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Posts Tagged ‘Jen Heger’

Radar Online Has Today’s Scientology Bombshell

Radar Online assistant managing editor Jen Heger got her hands on a lawsuit filed against the Church of Scientology by 1991-2004 member Laura Ann DeCrescenzo. The most explosive accusation contained in the litigation is the plaintiff’s claim that she was forced, while working for the Church in California at age 17, to get an abortion.

Per Heger’s report:

“Defendants forced plaintiff to have an abortion by threatening plaintiff with losing her job, housing, and losing her husband if she did not have an abortion,” the documents allege. “Further, defendants threatened that upon losing her job, Plaintiff would owe defendants a ‘Freeloader Debt,’ which is a supposed debt that Plaintiff would owe Defendants for purported Scientology training and services.”

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Marty Rathbun: The Go-to Guy for Cruise-Holmes Scientology Elucidation

This morning, there are already two new interviews with high-profile ex-Scientologist Marty Rathbun about the Cruise-Holmes divorce.

Village Voice editor-in-chief Tony Ortega, the single biggest media thorn in the side of the Church of Scientology, chats with Rathbun about the latter’s experiences handling the Nicole Kidman split while at the Church a decade ago as well as Rathbun’s general thoughts on how Cruise should handle this third instance. Meanwhile, Radar Online assistant managing editor Jen Heger talks to Rathbun about some clandestine intel gathering about the church that he says has been going on at the Holmes family end for at least four years.

This holiday week, expect more fireworks as the church battles its biggest PR crisis yet, framed by a now-infamous Rupert Murdoch tweet. Many new readers are hitting the blogs of Rathbun and Ortega – hard. Over the weekend, Rathbun posted a devastating primer, highlighting ten key prior pieces of coverage about Cruise, church leader David Miscavige and the slave labor reportedly caught in the middle of their rekindled bond.

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