The sixth episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath‘s second season focused on the Church of Scientology’s effort to recruit celebrities — and what happens when those celebrities leave. In addition to Remini offering her personal experience, she and partner Mike Rinder interviewed a former Celebrity Centre recruiter along with one of the Church’s most high-profile ex-members: Paul Haggis.
I just watched the sixth episode, and now own answers as to why my daughter, Heather Hanson, a minor, worked me a like fucking cold blooded whore. She was a Scientologist before we met. She had a covert agenda I was not privy to. She and her mother were on a mission to – clear the planet and save earth! I was just playing art tidly-winks. I didn’t have a wealthy and powerful world organization behind me. My family excluded me from the meeting held in Christine’s house they day after she drowned. Vicki Presco told me Rosamond’s cult followers would be there, and, I would not get along with them;
“You know how you are!” the Family Spy dare say to me. She and ‘Caretakers’ Jacci Belford, and Stacey Pierrot were………….ON A MISSION to save the creative legacy I began when I was twelves. Vicki told me Sydney Morris combed thru my letters looking for a DEATH THREAT! I was a…………..SUPPRESIVE PERSON!
Heather was working as a opaire for a married couple who owned an expensive Bed & Breakfast in Sonoma. Their cook had Patrice look my sister up on the internet, and found Stacey Pierrot’s website on Christine Rosamond. People who knew my sister were asked to contact Pierrot and Tom Snyder to be in the biography they were producing. There was talk about a movie. I learned fifteen minutes ago that there was a REWARD for bringing a celebrity into the Fake Science Cult, that is liken to the Buck Institute. This is why they did not contact me. They were BOUNTY HUNTERS!
Being told they had nothing to offer, because they never knew my family, these two Bounty Hunters were used to get me into Snyder’s Book of Lies, that Sydney Morris blessed. Team Rosamond put me in touch with my child I did not know I had. When I saw her for the first time, she played and sang for me on a guitar. We then went to a Keroke Club, where she sang ‘My Heart Belongs To Daddy’. The next day we went to a Scientology function at the Mission where I was shown Heather’s audit book on a shelf. She then sang another song.
When I talked to the wife of man who was going to Africa with Oprah Winfrey, she was alarmed when I told her she was using my daughter – as their slave! I was DISCONNECTED! I was labeled a SUPPRESIVE PERSON. I had no way to get in touch with my Divine Star Child, who was told she was going to be a Big Star, and, her mother is going to get BIG MONEY if they can bag the Art Crowd surrounding Rosamond. I was out. Our miracle was going to be employed to ensnare other suckers into Scientolgy. As it turns out Liz Taylor’s uncle worked the celebrity art scene at the Elysee Hotel.
When they failed to snag the Sydney Buck Rosamond Cult, and I ragged on all the players on my first blog, the Team Hanson was given the boot. Years later, Linda Comstock camea up with the The Happy Drunktown Cult where my six year old grandson was handed over to Drunken Bill Cornwell ‘King of Drunks’.
When I showed my Harvard friend the first letter I got from my daughter, he told me she did not write it. She did sign it. It was authored by Scientology – for my own good, and the good of the whole world! Note the formal address. I feel just like the people on Leah’s show. My whole life was driven off course, and, I did not know why.
This covert activity gave much power to a teenager. Heather secretly reveled in her power over me. Any real relative of mine, who has anything to do with this cunning witch, are parasites, too! To read those words again, knowing they come from an old hag that captured my child, is, Biblical, and, right out of Grimms. These Evil Words were written for the Higher Ups in order to ensure this wicked mother gets her $5,000 dollars or more, depending on how well ‘The Rose of the World’ is baited. There could be a string of rewards, and of course Heather Hanson will have money to impress her stupid girlfriends.
Church of Scientology Celebrity Centres are Scientology churches that are open to the general public but are intended mostly for “artists, politicians, leaders of industry, sports figures and anyone with the power and vision to create a better world.”
The Celebrity Centre International was established in Los Angeles, California, in 1969 by Yvonne Gillham, a Sea Org member who worked with L. Ron Hubbard. Since then, other centres have been established in Düsseldorf, Florence, Las Vegas, London, Munich, Nashville, New York City, Paris, Vienna, and a number of other cities across the world.
