David Miscavige: “The Adulterer”?
The latest series of posts on Marty Rathbun’s blog reveals that David Miscavige may well have sent his own wife off to a “re-education” program at a confidential location, meanwhile carrying on an illicit affair with his “Communicator,” Laurisse Henley-Smith (formerly Stuckenbrock).
Sure, maybe if Miscavige were a Washington politician or a corporate CEO, we could dismiss such peccadilloes as “human nature.” But it’s much more serious than that. Let’s put it in context.
When a group of former Int Base staff recently spoke out against Miscavige’s violence and abuse in a series of articles in the St. Petersburg Times, the Church’s response was to attack and vilify those former staffers. One in particular they branded ‘The Adultress,” stating that she had repeated extramarital affairs.
Specifics? None. Proof? None. Just a sanctimonious assertion that she had “violated fundamental rules of the Scientology religious order.”
Now let’s look at David Miscavige.
1. According to former insiders, Miscavige’s wife Shelly became suspicious of the close relationship between him and his “Communicator,” Laurisse Henley-Smith. Shortly after this, Shelley Miscavige disappeared from the Int Base. She was no longer present at meetings, and her post title, “COB Assistant,” disappeared from internal dispatches. She is thought to be on an intense behavior modification program at a remote, confidential location.
2. Following Shelly’s disappearance, Laurisse became Miscavige’s constant companion. She accompanied Miscavige to Tom Cruise’s wedding, and attended a Del Mar race with Dave, Tom and Katie, where she was photographed with her hand possessively on his shoulder.
3. At a gathering of Scientology celebrities, one celeb observed Laurisse patting Miscavige affectionately on the butt. Laurisse didn’t know she was being observed. Being a conscientious Scientologist, the celeb wrote a Knowledge Report on the incident. The handling? The celeb was ordered to Flag for Sec Checking and Ethics interviews (read “behavior modification”) to find out why she was “critical of COB.”
4. On long flights aboard Tom Cruise’s personal jet, witnesses observed Dave and Laurisse retiring to Tom’s bedroom cabin for hours on end. The cabin’s only feature? A bed.
Let’s add to this the fact that Miscavige ordered Laurisse to divorce her husband, Uwe Stuckenbrock, and Uwe was sent to the Los Angeles RPF, despite the fact that he was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Uwe, abandoned and forgotten by Laurisse and subject to stress and hard labor, spent years on the RPF, and eventually died there.
Laurisse is the daughter of prominent New Zealand Scientologist Eunice Henley-Smith. Someone should tip off Eunice as to what is happening with her daughter.
In addition to destroying his own marriage, and that of Laurisse and Uwe, Miscavige has ordered literally hundreds of Sea Org Members to separate from and divorce their spouses. This has not only included RTC couples, but also hundreds of other Int Base couples.
His campaign against marriage and families has affected hundreds.
LRH said in HCO PL 3 March 1966:
“It is interesting that a review of faltering orgs that got into trouble in their areas each one had a bad sex entanglement high on staff.
“A review of actions of orgs and attacks over the last fifteen years makes it stand out sharply that an org which is mixed up sexually in the higher echelons will not be effective, will have low statistics and can’t defend itself on the public front.”
OSA, I know you read these posts. When, when, when, are you actually going to do something honest and effective? Are you going to continue to lie for and cover up for this guy, or are you actually going to do what you are supposed to do, protect the Church of Scientology?
Laurisse, if you read this, just think about this: When will you end up on a “behavior modification program” in a remote confidential location, with a new hot little honey acting as Miscavige’s “Communicator”? Wake up.