I’ve spent the last year over on the Frank Report, learning about the issues surrounding NXIVM, Keith Raniere, the Fed’s RICO prosecution of NXIVM, Neil Glazer’s NXIVM lawsuit – all while trying desperately to get the word out about Scientology’s murders made to look like suicides.
I learned a lot. I especially learned how opaque someone else’s cult is.
I also learned that while cultists are all different based on their cult, AntiCultists are the same everywhere. Sometimes I amaze myself with what I’ll go through if I feel it’s important enough.
But the landscape changed a couple of weeks ago when Neil Glazer, the SuperStar Lawyer® from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit against the Church of Scientology.
Suddenly, I see new possibilities now.
I met some great people over at the Frank Report, and one of them is a down-to-Earth, kind and intelligent Ex-Nxian named “NutJob”.
He asked me a question:
May 11, 2022 at 6:33 pm
What are your updated thoughts on PhillyNeil? Unless I just missed it, I didn’t expect radio silence from you after the Scio lawsuit.
May 12, 2022 at 7:28 am
I’ve read the lawsuit, which makes much more sense than Philly’s NXIVM one. I am familiar with Valeska Paris, but more familiar with her sister, Melissa, who is for some reason not part of the lawsuit.
Melissa and Valeska had their family destroyed by Marty Rathbun, Mike Rinder and David Miscavige, then were kidnapped and held on the Freewinds, Scientology’s cruise ship. as children. This was in retaliation for the activism of their highly trained mother, Ariel Jackson, who was the first person to release Scientology’s confidential OT 8 onto the Internet.
Melissa was part of a TV show that was set to air on A&E, exposing all this, when Mike Rinder and Leah Remini presented their “Scientology and the Aftermath” to the network. Melissa’s show was canceled, and Mike Rinder’s, the former head of OSA, show was chosen to air.
Mike and Leah had no episodes about kidnappings, murders made to look like suicides, or anything that would make any changes to Scientology, or put anyone into criminal jeopardy – especially David Miscavige.
The last I spoke with Melissa was a few years ago. She had just finished a degree in criminology and told me that she was working out a strategy.
I believe her.
Let me just say one thing: You don’t fuck with Melissa Paris.
Neal’s lawsuit has made me very curious and hopeful about what’s going on here, and it’s going to be a path of reporting for me.
Let’s hope what happened to NXIVM happens to Scientology.
And let’s hope Philly Neil can ignite that legal spark again.
As lawsuits go, it’s actually a good read.