The daughter-in-law of opera famous person Placido Domingo is talking out about her former life within the Church of Scientology. In an interview with DailyMailTV, British-born Samantha “Sam” Domingo, 51, detailed her experiences with Scientology celebrities and shared how the church manipulates household and private relationships to its benefit.
Among the allegations Domingo makes throughout her interview embody how the church turned Nicole Kidman’s in opposition to her, how John Travolta tried utilizing a Scientology method to carry his useless son again to life, and the way Jada Pinkett Smith labored as a Scientology recruiter whereas publicly denying any affiliation to the group.
Domingo, alongside along with her daughters Paloma, 22, Victoria, 20, Daniela, 17, and ex-husband Plácido Jr., have lengthy since separated from the church. However by the point they left, her father-in-law had paid out greater than $2 million for the household to take part in varied Scientology occasions and coaching applications. Though she claimed he secretly hated the group, Placido, Sr. feared being lower off from his two sons who have been energetic Scientologists, and their households.
“Placido paid $200,00zero only for a Founding Patron Card for me and Placi – it’s only a card, it’s nugatory,” she mentioned.
Throughout a 2012 talking engagement in Dublin, Eire, Domingo mentioned there some good issues she’d discovered “within the expertise of Scientology,” However that in her 20 years with the group her expertise was principally adverse.
She initially had considerations about leaving the group and talking out. “I out of the blue realized that I’m now not afraid of those idiots and all they’ll do to me is ex-communicate me and I really don’t care anymore,” Domingo mentioned. “That’s all of the ammunition I wanted. Nobody was going to maintain me quiet about what Scientology does to folks’s lives.”
The Church of Scientology denies all of Domingo’s claims.
Right here’s what it is advisable find out about Sam Domingo and her break up from the Church of Scientology.
1. Domingo Had Entry to Scientology Celebrities by means of Her First Husband
Domingo was launched to Scientology by means of a buddy in 1987 and stayed with the church for 22 years. As a loyal follower, Domingo signed a billion-year contract to work for the group’s “Sea Org,” the best echelon of Scientology’s members.
Domingo mentioned that whereas she finds the group to be manipulative, she was impressed by the “actually good folks” who’re drawn to Scientology.”That was the preliminary attraction,” she defined.
After turning into extra concerned in Scientology and shifting up the group’s ladder, she began relationship and ultimately married church officer Mike Gomes. Working within the president’s workplace, Gomes had common entry to superstar Scientologists. When Domingo grew to become pregnant, she instantly reported to the Ethics Committee, pondering they’d give her lighter work duties.
Domingo alleges church leaders accused her of getting pregnant in order that her husband would go away Sea Org. She claims she was pressured to have an abortion.
“Mike and I divorced shortly after that, I by no means noticed him once more. My divorce papers arrived by means of the inner mail system, by way of the Workplace of Particular Affairs, which is just like the Scientology spy unit.”
2. Domingo Spoke out after Seeing a Scientology Promo That includes Isabella Cruise
Domingo, who has been a thorn within the Church of Scientology’s facet for a few years, mentioned she was compelled to talk out after seeing actors Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s daughter, Isabella Cruise, 26, featured in a promotional Scientology message speaking about how her father and the church helped her “discover a lacking piece.” Isabella has skilled as a Scientology counselor know as an “auditor.”
“I grew to become that annoying woman within the org who would simply discuss endlessly about how unbelievable coaching is and the way phenomenal the internship is,” Isabella in an e mail to Scientology members in Nice Britain.
“This IS what I had been trying to find. The lacking piece. Abruptly all the things started to make sense,” she mentioned.
Tom Cruise is an outspoken Scientology supporter and youngsters Isabella and Connor are additionally concerned. Kidman is now not affiliated with the church.
Domingo mentioned that she initially stored quiet about Isabella and her brother Connor, 24, out of loyalty to the church and to Cruise, however now feels in another way. “Isabella’s getting used for PR, she’s Tom Cruise’s child, it’s not honest what they’re doing to her and Connor. They don’t have any alternative however to be the poster children of Scientology now,” she mentioned.
