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Scientology Looking To Recruit 'Elvis' Star Austin Butler After Lisa Marie Presley's Death, Sources Claim

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Mar. 7 2023, Published 5:00 a.m. ET

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The Church of Scientology is hoping to add Elvis star Austin Butler as one of its members, RadarOnline.com has learned.

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"Priscilla Presley joined Scientology after Elvis died and never officially left the church," an insider shared. "Her famous friendship with Austin — and famous Scientologist Tom Cruise's sudden interest in the young star — is no coincidence."

Sources claim the religious group is looking for a fresh face to stand alongside poster boy Cruise.

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Austin, who is at the top of his game and nominated for an Oscar, is believed to be the right person.

Besides Cruise, John Travolta, Elisabeth Moss, Jenna Elfman, Danny Masterson, and more are linked to the religious group. The late Kristie Alley was also a member, as were Leah Remini and Lisa Marie.

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In an alleged interview with Scientology critic Tony Ortega, Elvis' only child addressed her decision to leave the religion after joining the church at age 9 when her mom got recruited by Travolta's assistant, Sylvia “Spanky” Taylor.

She allegedly accused the church's leader David Miscavige of preying on her family's fortune — and claimed she was pressured into filing for divorce from her second ex-husband Michael Jackson.

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“At 25, after I got the inheritance, they started grooming me to be this person who would go out and get everyone else in," Lisa Marie allegedly said in the unearthed interview after leaving the religion in 2014.

"I was in love with Michael, believe it or not. I didn't want to leave him. He was in trouble and I wanted to help him. And they made sure that I left him," she allegedly told Ortega.

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As RadarOnline.com reported, Lisa Marie died in January after suffering cardiac arrest at her Los Angeles home. Her unexpected passing came just days after she was spotted with Priscilla cheering on Austin at the 2023 Golden Globes when he won the Best Actor in a Drama, Motion award for his portrayal of Elvis.

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Austin has continued to support Lisa Marie's family in the months after her death.

RadarOnline.com has reached out to Scientology and Austin's rep for comment.

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