Scientology is all over the media, again, with the debut of the church’s first TV network launching and the airing of an explosive documentary examining the mysterious disappearance of the wife of the group’s supreme leader.
The church launched its TV network on DirecTV, Apple TV and Roku last week, and “Scientology’s Vanished Queen” came out days ago.
The documentary explores the possible whereabouts of Michele “Shelly” Miscavige, wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige. She vanished in bizarre circumstances 11 years ago. It also looks at the mysterious death of longtime member Lisa McPherson in 1995. . .
McPherson joined the church in her late teens, and, when she was 35 when she suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism after undergoing a 17-day Scientology auditing process designed to treat her psychological instability. Two weeks earlier she had been checked into a psychiatric ward after having been discovered naked and disoriented after a car crash in Clearwater, Florida.
According to the documentary, David Miscavige spent $30 million fighting a wrongful-death suit brought against the church by McPherson’s family and the case was settled out of court for an undisclosed sum. The church denied all claims of wrongdoing against McPherson. (Read more from “Look What’s Back in the Media Spotlight” HERE)