A former Scientologist has weighed in on speculation surrounding the church's apparent connections to former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan
The 69-year-old has been reportedly dating Scientologist Sky Daily for a year, and has been spotted hanging out with the most high-profile Scientologist of them all, Tom Cruise.
Former Scientologist Aaron Smith-Levin has been commenting on Hogan’s activity in recent days. Smith-Levin is the vice president of the Aftermath Foundation, which helps out former church members, and he left the group himself back in 2014.
As Smith-Levin recently posted on social media, Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, was seen spending time in a private box at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Monday (16 January). Cruise was also at the game.
Smith-Levin previously spoke in March last year about Hogan dating Daily, whose parents both hold the highest auditing level in Scientology (Operating Thetan Level 8).
“The press hasn’t noticed that Hulk Hogan’s new gf is a Scientologist. Sky Daily (45) is a well-known 2nd gen Scientologist. Her parents Cindy & Kirk are both OT 8 and live in Clearwater. Will the Hulkster be Scientology’s biggest recruit since Tom Cruise?? Let’s hope not BROTHER!” he wrote at the time.
\u201cThe press hasn\u2019t noticed that Hulk Hogan\u2019s new gf is a Scientologist. Sky Daily (45) is a well-known 2nd gen Scientologist. Her parents Cindy & Kirk are both OT 8 and live in Clearwater. Will the Hulkster be Scientology\u2019s biggest recruit since Tom Cruise?? Let\u2019s hope not BROTHER!\u201d
The comedian addressed the fact that, in 2022, Cruise returned the Golden Globe trophies he won in the past amid a boycott of the awards’ organisers, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
Carmichael returned to the stage midway through the ceremony, and said: “Backstage, I found these three Golden Globe awards that Tom Cruise returned. I think maybe we take these three things and exchange them for the safe return of Shelly Miscavige.”
Miscavige is a member of the Church of Scientology, and is married to its leader David Miscavige. She has not been seen in public since 2007. In 2014, Los Angeles Police Department detectives made contact with her and her attorney. Detectives found her to be alive and safe, and subsequently closed a missing persons investigation. Cruise is a known Scientologist, and has been a member for 30 years
Indy100 has reached out to Hulk Hogan’s representatives for comment.
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