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Inside Scientology - complaints from within the church explained

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Scientology building in Hollywood, CA. jasmined/Flickr (cc by-nc)

The Church of Scientology is no stranger to bad press. Critics call it a cult. And former members say the Church's leader, David Miscavige, is mismanaging the organization. Now Scientology is facing another PR crisis. This time, from the inside. A former high ranking member of the church, Debbie Cook, has blasted Miscavige in an email sent to 12,000 followers. It's rare for someone at this level to make such a public criticism. Janet Reitman joins the show to explain why it matters. She's the author of the book, "Inside Scientology - The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion."

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