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Intimidating and violent: defector

Title: Intimidating and violent: defector
Date: Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Publisher: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Author: Nick O'Malley
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A former Scientology leader says bullying is widespread in the church, writes investigations reporter Nick O'Malley. Coerced abortion, violence, intimidation and demands for ever greater "donations" have become unofficial Church of Scientology policy, beginning at its Florida head office and leaching around the world, the church's most senior defector has said. Marty Rathbun, who until 2004 was the church's second-most powerful man, answering only to the present leader, David Miscavige, said the church leadership was obsessed with destroying dissent and increasing ... [Read the rest at]