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Suri Cruise Lucky To Have Escaped Scientology, Says Leader's Niece Jenna Miscavige

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Jenna Miscavige Hill, whose blockbuster tell-all, Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology And My Harrowing Escape, is sending shockwaves through the controversial organization run by her uncle David Miscavige ,  is now saying Suri Cruise is fortunate to be away from the religion.

“I don’t know what will happen to Suri in her relationship with her mother but I know the Scientologists tore my family apart.” Jenna told the UK newspaper, The Sun.

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She believes the adorable little girl had a lucky escape, getting out of Scientology when she did, as a result of her mother Katie Holmes divorcing devoted Scientologist Tom Cruise.

Before her own escape, she says, “Scientology had destroyed my life and taken away everyone that I cared about — my parents, my brother, my friends.

“I was born into Scientology,” says Jenna. “When I was two my parents joined the Sea Orgs and were away working 14 hours a day. I was brought up in a Scientology nursery.”

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As RadarOnline.com has been reporting, Jenna’s book recounts her bizarre youth.  Torn away from her own parents when she was not much more than a toddler, she was raised with the kids of other Scientology VIPS, and saw her parents only a few times a year.

“I couldn’t even go to the bathroom alone. I was forbidden to pick up the telephone just in case my parents — who had left the church by then — tried to call. Their letters to me were intercepted,” she said.

Why would a parent want to put their child through something like what Jenna says she experienced?

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Cruise, she told CNN’s Piers Morgan  either “does know what’s going on and he’s not talking about it or he is willingly ignorant about it. I mean, people who endorse an organization like this, I feel like they have a responsibility to know everything about it and know what they’re endorsing.”

Scientology officials are disputing Jenna Miscavige Hill’s description of what it is like to be a child brought up in their religion. In a statement to RadarOnline.com they say, “The Church….does not engage in any activities that mistreat, neglect or force children to engage in manual labor…Claims to the contrary are false.”

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