Is Scientology Imploding? Watching the Panic After a Former Executive Dares to Question Church Management - 2012-01-03
UPDATE: We look back at Debbie Cook's career, from enforcer to whistleblower.
The world of Scientology watching is still reeling after Debbie Cook's New Year's Eve e-mail landed in the inboxes of thousands of church members Saturday night.
A few minutes after midnight, we began receiving copies of the broadside, written by one of Scientology's most important former executives. Citing the words of L. Ron Hubbard, Cook trashed the church's current management under leader David Miscavige, complaining about a "new age of continuous fundraising" and "extreme over-regging."