In April ’06, Hollywood, Interrupted first reported that the late Jett Travolta (son of Scientologists John Travolta and Kelly Preston) had autism, and detailed how sources in Hollywood and from autism groups could not understand why his parents would not acknowledge their son’s reported disorder.
In a follow-up report HI.com told the story of the parent of a child with autism who confronted John Travolta on his son’s reported affliction.
While our hearts go out to the Travoltas for the tragic loss of their son, to illustrate the inherent danger of Scientology when it comes to the willful non-treatment of mental health and neurological disorders, we need only turn the collateral damage and death resulting from Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard’s quackery:
Outspoken Scientology critic Tory Christman was
in the cult for over 30 years. An epileptic, Christman
was ordered off her medication by her Scientology
superiors, and she nearly died from severe seizures.
That experience was a wake-up call, leading to her
ultimate escape from the cult in 2000.
On December 5, 1995, Scientologist Lisa McPherson
perished at the ill-equipped hands of
Scientologists attempting to “handle” her psychotic break.
MIT student and former Scientologist Philip Gale chose
Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard’s birthday (March
13, 1998) as the date for his tragic suicide. Incidentally,
Gale’s mother was a high-ranking official in Scientology’s
virulent anti-psychiatry front group, The Citizens
Commission on Human Rights.
According to reports and records, Scientologist Heribert Pfaff died at Scientology headquarters in Clearwater, Florida as a result of untreated epileptic seizures. It is reported that his Scientology doctor prescribed him vitamins prior to his death.
MORE NEEDLESS SCIENTOLOGY-RELATED DEATHS HERE.