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Something Important To Share On Scientology
I have avoided discussing the full impact Scientology's harassment, attacks, and intimidation have had on my life. I realize now that I was mistaken.
I have been a target of Scientology’s intelligence agency, the Office of Special Affairs, for seven years.
The harassment, attacks, and intimidation are the price I pay for reporting on Scientology’s abuses, corruption, and criminal conduct.
I have mostly stayed silent on what they have done to me because I never wanted to make it about me and wanted to focus on my reporting on Scientology and advocacy for survivors and victims.
But a social media post by my friend Leah Remini about me and the reaction to it has made me realize that by staying silent, I am helping to normalize it.
I have embedded Leah’s post below, and I hope you’ll read it.
Leah’s point (of course, she is the #1 target of Scientology) is essential; we can’t take on a totalitarian organization with billions in assets without the help of more people, particularly people with power.
Being a target of Scientology is exhausting, distracting, expensive, and painful. I am tired. I am tired of being suspicious of new people who come into my life, tired of having to vett everyone I interact with, and tired of being unable to live normally.
I am tired of constantly looking over my shoulder.
But I am not going to stop doing what I am doing. First, it’s not in my nature; second, I feel a sense of responsibility to the many survivors and victims of Scientology.
But I’m ready to admit the impact this targeting has had on my life, and I need your help.
We need your help.
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