Search the Archive

Scientology / A History of Violence (Part III) #961996

CNN Evening News for Monday, Mar 29, 2010
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The issue of violence in the Church of Scientology examined; scenes shown of the international headquarters in Riverside, California. [In interview, former member Marty RATHBUN†- outlines how leader David Miscavige treats people, his own role in the church for 27 years & what goes on at the international base; recounts a beating by Miscavige; notes the pressure on him to get physical with people.] [Church spokesman Tommy DAVIS†- denies the violence allegations; blames Rathbun.] [Former Sea Organization member Tom DEVOCHT†- says Miscavige led the physical violence.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Excerpts of the discussion held with the ex-wives about the violence. [Sea Organization member Jennifer LINSON†- denies a history of violence in the church.] [Sea Organization member Norman STARKEY†- blames Rathbun, the apostate.]

Cooper, Anderson

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.