Scientology Breaks Up David Miscavige’s Family

Just as Scientologist PR person Pat Harney appears on the radio to brag about Scientology bringing families together, we get news that David Miscavige’s own niece is saying otherwise.

Dear Karin [Pouw, spokesperson for official Scientology] ,

I could not resist the opportunity to write you this letter having read your official rebuttal regarding the Tom Cruise biography. I have been involved in the Church of Scientology since birth. David Miscavige as you well know is my father’s brother, making him my uncle. In fact you and I actually know each other although not very well.

I cannot comment on your responses regarding the personal life of Tom Cruise because I know nothing about this, but I am absolutely shocked at how vehemently you insist upon not only denying the truths that have been stated about the Church in that biography, but then take it a step further and tell outright lies.

You go so far as to state:

7. Does Scientology encourage their members not to speak to their family if they don’t support the religion?

This allegation is not only false, it is the opposite of what the Church believes and practices. -Karin Pouw

As you well know, my parents officially left the Church when I was 16 in 2000. I, having been separated from them at the age of 12 and thoroughly engulfed in the beliefs of the Church since birth decided not to go with them.

Not only was I not allowed to speak to them, I was not allowed to answer a phone for well over a year, in case it was them calling me.

To give exact specifics, this “law” was enforced ruthlessly by one Tracye Danilovoch – the local representative for the Religious Technology Center – who intercepted all letters from my parents (and my friends). She would then pass them on to Marc Rathbun (the then 2nd in command of the Church) and Mike Rinder – who happens to be the former head of YOUR office – “The Office of Special Affairs” (you can thank me later for not elaborating on this one).  Only after they had seen the letters and decided it was ok for me to see them would I receive some of them while sitting in a board room while they watched me read them and asked me to comment on them.

I was allowed to visit my parents from the age of 16-22, once a year for a maximum of 3-4 days, but that was only after they (my parents) threatened legal action if the Church got in the way of this and even then only after I underwent a “Security Check Confessional” before I saw them and immediately after I came back. A security check is interrogation (usually about if I intend on leaving the Church, or finding out if my parents have said anything bad about the Church, etc.) while being attached to an electrophsychometer which is similar to a lie detector. This happened every single time I saw then (which was never more than 3 or 4 days a year).

For a more recent example of families being destroyed, My Aunt Jennifer Pantermeuhl has recently contacted my parents and let them know that she can no longer speak to them or be in contact with them because they speak to and live near, my other Aunt Sarah Mortland.

Sarah is my mom’s and Jennifer’s sister. This is because Sarah is not in favor with the Church. Jennifer also contacted my brother Sterling as well as the rest of the family for the same reason most of whom had to lie to her and said they weren’t talking to Sarah for fear of getting found out about.

Another good example would be when my other brother, Justin, was in Florida a few years ago and was on his way to visit our Aunt Denise Gentile (our father’s sister and David Miscavige’s twin) with his girlfriend. Denise abruptly canceled while they were on their way over because the Church would not approve – because he was an ex-member. Not to mention the fact that Kirsten Caetano (a member of the Church’s Office of Special Affairs – the very same organization you belong to) was contacting Justin several times when he was in Florida working, telling him that he needed to leave the state because he is an ex-member and his presence at the “mecca of Scientology” was disturbing to the church. Kristen has admitted to my face that she did this when I confronted her and even went so far as to admit that she lied to my brother after denying the incident. This is the least of what Kirsten Caetano has done!

You cite this quote from L.Ron Hubbard about what the Church believes with regards to families…. . yes we know what the Church claims to “believe” and has written in its policies! – BUT do they practice that? Absolutely not!

I can name at least 5 friends off the top of my head who’s family members are not allowed to speak to them without being themselves ousted from the Church and prevented from communicating with other members of their family and even their children still involved in the Church lest THEY too be ousted! They cant speak to their children because they have left the Church on their own determinism. This is a widespread practice and if you dare deny it I have a list of all of there names together-these people’s families are crying every day because they can’t speak to their children who did nothing but leave the Church of their own free will.

If I am in fact wrong and you want to prove me as such, then allow me and my family to be in contact with our family members that are still part of the Church such as my Grandpa, Ron Miscavige, and his wife, Becky. Allow the same of my friends. And don’t even start with the, “it’s their choice all along story…” -nobody is going to buy that, there are way too many destroyed families for that to be true.

