Jeff Hawkins on Scientology's brand of court martial - the 'Comm Ev' - 2014-01-23
Jefferson Hawkins was once the top marketing executive for the Church of Scientology and helped it reach its greatest extent with the famous "volcano" TV ads in the 1980s. He's told his tale of getting into and out of the church with his excellent books Counterfeit Dreams and Leaving Scientology, and he's helping us understand the upside-down world of Scientology "ethics."
We're nearing the end of this series, Jeff, but you've saved one of the best for almost last. We've always wanted to know more about Scientology's brand of court justice. Tell us about it.
JEFFERSON: We're now on Chapter 12 of Introduction to Scientology Ethics, and we're going to be taking up every Scientologist's favorite subject — Comm Evs! Of course, I'm being facetious — I think every Scientologist, and certainly every staff member, has their own horror stories about Comm Evs. It's a system that is particularly prone to abuse and misuse.