Another leak of outtakes from 1997's 'Secret Lives' - Scientology's finance 'dictator' - 2015-04-15
We have another leak of a lengthy interview that's never been made available in full before. It's a talk with Mike Goldstein, who had been a member of Scientology's Sea Organization in the 1970s and had been L. Ron Hubbard's financial controller.
Portions of the interview appeared in Channel 4 UK's excellent 1997 documentary, Secret Lives — L. Ron Hubbard. Over the last couple of months we've been posting outtakes and uncut interviews from the documentary that are appearing for the first time. Goldstein, for example, is someone who isn't talked about a lot today, but he was at one time a key official in the Scientology superstructure.
He joined the Sea Org in 1971 and joined Hubbard at sea as Scientology was run from a small armada that plied the Mediterranean and Atlantic. By 1973, Goldstein had become the Finances "dictator" as Hubbard gave him a lot of responsibility over the movement's financial lines.