Silicon Valley couple who bought abandoned 'Holy City' reported to be Scientology's biggest donors - 2016-08-16

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F140.png Silicon Valley couple who bought abandoned 'Holy City' reported to be Scientology's biggest donors August 16, 2016, Alyssa Pereira, SFGate

"Father Riker was a reverend who was less than stellar and quite a bigot in many respects," Darren Eastman, a neighbor to the property told CBS San Francisco. Trying to avoid the word "cult," Eastman calls the former inhabitants a "religious society," and notes that today, nearby kids often follow the old footpaths, looking for the abandoned zoo.

Now, the property has recently been reclaimed by a wealthy Silicon Valley couple, who, in a weird twist, also happen to be Scientology's biggest donors. Duggan served as CEO of Pharmacyclics, a biotech company, when it sold to AbbVie in 2015 for $21 billion, but even prior to that, Duggan and his artist wife Trish had in 2013 reportedly given $20 million to the church.

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{{cite news | first = Alyssa | last = Pereira | title = Silicon Valley couple who bought abandoned 'Holy City' reported to be Scientology's biggest donors | url = https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Silicon-Valley-couple-buy-Holy-City-Scientology-9143722.php | work = SFGate | date = August 16, 2016 | accessdate = February 7, 2019 }}