Scientology 'Going Clear' HBO Documentary Claims Include John Travolta Blackmail And Torture Of Members

Tara Dodrill

The Scientology HBO documentary, Going Clear, claims the controversial group keeps a "blackmail file" on John Travolta and are forced to play musical chairs while listening to "Bohemian Rhapsody." Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief aired on the cable network on Sunday evening. Tom Cruise is perhaps the most famous Scientologist currently involved with the group.

The Going Clear HBO documentary claims that Scientology leaders have a John Travolta blackmail file, which contains "damaging material" from his meetings and "sessions" at the church that have been used to prevent the movie star from leaving the group. The controversial religion is based in California.

"The Hole" is a space somewhere within the Scientology compound, which is where members are placed to "confess" their crime, the HBO Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief documentary also claims.

The Church of Scientology has staunchly disputed the claims uttered in the Going Clear documentary. Church officials have deemed those featured in the HBO documentary as "professional anti-Scientologists" and "admitted" liars.

Former Scientology member Sylvia "Spanky" Taylor described a Scientology prison camp known as the Rehabilitation Project Force in Going Clear. Taylor maintained that members are sent to the location to be "reindoctrinated" and are forced to do 30 hours of hard labor. She also claims that she was once the point of contact between the Church of Scientology and John Travolta.

Paul Haggis, an alleged former Scientology director and church member said that when members reach a certain high level within the group they get to see founder L. Ron Hubbard's creation story handwritten message. The text allegedly states that Zenu, a galactic dictator froze people and dropped their bodies into volcanoes, 70 million years ago. According to L. Ron Hubbard, the spirits then jump back into the bodies of newborns and are now said to be the source of all anxieties and fears.

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