— Tony Ortega (@TonyOrtega94) August 8, 2013
Leah Remini has taken a surprising new step, the Underground Bunker has learned.
After speaking with the Los Angeles Police Department, we have confirmed that on Wednesday Remini filed a missing-person report for Scientology leader David Miscavige’s wife, Shelly Miscavige, who has not been seen in public in six years.
From Tony Ortega:
LAPD Officer Gregory Baek tells us that detectives have made contact with Shelly Miscavige and now consider the case closed and classified as “unfounded.”
(That news started filtering out a few hours ago, first with an unnamed LAPD source to the New York Daily News.)
But here’s the thing. Our sources tell us that Leah Remini, who filed the report earlier this week, had not been briefed by the LAPD and was told the case was still open late this afternoon.
We asked Officer Baek — Would the LAPD begin telling the press and public that the case was closed without briefing the person who made the missing-person report?
“That depends on the situation and the case, and the detective will decide which will get first,” he told us. “I don’t know exactly what happened.”
Well, that’s reassuring.
So the public still has no confirmation on where Shelly Miscavige is, what condition she’s in, and why she hasn’t been seen at church events in the last seven years.
And Leah Remini, as far as we know, has received no answers to her questions.
WHERE IS SHELLY MISCAVIGE?
Leah Remini reports wife of Scientology boss missing… http://t.co/ys42977nLV
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 9, 2013
Scientology Revolt: Ex-Church Star Leah Remini Files Missing Person Report With LAPD Over Long-Unseen Wife Of Leader http://t.co/VFi657Zf5J
— RadarOnline.com (@radar_online) August 8, 2013
Leah Remini calls the Cops on the Church of Scientology http://t.co/niXXu1CmtJ
— The Atlantic Wire (@TheAtlanticWire) August 8, 2013
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 8, 2013
Leah Remini Files Missing Person Report for Scientology Leader David Miscavige's Wife http://t.co/AiOQQoCabG
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 8, 2013
Leah Remini files missing persons report for Scientology leader's wife http://t.co/0WLBsdzSX0
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMailUS) August 8, 2013
Leah Remini Is Coming For David Miscavige: Former Scientology Leah Remini quoted Newport-smoking philosopher D… http://t.co/Ou9Syrw3VQ
— Dlisted (@itsdlisted) August 8, 2013
Leah Remini and the mystery of the Scientology leader's missing wife http://t.co/fq9z7cfQQJ
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) August 8, 2013
Leah Remini files missing persons report about the whereabouts of Church of Scientology leader's wife. http://t.co/hSQqe3rPSG
— EntertainmentTonight (@ETonlineAlert) August 8, 2013
Leah Remini Filed A Missing Persons Report On David Miscavige’s Wife? DAMN. http://t.co/drMxemxgxX
— The Superficial (@thesuperficial) August 8, 2013
— UniNews Entertain (@UniNewsEnt) August 8, 2013
— Nicole Bella Remini (@nicoleremini) August 8, 2013
— Wonderwall MSN (@WonderwallMSN) August 8, 2013
Former Scientologist Leah Remini filed a LAPD missing persons report for long unseen wife of leader David Miscavige: http://t.co/iqboyxq1bN
— Starcasm (@starcasm) August 8, 2013
There really is no two ways about it, David Miscavige belongs in prison. #Scientology
— John S. Christen (@TheTock) August 8, 2013
Leah Remini — Reportedly Files Missing Persons Report for Scientology Leader's Wife http://t.co/x6WwnXYua2
— TMZ (@TMZ) August 8, 2013
— Yahoo! (@Yahoo) August 8, 2013
— leagoldman (@leagoldman) August 8, 2013
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) August 8, 2013
— BI: Entertainment (@tbithewire) August 8, 2013
Leah Remini — Reportedly Files Missing Persons Report for Scientology Leader’s Wife: Report: Leah ReminiFiles … http://t.co/9VllUqSZEu
— Celebrity Gossip (@CelebrityHG) August 8, 2013
Leah Remini files missing persons report for church leader’s wife http://t.co/xnE7ojHFH6
— Toronto Sun (@TheTorontoSun) August 8, 2013
Leah Remini deals Scientology new blow http://t.co/GNtQ79HL9L
— MercNews (@mercnews) August 8, 2013
— Social Reader (@wpsocialreader) August 9, 2013
Leah Remini files missing person report for Scientology leader's wife, Shelly Miscavige http://t.co/4FJEdaqmez
— HuffPost Celebrity (@HuffPostCeleb) August 8, 2013
Report: Leah Remini files missing person report on Scientology leader's wife http://t.co/fWmMvizOSI
