A new article in US Magazine that previews an upcoming interview with Leah elicited an amazing response from David Miscavige through his ventriloquist dummy Karin Pouw.
Failing to address any of the substantive things talked about, it is a typical scientology “attack the attacker” response:
The Church of Scientology’s spokesperson Karin Pouw responded to Remini’s allegations in a statement to Us. “While we would prefer to ignore yet another of Leah Remini’s over-the-top rants aimed at getting attention, she unfortunately continues to incite waves of anti-religious hate crimes. Ms. Remini’s incessant hate speech has required increased security and law enforcement resources spent to protect lives she puts at risk,” the statement read. “Ms. Remini’s ridiculous rants are unending and the myths and tales she and her coproducer spread are grown more bizarre by the day … They hire producers to rehash tired, preposterous myths invented and spread by the same handful of former Scientologists motivated by greed and anger.”
Scientology has never been bashful about just lying. Making untrue and unsupported statements to deflect attention from the issue at hand is an old trick Miscavige mastered long ago. He did not invent it, despots, dictators and sociopaths have used it for centuries. But he has taken it on as a hallmark of his True Leader status.
How do we know this is a lie (apart from the fact scientology said it)?
Not a single detail or specific.
If this bold but false claim was true, you can bet if there was a single credible threat, let alone a proven crime, it would be plastered all over scientology’s websites. They would have called in the high powered lawyers to make police reports and they would have pages of lurid headlines and documents on Freedom and STAAD websites and everywhere else. And it would be spelled out in excruciating detail.
But no — just generalities.
And trying to shift their role from abuser into victim.
This is like the KKK complaining that media coverage of their activities have resulted in a wave of anti-free speech attacks on them as racists… If you don’t like your abuses exposed then the answer is simple, don’t abuse people…
Sociopaths act this way. Hubbard himself identified this personality type in his early writing “On Human Behavior” and his subsequent policies about “anti-social personalities.” To the anti-social personality;
1. Everything bad that happened to others is (a) ridiculous, (b) unimportant, (c) deserved.
2. Everything done to you was (a) very important, (b) very bad, (c) irremediable.
And as for the “same handful of former Scientologists motivated by greed and anger” claim, the longer they continue to use this line the more ridiculous it sounds. At this point there are hundreds of people who have told similar stories of abuse. Not a one of them motivated by greed. Certainly some are motivated by anger, but that anger is righteous and is directly related to the abuses they suffered. And who created these angry people? You did scientology. Only you.