Matt Willis pressured to divorce by Scientology? Our experts back him up.


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Matt Willis is better known in the UK, where he was part of the pop band Busted and starred in a number of reality shows, and he’s married to another reality TV figure in England, Emma Willis, but the story Matt is telling about his brief foray into Scientology has reached our shores, and it’s a doozy.

He was only in Scientology for about three months, but the detail that the press has seized on is that he says he felt pressured to divorce Emma almost right away in order to make progress on the church’s Bridge to Total Freedom.

“They were like, ‘There’s someone in your life who’s actually draining you, who’s a negative force, and it’s normally the person closest to you’. And it’s like, I think they’re trying to split my fucking marriage up now,” he told The Sun.

And that’s when we knew Matt Willis was telling the absolute, unvarnished truth.

Time and again as we’ve covered Scientology, we have run across stories from its former members about being put under pressure to divorce. Scientology may call itself a “church,” but this heinous practice of pitting spouses against each other in order to leverage more loyalty to Scientology is shockingly common.

To help people understand how Willis’s story fits in that larger context, we asked some of our experts about their own experiences in Scientology. Were they under pressure to divorce a spouse, or did they see it happen to others? And how common was it?