Jenna explains that any violation of rules could result in offenders being sent to the Orwellian-sounding Rehabilitation Project Force.
"It was like a reprogramming camp for inmates who strayed in an attempt to bring them back into line.
"I realised it wasn't the place I had always thought it was and I could no longer look away from its abuses." But her husband suddenly had doubts about leaving; the church was trying to persuade him to stay without her.
"They had pulled Dallas aside and were telling him bad things about me and my family and convincing him to stay.
Jenna Miscavige Hill lives a quiet life in San Diego with her husband, Dallas, and their two children, three-year-old Archie and 11-month-old Winnie.
* The Church of Scientology was founded by L Ron Hubbard in 1954 in Los Angeles.* "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health", one of many books written by Hubbard during a prolific writing career, established the groundwork for the new religion.
Claims to the contrary are false.” It says it always respects family units and that Jenna’s recollections are at odds with those of many of her contemporaries who are still in the church and who have published their own memories online.
The church says many of them “have gone on to enjoy successful careers and to start families”. What does she think about prominent Scientologist celebrities such as Tom Cruise who are proud and in praise of the church?
They told him that if he left, he wouldn't be able to speak to his family.
It all backfired on them and we got out together."Jenna calls her uncle "evil" for the forced labour and theft of her childhood.