Tonight on 'Leah Remini': Marc & Claire Headley on forced abortions and Sea Org escapes - 2016-12-27

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F347.png Tonight on 'Leah Remini': Marc & Claire Headley on forced abortions and Sea Org escapes December 27, 2016, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Watching tonight's fifth episode of A&E network's Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, we kept thinking about how it's really about time we re-read Marc Headley's great 2010 escape narrative, Blown for Good.

In the second half of tonight's episode, you'll get a good sense of how Marc and his wife Claire Headley made their escapes from Scientology's "Gold Base" near Hemet, California in January 2005, but for the full craziness of their lives at the base and how they managed to get away, you really should get a copy of Marc's book. It's the most fun to read of all the books that came out in a small wave by former Scientologists around that time, and part of that is because Marc is such a great storyteller.

But Claire really steals the spotlight when she brings up a subject Leah has been angling toward through the first half of her eight-episode special series: Forced abortions in the Sea Org. Now, Claire brings that subject into the open in a way that should shock viewers and crank up the outrage among an audience that, judging by their reactions on social media, has already been besides themselves with rage.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Tonight on 'Leah Remini': Marc & Claire Headley on forced abortions and Sea Org escapes | url = https://tonyortega.org/2016/12/27/tonight-on-leah-remini-marc-claire-headley-on-forced-abortions-and-sea-org-escapes/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = December 27, 2016 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}