Leah Remini’s Big Fear: Could Confidential Scientology Files Be Released? http://t.co/fRPU3RilDs
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 2, 2013
Separated from longtime friends and facing hostility from some, “The King of Queens” actress finds the early days of her life after leaving the religion tricky to navigate.
How would you feel if you had just left a controversial organization and many lifelong friends after openly challenging the boss — yet knew they had possession of 37 years worth of your most intimate confessions in typed files and on videotape?
“When Leah and her family made the decision to leave the church after having been members for decades, the church immediately used disconnection against them in retaliation,” says Karen de la Carriere, who was one of Scientology’s top executives before she left in 2010 after 35 years as a member. De la Carriere is one of several ex-church members helping Remini navigate this difficult and highly charged situation. “Leah and her family were suddenly cut off from friendships that had lasted 20 years or more.”
Learn more about Scientology’s Policies and Practices of Disconnection
Mike Rinder, who has not been able to speak to most of his family members still inside the church since his defection, told THR that in his opinion the information found at the website www[dot]whoismichaelrinder.com could only have come from his auditing files at the church.
“They have letters purportedly written by my ex-wife and daughter about stuff that they could never have known about,” says Rinder of the website devoted to him. “Even worse, they take a kernel of truth and turn it into a lie. It says on the site that I stuck firecrackers in the butts of cats when I was a kid. What I actually did was blow up ant hills with firecrackers. Either way, it was never something I discussed with my ex-wife or daughter.”
Read Mike Rinder’s comments on THR’s article and
Karin Pouw David Miscavige’s reply here
This Is What a Scientology Investigative Reporter Does: Investigate People Who Report on Scientology
A couple years ago, Scientology posted a puzzling want ad seeking “experienced investigative reporters” for its magazine, Freedom, which “covers human rights and social betterment issues and does investigative reporting in the public interest.” What kind of stories would these reporters be investigating? We got an answer that the mission includes digging up dirt on Scientology’s critics.
On Friday, Freedom reporter James Lynch sent an email to Foster Kamer, a blogger who used to work for the Village Voice, asking for information for a profile of Tony Ortega, the former editor of the Village Voice who has since focused primarily on criticizing the Church of Scientology. Lynch’s first question: “Do you know any reasons for Ortega’s obsessive interest in and incessant blogging about Scientology?”
Didn’t Scientology Inc learn anything after the U.S. Government had to put their “ethics in” for the crimes they committed while implementing Operation Snow White?
Sea Organization robots are not programmed to learn from their mistakes.
The reason Scientology has a reputation for being a creepy cult is because it IS a creepy cult.
A Roast Beef Productions presentation aired on channel 4 in the United Kingdom tonight. Don’t know how long it will be up on You Tube (courtesy apparently of WWP) so you may want to watch it soon if you are interested.
Well done documentary of the Cult of Scientology’s attempts to intimidate Marty Rathbun.
Thank you Marty for not going away quietly but standing up to David Miscavige and exposing him, through his own actions, for the sociopath that he is.
And for exposing Scientology Inc. for the cult that it is.
NBC Rock Center | Scientology-linked rehab Narconon under fire from two former executives – Airs Tonight 10/9c
— Rock Center (@RockCenterNBC) April 5, 2013
Narconon is a front group for Scientology Inc
Narconon speciously recruits and swindles money for Scientology.
“Narconon preys on vulnerable people. That’s part of the sales techniques,”
said Lucas Catton, who stepped down as President of Narconon’s Arrowhead facility in Oklahoma in 2004.
Tenorio said he believes the deaths at Narconon Arrowhead could have been prevented if qualified addiction counselors had been on staff.
Beyond the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard, he said, staff members do not receive instruction on how to treat people addicted to drugs or alcohol.
And if there is any question whether or not it’s ALL ABOUT THE MONEY, Catton addresses that here:
“You’re willing to either lie to [prospective clients] or misrepresent who you are or take people who aren’t really qualified; anything to bring in the money to keep the facility going, week after week after week,” said Catton.
Tony Ortega will be covering this broadcast live from The Underground Bunker tonight, so be sure to check in there and join the conversation.
— Tony Ortega (@TonyOrtega94) April 5, 2013
— Tony Ortega (@TonyOrtega94) January 30, 2013
We’ve commented in the past how remarkable it is that some of Atlanta’s local news outlets have banded together to keep a close watch on one of Scientology’s more intriguing messes going on there.
Pete Combs of WSB Radio, Jodie Fleischer of WSB-TV, and Christian Boone of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution have coordinated their coverage as a wrongful death and civil racketeering lawsuit has exposed shocking improprieties at Scientology’s drug rehab center in Atlanta, known as Narconon Georgia.
With a trial looming, the case has been going terribly for Scientology, and the state has announced its intention to revoke the facility’s license and shut the place down.
And last night, Combs tweeted the latest sign that things are going to hell in a handbasket for Scientology leader David Miscavige’s side: Narconon Georgia Executive Director Mary Rieser has apparently lost her position, when she had been doing such an effective job lying like a rug.
Narconon is a front group for Scientology Inc.
preying on individuals during times of distress. Even better if you have insurance they can bill.
How can you tell a Scientology operative is lying? Their lips are moving.
Excellent job Tony!
Hey,I was just live on CTV during its evening broadcast.They asked great questions.
— Tony Ortega (@TonyOrtega94) January 23, 2013
Tony Ortega (@TonyOrtega94) January 15, 2013
Hat’s off to Mr. Tony Ortega!
Once again Tony is all over the fraud that is Scientology Inc. If we had 10 Scientology mythbusters like him David Miscavige and his Loyal Officers would already be behind bars in a U.S. Federal prison for a plethora of crimes, and their remaining Sea Organization victims would be receiving the rehabilitation they need to cobble their minds and lives back together.
Meanwhile, at Scientology Int Base and Sea Organization bases around the planet physical beatings and soul-splitting will continue after this latest Miscavige fumble.
Three Cheers for Tony! Hip Hip…
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The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) January 15, 2013