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Nighline: Former Scientologists level accusations

Title: Nighline: Former Scientologists level accusations
Date: Thursday, 22 October 2009
Publisher: ABC News
Authors: Martin Bashir, Ethan Nelson, Maggie Burbank
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Ex-members say leader David Miscavige hit subordinates; church denies accusations. Some call it a manipulative cult. Others say it's a well-established religion that helps people reach their potential. Since its inception in the 1950s, the Church of Scientology has rarely been far from controversy. And now the Church is under attack again. Former senior insiders claim the Church's current leader, David Miscavige, has created and encouraged a climate of violence within senior staff and was frequently violent himself. Marty Rathbun was ... [Read the rest at]