Talk about flaps. David Miscavige must be packing his bags to go live in that cave with Osama Bin Laden. Marty Rathbun is spilling the beans.
This account comes from executives who for decades were key figures in Scientology’s powerful inner circle. Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder, the highest-ranking executives to leave the church, are speaking out for the first time.
Two other former executives who defected also agreed to interviews with the St. Petersburg Times: De Vocht, who for years oversaw the church’s spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, and Amy Scobee, who helped create Scientology’s celebrity network, which caters to the likes of John Travolta and Tom Cruise.
One by one, the four defectors walked away from the only life they knew. That Rathbun and Rinder are speaking out is a stunning reversal because they were among Miscavige’s closest associates, Haldeman and Ehrlichman to his Nixon.
Now they provide an unprecedented look inside the upper reaches of the tightly controlled organization.
There’s terrific video, too. Go and read. Watch. It’s Miscavige’s nightmare coming true.
UPDATE: Part 2 – Death in Slow Motion
The second installment covers the Lisa McPherson case. Rathbun admits he ordered the destruction of evidence. And creepy new revelations that not only are auditing sessions videotaped, but David Miscavige can watch the seesions live any time he chooses.
Do the parishioners find this unsettling? Or will they simply excuse it as they have so many other abuses?