Surviving Scientology

Karen-de-la-Carriere
Karen de la Carriere has just launched a new YouTube channel called Surviving Scientology.  She is going to be making short videos covering various aspects of her 35 year journey within the “Church” of Scientology. She promises to cover breaking news and explain things outsiders may not understand.

What is an “O/W write up?” Why do you have to write up your transgressions and crimes before being permitted to go by toothpaste ?
What is a Sec check ?
Why do people leave the “Church” after 20-30 years within ?
What is an OSA threat assessment of your time track ?
(I worked at OSA INT for 5 1/2 years of my time in the Sea Org.)
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Karen de la Carriere's Son Dies

Alexander Jentzsch
Karen was married to the president of the Church of Scientology, Heber Jentzsch.  They had a son together named Alexander.  I spoke with Karen about her experiences in and out of Scientology for my film, Knowledge Report: The Rise and Fall of the Church of Scientology.  She told me how they had to petition Scientology management to have a child.
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When we sat down for that interview, Alexander had disconnected from his mother two years prior.  Karen had been declared an SP and Alexander cut off all ties.   On July 5th, Karen found out through contacts on Facebook that Alexander had died.  No one in the family or in Scientology had contacted her.  She found herself unable to see Alexander’s body or receive his ashes.  Tony Ortega broke the news of Alexander’s death and has done some remarkable follow-up stories on how Scientology has reacted to this tragedy.    Karen emailed thousands of Scientologists with the news and received numerous heartfelt responses from members who are still in the church who risked their own expulsion in responding to Karen’s message.
Unable to attend the Scientology memorial service for her son, Karen held her own service at sea for her family and friends.  I was able to attend and put together this video of the event.
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Marty Rathbun also posted Karen’s story on his blog.  She appeared on an L.A. area radio show which you can listen to here.
Tim Conway Jr 8PM 7-13 – KFI AM 640

Why is This Man Seeking Auditing?


Yes, that is me holding the cans and getting an auditing session. It is for my new documentary about Scientology entitled Knowledge Report. I went to Las Vegas to attend the 2011 Free Zone Convention hosted by Rey Robles. While there, I interviewed Rey and several other Free Zoners and decided to get a session to better explain the process in the film. Here’s a little video of Rey introducing me to the crowd. I wasn’t sure what the reaction would be but everyone was welcoming and I had some free wheeling discussions.
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Work continues on the film and it’s proceeding nicely.  Most of the interviews are done but there are some key ones left to do.  As I continue to piece the film together, I’ll likely turn to more people to fill gaps in the story.  I’m very excited about the folks who have already participated.  Most of these clips haven’t been posted to the site before (although I’ve had them up on YouTube) so let me share them with you here.
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There’s much more work to be done.  If you’d like to contribute to the project there’s a new funding campaign started over at IndieGoGo.com.  Please spread the word.  Thanks!