Actress Priscilla Presley, known for The Naked Gun trilogy and the former wife of Elvis Presley, has left the Church of Scientology after almost 40 years in the secretive organisation.
It’s understood that Priscilla joined Scientology shortly after the death of her former husband, and was recruited by John Travolta. Priscilla’s daughter, Lisa Marie, left Scientology three years ago and it’s understood that this may have contributed to her reasons for leaving.
Speaking after her own exit in 2014, Lisa Marie Presley said that she was beginning to “self-destruct” ands that Scientology was “taking my soul, my money, my everything.” Priscilla Presley’s exit marks the latest in a series of high-profile members defecting from the controversial religion.
Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis left in 2009, calling it “a cult” and publicly admonished its practices in Alex Gibney’s documentary Going Clear. Leah Remini, meanwhile, has been vocal about her time in the Church and has spoken publicly about its bizarre practices. Both Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes and Mimi Rogers – all ex-wives of Tom Cruise – have left the Church for unspecified reasons.
Priscilla Presley has made no public comments on her exit so far.
Via Mail On Sunday