Continuing the Big List of THOUSANDS of Former Members Who Spoke Out

Discussion in 'Projects' started by TrevAnon, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Tiffany Haddish's Interview With David Letterman On 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction' Detailed Her Stint With Scientology

    Bustle: Tiffany Haddish's Interview With David Letterman On 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction' Detailed Her Stint With Scientology

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    Haddish's bunk bed beef may have been an overall benefit in her life, though. Her refusal to sleep in the beds somehow got her out of the billion-year contract she signed with the Church of Scientology when she walked in the door. That freedom allowed her to move on to the next phase of her life, during which she developed her voice as a stand-up comic, and eventually landed her in all the roles that we all know and love her for.

    Haddish's life story is an inspiring invitation for people to reconsider what they know about the world and examine how people from different background may view different elements of life. What can seem like a simple way to maximize bed space to one is a horrifying trap to another. Haddish has come a long way from MacLarren Hall, but it's clear that those memories still live with her to this day.

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    • Will Lindsey - left after 1 year - staff, Director of Testing and Registration, Purif I/C, Seattle, Los Angeles - his story

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    Beat me to it. :)
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    Extra info and links for Sarita Alvarez (aka Sarita Shoemaker, already on) - left after 39 years - Sea Org, CMO Int, Los Angeles - 2019 video, writing book
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    Until some time ago Dror only published Hebrew titled and spoken video, but they have switched to English.

    So there are also a few videos there for people already on.
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    Diny Kokken

    Her story in Dutch

    The digibron story is an automatic OCR from an article in Dutch magazine Terdege from December 9th, 1987.

    In 1987 Kokken was out for 6 years, having been in 5 years. She did 300 hours of auditing spending 60,000 Dutch guilders (which would be about 27,200 euro now, not counting inflation). She also did the Purif. She got a refund for 8,500 guilders (3,863 euro).
    Also there is this document


    where she is named. It's on the site of the Dutch AIVD ('secret service') and can be found here

    This is a story by respected weekly magazine Elsevier.

    So we have verification of the story by two magazines.
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    (Ref also )

    On the link already mentioned above

    there also are the following documents:


    These are PDF's of a story in Dutch Magazine Nieuwe Revue May 18th, 1984.

    The story tells the experiences of 12 ex-members of Scientology, of whom 9 use their full name.

    Wil Smit (no, not Will Smith ;) ) was 35 years old at the time and a member between 1977 and 1983.

    Angelique Wessel was 32 years old at the time and a member between 1982 and 1983. She paid more than 10,000 Dutch guilders, about 4,500 euro. She also put a thank you at

    Piet Zwarthoed was 35 years old and a member between 1976 to 1979. He paid about 5,450 euro.

    Pieter Smit was 49 years old, was a member between 1972 and 1973 and spent over 21,300 euro. He got a full refund! Another confirmation he was in

    Carolyn Ricci was 35 years old, member between 1977 and 1979. Spent 1,360 euro, got a refund for 227.

    Monno Rienks was 46, member between 1973 and 1980. Spent 1,800 euro and got an almost full refund.

    Peter van Doorn was 30, member between 1979 and 1981. Here ( ) another confirmation he was in.

    Jos Hoedemakers was 37 and a member between 1971 and 1979.

    Bert Schwitters was 38 (hardly readable) and a member between 1976 and 1981. Spent > 11,300 euro. More confirmation he was in
    - (Historic Leidsche Courant article from when he was in)

    (All amounts of money converted from Dutch guilders to the euro using 2.20 as the rate, not taking into account inflation.)

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    This takes the total count to 2958
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    Not sure how long the docs for the Nieuwe Revu post will be available on line. Right now I have them on my laptop here. I hope you also get them waybacked.
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    For his own sake, I hope not. :D
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    Never knew that reference. I learn something new every day. :)
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  23. I checked, and I do not believe they are the same person. The Karin who wrote the God TV essay says she had left Scientology and was saved by Jesus in February, 1993. The Scientology Service Completions for Karen McBride lists the Success Through Communication Course in 1997. Plus, "Karin" says she was in the Sea Org, whereas "Karen" did he STCC on the Freewinds.
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    According to it's "Chock full of obsequious lies and distortions about Scientology and its conman founder Hubbard. The extended comparison to Eastern religions is particularly sickening, while the braggadocio over the fabulous "technology" is second only to _Dianetics_. The entire _For the Millions_ series would make anyone with half a skeptical brain itch and crawl with fallacies and pseudoscience"
    Yet an FBI file - - mentions that the book "discusses article on Scientology described it as "a growing cult that reaches dangerously into the mind."
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