The Top 25 People Enabling Scientology, No. 24: Rebecca Dobkin and other low-level PI grunts - 2020-08-10
In 2011 we spent the month of August counting down a list of the "Top 25 People Crippling Scientology." Nine years later, Scientology is still hurting, but church leader David Miscavige learned long ago that paid membership was only one resource that kept him in business. He also relies on a small army of enablers, some paid, some not, who help him stay in business even though they aren't Scientologists themselves. So we thought we'd recognize them with this countdown.
We're very glad that Leah Remini and Mike Rinder last week finally got to tell the story of Tammy Clark, who tried, in the summer of 2018, to check on the welfare of her uncle, "retired" Scientology president Heber Jentzsch.
Mike and Leah went with Tammy to try and see Heber at Gold Base, Scientology's secretive international management compound near Hemet, California, and they turned it into an episode of "Scientology and the Aftermath" that was one of the best they ever filmed. We count ourselves very fortunate that we got to see it in preview, because the episode never actually aired.