Allegations against Scientology leader David Miscavige are out there, but all else is normal - 2009-07-09
In the Times series, former high-level Scientology executives alleged that the church's worldwide leader, David Miscavige, beat them. They said he repackaged old Scientology texts to pump up revenue. And Marty Rathbun, former top deputy to Miscavige, revealed he destroyed evidence to cover up church staffers' treatment of Lisa McPherson, a Scientology parishioner who died while in the church's care.
Church representatives and lawyers said the accounts of the former executives were untrue. Church officials in Clearwater did not return a request for comment for this story.
Will the revelations change relations between Scientology and the public and their elected officials?