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 8, 2013
Leah Remini Files Missing Persons Report For Scientology Leader's Wife http://t.co/LBjBfvlm0d
— WHO Magazine (@WHOmagazine) August 9, 2013
Leah Remini files police report on Scientology leader's wife http://t.co/qxBYmt0v64
— LAT Entertainment (@LATimesEnt) August 9, 2013
Leah Remini has filed a Missing Person report after leaving the Church of Scientology–who's missing? http://t.co/6I8gRETbbL
— E! Online (@eonline) August 9, 2013
Leah Remini's Scientology Mystery Solved: Missing Person Case for Shelly Miscavige Now Closed, Per LAPD http://t.co/OzHhj0MpTK
— E! News (@ENews) August 9, 2013
Leah Remini files missing person report for Scientology leader's wife http://t.co/zqKJ6eaEhK
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) August 9, 2013
Hours after Leah Remini filed a missing person report for #Scientology leader’s wife, the LAPD told ABC News, "The case is closed."
— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 9, 2013
LAPD Dismisses Leah Remini's Missing Person Report on Wife of Scientology Leader http://t.co/xbvr9pJx3g
— Nightline (@Nightline) August 9, 2013
— Fox411 Editors (@Fox411) August 2, 2013
…Mark “Marty” Rathbun, a former top-tier Scientology official who worked under church leader David Miscavige, left the organization in 2004, claiming Miscavige was ordering abuse and beatings. Rathbun says Scientology is doubtlessly working to mitigate the damage from Remini’s departure.
“(The church) will step up their ‘human rights’ public relations campaign. When I exposed the prison camp operated by their chairman, David Miscavige, they spent millions on events, releases and videos attempting to position themselves as ‘human rights’ advocates,” Rathbun continued. “Since Leah raised the issue of the imprisonment of Miscavige’s own wife, it is likely you will see more Scientology PR on being ‘human rights’ advocates.’”
Where is Shelly Miscavige?
“We are disheartened that a small group of rumor peddlers and gossips are being given another opportunity by the media to hurl malicious, made-up stories. Unlike the self-promoters behind this orchestrated campaign, the Church respects the religious beliefs of others and the privacy of parishioners. Numerous myths, gossip, rumors and falsehoods regurgitated over the last few days have their origins with a small collection of obsessive fringe bloggers exploiting others to promote self-serving hateful agendas.
Scientology is a new religion enjoying explosive growth. In recent years we have opened 37 new Churches in major metropolitan areas and cultural centers in a dozen nations. This year will see many more milestones in the months to come. Mr. Miscavige is a visionary who has brought our Church through the most difficult time of any religion—the passing of its founder—to a Church dedicated and committed to parishioners and the achievement of its religious, social and humanitarian missions on a global scale.
Our Churches are open seven days a week and many have public display areas to answer questions about the Church. Many of those questions can also be answered at our website, http://www%5Bdot%5DScientology.org
As for your specific questions, they are insulting and offensive. Mrs. Miscavige continues her work in the Church as she always has. The stale rumor being circulated by unreliable bloggers about her was answered definitively by her counsel a year ago and published in Us Magazine and The Telegraph in the UK, as you can see here: http://www%5Bdot%5Dusmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/5-things-you-dont-know-about-scientology-leader-david-miscavige-201257, and here: http://www%5Bdot%5Dtelegraph.co.uk/news/9441711/Mrs-Shelly-Miscavige.html
We do not expect you to take this matter up as it is truly out of line.
As for Ms. Remini, we have previously supplied our comment: The Church respects the privacy of parishioners. We do not believe an individual’s private spiritual matters should be exploited for personal gain by a handful of self-promoters who surface to spout the same tired tabloid myths.”
Scientology Claims No Forced “Disconnection” — So Tell Us About Yours
Scientology is spinning as madly as it can.
Today, in order to deal with an avalanche of bad news about Leah Remini’s defection, the Church of Scientology put out a statement denying that it forces members to disconnect from each other when it excommunicates someone — or, in church parlance, declares them a suppressive person.
