Mogab knows 0.0 about Scientology, so Kristin explains how this billion dollar business (slash cult) uses tax exempt money to harass people and ruin their lives. This is all done with directives from a written policy called Fair Game. These are their stories. Dun. Dun.
Kristin tells Mogab the story of Paulette Cooper, a journalist who wrote an expose on Scientology and was then harassed for the next several DECADES, including a frame job for sending bomb threats that nearly sent her to prison.
Then, Kristin tells Mogab how Scientology used Fair Game against the IRS to get tax exempt status.
This Is part 1 of our Scientology series. Part 2 Is available now!
The organization we want to highlight for this episode is The Aftermath Foundation.
The Aftermath Foundation exists to help those who want to leave Scientology and the Sea Organization, but lack a system of support they can rely on while getting on their feet in the outside world.
Support the Aftermath Foundation at theaftermathfoundation.org/donate/
Sources for this episode:
The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology Tried to Destroy Paulette Cooper by Tony Ortega
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief - The HBO Special by Alex Gibney
"Scientology and the Aftermath" by Leah Remini, Mike Rinder, and A&E
"Surviving Scientology" by Jeffrey Augustine
Fair Game policy articles on Xenu.net
"Operation Snow White" entry on wikipedia
"Operation Freakout" entry on Wikipedia
pages from www.scientology.org
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