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May 2, 2010
Scientology leader David Miscavige accused of snooping in secret celeb confessional files — NY Daily News (New York)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joanna Molloy, George Rush
Source: NY Daily News (New York)
[Picture / Caption: Scientology leader David Miscavige (l.) is being accused of gossiping about Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson after snooping in her confidential confessional file.] The Church of Scientology is bringing down the hammer on a renegade member who alleges leader David Miscavige loves to gossip about his star parishioners. Former high-ranking member Amy Scobee claims in her just-out book, "Scientology: Abuse at the Top," that Miscavige and other officials "snooped" in confidential confessional files - a charge vehemently ...
Apr 28, 2010
It's time to end the Church of Scientology's tax-exempt status — Huffington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Hassan
Source: Huffington Post
For more than 25 years, the IRS denied tax-exemption to the Church of Scientology. The long-running policy flowed from an IRS determination in 1967 that Scientology was in fact a commercial entity operated solely for the benefit of founder L. Ron Hubbard. In 1993, seven years after Hubbard's death, the IRS made a puzzling and highly suspicious reversal. It settled its tax bill with Scientology for just $12.5 million and conferred on it the title of tax-exempt "religion." Both the Wall ...
Apr 12, 2010
Was Tom Cruise worried his 'drug history' would keep him out of Scientology? — Gawker
Type: Press
Author(s): Adrian Chen
Source: Gawker
Amy Scobee is a former high-ranking Scientologist. She's about to publish a book about her time with the Church, which contains some interesting details about Tom Cruise. Last week, Cruise's lawyer has sent her an angry letter, countering the claims. Scobee, who'd been with the Church since age 14 and used to work at the LA Celebrity Centre, has spoken out before—most recently during Anderson Cooper's CNN Scientology expose. Next month, her book, Scientology: Abuse at the Top, will be (self-?) ...
Apr 2, 2010
Scientology: A History of Violence / Allegations of abuse: What's the truth? — CNN
Apr 1, 2010
Scientology: A History of Violence / The ramifications of leaving Scientology — CNN
Mar 31, 2010
Scientology: A History of Violence / Church of Scientology says abuse claims handled internally — CNN
Type: Press
Author(s): Anderson Cooper, Ismael Estrada
Source: CNN
If you believe Marty Rathbun, people in the top ranks of the Church of Scientology have used physical intimidation and outright beatings as a means of discipline. Scientology's current leaders, including Rathbun's ex-wife, call him a liar and an "apostate." They say the only beatings were those inflicted by Rathbun and a small number of others, all of whom have left Scientology. But both sides appear to agree that periodic beatings occurred among the highest echelons of the church for some ...
Mar 31, 2010
Scientology: A History of Violence / Scientology: How was abuse addressed? — CNN
Mar 30, 2010
Scientology: A History of Violence / Ex-members spar with Scientology over beating allegations — CNN
Type: Press
Author(s): Anderson Cooper, Ismael Estrada
Source: CNN
Los Angeles, California (CNN) – Marty Rathbun used to beat people. He admits it. But he says he was pressured to do it by his boss. Rathbun was once a senior official of the Church of Scientology, reporting directly to church leader David Miscavige. He says that Scientology's leadership fostered a culture of violence among its top ranks and that Miscavige "constantly pushed me to get physical with people" during his time among its top ranks. "And I've got to tell ...
Mar 30, 2010
Scientology: A History of Violence / Scientology: Allegations of violence — CNN
Mar 29, 2010
Scientology: A history of violence / Scientology under scrutiny — CNN
Mar 25, 2010
Anderson Cooper plans latest misguided slam on Scientology — Village Voice
Type: Blog
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: Village Voice
The Wrap is reporting that Anderson Cooper will begin a four-day CNN special series Monday titled Scientology: A History of Violence. This is becoming a drumbeat now, after the St. Pete Times's excellent series last year revealed that Scientology's diminutive leader, David Miscavige, allegedly gets slappy with his employees. Now, unfortunately, the bigs are starting to weigh in – New York Times recently, and now Anderson Cooper, with what is increasingly a misguided approach to Scientology. Yes, as Cooper will no ...
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