Actor John Travolta is "Scientology's captive" according to a scathing documentary about the highly controversial religion. HBO's Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief profiled Travolta throughout much of the film and claims the Church has blackmailed him by threatening to release secrets he revealed during "auditing" sessions.
Travolta, who lives in Ocala, Florida, was questioned about the documentary by the Tampa Bay Times. He said he hadn't seen the exposé, and "I don't really care to," adding he thinks Scientology is "beautiful."
Travolta said the documentary was payback from "people who were disgruntled with their experiences." He said he won't talk about the reported misconduct in Scientology, because he has no idea what they're talking about.
"I've been so happy with my [Scientology] experience in the last 40 years that I really don't have anything to say that would shed light on [a documentary] so decidedly negative." - John Travolta
"I haven't experienced anything that the hearsay has [claimed], so why would I communicate something that wasn't true for me? It wouldn't make sense, nor would it for Tom, I imagine."
He's talking about Tom Cruise, one of the biggest Scientology advocates in Hollywood, who has yet to speak out about the documentary.
Travolta insisted that Scientology is the best thing that ever happened to him (as many brainwashed victims do):
I've been so happy with my [Scientology] experience in the last 40 years that I really don't have anything to say that would shed light on [a documentary] so decidedly negative. I've been brought through storms that were insurmountable, and [Scientology has] been so beautiful for me, that I can't even imagine attacking it. ...
I've helped so many people through hard times. Loss of children, loved ones, physical illnesses. Through many tough, tough life situations I've used the technology to support them and help them. It's always worked.