For Louisa Hodkin and Alessandro Calcioli, the latest Supreme Court ruling had the most personal of repercussions.
The five justices’ 84-point judgment was strewn with references to 19th-century parliamentary debates and semantic disputes, but their verdict on Wednesday afternoon was clear.
Cruise’s best man was David Miscavige, who has been the church’s leader since the death of its founder, L. Notably absent, however, was Miscavige’s wife, Shelly. We’ve written about Shelly Miscavige several times before, and in our most thorough story yet about her vanishing, we provided details about her deteriorating relationship with her husband, and explained why we believe she’s being kept out of sight at a secretive Scientology facility near Lake Arrowhead in the mountains above Los Angeles.
Remini recently filmed an eight-part documentary series called 'Leah Remini: Scientology and The Aftermath' where she made explosive claims about her time as a member of the organisation.'I did not want to find out everything I knew was a lie,' she said in one of her episodes.'I was trying to hang on to my family for all of these years.Her doubts about Scientology are said to have begun several years ago, however, during a dinner to celebrate the wedding of Scientology stalwart Tom Cruise to Katie Holmes in November 2006.According to a blog by Mike Rinder, a former chief spokesman for the Church who is now one of its leading critics, Miscavige implemented “heavy-handed efforts to force [Remini] into line” after she asked why his wife, Shelly, was not at the wedding – where Miscavige was the best man.On Thursday, however, the New York Post reported that Remini had been driven from the Church by the domineering behaviour of its leader, David Miscavige.The Post quoted an unnamed source as saying: “It all began when Leah questioned the validity of excommunication of people.