Monday 25 September 2017

Scientology 'no place for a child', Katie told

Actress Katie Holmes leaves the
Children's Museum of the Arts in New
York yesterday with her daughter Suri
in her arms. Top, Katie pictured for the
first time since she announced her
separation. Photo: REUTERS/ANDREW BURTON
Actress Katie Holmes leaves the Children's Museum of the Arts in New York yesterday with her daughter Suri in her arms. Top, Katie pictured for the first time since she announced her separation. Photo: REUTERS/ANDREW BURTON

Nick Allen

THE estranged niece of the head of the Church of Scientology has warned Katie Holmes that the organisation is "no place for an innocent child" like her daughter Suri.

Jenna Miscavige Hill (28), whose uncle is church leader David Miscavige, became the latest former member to condemn the group, which is supported by Ms Holmes's estranged husband Tom Cruise.

She left in 2005 after receiving what she called a "lousy education from unqualified teachers, forced labour, long hours, forced confessions and mental anguish".

Ms Miscavige Hill said Ms Holmes would need fortitude to take on the church, which had "experts in twisting the truth and intimidation tactics".

Mr Cruise (50) and Ms Holmes (33) have now cut off all direct contact with each other following her decision to file for divorce, and custody of Suri, in New York on June 28. Leaks from inside both camps say relations between Mr Cruise and Ms Holmes have now become "very bitter". (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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