New court documents in the lawsuit against the Church of Scientology revealed that the church leader and successor to founder L. Ron Hubbard sent out a series of rants to staff members of the organization that were full of vile profanities.
David Miscavige has been under fire since Monique Rathbun, wife of former high ranking member of the church, Marty Rathbun filed a lawsuit against him and the Church of Scientology. In the lawsuit, Rathbun claims that Miscavige ordered a campaign of harassment against her and her family.
In the series of foul-mouthed rants, David Miscavige’s target was the organization’s spokesman Tommy Davis. Davis is the son of Hollywood actress Ann Archer and Mike Rinder who is also a former senior executive of the embattled church.
The rants were a series of text messages sent in 2007 by Miscavige to Tommy Davis while they were trying to stop an investigation into the Church of Scientology by journalist and BBC host, John Sweeney.
Sweeney had travelled to the United States in order to film a documentary about Scientology as a part of the television program Panorama.
On January 1, 2014, Mike Rinder wrote about the situation in a court declaration. “In or about February 2007, while I was employed by Church of Scientology International, I was assigned by Captain David Miscavige to work with Tommy Davis, who was serving as Church of Scientology’s International spokesperson at the time, to discourage John Sweeney from completing a documentary on Mr. Miscavige and Scientology.”
“Over the several weeks of our project, Mr. Davis and I received almost daily micro-managing direction from Mr. Miscavige in person when we were in Clearwater and then by phone, text messages and encrypted emails when in other locations.”
“At the insistence of Miscavige, we arranged the engagement of several agents to surveil Mr. Sweeney and his team all day, every day for several months during the project. We reported the movements of Sweeney and team to Miscavige almost daily and sometimes several times per day.”
As proof of his allegations, Mike Rinder submitted those messages to the Texas court where the lawsuit between Monique Rathbun and David Miscavige and the Church of Scientology. In addition to the targeted harassment Monique Rathbun alleges, she also claims that Miscavige ordered her and her family to be stalked and intimidated for the last four years.
One of those messages dated March 21, 2007 was sent after John Sweeney completed a series of interviews with faithful Scientology actresses Kirstie Alley and Leah Remini (Remini has since left the church). In the message sent by David Miscavige and received by Mike Rinder, Miscavige wants to know if the “ass rippings [interviews] were recorded on camera.”
The text read, “What did he think when Anne [Archer] went after him for saying her son is brainwashed. Any other details you generality infested CSMF?” Rinder decoded the acronym CSMF for the court as “c**k-sucking mother***er.”
Rinder sent one response to Miscavige that said that Sweeney had been “repeatedly exposed as a bigot and tabloid bottom feeder.” Throughout the vile messages, David Miscavige repeatedly berates Mike Rinder and Tommy Davis.
Miscavige continually tells them that “you suck” and calls them vile names. Read the court documents HERE.
Marty Rathbun was the church’s second-highest ranking official before he left the Church of Scientology. In all of his documents filed with the courts, he exposed the methods David Miscavige used in surveilling John Sweeney and just how far he was willing to go to get the documentary blocked.
Attempts to contact the Church of Scientology for comment have gone unanswered.
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