Here’s the church’s statement: “Contrary to myths spouted by…anti-Scientologists, the Church cannot and does not ‘order’ any parishioner to disconnect. Such a decision always has been and remains a deeply personal choice made entirely by the individual. This has been spelled out clearly on our website for years.”
Here we go again. In 2008, Scientology’s then-spokesman, Tommy Davis, went on CNN and denied that families were subjected to disconnection. That shocked people like Paul Haggis, who knew that his own family had experienced the toxic policy. We’ve talked to many former church members who say Davis’s performance on CNN helped convince them to turn their backs on the church.
The Sea Organization robots CANNOT stop the lie factory in their own fissured and delusional minds
I doubt any one of them could spot an observable Truth if it hit them in the nose.
Keep up the lies droids. When you lie it becomes a part of your future.
Here’s the Truth:
SHELLY SPEAKS: Scientology Leader’s Banished Wife Says She’ll Get Out “Only One Way”
One of the most intriguing mysteries of the Church of Scientology is the disappearance of Shelly Miscavige, wife of the church’s leader, David Miscavige. A frequent refrain heard from critics of the church is “Where’s Shelly?” — and that question is also central to the recent defection of Leah Remini, who began to break away from the church when she didn’t get a satisfactory answer.
For daring to write up the leader of the church, Remini was ordered to go to “Flag,” the spiritual headquarters of Scientology in Clearwater, Florida. Thinking she was going to advance her case on the “Bridge,” instead she was subjected to three months of sec-checking — a brutal form of interrogation — and “The Truth Rundown,” an Orwellian practice of thought reform. As a result, she was convinced to rescind her reports about the wedding.
Orwellian Thought Reform program for anyone who dares to think for themselves and ask questions about David Miscavige, the Supreme Ruler for life of the
Church Cult of Scientology Inc.
Mao Miscavige, This inconvenient truth about your wife is not going to go away.
Mike Rinder weighed in tonight with more excellent analysis of the Shelly Miscavige tragedy. He explains in laymans terms the mind f*cking that goes on in the Cult of Scientology.
It is highly unlikely after this amount of time that even if someone could talk to her that she would say she wants to leave. Typical for this situation, she has been indoctrinated since early childhood to believe that whatever circumstances she finds herself in are HER DOING. That she is responsible for being sent away to live in purgatory for years, and that only when SHE has resolved HER own transgressions will all be well. And of course, part of that in her mind is convincing herself she no longer wants to leave — it is the first step “I must be getting my overts off as I no longer want to leave.”
Karen De La Carriere provides expert analysis:
Leah Remini departs Scientology Inc, a note on the “Truth Rundown” and Shelly Miscavige
The Truth Rundown is the Scientology version of Thought Reform.
Leah Remini was subjected, on and off, to five years of Truth Rundown for inquiring about the whereabouts of Shelly Miscavige, Scientology Supreme Leader David Miscavige’s wife, at Tom Cruise’s wedding.
Scientology Thought Reform
Thought Reform is enforced as a method of domination from the very top down, and on one another. It is done behind the locked doors of a counseling / interrogation room, inside the Scientology gulags for Sea Organization members, and very publicly. They don’t even bother to mask it.
Here is one very public example:
I wonder if Kirstie Alley has ever cleared the terms Stockholm Syndrome?
So Leah’s question has yet to be answered, or even acknowledged, by Scientology Inc.:
Where is Shelly Miscavige?
Scientology Inc. is working overtime to dominate and control what’s left of their cult by enforcing their Disconnection policy and practice, even though their spokespuppets continue to assert that “There is no Policy of Disconnection.”
See Mike Rinder’s report Disconnection? No Such Thing…
— Tony Ortega (@TonyOrtega94) July 8, 2013
On Friday, we reported that we’d received a tip King of Queens actress Leah Remini had left the Church of Scientology in an angry fit. We asked our tipsters for more information, and we got it.
Over the weekend, we were contacted by several sources with detailed inside knowledge who tell us Remini is breaking away because of the way leader David Miscavige is treating church members, Sea Org workers, and Scientology itself.
According to our sources, Remini has been distancing herself from what she refers to as the church’s “corrupt management” for a few years. And it started with a dramatic scene.