The Church of Scientology and Mark “Marty” Rathbun have been worst enemies ever since he walked out on leader David Miscavige in 2004, after being his “top lieutenant” for years. In his new book, “The Scientology Reformation: What Every Scientologist Should Know,” Rathbun blows the cover on many secrets of the cult.An excerpt from the chapter called “The Gates of Hell” is now available on Rathbun’s official webpage, just to help you get an idea of the kind of things that happen behind closed doors.
It tells of how Tom Cruise, the most prominent representative of Scientology, was taught to mimic Miscavige’s behavior to his most aggressive gesture and how, in almost no time, he converted himself into a chosen one meant to bring “degraded beings” back on the right path through aggression.
If true, this account paints Tom in a very negative light, which goes against everything he’s done so far in terms of public image.
“[Miscavige] began to tell Tom Cruise tales of having to physically beat the degraded beings in his environment to keep them in line. Cruise followed suit, doing the same to his own staff,” Rathbun writes.
“Michael Doven, his long-time personal assistant, started receiving regular physical abuse from Tom. Another of Tom’s staff – a woman – was grabbed and slammed up against a file cabinet by Cruise for failing to show him proper respect,” he goes on to say.
In everything that Cruise did, he was looking at Miscavige for “inspiration.”
“He railed and screamed, like Miscavige, when he discovered a near-microscopic chip in a drinking glass handed to him by one of his staff. He was convinced the degraded beings were steadily sabotaging him, stalking him like the zombies from Night of the Living Dead. Tom even physically abused the one-time international spokesperson for Scientology, one Tommy Davis,” Rathbun claims.
He also roughed up Nazanin Boniadi, the woman Scientology chose as his wife (before he met Katie Holmes) after a proper audition-like process.
Rathbun confirms Vanity Fair’s story by writing how she fell out of favor with Tom after she “disrespected” Miscavige by daring to ask him to repeat what he’d said – Miscavige reportedly talks in a very small voice and hates when people ask him the same thing twice.
“Dave and me, we’re big beings. We are surrounded by DB’s (degraded beings). DBs can’t help but try to destroy big beings. That’s just the way it is in this universe. You have to understand this. This is LRH, man,” he reportedly told her during a very serious talk down.
“It’s the plight of the big being getting jumped on by all the degraded beings. You gotta be unreasonable to survive around a big being like me. You can’t be weak. You gotta be strong to protect the big beings from all the degraded beings,” he added, slamming his fist on the table.
More from the controversial book here. Scientology hasn’t yet responded to the claims made by Rathbun, but it will certainly do so in no time: rest assured you will find out about it here when they do.