Church of Scientology International responds to Debbie Cook
February 28, 2012
STATEMENT ON DEBBIE COOK BAUMGARTEN
The real story is the explosive worldwide growth of the Church of Scientology.
Since January 2011, the Church has opened 7 new Ideal Churches of Scientology: in Melbourne; Moscow; Inglewood and Sacramento, California; St. Paul, Minnesota; Tampa, Florida; and just this past weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In the past 5 years, the Church has additionally opened 26 new Ideal Churches of Scientology in cities as diverse as London, Rome, Brussels, Quebec, Hamburg and all over the United States. In 2012, there are an additional 14 new Churches of Scientology scheduled for Grand Opening, including our spiritual mecca in Florida—a 375‐thousand square foot facility to minister to Scientologists from all over the world.
Additionally, in Los Angeles, in 2009 the Church established the largest and most state‐of‐the‐art all‐digital publishing house on Earth, dedicated to the production of our Founder’s scriptures. Since then, the facility has produced and disseminated over 97 million books and lectures (on compact disc) world over.
In 2010 the Church further established the largest printing and manufacturing plant in the U.S. solely dedicated to the production of humanitarian programs and materials. Consequently, the Church’s Truth About Drugs and United for Human Rights programs are now reaching tens of millions each year.
All of this expansion is date coincident with the removal of Ms. Cook and a few other select individuals that make up their posse of apostates—a fact of which they are well aware and extremely bitter. Ms. Cook failed to tell the actual story:
* That she left the Church more than 4 years ago;
* That she departed with substantial consideration;
* That when she burned through her money she began threatening the Church and demanded “quid pro quo” to continue honoring her agreements;
* That she lied about her status to Scientology parishioners in an attempt to profit financially from their goodwill;
* That she had joined a heretical (squirrel) group.
Ms. Cook and her husband were sued by the Church for violation of their legal covenants. It is evident that their purpose in violating the agreement was to extort the Church for more money. Her new, sensationalistic and revisionist stories of “experiences” in the Church are belied by all of the above, as well as numerous written and video statements by her which are in the Church’s possession. Any further statements Ms. Cook or her husband make in violation of their agreements will only increase the damages they ultimately will have to pay.
Ms. Cook and her husband are simply bitter, defrocked apostates, attempting to spread falsehoods for personal gain. Both Ms. Cook and her husband are expelled from the Church, are prohibited from calling themselves Scientologists or ever again entering one of our Churches.
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