Lisa Marie Presley reportedly broke from Scientology sometime in 2014, although that’s hard to verify as she only made vague references to it in an interview around 2012. (The quotes they’re using from her “They were taking my soul, my money, my everything” don’t explicitly reference Scientology and are from 2012.) Regardless it’s known that Lisa Marie is no longer involved with the cult. She also split from her husband, Michael Lockwood, in the summer of 2016, after which her mom, Priscilla Presley stepped in to help care for her now 9-year-old twin daughters. Priscilla, 72, brought Lisa Marie into Scientology as a child and was thought to still be involved with Scientology in some capacity. Only the Daily Mail announced this weekend that she told friends she’d had enough and was done with it.
Presley, 72, 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.’
Those are all the original quotes which The Mail has and the rest of the article is filler. They do note that “A spokesman for Priscilla Presley declined to comment.” Only now Priscilla’s PR people are telling outlets that she hasn’t quit Scientology after all. E! News simply has the detail from her rep that Priscilla is still in the cult. There are no further quotes or an explanation. People has the quote “She remains a member of the church.” So who got to Priscilla and is Scientology just trying to stick their finger in the dam of celebrities defecting? Did multiple people visit Priscilla at her home and remind her just how much dirt they have on her and how much she stands to lose if she leaves?
photos credit: WENN.com