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Breaking: Photo of Scientology's Obstructor-In-Chief Julian Swartz Published For The First Time
As a top official in Scientology, Julian Swartz has covered up many sex crimes committed by Scientologists over the past two decades. Now, for the first time, the public can know what he looks like.
This piece is co-authored and updated by Leah Remini and Yashar Ali. It will be updated throughout the weekend and next week with new details about Julian Swartz and his role in covering up the crimes of Scientologists. Please check back for updates.
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We are posting this late at night because we have some important news to share.
For the first time, we've obtained a clear photo of the Scientology official who has spent years covering up crimes committed by Scientologists and Scientology as an organization, particularly crimes involving sexual violence.
Meet Julian Swartz (NOT Schwartz), Scientology's obstructor-in-chief; everyone should know about him, what he looks like, and what he has done over the years on the command of David Miscavige.
Julian's official title is Chief MAA, AOLA. That means he's Chief Master-at-Arms of the Advance Organization of Los Angeles.
Basically, Julian is a top Scientology ethics officer and a Sea Org member (Scientology's paramilitary workforce).
But that doesn't give away how sinister and criminal his deeds are and how powerful he is within Scientology and in the lives of Scientologists.
Julian's only job is to protect Scientology at all costs, even if it means committing crimes.
To protect Scientology, Julian covers up the crimes of Scientologists, silences victims and whistleblowers, engages in harassment and intimidation, and destroys people's lives.
No photo has ever been published of Julian, even though he's been mentioned in numerous press accounts and trials. Julian has no public profile, no public social media, and a minuscule digital footprint.
We found another photo of Julian using facial recognition. In this photo, Julian is photographed with Kirsten Caetano Pederson, a top official in Scientology's internal intelligence agency, the Office of Special Affairs. Kirsten is also responsible for covering up the crimes of Scientologists to protect Scientology.
Julian is responsible for covering up a wide variety of sex crimes, from sexual assault to rape to molestation of children.
When Danny Masterson was raping women in the early 2000s, Julian played a significant role in silencing victims and protecting Danny from law enforcement and prosecution.
When young children were being molested at a daycare owned and run by a Scientologist called Bridgette's Day Care in Burbank, Julian ran an operation to silence Scientology parents and prevent them from cooperating with law enforcement.
When Leah became a threat to Scientology because she repeatedly asked about the health and whereabouts of Shelly Miscavige, expressed concerns about abuse within Scientology, and spent time researching what Scientology was up to on her own via unauthorized sources (from the perspective of Scientology), Julian ran an operation to try and silence her, separate her family from her, and destroy her reputation.
Julian is aware of the crimes committed by top Scientologists, including celebrity Scientologists, over the past two decades.
“He Was Cruel Because He Enjoyed It”
We will expand this story a great deal over the weekend, so please check back for updates.
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