We were thrilled to have the incredible Spanky Taylor and Tory Christman on to talk about their many decades in Scientology—Spanky was also a key figure in the successful whistleblowing documentary on HBO titled “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.” She was indoctrinated into the group around age 13, and Tory entered in her teens as well.
It was hard listening to their stories, as Spanky shared about the group’s version of prison camps, detention centers, and child labor camps, and countless other unbelievable human rights violations—Resulting in her having to kidnap her OWN baby to escape the cult! While Tory (who has a great YouTube channel: ToryMagoo44) shared about the physical trauma of being denied her epilepsy medicine, working 30 hour shifts for Scientology non-stop, and giving every last cent to this cult to “work her way up the bridge,” to ‘clear’ her physical issues.
Culminating in Tory being threatened and literally chased across the country as she attempted to escape!
Again, this was a tough episode to hear, without feeling angry and frustrated that Scientology is still getting away with all this abuse!
You will absolutely fall in love with Spanky & Tory, and our conversation with them definitely underscored the importance for all of us to speak out!
Thank you Spanky & Tory for your unwavering bravery and for inspiring us with your strength and vulnerability!