Joel Sappell Finds Former Scientology Enforcer Marty Rathbun To Be a Reluctant Whistleblower - 2012-12-18
Much of our coverage of Scientology in the past three years has focused on former church executive Marty Rathbun, and for good reason.
Rathbun is the most visible member of an "independence movement" that is splitting Scientology apart. He has participated in or masterminded several of the biggest legal and media offensives against church leader David Miscavige. And he has also been the target of some of the strangest and most outrageous retaliation in the history of Scientology's well-earned reputation for vengeance.
But, as we've pointed out many times, there is an essential contradiction in Rathbun's current role as the Church of Scientology's biggest critic: Before he was the target of the church's legendary retaliation machine, he was the man at its helm.