But once again he’s trying to rewrite history, and we wanted to point that out with a couple of memes.The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2012 was quite clear: Marc and Claire Headley had been treated appallingly in Scientology’s Sea Org and had plenty of evidence to prove it — but they sued under the wrong law.Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 2,544 days.
They are free to be who they are and live how they want and choose their beliefs, their friends and acquaintances or not. I won’t speak ill as to anyone’s character or actions or beliefs. The only exception is when they cross that line and harm the livelihood of others.
That is wrong and I will forever speak against such things. We know some of you are sick of Marty Rathbun and his train wreck videos.
He puts words in my mouth about what I discussed with the FBI that are not true. I don’t need to, nor do I have any desire to refute anything or regurgitate things that are easy to locate if anyone wants to.
People are not stupid and can decide for themselves the likely truth. I have always considered him a good friend and he helped me in the darkest times when I first left the church. People have a right to their opinions and can say pretty much anything they like. What my personal feelings are about Scientology or the various people on either side of things is really irrelevant.
The only percipient witness, the only person who was in a position to know, and a position to see, who was speaking on behalf of the complainants, said, “there’s no there there.” Once again, Rathbun is promoting things that completely contradict what he said earlier and what others did as well.
In fact, here’s what John Brousseau told us about The Hole and talking to the FBI for our story at the Village Voice in 2012… They were being told to confess their crimes,” Brousseau says. Miscavige was trying to figure out what to do with them. It was just this fear factor.” As the Tampa Bay Times reported in its landmark 2009 investigation, “The Truth Rundown,” one of the worst mind games in The Hole occurred in 2004, when Miscavige had his disgraced executives play a game of “musical chairs” to the sound of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” promising that he planned to ship the losers that night to Scientology’s most godforsaken, far-flung locations around the planet.
We tried to stay away from Mark “Marty” Rathbun’s sad videos, we really did.
We got two whole days away from commenting on his bizarre turnaround, which has him trying to rewrite the historical record in order to smear people he once said glowing things about.
And now, he’s been putting out this new set of videos, rolling them out in short segments of a few minutes, and focused mainly on Lawrence Wright’s 2013 history, Going Clear.