>> Marty Rathbun: A former external affairs officer, removed from authority within the Church of Scientology eight years ago for gross malfeasance. His mug shot is courtesy of the New Orleans Police who supplied it after Rathbun was arrested for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct on July 10, 2010. Rathbun has previously admitted to obstruction of justice, suborning perjury and, for good measure, assault. The latter was inflicted on his now “best good buddy” and fellow apostate Mike Rinder who he nearly killed with his bare hands. It took five grown men to pry him off Rinder. And Rathbun is quick to confess his crimes, as in admitting to the obstruction of justice in a protracted legal case to an interviewer from a regional tabloid. Rathbun admitted to destroying evidence and coaching witnesses to lie to authorities. During the interview, Rathbun implicated fellow apostate Tom DeVocht in the same crime. All of it conveniently copped to after the statute of limitations had run out and none of it revealed to Church officials until his online revelation.
When a TV journalist called him on his behavior and asked whether he should be taking responsibility for what he now admits doing rather than blaming others, Rathbun’s response was simply, “No.”
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>> Mike Rinder: An erstwhile external affairs officer for the Church of Scientology removed from post for gross malfeasance. Rinder walked away from his Church, his wife and two children. When Rinder’s wife, daughter and brother, who flew in from Australia, went to see him, Rinder’s “welcome” was an attack that left his brother injured and the mother of his children in the care of paramedics. She sustained nerve damage to her arm still healing almost a year later and a dislocated shoulder requiring surgery to repair.
Then, to show he’s a real family man, he went on a paid anti-Scientology media junket to Australia and tricked his way into his elderly mother’s retirement home while she was away on vacation. He rifled through her belongings, snapping photos as trophies.
And with that he chalked up another abuse for his résumé, as the senior Mrs. Rinder is a founding member of Scientology in Australia going back five decades and wants nothing to do with her estranged son, owing to his vicious attacks on the Church she helped establish in Australia.
Rinder can now be seen in online videos fishing with his “best good buddy” Marty Rathbun—the man who almost killed him with his bare hands. When asked about the violent incident by a reporter and if it was in fact true Rathbun had nearly choked Rinder to death requiring five grown men to pull Rathbun off him, Rinder’s response was, in all seriousness, “I think it was four guys, not five.”
Yet it was later discovered that this was not Rinder and Rathbun’s only collaboration. That is, they had both conspired for years to hide from the Church’s ecclesiastical leader their roles in the conspiracy to conceal Rathbun and DeVocht’s suborning of perjury and obstruction of justice. (See A Liar is a Coward; A Perjurer is a Criminal at whoismichaelrinder.com.)
More about MIKE RINDER >> WhoIsMichaelRinder.com
>> Amy Scobee: She was dismissed from the Church of Scientology in 2005 for sexual misconduct. According to her own sworn affidavits, while a member of the Church’s religious order, a then-married Scobee pursued extramarital affairs on at least five occasions. In the process, she committed one of the gravest offenses of Church ecclesiastical law. In her own words, “I committed a severe violation of Church scriptures and engaged in an affair; in fact with the person whom I was supposedly helping. … I was also this person’s auditor [counselor], and my actions were a serious violation of the Auditor’s Code, a sacred ethics code that governs the conduct of auditors.”
Prior to that, in 2003, she had been removed from any position in Church management for gross incompetence. Now reveling in her apostate role, she’s a well-practiced “source” whose services are open to all and sundry. In particular, she willingly renders said services to her cohorts in the cyberterrorist organization Anonymous, a group currently under investigation by the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Attorneys’ Office, Department of Justice Hate Crimes division and other local and international law enforcement agencies with 40 arrested in the UK, Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Turkey so far, not to mention 16 just recently arrested in the U.S..
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>> Tom Devocht: A former Church of Scientology construction manager. By his own admission, he is an unrepentant liar and is proud of it. Indeed, he boasts there is nothing wrong with lying for financial gain, so long as “you don’t get caught.” After having already been given multiple chances to redeem himself for past failings and work related mess-ups, he was caught making unauthorized expenditures of large sums of Church funds on failed construction projects. He was immediately removed from any position of authority. This pathological liar then left the Church in 2005, never to return.
Uncovered after his departure, courtesy of Marty Rathbun, was that Rathbun and DeVocht had coached witnesses to lie in a protracted legal case in Florida. DeVocht had kept this from everyone while he was in the Church, even his wife. Yet again, keeping things from his wife wasn’t new for DeVocht who admitted to having sold two of his wife’s cars while she was out of town, then pocketing and spending the money. He also frittered away over $100,000 of her inheritance and shortly before he left the Church forever, admitted to having stolen cash from his now ex-wife’s grandmother on their wedding day.
More about TOM DEVOCHT >> WhoisTomDeVocht.com
>> Jeff Hawkins: A former Church of Scientology copywriter who was dismissed in 2005 for sordid misconduct. Hawkins holds the dubious distinction of not only lying to his wife and colleagues about said aberrant conduct, he also blatantly lied about his execution of the directions of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. When that most egregious act came to light, together with his generally dismal performance, it led to his removal from the Church altogether.
He is now a member of the cyberterrorist organization known as Anonymous. The group is under federal investigation for hate crimes against the Church of Scientology—with two of its members serving time in federal prison for destruction of Church property—not to mention 40 of its members arrested in Europe while 16 were recently arrested during a one-day raid by the FBI in the U.S. Despite this fact, Hawkins continues to be a regular fixture at the group’s attempts to harass Scientologists at their place of worship.
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>> Marc and Claire Headley: The apostate husband-and-wife team and card carrying members of Anonymous. The Headleys have not only attended gatherings of Anonymous, but Marc regularly posts on their sites (often scatological hate-filled rants), helps organize and participates in their events and proudly carries on posing for photos at Anonymous get togethers.
Not satisfied with just being party to hate crimes against their former religion, the apostate couple recently filed suit against the Church of Scientology. The only problem, their suits were resoundingly dismissed by a federal judge. The Headleys were further required to pay the Church $40,000.
Moreover, during the case Headley was forced under oath to reveal his sideline career as paid “tabloid source.” From the stand he had to name the publications and the payments he’d received. Among them was a $10,000 payday with the lowest of them all, the now defunct News of the World.
Despite his Internet-based fantasy tales about his departure from the Church, the real story is Headley took off on the eve of an internal investigation into his selling Church-owned property on eBay. The scheme ultimately netted over $15,000 in Church funds, all of which landed in his personal bank account.
Unwilling to face the ramifications of his crime, Headley took off, without a word.
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>> Steve Hall: A former Church of Scientology scriptwriter with a dismal production record. He serves as “webmaster” for the Rathbun “Posse” and ekes out a living scooping doggie droppings from suburban lawns. He is further known within the “Posse” for apparently creating the universe (not necessarily in seven days) and claims he was previously both Jesus and the Buddha (not necessarily in that order).
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>> Paul Haggis: A status-driven screenwriter who exploited a tenuous connection with Scientology to grab headlines via a publicity stunt whereby he “resigned” from the Church—when he had not been an active parishioner for decades. Haggis, whose betrayals include accepting millions for scripts that he never delivered, was himself exploited by the New Yorker’s Lawrence Wright, who approached him for a “profile” that simply used Haggis to tell a slanted story about the Church of Scientology.
More about PAUL HAGGIS >> WhoisPaulHaggis.com