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Placido Domingo Jr “Attacked” By Scientology

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Placido Domingo Jr. says he has come under attack since leaving Scientology.

The son of famous tenor Placido Domingo, who is a composer himself, says Scientology  is “scary and pathetic” for the way it has been treating him since his decision to leave the controversial religion.

Domingo says his problems with Scientology began when he was ordered to “disconnect” from his ex-wife Samantha and only communicate with their three daughters via an attorney, after Samantha left the religion.

Placido and Samantha met through Scientology in 1994. They later divorced but remained friendy and cooperated to raise their three girls. Then, last year, Samantha left Scientology. That’s when officials of the organization ordered Placido to have no contact with her.

He refused to “disconnect” from his family, and instead also left Scientology.

Placido Domingo Jr. says that triggered a Facebook post telling other Scientologists to “unfriend” him. More than 120 did.

Then a blog went up, publishing extensive personal information about him, details about his life Domingo said he’d revealed during Scientology – what he thought were private “auditing” sessions. The revelations included the admission that he had been unfaithful to his wife.

“It’s an outrage,” Domingo said of the privacy intrusion.  “”Imagine if they did that to Tom Cruise or John Travolta. My God! The information about adultery.  That was only mentioned in session.”

Samantha Domingo conformed her ex-husband’s ordeal after leaving the religion. Samantha has become a supporter of former Scientology officer Marty Rathbun, who has been harassed at his Texas home by a group of church members calling themselves Squirrel Busters.

“They have people by the balls,” Placido Domingo Jr. said of those in authority in Scientology, adding that he hopes he can help others from falling “into this trap.”

6 Responses to “Placido Domingo Jr “Attacked” By Scientology”

  1. William Roberts says:

    Disconnection. Fair Game. Violation of Priest/Penitent confidentiality.
    These policies are alive and well in Scientology, as evidenced by the story of Placido Domingo Jr.

    Disconnection breaks up families, as evidenced by the story of Placido Domingo Jr.

    Placido Domingo Jr. is a brave and determined individual, and I commend him for coming forward, despite the Church’s attempts to embarrass him into submission by revealing private matters he confessed in a counseling session.

    What kind of religion spies on its members, tells them who they can speak with, and what they can read or say? What kind of religion blackmails its members into silence?


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  2. Ruth Axe says:

    Domingo Jr. thought Scientology was about “spiritual freedom!” LOL. I guess the showed him what it is really about, a trap. They probably snagged him and his brother, hoping to get to the very famous father. It’d be interesting to know how much money he spent over 20 years, since in Scientology, it is ALL about the money.

    It is a major crime to LEAVE their cult, and they will attack and ruin anyone who does, especially if they associate with family members they consider “suppressive,” as in this case Domingo’s ex-wife and his own children.

    That’s right. He’s not supposed to see his own children. What a freak show.


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  3. osa handlers says:

    TomTheMan has the fishy smell of a Scientology Office of Special Affairs “internet handler”, they’re Scientology staff members who patrol the internet to defend Scientology and attack critics.


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  4. Scientologists declare their outcasts “suppressive persons.”
    Another Scientology policy – called “disconnection” – forbids Scientologists from interacting with a suppressive person. No calls, no letters, no contact.

    An SP is a pariah. Anyone who communicates with an SP risks being branded an SP himself.
    Jehovah’s Witnesses disfellowshiped person (DF) is exactly the same as Scientology suppressed person (SP)
    Jehovah’s Witnesses are EXACTLY the same.
    Watchtower religion is the *Hotel California* you can check in but not *check out*.
    Jehovah’s Witnesses are a cult or high control group because they cut you off (harsh shunning) for dissent of any kind.
    The Watchtower demands loyalty and if any Jehovah’s Witness decides to leave because they disagree with doctrine,the remaining family members are commanded by the religion to shun those who have left. They will try to spin it so that it looks like some immorality was committed but most of the time that is not the case. Every member of your extended JW family and all your close friends will now shun you (basically treat you like you’re dead) simply because you changed your mind on religion.The Watchtower and many adherants will deny this (lie) to the public and media.

    Danny Haszard born Jehovah’s Witness in 1957


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  5. Gosh, who’s next? Travolta? Some ‘church’, heh?


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  6. TomTheMan says:

    Thin story. It happens regularly that wannabe celebs want to get into the media by spewing stories about “being attacked.” This one has the fishy smell of one.


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