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On the heels of a divisive Scientology ad that aired during the Super Bowl, on Tuesday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited Jenna Miscavige Hill to share her unique perspective on the controversial religious organization.
The niece of current leader David Miscavige, the guest left the church nearly a decade ago and has since become an outspoken critic of the organization and its teachings.
Well-known for its connection to some of Hollywood's biggest names – including Tom Cruise and John Travolta – Scientology has been accused of being a cult that brainwashes its members, and forces children into long hours of unlawful labor.
According to Hill, Cruise and others are either turning a blind eye, or simply perpetuating the problem:
"I think that either he does know what's going on and he's not talking about it, or he is willfully ignorant about it," she says of the star of the "Mission: Impossible" franchises. "People who endorse an organization like this, I feel like they have a responsibility to know everything about it and know what they're endorsing."
Having grown up in the church, including staying with the organization for five years after her parents left, Hill told Piers Morgan that conditions and facilities designed for the general population are far different than those reserved for the group's celebrity members:
"Obviously, the church itself is much nicer," she revealed to the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "Celebrities have their own private entrances. There's beautiful restaurants there. They have their own classrooms."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as the author of the new book "Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape" reveals further first-hand insight of time spent within one of the most controversial groups in America.
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