Scientology and ‘Going Clear’

Quentin later told a church officer that, “Personally, I think my father’s crazy.” The next day he disappeared from the headquarters in Clearwater. A few days later he was found in Las Vegas, in a car with a vacuum tube that led from the exhaust through the passenger’s vent window. Two weeks later, on Nov. 12, 1976, he died in the hospital. Hubbard’s reaction was reportedly: “That little shit has done it to me again!”

Jesus. The Daily Beast pulls “15 Scientology Revelations,” of varying degrees of grisliness, from Pulitzer-winner Lawrence Wright’s new book/exposé, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, which is out today (Amazon | Indiebound).

See also: My Scientology Story.