Critics of Scientology point to Hubbard’s launch of “Project Celebrity” in 1955 to recruit celebrities into the church, and that the centres were established as an extension of this initial purpose. The church denies the existence of a policy to recruit high-ranking celebrities.
On November 23, 2008, Mario Majorski arrived at the Los Angeles Celebrity Centre wielding dual samurai swords and threatening to injure people. Majorski was shot by Celebrity Centre security guards, and was later pronounced dead at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Police regard the guards’ actions as justifiable. Majorski was a Scientologist in the early 1990s; however, he left the group fifteen years prior to the incident, according to church spokesperson Tommy Davis. When he was still a member of the church, Majorski had filed lawsuits, later dismissed, against Louis West, a psychiatrist who was critical of Scientology.
In 2000, Stacey Pierrot, who was sold the Rosamond Legacy, hired Tom Snyder, a ghost writer, to author a biography about my late sister. Pierrot put an ad on her web page that begged for folks who KNEW Christine to contribute. I am my brother, declined. Patrice Hanson never met Rosamond, or, any member of my family. Being a Stage Mother, she answered this ad. She did not say who she was. She did ask if I was going to be at the reopening of the Rosamond gallery she was invited to, and was told I would not. She and my daughter, I did not know existed, promenaded about the gallery, introducing themselves. Heather was a singer and actress, who did not want to see me, because her mother told her bad things about me. Patrice promised our daughter she would be rich ad famous IF THEY ever found Rosamond. My family highly suggested they should let me know I was a father. How could they be in Snyder’s book?
Why did Patrice Hanson lie to me about being a member of Scientology? Patrice is a control freak who thrives on the covert hidden agenda. She never let my daughter – be my daughter. She was going after the Rosamond Story and Legacy weeks after Heather was born. Her husband was a convicted Con Artist. Did they try to find Christine Rosamond? If they did, would she shut the door on them? Of Course. When they discovered she was dead, and I was authoring a book, to rival Tom Snyder’s book of lies, they wanted to be in BOTH books. I should have had the Hansons sign the non-disclosure agreement Snyder almost tricked me into signing.
Here is Tattoo Mike, a friend of the Reeds and many people in Eugene. He was shot dead by a Scientology Guard. I will send this to Leah Remini.
Recruiting Scientologist celebrities and getting them to endorse Scientology to the public at large has always been very important to the Church of Scientology. Scientology has had a written program governing celebrity recruitment since at least 1955, when L. Ron Hubbard created “Project Celebrity”, offering rewards to Scientologists who recruited targeted celebrities. Early interested parties included former silent-screen star Gloria Swanson and jazz pianist Dave Brubeck. A Scientology policy letter of 1976 states that “rehabilitation of celebrities who are just beyond or just approaching their prime” enables the “rapid dissemination” of Scientology.4 References
The Church of Scientology operates special Celebrity Centres. Scientology policy governs the Celebrity Centres (the main one in Los Angeles and others in Paris, Nashville, and elsewhere), stating that “one of the major purposes of the Celebrity Centre and its staff is to expand the number of celebrities in Scientology.” (Scientology Flag Order 2310) Another order describes Celebrity Centre’s Public Clearing Division and its goal, “broad public into Scientology from celebrity dissemination”; this division has departments for planning celebrity events and routing the general public onto Scientology services as a result of celebrity involvement.
As founder L. Ron Hubbard put it:
Celebrities are very Special people and have a very distinct line of dissemination. They have comm[unication] lines that others do not have and many medias [sic] to get their dissemination through (Flag Order 3323, 9 May 1973)
But then I think the reason that celebrities would be interested is because it’s a religion that fits pretty well with a celebrity kind of personality. It’s very individualistic. It celebrates your individual identity as ultimately divine. It claims to give you ultimate power over your own mind, self, destiny, so I think it fits well with an actor personality. And then the wealth question: These aren’t people who need more wealth, but what they do need, or often want at least, is some kind of spiritual validation for their wealth and lifestyle, and Scientology is a religion that says it’s OK to be wealthy, it’s OK to be famous, in fact, that’s a sign of your spiritual development. So it kind of is a spiritual validation for that kind of lifestyle.
Journalistic and media sources claim that Scientology is “The Church of the Stars” or a “star-studded sect,” although there are likely more Hollywood celebrities in other religious traditions. One reason for this is the church’s Celebrity Centres, which is unique to the religion. Most members in these facilities are not celebrities, however, a lot of members are part of the entertainment industry.