I am tempted to take up many of the other accusations you categorically deny in your novel, but for the purpose of keeping this letter readable and focused on the most important part (family) I will resist.

I will suggest however that maybe you should spend the manpower and time of drafting your masterpiece rebuttal – why don’t you take the high road for once and put that time towards repairing the families you have destroyed, starting with the family of David Miscavige himself – hell, if Scientology can’t keep his family together – then why on earth should anyone believe the Church helps bring families together!


Jenna Miscavige Hill

Just as L. Ron Hubbard’s family was rocked with turmoil, so it seems is Miscavige’s.

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34 Comments on “Scientology Breaks Up David Miscavige’s Family”

  1. Aj Says:

    i thought ronnie (her father) was like 2nd in command there for a long time. i wonder why he left??

  2. JP Says:

    Mark, did you see what;s going on with Anonymous and his site? I think he’s doing a good work against Scientology.
    I also think you are doing a pretty good job with your site and your fight against this cult.Congratulations for your site and I hope we can talk someday if you come to Florida again.

    The anonymous youtube video is here:

    Anonymous website to fight against Scientology is:

    I’m not 100% in favor of what these people are doing against the Cult(guerrilla tactics) but it is the first time in a very long time that I can see the cult going down because of the internet.

  3. XENU TV Says:

    I am deeply troubled by some of their actions or announced actions. Many of their plans are illegal and should be condemned. If we can get an army of young people to spread the truth about Scientology in an honest and legal manner that will be great.

  4. Artoo45 Says:

    Hey Mark,

    This letter is nothing less than the cherry-of-enturbulation on top the the entheta sundae that is the Cruise Medal of “Freedom” Video. Few have worked as hard or taken as many chances making that sundae as you have.

    Good times Mark, good times.

  5. Actually,, Says:

    According to their website, they condemn illegal activity and declare their war on the cult, not its members. The tactics may be aggressive, but that is not inherently bad.

  6. Actually,, Says:

    Oops…prior post about the Anon anti CO$ website.

  7. Rory Says:

    Don’t worry Mark, I’m already doing that.

  8. Patrick John Doran Says:

    I’m wondering. Since Scientology seems to have ways of living inside and outside of the law. Does one feel cynical about winning against these bastards? Ever feel tempted to fight them at their level?

  9. JP Says:

    Anonymous represent everybody ….us , the people who knows that this cult is very dangerous.If you go to his site you will see that there is a lot of ways to join the battle against the cult.
    You don’t need to do something illegal. You can just try to let everybody knows what is going on with this “church”.

    What the “church” did to you Mark was wrong.Everything that you showed us in your videos made me think a lot how bad these people are.They like to play “dirty”.That pissed me off.
    Now the young people join the battle.If you read their statement, they don’t have nothing against the people who is in the “church”, they are fighting the idea and the organization.

    The balance is turning against the CoS and this will be their downfall hopefully.Internet is one of the most powerful tools right now, god bless the Internet!!

  10. JP Says:

    Anonymous – Second address to Scientology

  11. Bill W Says:

    I have watched many of the vids regarding Anon. One says they are not about anarchy and chaos. One says they laugh at tragedy. Another says they are about fixing what’s wrong with the world. I would like to see some of their previous work. If they are about finding pedophiles and fixing problems then I hope they will make the truth know about COS and allow others to make their own choices.

  12. aspnoifnopne Says:

    Bill W:
    They caused enough problems for a racist, anti-semite, homophobic bigot radio-host named Hal Turner until he eventually conceded defeat on air. They basically ruined him. They believe in utter equality and freedom almost to the point of anarchy, though, so sometimes what they do is very harsh.

  13. David Says:

    Anonymous certainly doesn’t represent me and it sounds and appears like a very “young” script kiddie pseuds corner. I doubt Scientology is quaking in their boots, more like laughing and thinking about how they can use “Anonymous”‘s pompous portentous faux sinister messages for their own ends. Thus, I fear it will do more harm than good.

    What is important are keeping a door open of politeness and consideration to those stuck inside the Truman show known as Scientology and to inform those at risk of being sucked in so that if they do enter they do so in full knowledge of what they are doing.

  14. Der Gabriel Says:

    source of this letter? did you get this sent yourself? this is a BOMB – i like!!!

