To understand the circumstances around the case, some key issues need to be understood. Firstly, Kyle suffered from depression and was taking Lexapro to alleviate the symptoms. The practice of taking psychiatric drugs goes against one of the core belief systems of Scientology. His father had moved away from the family home several years previous and originally moved to West Tampa, where he joined the local Scientologist organization to undergo training. Within a few months of joining the ‘Church’ he became acquainted with one of Scientology’s more infamous members, Denise Miscavige Gentile, the twin sister of Scientology leader David Miscavige. In May 2006 Gentile became Brennan’s Scientology “auditor”. From there, it has been stated that Brennan’s commitment to the Organization was devout.