“I Am Cait” star Caitlyn Jenner went on a secret visit to Scientology headquarters, Radar Online wrote in an exclusive report Friday. At first glance, it might seem like Jenner was interested in joining the controversial church, but she actually went to support one of her friends.
Kate Bornstein, a co-star on “I Am Cait,” has not seen her daughter, Jessica Baxter, since she left Scientology in the '80s. When Jenner heard about this, she wanted to see if they could locate Baxter, Scientology blogger Tony Ortega told Radar Online.
“Kate was just sort of surprised that after the subject of Scientology came up and she told everybody about her daughter, Caitlyn followed up with her and says, ‘Hey, what’s going on with that?’” Ortega told Radar.
Borstein, who as known as Al before her transition, warned Jenner that Scientologists don’t like outsiders meddling in the church, but Jenner was unmoved. “Caitlyn was like, ‘Eh, let’s do it!’ So I could tell by talking to Kate that she was just really moved that Caitlyn was this supportive and gung-ho,” Ortega said.
They walked into the Scientology headquarters and demanded to see Baxter. But what surprised Jenner most was that no one recognized her.
“She’s used to walking into a place like that, saying, ‘I want to see so and so’ and then like immediately being taken to that person. So the fact there were these four people behind the counter, none of whom knew who she was … she said Caitlyn was really kind of surprised,” Ortega revealed.
Radar Online didn’t include whether Bornstein was able to see her daughter, but it’s unlikely. In Scientology, people who are in good standing with the church are encouraged to cut off communication with people who left.
“Scientology splits up families, and that’s what happened to us,” Bornstein told the Huffington Post in 2012. “I have not been able to talk with my daughter for some 30 years now. You know, when you get old, you want to leave something. You want to say, ‘Hi, I’ve always loved you.'”
Jenner hasn’t publicly commented on supposedly visiting Scientology headquarters.
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