Pulitzer-winning author Lawrence Wright sat down to talk about his latest book – Going Clear – in which he covered the Church of Scientology in great detail. If you haven’t read it, do so. It’s an easy read and is full of information.
Anyway, in this interview he speaks about one of the most famous stories that concerns David Miscavige, namely Musical Chairs. Miscavige, in a state of what can only be described as heightened-cruelty decided to manipulate every one in the Hole by getting thing to play a huge game of musical chairs. Only the one person left at the end of the game would be allowed to stay in Scientology. Soon the game degenerated into violence as panic started to set in. The events have also been described by Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder, both of whom were there.
One of my favourite quotes from this interview is
One executive was made to mop the floor of the bathroom with his tongue.
Musical chairs starts at 27:27.