Gold Base, the heavily guarded Scientology compound in Riverside Count, California, houses up to 1,000 members of the church's elite inner core. Valerie Haney tells how the conditions at the base led her to contemplate suicide.
Leah and Mike discuss the practice of Fair Game through their interview with Robert Almblad, an inventor whose personal life and reputation were ruined by Scientology not to mention the destruction of his life saving invention.
In a remote corner of Riverside County, Calif., lies Scientology's International Base, a compound that houses the church's most dedicated members. In this episode, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder, a former occupant of International Base ("Gold Base"), speak with four other former high-ranking residents who reveal their shocking stories behind the locked gates.
In 1974, operating under an alias, the Church of Scientology moved into Clearwater, Florida, and proceeded to make the city its spiritual headquarters. In 1977, an FBI raid uncovered the Church's secret plans to take over the city.
Leah and Mike speak with Jay Wexler, an expert in constitutional law, to discuss the remarkable story of Scientology's journey to tax-exempt status. Mike and Leah also talk with Lt. Yulanda Williams, a police officer, about law enforcement's community engagement strategies.