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Christman, alias Magoo, formerly Tory Bezazian
member, 30 years in Scientology between 1969 and
Magoo initially posted in the newsgroup
alt.religion.scientology as a Scientology covert agent. Gradually got in email communication with Andreas Heldal-Lund, web master of xenu.net, who convinced her to leave the movement.
Became a very active critic
Friend of Mark Bunker (from Xenu TV), and
Andreas Heldal-Lund, (from Xenu.net)
Extensive posting, good lecturer, gives
interviews to the media, many video on her
channel (where she censors and ban people with whom she disagrees).
Engages in scare tactics ("hundreds of
people may die...")
Accuses anybody who disagreed with her
as being an "OSA
Sees "Bill Yaude" everywhere.
banning from open IRC channels
Criticized by prominent critics for her
paranoid tendencies and for being "loose
The only old guard critic to be virtually expelled by Anonymous
for her "deceitful
and manipulative ways".
"Helped" (together with Jesee
Prince), Gregg Bashaw who shortly after
In the wake of the Jett Travolta tragedy
in 2009, exploited the media emotion to give interviews claiming
Scientology prevents people from taking their anti-seizure
drugs, when in fact she made an
Affidavit in 2003
where it can be seen that she was allowing online and on staff
in the Church of Scientology for 30 years while also allowed to
take her medications.
Tory Christman 2003
alias Magoo, made a video describing in a dramatic way her experience
when she tried to stop her anti-seizure medication. She also gives
interview to the press blaming Scientology for preventing people to take
their much need medication, all in an obvious desire to capitalize on
the emotions generated by the Jett Travolta tragedy. The problem with
Magoo telling this story is not that it is untrue. The problem is that
it is only part of the whole story, and that by presenting this part as
being the whole, she engages in a monstrous lie, especially since the
rest of the story actually disproves the impression she gives in the
video and what she is telling the press. The full story can be found in
an affidavit she made six years earlier, in 2003. You will find the full
version below, with the relevant parts highlighted and commented.
Magoo and Jett Travolta
In the wake of Jett Travolta tragedy, Tory
Christman Magoo made a video entitled "Message to John Travolta" and
gave interviews to the press with contents aligned on the video. In
the video and in the press, she relates the incident where she was
ordered to stop her own anti-seizures medication. The problem with
this, however, is that she tries to portray this incident as if this
was what happens in general in Church of Scientology (CoS). She
"forgot" to include the fact that this order was over-turned by L.
Ron Hubbard himself, and that she spent 30 years in Scientology
while being allowed on her medication. Magoo therefore lied by
omission. Her intention was clearly to create a panic in public
opinion, capitalizing on the emotions created by the tragic death of
Jett Travolta. As if that was not bad enough, she also deleted the
comments on her video channel from poster who pointed to
inconsistencies between what she was saying and her 2003 affidavit.
She also banned the posters. Eventually she had to leave at least
some of these messages on her channel as her opponent started to
write people individually. To lying, she thus also showed that she
has no consideration for free speech either, quite at odd with what
she is pretending to preach to the CoS.
Magoo's web page, most
probably made and maintained by Frederic rice. Mostly just a confuse
amount of unsorted links.
The CoS' "Hate" page about Tory Chrisman. Having seen her lie and
engage in censorship to cover her lies, I now give credence to some
of the claims made on this page. One is that she
sued her employer claiming that she had for $2000 expenses after
a fall in Dec 2001, the same month she was caught on camera doing a
protest! The other is the testimony of her husband, whom Tory
accused of leaving her, and of course blamed the CoS too (who
else..). Reading her
husband's story, we get a much more credible version, one that
does not help to shed a better light on Magoo.
Mark Bunker's page
on Tory. Unlike Tory, Mark has quite some credibility in my eyes,
even though I disagree with him on fundamental questions. I am in no
position to judge his friendship with her.
Andreas Heldal-Lund's page on Christman. Andreas explains how he came to
talk Magoo out of Scientology, and also how she came to be one of
his best friends. The page contains numerous links. Probably the
best page of all.
Magoo's youtube page.
Her main outlet. Beware - if you disagree with this "free speech
activist", you'll be banned...
Wikipedia page, though not very developed at this stage.