A lot of scientologists remember Guillaume Lesevre, though the COB has done his best to ensure he is forgotten.
Guillaume is the “Executive Director International” or ED Int. This is the position L. Ron Hubbard specifically created to “wear my hat” running scientology. In fact, Hubbard did an analysis of his inability to “turn over his hat” and wrote a policy about it which created this position.
Guillaume has been the “ED Int” since the early 80’s. I had the job of filling this position on direct orders of Hubbard and scoured the globe for the best executive — Guillaume had successfully run and expanded scientology in Europe for years.
He became one of the people I was closest to in my time in the Sea Org. He has two beautiful daughters who were at the Int children’s ranch with my children. He abandoned them many years ago. They were shipped off to Italy and grew up with their grandparents. Guillaume doesn’t even k now his two adorable grandchildren, and when one of daughters traveled to LA from Italy to meet him, he was chaperoned and forced to show her Miscavige event videos to “prove” how well things were going in scientology.
Now Guillaume has been abandoned. He was one of the early denizens of The Hole — he and I were perpetually in trouble and we were continuously on Miscavige’s shit-list. We were two of the first people assigned to The Hole before it even had a name.
But even while in The Hole, Miscavige would resurrect Guillaume to put on a tuxedo and appear at International events. For many years he was brought out to present the annual “birthday game awards” on March 13 as Miscavige considered it was beneath him to present awards to Org and Mission ED’s. (He prefers to have the whales kiss his ring, not lowly staff). But a few years ago, even that limited public role ceased and Guillaume he has not been seen in public since.
Funny, when he (and often me, Heber Jentzsch and Marc Yager) would be taken out of The Hole to do “Int Events” we would be escorted ON THE PLANE by Security Guards to ensure we didn’t “escape.” After all, we had all been declared Suppressive Persons, so could not possibly be trusted. Other than to go on stage in front of all scientologists in the world to brief them on the current party lines.
Guillaume, due to his popularity and recognition as a public figure in scientology was seen by Miscavige as a threat to his position. Thus, he was removed from the public eye. So too Heber Jentzsch and anyone else Miscavige thought a threat: Marc Yager, Norman Starkey, Ray Mithoff, Mark Ingber and even Janet Light (former head of IAS) and Russ Bellin (former head of CST). His wife Shelly fell into the same category.
They are all vanished. Nobody has taken their place. There is no new ED Int. No new President CSI. No new Senior C/S International. No new Watchdog Committee Chairman or CO CMO International.
Guillaume has now been “disappeared” so much that they no longer even maintain the pretense of him responding to “SO #1” letters (ED Int was also supposed to take over the “You Can Always Write to Ron” line and Hubbard encouraged ALL staff to write to ED Int and his “International Executives” in LRH ED 339R). Those International Executives have long since ceased to exist, as have the Watchdog Committee, though these two bodies were specifically created by Hubbard to “run scientology.”
Miscavige is all that remains to “run scientology” and he is doing a fine job of running it into the ground. His singular contribution has been the brilliant “ideal orgs” strategy which has resulted only in a soaring statistic of square feet of empty overpriced real estate.
What prompted this post was seeing the letter below…
Wonder why scientologists aren’t curious about where all the executives of scientology went?
They probably are — but they are simply afraid to ask. Nobody has the fucking rank to ask about things like this in scientology. It is just not done. Unless you want to be paying for the pleasure of being sec checked.