Scientology Insider Emails Attack on Church Finances - 2012-01-07
Former official Debbie Cook's email to 12,000 church members alleges financial wrongdoing and a $1 billion hoard. A look at the shocking missive from one of the truest believers.
On New Year's Day, the Church of Scientology, no stranger to scandal, was treated to yet another dose, this time from a former church official named Debbie Cook.
In an email Cook sent to an astonishing 12,000 people—arguably the most dedicated core of the group—she accused Scientology's leadership of hoarding more than $1 billion in donations; spending lavishly on new churches; punishing former executives with draconian measures; and overselling Scientology books and services to members already stretched by high-pressure sales tactics.