In July of 2000, while working with Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs on projects geared toward stopping Scientology’s critics from speaking freely about Scientology, this thirty-year member from Burbank, California discovered the truth about her “church” then set herself free.
Tory first became involved in Scientology in 1969. Before leaving in the autumn of 2000 she spent seven years at the top of Scientology’s bridge auditing on their secret OT level VII and had also trained in Scientology’s new “Golden Age of Tech” auditor training.
During her last ten years in Scientology, although she’d become increasingly disheartened with the sect, especially with what she felt was corrupted Scientology “technology” implemented by the organization’s new management headed by David Miscaviage, Tory offered her services to Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs (OSA) where she worked on top secret projects geared toward stopping the spread of critical information about Scientology on the Internet and in the Media. Shortly before her decision to leave, Tory had even become the Executive Director of the “Scientology Parishioners League” – an organization set up by the Office of Special Affairs for the purpose of handling and eliminating negative information about Scientology making its way into the press.
While gearing up to work with OSA on one of those projects which required her to locate then alert Scientology’s management to the existence of the sect’s secret scriptures (confidential “OT material”) on the Internet, Tory made an alarming discovery: Before she could start the project, OSA had to come to her home to remove a censoring program that had mysteriously been installed on her computer!
She learned that the censoring program had been distributed by Scientology via a software program provided to Scientologists under the guise of being a tool they could use to create pro-Scientology web pages detailing individual successes that would then be posted on a website created by Scientology for PR and dissemination purposes. All Scientologists with Internet access were requested to make these web pages but they weren’t told that the program, in addition to creating the pages, was designed to prevent them from accessing critical or anti-Scientology information on the Internet. When OSA uninstalled it from her computer, Tory was free to access that information and her journey toward leaving the sect began.
After leaving Scientology (and even while attempting to leave) Tory experienced the full force of Scientology’s abusive and controlling tactics, which she discusses in her videos, declarations and posts to the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology. Scientology has recently declared Tory to be an enemy of Scientology and she is currently a target of their fair game practices. Included her list of bizarre experiences with the organization since leaving Scientology was an attempt made to criminally charge her for sitting in one of their Santa Chairs which had been located on a public sidewalk during the 2000 holiday season. She was acquitted of those charges which you can read about in the court transcripts and Media related to the LMT “Clearwater 13″ injunction case. Tory now speaks out against Scientology’s abusive practices, especially those concerning Scientology’s mis-treatment of families, medical malpractice, fraud, and fair game tactics the organization covertly engages in.
Tory has a medical condition. In Scientology, this meant that she was a potential trouble source (commonly referred to as “PTS”). In other words, they considered her illness was nothing more than a manifestation of lack of personal ethics and she was treated as a liabilty to the organization. Scientologists repeatedly tried to shame her for having this medical condition. She discusses this in two affidavits, the first written in March of 2001 which gives an overiew and a second, more detailed description in an affidavit written in April of 2001 which is in pdf. format.
Through a series of six Internet postings, written in March and April of 2001 Tory tells what she knows about how Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs works:
In addition to working with OSA for twenty years, Tory worked with WISE, The Way to Happiness Foundation, Narconon, and other Scientology-based front groups. She enjoys helping families involved in Scientology and welcomes calls from kids, parents, adults, schools and businesses about the sect and its front groups.
Leaving Scientology after thirty years wasn’t easy for Tory but one person who cared helped make the decision possible. In Tory’s case, that person was Andreas Heldal Lund, a critic of Scientology who lives in Norway who runs the very informative website www.xenu.net. Andreas has an extensive collection of stories and documentation about Tory on his site.
Tory told us how she was doing eight months after leaving Scientology in her April 2001 Internet post, “Out for 8 months!”
Please feel free to e-mail Tory.