The rise and fall of a Scientology mogul just took another mysterious twist - 2019-09-27
We are at a complete loss on this story. We really have no idea what to think. So we ask you, our brilliant commenting community: What the hell is going on here?
Let us go back for a moment. You might remember that back in 2014, we told the really strange, amusing, and ultimately sad tale of Richie Acunto, a Scientologist who had tried to fly too close to the Sun and then had crashed to Earth.
Acunto rose from humble beginnings by selling car insurance to other Scientologists with a company he'd named after a Scientology touchstone, "Survival Insurance." In the 1990s, Survival had grown so large it was one of the biggest insurers of automobiles in California. Acunto's success translated into huge donations to Scientology, which, some of his former business partners say, ultimately doomed Survival itself.