Drug-addled Lisa Marie Presley is taking desperate measures to get her life back on track: RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that Elvis's heir has REJOINED Scientology, after leaving the controversial religion.
In a bombshell investigation, RadarOnline.com uncovered how Lisa Marie, the only daughter of Elvis Presley, was persuaded to embrace the wacky religion again, five years after cutting ties, by her daughter Riley Keough and mother Priscilla Presley. And now, RadarOnline.com discovered, Lisa Marie has Scientology handlers tracking her every move!
Lisa Marie's rep denies the claim, but according to an insider, pill-popping Lisa Marie , 49, began her road back to the church as her drug problem worsened last year. She struggled to stay clean even after spending three months in a ritzy Malibu sober retreat, said the insider, so she turned back to Scientology and the infamous "Narconon International" clinic at Lake Arrowhead. (Scientology has denied any wrongdoing in the deaths of Narconon patients, and maintains the efficacy of the program.)
The heavily criticized treatment has been blamed for the deaths of patients and is known for brutal detox methods: five-hour sauna sessions, for example.
"Scientology brainwashed her to think she can't manage her life on her own. Lisa needs to be babysat," a top-level source told RadarOnline.com. "She's vulnerable and believes only the Church can save her!
Lisa Marie's estranged husband Michael Lockwood, 55, had previously convinced her to check into the Malibu rehab center, which also offers psychological and behavioral treatment, to beat her prescription pill addiction.
However, once Riley and Priscilla found out, the source claims, they hit the roof and basically dragged her back to Scientology.
"Priscilla and Riley were instrumental in talking her around and persuading her to do this," claimed the source. "As avowed Scientologists, they don't believe in psychiatric treatment, which everyone knows Michael was desperate for her to have, so the other alternatives the church has to offer were a perfect solution."
A source close to Lisa Marie explained the quick switch: "Michael didn't want to raise the kids in Scientology and she agreed. But after filing for divorce, Lisa was living with Riley and now they're back in the Church."
RadarOnline.com's six-week investigation reached its climax when Lisa Marie was CAUGHT being chaperoned by a high-ranking Scientologist — one who has completed numerous courses in the Celebrity Center Church in Hollywood — for a court appearance on February 22.
RadarOnline.com also busted Lisa Marie with the Sci-Chaperone in one of Los Angeles Superior Court's underground car parks as she posed for photographers.
What's more, RadarOnline.com can also reveal Priscilla has a LIVE-IN Scientologist that runs errands for the family, including taking Lisa Marie's twin daughters — in Priscilla's care amid a messy custody battle — to school and for hair appointments.
A Scientology insider told RadarOnline.com, "Lisa Marie went crawling back to Scientology as she realized it was the only way to turn her life around. Things had gotten so toxic and out of control, it was the only answer in terms of a solution to all her problems."
"It's a win-win for the church, too," the insider claimed. "The whole Leah Remini expose has done major damage, so to patch things up with Lisa Marie and have her back on board is obviously a huge coup.
A rep for Priscilla did not respond to a request for comment.
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