In line with Domingo, after Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise divorced, their two youngsters have been totally indoctrinated into the church, and Kidman was labeled an “SP,” or “Suppressive Particular person.”
“A Suppressive Particular person (SP) is an individual who seeks to suppress different folks of their neighborhood. A Suppressive Particular person will goof up or vilify any effort to assist anyone and notably knife with violence something calculated to make human beings extra highly effective or extra clever” the church’s web site says.
Within the 2015 documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Jail of Perception, former Scientologist Marty Rathbun helps Domingo’s declare, saying that the church “re-educated” Connor and Isabella in order that Cruise may retain custody after their divorce.
“They’ve made selections to be Scientologists and as a mom, it’s my job to like them,” Kidman mentioned.
3. Domingo Claims John Travolta Tried to Resurrect His Lifeless Son
Domingo claimed that actors John Travolta and spouse Kelly Preston tried to lift their 16-year-old son Jett from the useless by performing a “Deliver Again to Life Help” after he suffered a deadly seizure in January 2009.
“John Travolta did a ‘Deliver Again to Life’ help whereas Jett was within the ambulance, it’s the place you order the Thetan (spirit) to get again into the physique, saying, ‘I command you to get into the physique now,’” she mentioned.
Scientologists consider when Thetan leaves the physique, it strikes on to search out one other. ‘Whenever you lose a baby in Scientology, you consider that the spirit – Thetan – has left that bodily physique and can discover one other one,” she defined.
After Jett’s demise, Domingo claims Preston was frequently being audited on the Scientology Flag Service Group in Clearwater, Florida with the hope of Jett’s Thetan returning.
“Within the case of Kelly, she received pregnant [a few] months later and [the couple’s third child] Ben was born simply over a yr and a half after Jett’s demise. She is going to consider the Thetan of Jett is in Ben.”
4. Domingo Says Jada Pinkett Smith Was a Scientology Recruiter
Actors Will and Jada Pinkett Smith say they’re not concerned with the Church of Scientology, however Domingo tells one other story.
“They deny they’ve ever been in it – they lie. [Pinkett Smith] was a recruiter,” Domingo mentioned.
“Jada was at all times round Movie star Centre, doing her personal factor with Kelly Preston within the President’s Workplace. They have been just like the Stepford Wives of Scientology,” Domingo recalled.
Domingo shared that Daphne Wayans and then-husband Keenan had been recruited by Jada.
“Daphne informed me that Jada had launched them to Scientology, Daphne was actually excited telling me all this, however that’s what Jada did – she was charged with getting folks into Scientology and I’m positive she’d be getting a fee for it.”
Domingo claims the church approached Will Smith for a $1 million to assist fund the opening of a brand new faculty. The college thought by no means got here to fruition and the Smiths ultimately opened their very own faculty.
5. Sam Domingo’s Ex-Husband Placido Domingo, Jr., Is Additionally a Scientology Critic
Samantha Domingo met second husband Placido Domingo, Jr. and his half-brother Jose on the Scientology Movie star Centre in Los Angeles. On the time, Placido and Jose have been energetic church members.
The couple divorced in 2008 as Placido, Jr. was nonetheless concerned with Scientology and Samantha grew to become extra important. He ultimately left in 2009 however half-brother Jose stays an energetic church member.
A 2011 article in The Telegraph revealed that Sam’s ex-husband, Placido Domingo, Jr. left Scientology after church leaders informed him to “disconnect,” or cease speaking with Sam after she started overtly criticizing the church.
When Domingo, Jr. parted methods with the church after 20 years, he found that his Scientologist buddies have been informed to unfriend him on Fb. After leaving, he claimed the group additionally revealed confidential data he’d divulged throughout Scientology confession periods generally known as “audits.”
“It’s an outrage. It’s penitent-privilege data. Think about in the event that they did that to Tom Cruise or John Travolta. My God,” he mentioned.