Lisa Marie Presley on Scientology: “They Were Taking My Soul, My Money, My Everything”
Singer breaks free from cult, says new album is also new beginning in life
Ever since she was a child, Lisa Marie Presley has been a member of the infamous Church of Scientology, whose member her mother also is. Today, she stands free of it and she's more than happy to publicly proclaim her independence.Of course, being a lady, Lisa Marie knows better than to talk evil of her former friends and support group, even though she didn't part with them on good terms.
In a recent interview with USA Today, which you can read in full on her official website, Presley talks about all the negative influences she's recently rid herself of.
“I was slowly starting to self-destruct, and I didn't know where that was coming from. I started to uncover the main person who was really close to me for years, and then it was a domino effect. I was devastated,” Lisa Marie says in the interview.
In almost no time, she realized that the people she had surrounded herself with were anything but friends; just posers and leeches.
“I got bad advice. I was insulated with no grip on reality. They were taking my soul, my money, my everything,” she says.
She doesn't name any names, but she can only be talking about one thing, voices in the blogosphere say: Scientology and its trademark manner of cutting its members off from the world, sometimes from their family as well, to be able to suck them dry of money and reason.
As we also noted a short while, indications that Lisa Marie is now Scientology-free are also found on her latest album, aptly called “Storm & Grace.”
One song in particular, called “So Long,” makes it clear that she's done with someone (or, rather, something), having realized she would be better off alone, on her own.
In the same USA Today interview, Lisa Marie proves she's closed another chapter in her life when she diplomatically refuses to take a Michael Jackson question.
“I talked to Oprah about all that,” she says.
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