Scientology vs Debbie Cook, Day 2: More Live-Blogging by the Voice - 2012-02-10

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F11.png Scientology vs Debbie Cook, Day 2: More Live-Blogging by the Voice February 10, 2012, Tony Ortega, Runnin' Scared, Village Voice

If you're just joining us, the Church of Scientology is suing one of its former high-ranking officials, Debbie Cook, and her husband, Wayne Baumgarten, who live here in San Antonio. Cook was something of a legend inside Scientology, and for many was the "face" of the religion. But her final couple of years, she testified yesterday, featured confinement and degradation on an almost unbelievable scale. She says she gladly signed a draconian non-disclosure agreement and accepted $50,000 in payment simply in order to get away from the church. Then, this past New Year's Eve, she sent out an e-mail to thousands of her fellow church members, complaining in part about how Scientology, under leader David Miscavige, is too focused on "extreme fundraising."


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