Why Giovanni Ribisi told Marc Maron there are no aliens in Scientology: A theory - 2014-06-13
Marc and Claire Headley are two of the most well known people to leave the Church of Scientology in the last decade. Marc's 2009 book, Blown for Good, is an exciting escape narrative of their time working at Scientology's "Gold Base," the secretive International Headquarters of the church in the California desert.
When Marc was growing up in the church, he was friends with Giovanni Ribisi, another child of Scientologists who lived in Los Angeles. We learned about this last night after we called up Marc to tell him we had heard Ribisi interviewed by comedian Marc Maron, during which the Avatar actor had said some surprising things about Scientology. We asked Marc Headley to give us his thoughts on the interview, and to tell us about his memories of Ribisi...
I like both of these guys. I grew up with Giovanni Ribisi — or "Vonni," as we used to call him when we were kids. Vonni and I both went to Delphi, which is a Scientology school, and I used to hang out at his house on occasion. He lived on Cumpston St in North Hollywood, right around the corner from Mrs. Gooches Market. They had a pool and we would hang out and skateboard and do all that sort of kid stuff.