Marty Rathbun, who served on the church's board and was a top lieutenant of Miscavige's, said he was often ordered by Miscavige to attack others.
Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder, the highest-ranking executives to leave the church, are speaking out for the first time.
That Rathbun and Rinder are speaking out is a stunning reversal because they were among Miscavige's closest associates, Haldeman and Ehrlichman to his Nixon. Now they provide an unprecedented look inside the upper reaches of the tightly controlled organization.
Marty Rathbun, who was once Mr. Miscavige’s top lieutenant, is now one of the church’s top detractors.
Rathbun, a 55-year-old from California who spent 27 years in the church and rose to the rank of inspector general of the Religious Technology Center a position directly under Miscavige before leaving in 2004.