Former members of the Lisa McPherson Trust reflect on Tuesday's 'Aftermath' episode - 2019-01-31
Tuesday night's Scientology and the Aftermath episode was another stunner, and contained surprises even for some of us jaded, longtime Scientology Watchers.
Sure, many of us knew a lot about the terrible Lisa McPherson story, and that her 1995 death spawned a reaction in the form of years of protests in Clearwater, Florida put on by the Lisa McPherson Trust, a feisty organization funded by a Boston businessman, Bob Minton. And we knew that Minton was put under such a ferocious "Fair Game" campaign by Scientology's secret police, the Office of Special Affairs, he ended up switching sides before his untimely death of a heart attack in 2010.
But Leah Remini's costar, and former head of OSA, Mike Rinder, stunned us with details about the operation that he personally oversaw against Minton, and offered his apologies for, he admitted, destroying the man. It made for amazing television.