Jul 4, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
If you’ll recall, Rosemary got her baby by being raped by the devil…
US Magazine: Katie Holmes’s Hollywood fairy tale with Tom Cruise definitely did not have a happy ending.
When the 33-year-old actress filed for divorce from Cruise, 49, last Thursday — aggressively moving for sole legal custody of daughter Suri, 6 — it was the culmination of a year-long attempt to break free of a confining, Scientology-influenced marriage to Cruise, sources tell the new Us Weekly, out now.
“Every move she made and everything she did was controlled . . . She felt like she was in Rosemary’s Baby,” says one insider, referring to the classic 1968 horror film, in which an aspiring young actress (Mia Farrow) unwittingly bears a child for her husband’s Satanic cult.
Indeed, her shocking divorce filing, which has blindsided a “furious” Cruise, wasn’t simply about the Kennedys star’s own personal contentment, a Holmes source says.
“This is about protecting her daughter,” the insider explains to Us. “She wants to be in charge of how Suri is being raised and didn’t want her to have an exclusively Scientology education.”
The first source puts it more bluntly: “She felt she had to get out to save her daughter.”
Excerpted from The Blaze: What is of some interest is the alleged reason Holmes decided to call it quits: Cruise apparently wanted their six-year-old daughter Suri to join a “religious order” within Scientology known as the “Sea Organization” (aka “Sea Org”).
So why did Holmes protest Suri being sent off to to join the Sea Org? We turn to the Daily Mail for details of the almost 6,000 strong group:
The clergy like group is run like a military clique from the Scientology Gold Base in California which has a sniper-style nest bunker on the site.
Members are banned from having children, are paid just $50 a week and can be punished for simply looking at somebody the wrong way by being thrown in ‘The Hole’ — two trailers set aside for punishment.
It has been investigated by FBI agents looking into human trafficking and one member claimed he was locked in a ship’s hold for 18 hours a day with no food.
Well, that sounds like a great place for a six-year-old.
Members are … banned from leaving their base or they are tracked down by a special team who use emotional pressure or physical force to make them come back.
Former Scientology security chief Gary Morehead has claimed that he tracked down more than 100 Sea Org members who left in his 13 years on the job using what he called a ‘blow drill’, referring to the techniques he employed to hunt people down.
If Sea Org members try to leave they are also given a ‘freeloader tab’ which is a bill for all the work they have received, and can run into six figures.
Under the influence of Scientology ‘elders’, Sea Org members are convinced to ‘volunteer’ for punishments which can include being given poor quality food, sleep deprivation or being banned from talking to anyone.
They can also involve manual labor, wearing black clothes to mark you out from everybody else – and can go on for years.
But you think that’s bad? Some of the other reports are far, far worse:
In 2009 former Sea Org members Claire and Marc Headley sued the church after joining in their teens and falling in love.
She claimed to have been pressured into having two abortions because rules state she could not have children.
And there is alleged violence:
Then there are the alleged beatings at the hands of leaders and The Hole, two trailers which can hold up to 100 people forced to do group confessions all night.