Placido Domingo Jr. of Miami Battles Scientology
A 20-year member of the Florida-based religion, Domingo says he is now "done with the church," according to Voice editor in chief Tony Ortega. The composer adds that the organization, centered in Clearwater, which has been subject to myriad criticism and journalistic scrutiny for brutality and cult-like behavior, tried to separate him from his ex-wife, Samantha.
The church has put out a mass call for the public to "unfriend" Domingo on Facebook. It has also published, on a blog, intimate details of his life that he does not wish publicized, he says.
Domingo Jr. calls the church's actions "pathetic."
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