When Jesse Prince sec-checked David Miscavige: A Scientology interrogation for the ages - 2015-08-01
We recently saw Jesse Prince in Toronto, and we were struck by how healthy he looked. If you've followed his blog, you know that the former high-ranking Scientology executive struggled through cancer treatments which at one point had nearly destroyed his spine. But now, he's looking great, and he's back on the scene. He sat down with frequent contributor Jeffrey Augustine recently to talk about his days working at Scientology's secretive international headquarters. We asked Jeff for a synopsis, and he sent us this...
Jesse Prince was in the Church of Scientology from 1976 to 1992. After extensive training at Scientology's "Flag" spiritual headquarters in Cleawater, Florida, Jesse became a "Class IX" auditor. Jesse was then ordered by L. Ron Hubbard to report to Scientology's secretive international management headquarters near Hemet, California, Gold Base, to serve as the staff auditor. In this capacity Jesse became auditor to the man who would take over for Hubbard, David Miscavige.
In this interview, Jesse recounts being ordered by Hubbard to do a "sec check" — a security check, or intense interrogation — on Miscavige. Hubbard also had another rising young executive, Pat Broeker, sec checked. Did Hubbard doom himself when he ordered Miscavige and Broeker sec checked?