Scientology: the Truth Rundown

st-petersburg-times-truthTitle: Scientology: the Truth Rundown

Authors: Joe Childs and Thomas C. Tobin Staff Writers for the Tampa Bay Times

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Ground-breaking journalism covering the activities of the Church of Scientology up to 2009, including:

  • Accounts of physical and psychological abuse committed by David Miscavige, the present ‘leader’ of Scientology – including a bizarre incident where executives were forced to play ‘musical chairs’ to retain their jobs and contact with their families.
  • Scientology’s successful campaign to force the Internal Revenue service to grant the organisation tax exempt status.
  • Details of the “perfect storm of incompetence and irresponsibility” that led to the tragic death of Lisa McPherson
  • The defections of Mike Rinder and Mark Rathburn, both senior executives in the organisation.
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