Victoria Britton Has Been Working for 10 Years to Get Answers – Where’s Scientology and the Aftermath?

The Death of Kyle Brennan

When will Scientology and the Aftermath have an episode on The Death of Kyle Brennan?

With all the episodes of family members fighting with each other on Scientology and the Aftermath, which have nothing to do with David Miscavige or any of the people who are actually responsible for abuse in Scientology, there is one story that doesn’t seem to be worthy of the “brave” TV series. But this story goes right to the heart of what a series like this should be exposing about Scientology.

It involves the death of a young man who was connected to David Miscavige’s own sister, and which happened in a Scientologist’s house right in the heart of Clearwater. As with so many deaths associated with Scientology, it has so many questions which need answers.

Where’s Leah Remini, Mike Rinder and Scientology and the Aftermath?

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7 Responses to Victoria Britton Has Been Working for 10 Years to Get Answers – Where’s Scientology and the Aftermath?

  1. jere Lull (38 years recovering) November 11, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

    You seem to be taking “Aftermath” to task for not airing what little (as I recall) is known about Kyle Brennan’s death, seemingly implying that Mike or Leah is/are somehow complicit. If you have solid, verifiable information, why not do some completed work — scn’s CSW — and assemble it into a package they can USE. I’m not trying to “ding” you, because I’ve found in many years of trying to get things done that the person best suited to get important work done, the best person for the job is he or she who CARES about it being done and doesn’t hve a dog in the fight — an otherwise uninvolved outsider. I’ve been a leader in Mensa for awhile and have gotten somewhat famous for the sentiment:”That’s a GREAT idea! DO it.” (Mensa is a volunteer-run social group of folks who score in the top 2% of standardized IQ tests. They’re prone to saying “You– the elected leaders — should do [something that they want done.] Trouble is, those leaders are already working hard doing what we’re doing, often hard enough that Mensa isn’t as much fun as we want; we need more hands on deck and you’ve just nominated yourself. Sorry if I’ve come off a bit snippy, but it’s a peeve I’ve developed. Similarly, if I have a ‘great idea’, I then dig in and do it, checking first to see if someone else has started work on the idea and could use my help rather than our possibly working at cross-purposes.

    I take a little offense that you seem to be equating opposition to the widely-documented abuses of scientology as being a generic”Anti-cult” protest, a blanket condemnation of any “church” whose tenents we disagree with. Tell us true: Did you join scn as a religion, or were you like most of the scientologists I’ve known and talked to in the subject? At first, scn promised to be a new *science* of mental health, which guaranteed that every adherent would attain superior mental and emotional well-being. I didn’t know about the “religion angle” until about 5 years into my quest for those superhuman abilities. I DID do the minister’s course because it was required, Never donned the Catholic collar; wouldn’t have if asked to, as I knew it to be a lie and I can’t lie convincingly; Friends have told me that I look SO funny when I’ve tried. That’s why I’m such a poor salesman. I have to be totally convinced of the product’s superiority over the competition. As a programmer, I was often asked if my code was ‘right’. At best, I could only say it passed the tests I threw at it, which was usually sufficient. At the last place I worked, A co-worker tried out some code I’d written to support his coding efforts and it failed. He was SO convinced that he was the one in error, i finally barked “I made a mistake. Please get over it.” Co-workers around us got a chuckle out of that. Our shop was perfectionist and responsible. If something blew up, we got high marks for findin the cause, even if — particularly if — we’d caused it somehow. ‘Twas really strange after the beatings that were usual when small mistakes were made doing scn posts. As a programmer, some of the mistakes we made could easily be the cause of millions of dollars’ loss if not caught and corrected in the next hour or so. (We managed a few billion dollars in stock portfolios.)

    • Alanzo November 11, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

      “Did you join scn as a religion, or were you like most of the scientologists I’ve known and talked to in the subject?”

      Yes.

      But I had a bit of a different approach. I’d studied anthropology and sociology in college, and had just spent a year living in Israel and Egypt, while studying a bunch of Eastern mysticism, including Buddhism. So when I walked in to my first mission in Champaign IL on July 4rth 1984, I was looking for exactly what Scientology was selling, including the religion angle.

