Enquirer: Demi Moore is secretly in Scientology after dating young Scientologist

I have a hard time believing that any celebrity would willingly try Scientology after all we’ve learned about it, if only to protect their bottom line. Demi Moore strikes me as the kind of person who would though, given how fragile and gullible she seems at times. She was heavily involved in Kabbalah, another cult which is arguably less harmful to practitioners emotionally but similarly a scam, and this is the other “celebrity” cult, although the number of celebrities involved is rapidly dwindling, thanks to people who have spoken out about it like Jason Beghe and Leah Remini. According to the National Enquirer, Demi is dabbling in Scientology following a now-over relationship with a young Scientologist, a guy named Sean Friday, who was born into the cult. (Sean and Demi dated for over year and he was 28 the last time we reported on their relationship, in early 2015.) Demi’s mom was also a Scientologist so she’s familiar with it.

Sources say disillusioned Demi has kicked Kabbalah to the curb and signed up for the controversial cult – despite the poor press…

“Her mom was a Scientologist and Demi used to go to Scientology meetings,” a source spilled.

“But when she hooked up with Bruce Willis, he banned her from going further.”

Still, after dating Sean Friday, the son of high-ranking church members, in 2016, Demi’s interest was reignited. And although the spark… fizzled, he still coaches her on the finer points of the so-called faith.

“She knows her support of Scientology will be a huge coup for the religion, so she’s only making very discreet inquiries at the moment,” snitched the source. “But she feels there’s something missing in her life.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, January 9, 2017]

There are the kind of people who are always searching for spiritual answers and the next “thing” that will help them structure their lives. Religions and cults offer that type of structure, which can sometimes be smothering and restrictive. I know I’ve searched for answers and have come down on the side of science and concrete evidence, but everyone is different. People can believe whatever they want and that’s what our country is founded on. Cults are different though, they commit human rights abuses, discourage if not ban questioning and free thought, and demand member’s time and total dedication. When so many ex-Scientologists speak out and say that it’s harmful, that they lost their savings and were estranged from friends and family, how oblivious do you have to be to get involved? Do you just believe everything that Scientology says, that those people are bitter ex-parishioners, in exchange for a whole new set of friends and rules for your life? I guess the lack of freedom and free thought is insidious and sneaks up on you, like an abusive partner who seems perfect at first. Plus I think it’s different for celebrities, they get the star treatment, they get an entire staff of people to do their bidding for free, and Scientology has luxury compounds where bigwigs can stay. You know that if this true Demi is getting more attention and perks than she’s had in some time.

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  1. redd says:

    Is it just me or has she started looking bat$hit crazy in every picture nowadays? WOW. Look up old pics of her 5150 mother. They look like twins.

    • MsGoblin says:

      Yep, her eyes in that last photo looks like she’s been drinking deeply from the cup of Scientology.

      Kool-Aid anyone?

    • marc kile says:

      redd couldnt agree with you more thats some serious crazy eyes just like that runaway bride
      a few years back !

      • YepIsaidit says:

        Didn’t she get rushed to the hospital because she went crazy after she go a whip cream can high and smoked potpourri ? It was something weird like that.. Maybe she’s still doing that stuff and it has her looking crazy.

    • Luci Lu says:

      She looks like she’s gone through some more plastic surgery, and she hasn’t given her face enough time to “settle”, before coming back out to be photographed by the paparazzi. She should have stayed in the house longer. Poor thing, she’s forever chasing her youth.

    • Rose says:

      I am afraid it is the “Bat-Shit-Crazy-Eye” that she is displaying.
      And OMG marc kile! Good call.

    • LoveIsBlynd says:

      This woman is dick-natized and what she is imbibing in the name of “love” is pure poison. Now I know this one is a lost sheep and likely illiterate or lacking in compassion.

  2. Dtab says:

    I thought Ashton Kutcher was a Scientologist also?? Am I wrong?? He definitely was at fundraisers and things. So surely she has been in and out of this cult for a long time>

  3. detritus says:

    I really like her scarab and amber necklace.
    The outfit with the socks is a big no, I know what she was going for, but no all around to that.

    • Esmom says:

      Your assessment matches mine 100%, lol.

      She strikes me as just so exhausting. Her determination to be perceived as youthful and cool is really something, I suppose. And it wouldn’t surprise me a bit if she fell prey to the cult.

      • QQ says:

        Same Esmom, All I get when I see her is this chick trying to be her daughters’ age and hang, someone like that is easy pickings if you tell her its hip and happening, be it cults/trends/designer drugs/facial procedure

      • detritus says:

        You ladies are bang on.

        She doesn’t just want to look good and be youthful, she actually wants to be 20 and hang with 20 year olds. I think Ashton did a major number on her already fragile self-esteem, because that is just straight up insanity.