  15. Peebs Says:

    Mark, I Am a big fan of your videos, they’re a perftect illustration of the dirty tactics that Scientology employs. It’s clear for all of us not duped by their underhand tactics that they are a cult. They’re a gang of bullies picking on anyone who disagrees with them and it’s disgusting.

    I’m proud to not be a Scientologist. Keep up the good work, everyone is doing everything they can to show the world the truth and bring Scientology down and you’re a huge part of that.

    Massive respect.

  16. Danny Says:

    Wow, this is a huge kick in the pants for Scientology! This is MASSIVE. I wonder how the empire will stike back for this bomb? Great job xenutv.

  17. Bill W Says:


    Thank you for the info. I did a search on Hal Turner and found out what you were talking about. I even looked at their website and it sounds like a real attempt and several of their vids on You Tube seem to be very serious. They even called an Org and asked a bunch of questions about XENU and stuff. I look forward to their continued struggle

  18. Aaron Says:

    This letter is just sad. to hear how this womans family has been torn apart by this group. I have seen it happen here in hollywood and have worked with a few scientologists and they will go no further than to tell me they are scientologists.

    I hope more letters such as this come out from within the church and from people who have been affected.


  19. bob Says:

    yes, it would help if an independent source is cited

  20. Akira Doe Says:

    I think the biggest problem with bringing the issues of Scientology to light is that nobody cares. At this point in time, Scientology doesn’t affect the average Joe (besides maybe the die hard Top Gun fans…).

    If you can find a way to make other people look at the dangers of Scientology from their point of view (cheating the the Tax man for example…) then you might be able to get through to them.

    The biggest problem here is that it’s almost impossible to do that. Most people generally don’t give a shit unless it involves them, so we need to find a way to do that, without looking like crackpot conspiracy nuts in the process.

    Anon may have just brought enough attention to these issues that it could be the catalyst to bring down Scientology. God knows the one thing you do not want to do is piss off a net nerd and their community. While it’s true that the average net nerd doesn’t control the planet, who do you think are behind the screens that press the buttons and “run the place”..?

    Scientology could only dream to have the numbers and penetration around the world that the online crowd have.

    You mess with freedom of speech on the Internet and you make yourself a target for a group of people that with even the smallest bit of organisation are more powerful than Scientology, who go up a lot higher than Scientology, and who (unfortunately) might not have the guidance to do the lawful thing in bringing down their oppressor. I would also think that a lot of these people would also have a lot of time on their hands, another plus for the fight.

    The biggest fear I have is not winning or losing the battle against them, it’s the “followers” who are blind to the truth that ultimately will suffer or be further squeezed by the “Church” when it becomes harder for them to dupe the average Joe out of their savings. I guess you have to look at things in pros and cons. What is worse, having their brainwashed belief system thrown upside down, or taken advantage of both actually and financially possibly to the extent that it threatens their very lives…

    It will defiantly be an interesting period ahead, and I hope that more than anything, the truth about these fraudsters is brought to light, and the perpetrators of these injustices are held accountable for their actions. Tom Cruise could do with some deprogramming too.

    – Akira

  21. reg Says:

    Akira Doe says:
    I think the biggest problem with bringing the issues of Scientology to light is that nobody cares……….

    This is absolutely true. On comment pages, blogs and in day-to-day conversation I am struck by the attitude of some people who think this fight is just the equivalent of another punch-up in a pub car park.

    It effects us all because Miscaviges plan is to change the world. He’ll be doing it by stealth. Whether this latest betrayal does anything remains to be seen. In the spotlight one minute, out the next. Jenna Hill could be a useful ally but who would dare ask her to risk her life.

    What that organisation can do and does is enough to loosen the bowels of an immortal. So we have to be very sharp with our intellect, and virtuous in our dealings with others. Our own character has to be impressive and not just the energy of our endeavours. Undermining Scientology will be a long and arduous task but eventually we will succeed as a generation before brought Hitler and his minions to their knees.

  22. Kdog Says:

    Jenna Hill, thank you for your stand!

    I hope we will see a change in attitude towards the cult in the United States, the UK, and Australia, where unfortunately little progress has been made toward banning the organization.

    I wish “Anonymous” luck in their fight against the cult – hopefully Jenna’s brave actions will add some fuel to their fire!

  23. LOL fuck David Miscavige. Hes a motherfucking gay man. He havent nothing beter to do then destroy people lives and make them take their own life!!!!!!

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  25. QM Says:

    It is well known that David Miscavige is a repressed homosexual

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