      For me, at that time of my life, Scientology worked like a bomb. That’s something that now, more than 30 years later, I can not deny, although I’ve tried for over a decade to deny it as an Anti-Scientologist.

      As for Mike and Leah, they pick and choose which stories appear on their show. Mike Rinder left the Church of Scientology in March of 2007. A month before, in February of 2007, Kyle Brennan was found with a gunshot wound to his head in Clearwater, Florida at the home of Kyle’s father. Kyle’s father was a dedicated public Scientologist and a selectee of David Miscavige’s own sister.

      Don’t you think it’s interesting that 2 seasons of Scientology and the Aftermath have passed with absolutely no mention of the Death of Kyle Brennan?

      I do.

      Here’s a quote from that link:

      “The day Kyle died, the father’s story continuously changed. First he said he arrived home at 10:30pm with his friend (and fellow scientologist) Denise Miscavage, saw Kyle’s body, then dialed 911. This would put him home at the time of Kyle’s death, as the time of death was determined. This caused both Tom and Denise to change their stories, stating Tom had arrived home 11:15pm instead, and that he had called Denise about the situation before dialing 911. The call to 911 happened 45 minutes after Tom had arrived home.’

      “Kyle’s body was found in his father’s room, not his own. All his bags were unpacked, despite the fact he was supposed to be staying for weeks. The bullet that killed Kyle was not found. All the bedsheets on Kyle’s bed were stripped off and are missing. No Gun Residue Test was ever done to prove whether or not Kyle shot the gun. Kyle’s fingerprints were nowhere in the bedroom.’

      “The detective in charge determined it a suicide because the police had informed him that there was a suicide note. No suicide note had ever been found.’

      “Kyle’s mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit in 2009, and it had been dismissed by a judge.’

      “So what do you think happened?”

      Take a look at that full link, and read the links that are part of that Reddit post.

      After you have all the information presented there, I think you’ll see exactly why overlooking this by Scientology and the Aftermath is very significant – especially in light of what they claim they are doing.

      Maybe they’ll do an episode on it in Season 3. But so far they haven’t. And if you keep in mind that Mike Rinder ran the Office of Special Affairs for David Miscavige, reporting ‘dones’ to him every day, you might find this significant, as well.

      • jere Lull (38 years recovering) November 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm #

        Key to me about Kyle was that the wrongful death lawsuit was thrown out by the judge as unwarranted, insufficient evidence to go forward. They don’t do that if there’s ANY credible evidence OR a good-sounding theory supplied by the prosecutor, a professional trained to get lawsuits heard and adjudicated, not to have cases just tossed. IANAL, of course, but I’ve conversed with a few on the subject. A couple of my friends are lawyers and I love hearing what goes on in the courtroom. high drama worthy of any of the lawyer/ crime series. My Jury duty stints bolstered the impression that the case gets tossed only when there’s NO “there” there.

        THEN there’s Kristi Bouck last July, which seems a sad, strange case at first glance: Newly ‘Clear’, newly engaged,GORGEOUS and well liked, just arrived at the scn ‘Mecca’, Clearwater FL, (WITH her fiancé), she should have been on top of the world, not a care in the world…. AND, dead by a shot to the chest soon after arrival to do her OT preps then OT levels. WHO does that? Very few women, statistically, from what I’ve heard. Of course, my mind flashed back to DM’s mother-in-law suiciding with a long rifle, several chest wounds, (which which were not fatal, but had to hurt like a b**ch), then a fatal head wound; also declared a suicide.
        Is a pattern emerging? Maybe, but not one clearly supported by evidence I’ve seen, not one that would be published by responsible journalists, which Mike and Leah have been; They present few conjectures, much evidence, sometimes first-person testimony which I believe would be admissible in a court. Of course, IANAL, but I’ve discussed the subject with real lawyers, including how far one can go before straying into the realm of libel. You see, I was Editor for a little monthly newsletter that had some vigorous debates that we didn’t want to get sued over, so I had to keep the rhetoric in check. Safest way was to outright ban any statement of the form [person or people] is/are [something] where the statement avoided the subject and attacked the person/people. Primary item was: “What’s the evidence? preferably independently verifiable, easily discovered if you know it’s there…. Instead of “Show me the MONEY”, we demanded “Show the EVIDENCE!” Show ALL your work leading to your conclusion that Joe is a boob. That’s safest for all concerned. They don’t call it “The court of public opinion” for nothing… 😉 Only those already believing in the conspiracies will let us chalk up these things to an OSA conspiracy or whatever. Personally, I find it difficult to believe that anyone in scn would be capable of such cold-blooded behavior as would be implied by some of the conjecture I’ve seen. IMO, it just isn’t gonna happen without a clear and present danger that proponents of said conspiracies fail to indicate.

