March 31st, 2010
07:16 AM ET

Ex-members spar with Scientology over beating allegations

Marty Rathbun used to beat people. He admits it. But he says he was pressured to do it by his boss.

Rathbun, pictured, was once a senior official of the Church of Scientology, reporting directly to church leader David Miscavige. He says that Scientology's leadership fostered a culture of violence among its top ranks and that Miscavige "constantly pushed me to get physical with people" during his time among its top ranks.

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Filed under: Leaders • Scientology

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  1. pridewalks

    Marty Rathbun should be asked why he reacts so violently about the homicide investigation on his brother Bruce!


    August 21, 2010 at 2:42 pm |
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