Jenna Miscavige Hill, who is Scientology leader David Miscavige’s niece and former member of the church, told Radar that Brad and Bono were being pursued to join the church back in the day.
“There’s a celebrity strategy and they’re targeted for their influence, not their money,” Miscavige Hill told RadarOnline in an exclusive interview, expanding on the tell-all memoir she published earlier this year, “Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape.”
Per her account, Pitt got involved through his then-girlfriend, Juliette Lewis, and had even gone so far as taking the “first step” of joining the church.
Radar goes on to explain how Brad was thiiiiiiiiiiiiis close to becoming a member of Scientology.
The 29-year-old ex-member recounted how Pitt, soon-to-be-married to Angelina Jolie, went through the Purification Rundown, also known as the Purif or the Hubbard Method, a controversial detoxification program developed by Scientology’s founder L. Ron Hubbard and used by the Church of Scientology as an introductory service.
Scientologists consider it an effective way to deal with the long-term effects of drug abuse or toxic exposure.
“I remember my mum working on renovations for the Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles and she saw Brad Pitt there,” she recalled.
“I was in love with him at the time. He was in there to do the Purification Rundown. It’s like the first step. I guess he was doing it because of his girlfriend Juliette Lewis. I know Juliette was into drugs and says Scientology saved her from them.”
This is not the first time a high-profile defector has linked Pitt to Scientology: In her book Scientology — Abuse at the Top, author Amy Scobee claimed, “In the end, Brad didn’t think it was for him and he and Juliette broke up.
“He was high on the church list president’s list of stars they felt could be ‘recovered.’”
Can you imagine if Brad had stayed with Scientology?! Things would be so different now, wouldn’t they?