Over the last few days, you’ve probably noticed some breathless tabloid claims that Scientology’s leader David Miscavige has gone “missing.”
This is a mischaracterization of a story that we’ve been covering for more than three years now — that Miscavige has gone to extreme lengths to evade process servers in a few different lawsuits that are attempting to name him as a defendant.
In other words, as our podcast subject Clearwater City Councilman Mark Bunker explains, Miscavige isn’t missing, he’s hiding.
Bunker attended a key court hearing for us last week, and wrote an inspired report about the shenanigans coming from Miscavige’s attorneys, who are trying to justify the evasive behavior of Scientology’s diminutive leader.
We really enjoyed getting into it with Bunker, and also revisiting some other instances of Miscavige trying not to be seen, including a wild day in Portland that Mark Bunker reminded us of. What a great trip down memory lane.
We hope you enjoy it!
And hey, here’s a bonus. Mark mentioned shooting this video in the Tampa Ideal Org when it opened in 2011. What a great look at that time!
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