Rock Center did a great piece last night on the recent deaths at Scientology’s Narconon Arrowhead facility in Canadian, Oklahoma. Family members talked about how they were led to believe there was no connection to Scientology before sending their kids to the drug rehab program. David Love was interviewed about his experiences at Narconon and how he is trying to shut down this facility as he has done to the center in Quebec.
Not suprisingly, Tony Ortega has been all over this story at the Village voice. Read his interview with David Love and with Bob Lobsinger who reported on the Scientology connection to Narconon as the center was being established years ago. And if Narconon isn’t Scientology, then why is an executive controlling the group in Scientology’s prison camp.
During the whole TomKat divorce drama, NBC’s Rock Center did a nice piece about Scientology featuring interviews with Marty Rathbun, Mike Rinder, Bert Leahy, Jamie DeWolf and others. They also take us to the birthplace of Dianetics for a quickie primer on what the church wants you to know about auditing and e-meters.
Tony Ortega has run a couple pieces about Mimi Faust who is currently on the VH1 reality show Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta. She has revealed to that audience that her mother joined the Sea Org and pressure was applied on then 13-year-old Mimi to sign her own billion year contract. When Mimi refused, she lost her mom to Scientology.
Original Broadcast Date: April 30th
KNBC in Los Angeles took their cameras inside Scientology’s properties and sat down with spokesperson Tommy Davis. You’ll be surprised to hear that business has never been better. Good news or bad news, any news draws people into the Orgs, says Tommy. So he must hope that bad news keeps rolling in. And with the way things have been going…it will.
Original Broadcast April 28, 2010
The local CBS station did their own version of the story.
Anderson Cooper finishes off his week long look at David Miscavige’s abusive nature with a panel of Marty Rathbun, Tom DeVocht and Jeff Hawkins responding to the denials made by their ex-wives and by Tommy Davis.
Anderson Cooper continues to explore allegations of abuse of staff members by David Miscavige. Jeff Hawkins explains what he went through and why he put up with it for so long. Then the wives of the ex-members strike back, saying there’s no such thing as Disconnection. Oh, sure, people may decide they no longer wish to talk to someone but what the heck is this “disconnection” thing?
Anderson Cooper interviews several former high ranking officials within the Church of Scientology who say they either witnessed or were physically assaulted by the church leader, David Miscavige.
Scientology says Slappy Miscavige is a saint and it was Marty Rathbun who was abusive. But Tommy Davis and Monique Yingling have difficulty explaining to Anderson why Scientology allowed people like Marty to be as allegedly abusive as they claim he was.
Anderson Cooper interviews several former high ranking officials within the Church of Scientology who say they either witnessed or were physically assaulted by the church leader, David Miscavige. Jeff Hawkins and Tom DeVocht are interviewed.
Scientology trots out the wives of the people accusing Miscavige of being a sadistic bully. Isn’t that just the type of thing a sadistic bully would do? Slappy isn’t man enough to appear himself. He just sends in the girls…and Tommy Davis.
All week long, Anderson Cooper is looking into the allegations of abuse leveled at Scientology’s tiny leader, David “Slappy” Miscavige. On the first outing, former executive Marty Rathbun is interviewed and comes out swinging. Tommy Davis, of course, calls him a liar.
Davis will be doing a lot of that this week as more members line up to expose the abuse heaped upon staff by Slappy Miscavige.
Kirstie was not at all happy that her new weight loss program is being connected to Scientology. Roger Friedman of the Hollywood Reporter is one of the people interviewed in the pre-taped segment before Kirstie’s appearance. Read more