      • Tourmaline says:

        @QQ spot on, the Cool Mom always ready to huff whip-its or whatever the heck she was up to….only someone clueless would get drawn into Scientology in this day and age and at her age

    • AnnaKist says:

      So they ARE socks, then? Ugh. She strikes me as being extremely needy in so many ways. She had a decent enough career, a family, some money, and yet, even given her age and life experience, still seems to stumble her way around life, still searching and not having yet worked out that these outside “things” – a new boyfriend, partying with the girls, a new something to believe in – only provide fleeting contentment. She needs to find her way to be able to look inside herself for what will fulfil her.

      • detritus says:

        It’s a look at what happens when you age after years of only defining yourself as ‘The Hot Girl’.

  4. teatimeiscoming says:

    I thought she was dating Ben Foster?

    • Mannori says:

      Foster was engaged to Robin Wright. Now, after dating for a couple of months is engaged to hardcore scientologist Laura Prepon. He’s Danny Masterson’s best friend and a scientologist as well, but he is a quiet one, probably because nowadays being a scientologist is synonym of being a moron. Rumor has it he tried to get Robin into the cult and that’s why they broke up, probably among other reasons, I guess. And his fast engagement to Prepon would confirm that he never left the cult.

      • teatimeiscoming says:

        yeesh, how did I confuse Laura Prepon with Demi Moore? Brain is playing tricks on me

      • Bubbles says:

        Oh no! Not Ben Foster! I love him! This is not good. I hate this.

      • MC2 says:

        I was hoping Ben and Laura would escape so once I saw their engagement I was was so bummed. She has seemed really into before- like crazy protective & weird but if I was a Scientologist I would be too. How do you defend them?

      • Fiorella says:

        Wait what! So Sean penn is 2 degrees from Co$!!! For some reason I don’t hold it against Laura prepon , or Peggy of madmen

  5. Macscore says:

    I suggest someone send her a copy ASAP of “Getting Clear” (“Going Clear”? can’t remember the correct title.. but I do recall that you would have to be out of your MIND to have anything to do with that cult after seeing that film).

  6. African Sun says:

    One of the top experts on Scientology at the moment is Tony Ortega. He said something very interesting on a show a few years about the religion. I am paraphrasing here but he said that Scientology is a very narcissistic religion and it suits Hollywood/celebrities perfect because it makes everything all about them. He also went on to say how it does this by the fact you have one on on auditing session where you just talk about yourself instead of prayer or meditation that you would find in the Abrahamic religions.

    I can see how Scientology managed to get the stars together but even just spending a day reading and watching the documentaries, it is clear that there is a lot of psychological abuse going on in the organisation against staff members. There is even a ”prison” for staff members who David Miscavige finds threatening where he makes them profess their ”crimes” and they are locked against their will.

    It will be interesting to see if Demi comes out publicly and says she is one. I think Tom Cruise never recovered fully from his connection with the religion, purely because of the sheer abuses against staff members that are occuring in it.

    Thanks for this very interesting post.

    • Ramona says:

      Glad you brought up Tony Ortega. He rails at tabloid coverage of Scientology constantly because they always get it wrong. Even when he feeds them the story they still get it wrong. Anyway I DOUBT this story is true. The Underground Bunker is home to thousands of Scientology-adjacent people. If somethings happening in the celebrity centre, you’ll find it either in Tonys articles or the comments. I searched for Demi in both and came up with nada. I’m sure he’ll comment about this in the next few days and I suspect he’ll dismiss it as National Enquirer generated fiction.

  7. Little Darling says:

    The Leah Remini show on AE about Scientology is straight up scary.

    • MC2 says:

      Not as scary as Scientology’s own websites. I commented below (which disappeared?) but they gave a retort to Leah’s doc with a link to their own site so I clicked out of curiosity and it’s just a site where they trash her to no end like a 16-yr-old mean girl with no parental supervision. They bought the sites that are the names of ex-Scientologists and then trash them with crazy slander like “someone said they watched porn once”. It’s really scary stuff.
      I looked at it and then starting researching how I could make my voice heard to get their tax exempt status removed. This is what a church is spending money on? Stalking their ex-parishioners. They should not be tax exempt.

  8. Megan says:

    Ugh. I really hope this isn’t true. And, if it is, I hope her kids see this and have an immediate intervention to shut it down.

    • Mannori says:

      her kids? they’re as malleable and uneducated as Demi, if not more. I think the only one with that power would be Bruce, but I think he gives two sh*ts about her to get involved in her mess again.

  9. Bichon says:

    She was into the other one too, Kaballah too. She’s not educated, nor is she a reader, and she is probably thinking to find contentment outside rather than from within. She just may not have the tools to look inward.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Bicheno – I wholeheartedly agree, and should have read all the comments before posting something very similar upthread.

