After losing custody of her kids and blowing a chunk of the $1 billion fortune her dad Elvis left her, desperate pill-popping Lisa Marie Presley has crawled back to Scientology, where’s she’s being brainwashed and kept like a prisoner, sources say.
“She realized it was the only way to turn her life around,” a source told Radar. “Things had gotten so toxic and out of control, it was the only answer in terms of a solution to all her problems.”
But as former member and King of Queens star Leah Remini has revealed on her explosive A&E series, Scientology and the Aftermath, the space-alien cult uses bullying and subversive tactics to keep control of members.
A second source said cult bigwigs have taken advantage of messed-up Lisa Marie’s “vulnerable” state and have “brainwashed her to think she can’t manage her life on her own.”
She’s now being watched over like a prisoner because they convinced her she “needs to be babysat,” the source said.
They don’t want a repeat of what happened years ago when Lisa Marie bolted from the cult and bad-mouthed sect gurus, accusing them of milking her fortune and trying to control her life.
Ironically, those are the same charges she leveled against fourth hubby Michael Lockwood when she filed for divorce in June. The 55-year-old musician is also being investigated in a kiddie porn scandal after Lisa Marie accused him of having inappropriate photos.
Then, Lisa Marie dashed to a Malibu rehab center known for treating celebs so she could beat her pill-popping habit and get her head on straight.
After getting out, her actress-daughter Riley Keough, 27, star of The Girlfriend Experience and also a Scientologist, got her to check into the sect’s detox center Narconon Arrowhead and brought her mom into the fold.
A rep for Lisa Marie denied the story, but a second source added: “Her daughter was the one who got her back. After filing for divorce Lisa was living with Riley and now they’re back in Scientology.”
Meanwhile, California child welfare officials took Lisa Marie and Michael’s eight-year-old twin girls Harper and Finley away and gave them to the care of their grandmother Priscilla, also a Scientologist.
Lisa Marie’s return to the Scientology fold is “a win-win” for the troubled space cult, said the source. “They’re desperate to improve their reputation in Hollywood,” reveals the source.
“The whole Leah Remini exposé has done major damage, so to patch things up with Lisa Marie and have her back on board is obviously a huge coup.
“It’s highly doubtful she’ll have to pay for treatment — they’ll throw it in free of charge for the whole family.”
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