Scientology in ruins: Katie wins!
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Scientology in ruins: Katie wins!

Her surprise divorce from Tom Cruise has sparked a chain reaction that will bring Scientology and its celebrity followers to their knees.

When Katie Holmes hit Tom Cruise with divorce papers in July, it was seen by many as her personal bid for freedom from his Scientology cult. But little did she know at the time, her shock move has had a butterfly effect on the religion she grew to loathe, sparking what’s believed to be the beginning of the end for the controversial sect.

Her surprise act of fleeing to New York with their daughter Suri, 6, reportedly to escape Tom’s plans of Scientology home-schooling and a future of interrogation by church leaders, has led to unprecedented global attention on the alien-based religion, with high-profile members Tom, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley all finding themselves firmly in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

Despite her intense dislike of Scientology, Katie has apparently agreed to keep silent on what her mystery-shrouded life was like during her five-year marriage to Tom. But now a bombshell documentary has been green-lit which will lift the lid on Tom – and Scientology’s – deepest, darkest secrets and is tipped to destroy the cult’s public image for good.

“This is terrifying for Scientology celebrities in an organisation that has destroyed so many lives and so many families,” explains documentary maker Tony Ortega, a US journalist renowned for his ground-breaking Scientology exposes and who gave Woman’s Day this world exclusive. “One of the most powerful things about this documentary is that those interviewed took part in the wrongdoing. Now they’re speaking out, revealing everything Scientology tried to bury.”

Read more Kate's baby body in this week's Woman’s Day on sale Monday December 3, 2012.