Is Katie Holmes Trying to Keep Suri Away from Scientology?
Is Katie Holmes divorcing Tom Cruise to save their daughter Suri from Scientology?
Holmes was reportedly "terrified" that Cruise was about to send away the adorable 6-year-old to be indoctrinated on an isolated ship that former Scientologists have nicknamed "the prison ship."
Marc Headley is a former scientologist and author of Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology.
"She will be turned into a little robot kid," said Headley.
INSIDE EDITION's Megan Alexander asked, "Why would Katie be terrified? What would take place?"
"Suri is going to have a completely isolated and controlled life at the hands of Scientology, and she's not going to be able to do anything about it. Once it starts, and once Suri is indoctrinated, that's it. It's over," said Headley.
Inside the ship named The Freewinds, kids as young as five live in isolation without their parents while they're educated by a hardcore Scientology organization known as Sea Org.
The Scientology website says members of Sea Org sign "a one-billion-year pledge to symbolize their eternal commitment to the religion."
A video on Youtube shows Tom Cruise celebrating his 2004 birthday party on board the Scientology ship.
"I think more than any other celebrity, Tom knows what happens behind-the-scenes of Scientology," said Headley.
Holmes reportedly felt the only way to save Suri from being shipped off to Sea Org was to file for divorce and seek sole custody.
INSIDE EDITION's Megan Alexander spoke via Skype to Marty Rathbun, who was once a prominent Scientology leader, until he became disenchanted and wrote the book, What is Wrong with Scientology?
Rathbun shot a video of his own bizarre encounter with Scientologists who confronted him at his front door when he decided to leave the church. They call themselves "Squirrel Busters," and they wear video cameras on their heads as they confront defectors.
Alexander asked, "You mentioned the word indoctrinated. What would happen to Suri if she began this process?"
"She'd become more loyal to the church and its aims, as opposed to the mother and the aims of the family," said Rathbun.