The best TV show on Scientology you never got to see, Episode 4: Katrina Reyes
In 2016, the A&E Network had filmed and edited an eight-episode series about Scientology that has never aired.
We have always been curious about this show produced by Sirens Media and the person who was meant to be its presenter and star. So, in this limited podcast series, we’re talking to some of the people who were involved in it.
Previously, we’ve talked to Phil Jones, Derek Bloch, and Carol Nyburg about the episodes they were involved in that tried to reunite them with loved ones who had disconnected from them according to Scientology policy.
Today, we’re talking to Katrina Reyes. If you haven’t seen our stories about her incredible personal story about becoming a third-generation Scientologist from Siberia, we spend some time going over that history. We also talk about the dramatic showdown in Clearwater she had, with the Sirens crew filming, and with both Scientology’s security guards and local police.
What really struck us was to review all the ways Katrina, who simply wanted to have a relationship with her mother, a Sea Org fixture at the Flag Land Base, paid for it with years of harassment and intimidation from the church. And despite that, she took great personal risks during the Sirens production in order to turn the tables on Scientology.
We hope you find her story as compelling as we do.
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