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Priscilla Presley quits the controversial Church of Scientology

23 Octobre 2017

Publicists for Priscilla Presley said Sunday that the ex-wife of Elvis Presley has not parted ways with the controversial Church of Scientology, after almost forty years as a member. "They are very close as a family and leaving the Church has been a family decision", the insider added.

Priscilla Presley has become the latest celebrity to walk away from the controversial Church of Scientology.

"Priscilla reached out to John Travolta after Elvis died in 1977, and that's how she ended up in the church", the source says.

But it appears as if the tried and true member has not gone anywhere.

"The main motivation for them is money, property and expansion - and that's evident here". Priscilla's daughter, Lisa Marie, left Scientology three years ago and it's understood that this may have contributed to her reasons for leaving.

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Presley - who initially joined the Church after the death of her husband, Elvis - allegedly told friends she was leaving.

Speaking after her own exit in 2014, Lisa Marie Presley said that she was beginning to "self-destruct" ands that Scientology was "taking my soul, my money, my everything". Some of those left quietly, like Demi Moore, Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes and Mimi Rogers.

The actress has frequently claimed that Scientology officials are controlling and intimidating toward members, and has accused the church of abuse and sexual misconduct.

Meanwhile, the controversial faith, founded by American writer L Ron Hubbard in 1955, has been at the centre of a furore, thanks to former member and actress Leah Remini's recent documentary series Scientology And The Aftermath.

Presley's rep did not immediately return a request for comment.

Priscilla Presley quits the controversial Church of Scientology