New Scientology escape book 'Perfectly Clear' leaves some important questions unanswered - 2018-09-08
Michelle LeClair's book Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love got a nice boost this week as it was featured on the cover of People magazine ahead of its September 11 publication date, and we expect it's going to continue to get a major media push. But now that we've read the book, we're having some mixed feelings about that.
The basic outline of LeClair's story, which emerged in press accounts over several years when she was known as Michelle Seward, is that she was a wealthy public Scientologist who made money selling expensive insurance policies, and she convinced some of her clients to invest their money in a failed movie project directed by another Scientologist, Israeli filmmaker Dror Soref.
The film, Not Forgotten, starred Simon Baker and actually got fairly good reviews when it came out in 2009, but somehow it made only $142,000 worldwide and the people who backed it lost millions.