Mom Blames Scientologist 'Chaplain' for Boy's Death - 2009-02-16
A 20-year-old man killed himself after a "chaplain" for the Church of Scientology convinced his father, a Scientologist, to take his son's Lexapro antidepressant away from him, the man's mother claims in Federal Court.
Kyle Thomas Brennan apparently shot himself in the head with a .357 Magnum on Feb. 16, 2007, his mother, Victoria Britton, says in her federal complaint. She says Kyle went to Clearwater, Fla., on Feb. 6, 2007 to visit his father, defendant Thomas Brennan, a member of the Church of Scientology.
Britton claims that a Scientologist "chaplain," defendant Denise Miscavige Gentile, "was the chaplain to Thomas Brennan, the father of Kyle Brenna, offering Thomas Brennan expert guidance in Scientology matters, including but not limited to therapies for matters concerning what she perceived to be mental disorders to be treated by vitamins and other therapies that than physician-prescribed medication."