  10. giulia says:

    She seems so scared to me.

  11. grabbyhands says:

    *She knows her support of Scientology will be a huge coup for the religion, so she’s only making very discreet inquiries at the moment,*

    Methinks someone is overestimating her PR value.

    Scientology likes celebrities because it is two groups of people who are DESPERATE for attention and I’m sure the amount of money the cult spends on those high profile members is a drop in the bucket compared to what they “tithe” back to it.

  12. Loo says:

    Demi Moore’s desperate attempts to stay young annoys me. I think she is a pathetic woman who needs to grow up. Moore doesn’t need a cult she needs to grow up and understand that there’s nothing wrong with being older.

  13. honeybee blues says:

    “Cults are different though, they commit human rights abuses, discourage if not ban questioning and free thought, and demand member’s time and total dedication.” You’re right, that’s a spot-on description of the history of Christianity. And it’s currently on it’s comeback tour of the USA!

    • tmot says:

      Scientology makes the worst Christians look like a Sunday School picnic. Google “sea org” or “disconnection” and Scientology.

  14. Jess says:

    I started to watch the documentary with Leah Remini and just, whoa. Scientology is scary and most certainly a cult, I feel so bad for the people who get sucked in because these are mostly innocent people just wanting to better themselves and the world, so much mental manipulation and abuse going on there. Leah said something about how easy it is to make fun of Scientologists, which is true, but she said when we do that we’re almost invalidating their abuse, that really made me think.

    Anyhow, I think Demi has gone off the rails for awhile and I feel bad for her too. She obviously doesn’t like aging and I’m sure her douchey husband cheating and leaving her didn’t help. She’s a beautiful woman with decent talent and I hope she finds what she’s looking for without joining a cult.

  15. Josefina says:

    She never graduated high school mentally. It’s like every move she makes is an attempt to be cool and feel accepted within a circle. She’s needy and easily manipulated so there’s nothing shocking about this.

    Does she even act anymore? The most recent movie I saw her in was… Charlie’s Angels?

  16. Jenn4037 says:

    I guess I assumed the Scientologists would be shouting to the world that they had snagged her.

  17. Angel says:


  18. minx says:

    If she cut her hair and didn’t try to look like a teenager she would be gorgeous.

    • vavavoom says:

      I’m not sure why older people can’t have long hair? I have hair to my waist and I’m over 40. It’s pretty and I like it this way – so does my husband.
      With that said, I hope no one joins scientology and all they have is a continuous dwindle of member numbers from here on out. Leah Remini’s series on the Cult is actually quite terrifying.

      • Fiorella says:

        She has a big jaw (and though I’ve never find her pretty or charming at all) and it would look nice with a bob. Long hair works with some faces and less with others. Short hair as an older woman thing is quickly shrinking. My grandmas had it but you know they also had short permed hair when they were young, I guess it was the thing.

      • Deedee says:

        It drags her already long face down even more so.

      • minx says:

        People can wear their hair however they like. On her I think it’s not that flattering, and with her history of dating young guys it seems as if she’s clinging to her glory years.

  19. Bobbysue says:

    Yes. And they are in active negotiations with the Devil to purchase back her soul. The Sciento recruiter is ringing her bell, and she wants them to have it now. And Miscavige is taking him to the full-on Cruise Sanctum for his meritorious valor.

  20. Pandy says:

    Oh I hope she is!! If anyone has way too many thetans circulating their system, it’s Demi lolllll

  21. JulieJ says:

    She was excellent in Margin Call. If you are watching Leah’s series, it is straight up freaky. The episode last week was about forced abortions. The people running it are straight up abusive. They keep them on a heavily guarded campus and they cannot leave. And they spend upwards of $250K to live a billion years. They sign a billion year contract. I sound ridiculous but people are really drawn to this. And her boyfriend was born into it, so he doesn’t know any better. Demi, on the other hand, does.

  22. VegasSchmagus says:

    Demi – you in danger, girl………….

  23. Eric says:

    She has “Ramona Singer” eyes.

  24. stinky says:

    Leah’s show is an awesome thing – but nothing beats “GOING CLEAR.”
    That one spells is all out.

  25. moo says:

    now THAT’S the face of crazy right there…..

  26. sauvage says:

    If you want to inform yourself on the inner workings of cults and the deception they use in recruiting people, I highly recommend Steven Hassan’s classic “Combatting Cult Mind Control”.

    As far as CO$ goes, Demi would make for a dream target; she has had a rough couple of years, as in: might be particularly vulnerable at the moment, and she’s still rich.

  27. jinglebellsmell says:

    People need to seriously stop putting tennis balls in their cheeks