscavige?

It’s the question that’s haunted Leah Remini for over ten years. Plus in the episode that is latest of her A&E show Leah Remini: Scientology therefore the Aftermath, the ex-Scientologist switched whistle-blower, a former buddy and pen pal of Shelly’s, interviewed a number of her closest confidantes whom supplied valuable context for why the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige hasn’t been seen publicly since August 2007, at her father’s funeral.

Relating to writer Lawrence Wright’s book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, additionally the Prison of Belief, Shelly both functioned as Miscavige’s right-hand girl in addition to a handler to Scientology’s star that is biggest, Tom Cruise. And, into the second capability, Wright stated that she supervised the auditing associated with the Mission: Impossible actor’s then-girlfriend Penelope Cruz, plus the seek out Cruise’s new partner after their split from the Spanish actress.

The difficulties 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. On 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 few ended up being serenaded by Andrea Bocelli, and participated in Scientology’s Double Ring ceremony, with Miscavige serving as Cruise’s most readily useful guy. Remini had been there too, as soon as she started asking guests and Scientology officials at the bash why Shelly had been nowhere can be found, states she ended up being afterwards “punished for asking where the leader’s spouse was.”

Into the period 3 premiere episode of Scientology while the Aftermath, Remini interviewed Valerie Haney, whom served 22 years into the church’s fraternal religious purchase, water Org, whose people must signal billion-year agreements, and has also been the private associate to Shelly Miscavige. Haney says she endure saw Shelly crying and entering a car outside “Gold Base,” the worldwide head office of this Church of Scientology in Riverside County, Ca.

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

Tom DeVocht, an old 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 reported, “The LAPD has categorized the report as unfounded, indicating that Shelly is certainly not 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 in my opinion is that i’ve maybe not seen evidence that this girl is alive, or succeeding, and so I will give a shit exactly what the LAPD said as his or her bullshit declaration which they released, because We haven’t seen her face. I’m calling bullshit on it,” Remini explained.

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

The law firm representing the Church of Scientology, called Remini and Rinder’s claims “false,” said they haven’t provided any evidence of Shelly’s whereabouts because they don’t want to “dignify the preposterous allegations,” and alleged, “Mrs in a threatening letter to The Daily Beast, Glassman Media Group. Miscavige has not been lacking and it is living her life to her selecting.” (They declined to offer any info on her present state or her whereabouts.)

“Mrs. Miscavige is 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 spiritual purchase. While her spouse lives a general general public life since 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 along with her Aftermath co-host Mike Rinder, an old senior professional in the Church of Scientology, genuinely believe that Shelly will be kept in the Church of religious Technology (CST), a heavily-fortified complex near Lake Arrowhead, California, made up 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 down for two times on her behalf father’s funeral during summer of 2007, and no one has seen her since. I’m positive she’s still here, and I also have actually my sources stating that she’s still there.”

Rinder further claims that he had been contacted by someone at CST whoever work would be to monitor Shelly’s whereabouts, and keeps that they explored Shelly’s disappearance on Aftermath “because so many people reached out and demanded that individuals execute a show about any of it.”

“They genuinely believe that the planet doesn’t have actually the rank to inquire about about that; that no one gets the ranking to inquire of relating to this,” Rinder tells me personally. “It’s an interesting glance at the mind-set of Scientologists, and how away from touch with reality these are typically. If Shelly Miscavige is actually simply peachy-keen and fine, exactly exactly exactly how simple would it not be on her behalf to write a handwritten note to the entire world, or to Leah? How simple wouldn’t it be on her behalf to accomplish a video clip? Scientology has a huge number of videos they released. Why there wasn’t one of Shelly, if she’s therefore fine?”

“The evidence that there’s something very wrong isn’t 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 asian wife part of the planet to cope with if there was clearlyn’t something strange going on.”