John Travolta says Scientology could have helped Anna Nicole

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As various parties continue to fight over the remains of Anna Nicole Smith and custody of her baby, John Travolta has stepped into the fray.

The Pulp Fiction star has decided to use her death as a chance to promote Narconon — the controversial Church of Scientology drug rehab programme — saying it could have saved the Playmate’s life.

A toxicology report from the 39- year-old’s autopsy has not been completed yet, but methadone and other drugs were discovered in the Florida hotel room where she died earlier this month.

Travolta said: ‘It’s so sad. We could have helped her with Narconon but didn’t get a chance to. I wish we had.’

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“Scientology is evil; its techniques are evil; its practice is a serious threat to the community, medically, morally, and socially; and its adherents are sadly deluded and often mentally ill… (Scientology is) the world’s largest organization of unqualified persons engaged in the practice of dangerous techniques which masquerade as mental therapy.”
– Justice Anderson, Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia, quoted atWhat judges have to say about Scientology

The 53-year-old worked with Smith on the film Be Cool.

Narconon has been widely criticised for its unorthodox and controversial methods which include an intensive running programme, large doses of vitamins and long sauna sessions, designed to ‘run out’ drugs and ‘radiation’ from the body.

Scientologists claim Narconon is 85 per cent effective.

However, critics say it is a front to recruit vulnerable drug abusers into the religion.

Either way, it is sadly too late to help Smith now.

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Feb. 27, 2007

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