Priscilla Presley, 72, has becomes the latest celebrity to quit Scientology 40 years after joining religious sect when husband Elvis died.
Priscilla Presley has become the latest celebrity to walk away from the controversial Church of Scientology. Lisa Marie Presley, 49, also Church member but quit in 2014.
Scientology has been called an ‘evil cult’, attracting celebrities like Tom Cruise. Priscilla Presley, who has been a member of the religious sect which counts Tom Cruise and John Travolta as members, told friends she had quit the religion after nearly four decades.
‘I’ve had enough. I’m done,’ said Presley, who recently dated singer Tom Jones. She is believed to have joined Scientology after the death of husband Elvis.
Priscilla reached out to John Travolta after Elvis died in 1977 and that’s how she ended up in the church,’ a source said. ‘She has been in it ever since and she raised her daughter Lisa Marie in it.’
Lisa Marie quit the church in 2014. With her daughters’ Lisa Marie leaving made it hard for Priscilla to continue attending the Church. But Priscilla admits leaving Scientology was has been a family decision.
Scientology, founded by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard in 1955, has been the subject of controversy for years.