• Letter from CSI to A+E Television Networks 
    October 12, 2016

    “One of the failed moneymaking schemes launched by the Headleys after leaving the Church involved filing a groundless ’human trafficking’ civil lawsuit that was quickly dismissed in U.S. District Court on summary judgment. Marc and Claire Headley not only had their case tossed out, they were ordered to pay the Church $42,000 in court costs.”

    October 12, 2016

    Mr. Paul Buccieri
    President
    A+E Television Networks
    235 E. 45th Street
    New York, NY 10017

    Re: Church of Scientology

    Dear Mr. Buccieri:

    I have attempted several times to contact you by phone to arrange for some meaningful dialogue with AETN concerning Leah Remini’s reality television series. As I stated in my previous letters, to which I have received no reply, we are offering to meet with AETN to ensure that the program is fair, balanced and accurate. It behooves you to be informed concerning the credibility of your program’s sources and we are willing to provide you documented information on that count.

    This letter addresses facts concerning Marc and Claire Headley. We have been informed that Slauson Productions reached out to Claire’s mother, Geraldine Whitt, and to Marc’s mother, Trudy Hensley, to comment on the false claims the Headleys are making on why they are estranged from their families. As a result, we assume that Marc and Claire Headley are major figures in the TV show Leah Remini and Mike Rinder are producing for you, and that they are also the source of many of the false allegations made about the Church in your letter of August 3, 2016.

    You should know the truth about Marc and Claire Headley. They are part of a small group of obsessed individuals who make a living attacking their former religion, their latest scheme being the Remini-Rinder reality television show. The Headleys, along with their fellow professional anti-Scientologists Rinder, Tom DeVocht, Amy Scobee, Jeff Hawkins and others have been shopping, for money, the same stories about the Church of Scientology to the tabloids since their expulsions more than a decade ago. They have nothing new to say and anything they may have told you can only be a rehash of stale, long disproven claims.

    One of the failed moneymaking schemes launched by the Headleys after leaving the Church involved filing a groundless “human trafficking” civil lawsuit that was quickly dismissed in U.S. District Court on summary judgment. Marc and Claire Headley not only had their case tossed out, they were ordered to pay the Church $42,000 in court costs. And contrary to their hyperbole they serve up to the media claiming that they suffered while working in the Church, the judge found the exact opposite—that these embittered former Scientologists very much enjoyed their time in the religious order.

    Look no further than their own parents for proof that their story is nonsense. Ms. Whitt, Claire’s mother, calls her daughter’s claims “totally fabricated information.” Claire’s stepfather, Hugh Whitt, added, “She didn’t have a life of abuse working for the Church. She had lots of freedom, spent lots of time in our house, had vacations with us, etc. etc.”

    Marc Headley’s mother, Trudy Hensley, said of her son, “He was the one that disconnected. He was the one that made a change. He was the one that decided to turn his back on his mother. Turn his back on his sister. Anyone that meant anything to him, all his friends in the Church.”

    I already detailed for Slauson Productions in my letter of September 9, 2016, Marc Headley’s history of violence against women and youths, which includes physically assaulting both his mother and sister. I enclose here a white paper further undermining the credibility and character of Marc and Claire Headley. It details Marc’s thefts, violence, selling stories to the tabloids and the rabid support he and Claire have provided for years to the cyber hate group Anonymous.

    As Claire’s mother Ms. Whitt said in a recent interview about her daughter and son-in-law: “Claire and Marc both have become professional anti-Scientologists.”

    You cannot hide from the truth and pretend that your film is anything but a one-sided exercise in religious bigotry that relies on lies.

    I urge you to take the opportunity to meet with me and get the information you do not have as to the credibility of your sources and the factual accuracy of your program material.

    Regards,

    Karin Pouw

     

    cc: Ms. Nancy Dubuc, CEO A+E Networks

    Judgments in Headley cases

    Bills of Costs in Headley cases

    Deposition of Marc Headley

    Receipts from the media for stories sold