Ex-Scientologists to expose alleged abuse
Friday, February 12, 2010
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- Former Scientologists are suing the Church of Scientology for abuse they allegedly suffered while working for them. They spoke about the abuse publically for the first time Friday.
"I was personally beat up on five separate occasions by the head of Scientology, David Muscavitch," said former Scientology director Jeffrey Hawkins, a member of the church for 35 years.
Hawkins is a former official of the Church of Scientology who was their marketing whiz then promoted to the top. Now, he and other former employees are working just as hard to expose the church's alleged tactics including assaults, threats and virtual slavery.
"You can't just walk in and out. You have to have an OK," said Hawkins.