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

Marty RathbunMarty Rathbun

Born: California
Age: 52
Joined Scientology: at age 20, in 1977
Left Scientology: 2004
Family status: Divorced from Sea Org member Anne Rathbun. They had no children.
Career highlights: A top lieutenant to Miscavige. Key player in legal affairs unit. Miscavige's "detail guy" during lengthy negotiations with IRS; among those who signed settlement agreement. Inspector general and board member of Religious Technology Center, church's top ecclesiastical authority. Known for his auditing skills. Audited Tom Cruise. Coached auditors working with Kirstie Alley, Isaac Hayes and other celebrities.
Now: Lives near Corpus Christi, Texas. Works as reporter for weekly and monthly newspapers. He counsels and audits people who have left Scientology, accepting whatever they choose to pay.
"I had my share of people that I slapped around too. I don't feel good about it. And I seek them out and I try to apologize where I can."

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

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