        IF you can produce evidence or credible testimony, I might change my opinion (and *Aftermath* might present the “case”).

        • Alanzo November 11, 2018 at 7:13 pm #

          Well then stay tuned, Jere.

          There’ll be plenty more on that topic, and others coming up, at AlanzosBlog.

          Since you seem to have had many discussions about this subject, you sound like you might be up to speed. I’m sure you have your own reasoning and evidence for why you conclude the way you do – that a judge in Scientology’s back yard threw it out so there’s nothing there.

          When you compare the thinking from those two intrepid journalists, Rinder and Remini, to the Danny Masterson case where they let the conspiracy theories fly in all kinds of articles they produced this time last year, you have to wonder why the death of Kyle Brennan isn’t getting the same treatment by them. Isn’t the presence of Denise Miscavige a factor in all this?

          Just the outpoints on this one page of Victoria Britton’s website alone would warrant more questions than those two fearless journalists have asked, don’t you think?

          Anyway, much more to come. I’d love to see what you have to say about it.

          • Victoria Britton May 29, 2019 at 10:50 am #

            In response to Jere Lull’s above comment pertaining to my son Kyle’s wrongful death suit; before stating an opinion it’s important to understand the basic differences between a criminal case and a civil case.

            A person accused of a crime is generally charged in a formal accusation called an Indictment. The government “must” prove that the defendant is guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt” which is a very high standard.

            A civil case is based on a different standard called the “preponderance of the evidence.” In layman terms, the jury or in my situation “judge” had to believe that Kyle’s case was stronger than the defendants.

            What happens when a judge demonstratively gets it wrong?

            Your comment eludes that you have formulated an opinion based on “knowing a few lawyers and serving a few stints on jury duty.” Have you ever spoken to the lawyers who presided over Kyle’s case, or me?

            The fact is judges are human and therefore make mistakes and get things wrong. When Steven D. Merryday ruled in favor of the defendants the document read as if Scientology lawyer F. Wallace Pope had penned it himself. It was a travesty of justice!

            Not a shred of evidence from Kyle’s case was quoted in the document. The perjured statements, felonious fabricated documents and numerous lies told by the defendants were given a free pass by Merryday. There is nothing illegal or conspiratorial with questioning a judicial outcome. Especially one that involves the Church of Scientology.

            In regard to your comment; “Personally, I find it difficult to believe that anyone in scn would be capable of such cold-blooded behavior as would be implied by some of the conjecture I’ve seen.” This comment puzzles me as your post eludes that you have a connection with the production of the “Aftermath.” Even if being dismissive of Kyle have you not been listening to the interviews given by guests who have appeared on the show?

            Have you not heard of Lisa McPherson?

            No hard feelings toward you Jere as everyone’s entitled to their opinion. For the record, every statement I make is backed by documented evidence as anyone who has studied my blog would know. For more information;

            The Honorable Steven D. Merryday-“Fool me Twice” Shame on the Justice System https://vbreton2062.wordpress.com

  2. Cathy Schenkelberg May 29, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

    Great response to Jere. Do the work and the research. It seems apparent that there was no due diligence in regards to the facts of the case. An overwhelming amount of lies and cover ups, including depositions by parties “church members.” When I read the “I’m Mensa” I conclude that this is most likely JA. Or Swift. I was blocked and called a thug and OSA when asking this person questions about Kyles injustice. It seems clear to me that the true facts of this case are pushed under the rug. Too bad, as I feel this case is one of the strongest to implode the cult and the parties involved.

    • Alanzo May 29, 2019 at 1:52 pm #

      Unlike all the other episodes that appeared on Scientology and the Aftermath – heartbreaking as they were – this is only ONE of the cases that can put David Miscavige into criminal jeopardy, and which never appeared on that show.

      As long as this story remains unresolved, and for as long as I live, this story will NEVER go away.

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