Inside Scientology: The truth rundown
High-ranking defectors provide an unprecedented inside look at the
Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige

Steve HallSteve Hall

Joined Scientology: at age 21, in 1979
Age: 51
Left Sea Org: 2004
Career highlights: Wrote scripts for videos and TV ads. Says he was responsible for the Scientology slogan: "Know life, know yourself."
Now: Married, lives in Dallas. Self-employed commercial artist. Divorced former wife while leaving Sea Org.
On arriving at California base: "You would think that this would be an ideal scene where the basics of Scientology were in full use, and it was just the reverse."

BY JOE CHILDS and THOMAS C. TOBIN, Times Staff Writers

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