Tonight, Cathy Schenkelberg takes her Scientology cans to the Hollywood Fringe - 2016-06-10
Former Scientologist Cathy Schenkelberg is taking a big step tonight, and so we called her yesterday to find out how she's feeling as her one-woman show, "Squeeze My Cans" begins a run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Cathy's a longtime reader at the Bunker, and someone who has been through some struggles to recover from her years in the church — years that ended up costing her about a million dollars and leaving her broke.
"I'm not a celebrity and I'm not ex-Sea Org. I was just a public Scientologist who got in because I met someone," she tells us. "I'm a Midwest girl, from Nebraska, and I had been introduced to Scientology a couple of times, and then I met an actress in Chicago who told me it was helping mankind and helping the planet. And at that point in my life I wanted to do something less selfish with my life."