The Valerie Haney interview: Scientology smear tactics, and where Shelly Miscavige is - 2018-11-30
Valerie Haney provided a stunning opening to Leah Remini's third season in its premiere episode Tuesday night. After working in Scientology's Sea Org for 22 years, she had escaped the church's international management compound, Int Base east of Los Angeles, by hiding out in the trunk of an actor's car as he drove back to LA.
Her escape was especially problematic for Scientology not only because it was so recent and because Valerie could provide a new layer of confirmation of what others had said about the base, but also because of her position, working so closely with church leader David Miscavige and his wife, Shelly, who disappeared from Int Base in 2005.
Talking to Valerie last night by telephone, we told her that our readers were left with a lot of questions after Tuesday night's show, which recounted her daring escape as well as the harassment she's been going through since the church discovered that she was working with Leah on the program.