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Scientology: A History of Violence / Church of Scientology says abuse claims handled internally

Title: Scientology: A History of Violence / Church of Scientology says abuse claims handled internally
Date: Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Publisher: CNN
Authors: Anderson Cooper, Ismael Estrada
Main source: cnn.com

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If you believe Marty Rathbun, people in the top ranks of the Church of Scientology have used physical intimidation and outright beatings as a means of discipline. Scientology's current leaders, including Rathbun's ex-wife, call him a liar and an "apostate." They say the only beatings were those inflicted by Rathbun and a small number of others, all of whom have left Scientology. But both sides appear to agree that periodic beatings occurred among the highest echelons of the church for some ... [Read the rest at cnn.com]