Erika Christensen shows off her new Scientology trophy for donating half a million bucks - 2018-05-25
We're fortunate that one of our loyal tipsters lives in Italy, where for some reason Scientology publications reveal some things that the magazines here don't. In this case, we're talking about an issue of Impact magazine which shows that David Miscavige handed out more trophies to wealthy Scientology donors at the New Year's event in Los Angeles, something we associate more with the big IAS gala that takes place in England in October.
We have photos of all the "whales" who got trophies at the event, but naturally what really caught our eye was seeing actress Erika Christensen with her family picking up a Silver Meritorious trophy. Now let's be clear, because the rest of the press always seems to get this wrong. An IAS trophy is not for a single donation but for cumulative giving — so this means Erika's family has ponied up $500,000 over what might be a long period of time.
The IAS is only one way that Scientologists give donations, but we'll leave it up to you to decide whether half a million is a lot of money in lifetime donations from a Hollywood actress and her family.