Hollywood has many connections to Scientology Church. Tom CruiseTo John Travolta. It is controversial and former members are not happy with it. Leah Remini speaking out against them, and many people don’t want to support stars who are also Scientologists. Is there truth to the rumors? Will SmithAndJada Pinkett SmithAre there secret Scientologists?
Smiths Convicted of Running ‘Essentially A Scientology School’
Although the Hollywood It couple denies any claims that they are associated with Scientology, rumors persist. A report by the Daily Beast is claiming the couple’s now-defunct school was “essentially a Scientology school.”
The New Village Leadership Academy was established by the Smiths in 2005. It was originally intended to be a homeschool for their children and others. They moved the school to Calabasas in California in 2008 to accommodate the increasing class size.
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The Daily Beast’s report includes quotes from co-founder and former head of school Jacqueline Olivier, who claims that, while she was not explicitly instructed to teach Scientology to the students, many of the teachers were part of the organization.
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“[The Smiths] never mentioned Scientology,” Olivier explained. “But I remember they sent me the L. Ron Hubbard books, and I didn’t put it together. It just seemed like a great opportunity.”She said she was told to take it. “study technology”These classes were based on L. Ron Hubbard’s teaching method.
“There were pictures of L. Ron Hubbard on the walls. And in the study technology book, there was a picture of [Hubbard] and a whole mini-biography of his life, and that was the first thing [kids] had to word clear—before anything. I mean, it was total Scientology. There’s no question,”She elaborated.
Pinkett Smith Denies Scientology Connection
Pinkett Smith even stood by the school in defense of Scientology rumors In an interview from 2009, he said these words:, “All I can say is it is not a Scientology school. Now, if you don’t trust me, and you are questioning my integrity, that’s a whole different matter. That is straight evil to think that I would bring families into that educational institution and then try to get them to convert into some religion.”
While the New Leadership Academy was closed in 2013, there are still rumors surrounding the Smiths and Church of Scientology. Although the couple has not commented publicly on the latest article about their school’s existence, many believe that the Smiths are more closely connected to the controversial religion than they are willing admit.