She's the woman who turned the Church of Scientology on its head with claims of beatings and forced detention. Now, in an Australian TV exclusive, Debbie Cook has laid the blame squarely at the feet of the church's most senior official.
Church of Scientology statement regarding Debbie Cook:
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 375,000 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 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
- 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
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.