Bill and Barbara Zizic, the Chicago dentists who were swindled and defrauded by the Marcus Group and the Church of Scientology, and stormed the Chicgo Org demanding a refund, have, reportedly, received a full refund of over $100,000 and have signed a Gag agreement. The Zizics have cut off all communication.
Two more people who have been abused by the Scientology cult and its Management front groups have been silenced and join the ranks of so many others who are never heard from again.
An interesting note...the cult is paying off refunds in installments.
I'm not going to comment any more about this but I think this is grossly unfair.
The Zizics are terrific people and deserve to put this behind them. They have been yanked around by Scientology for years and defrauded out of a sizable amount of money.
For two years, Scientology has refused to repay them the $20,000 that they had pre-paid for courses which they never took. The moment I booked a flight to interview them, suddenly Scientology was ready to give them that $20,000 back.
Now, Scientology has apparantly decided to return virtually all the money they defrauded from this couple. Well, I for one am happy for them. They deserve it all for the hellish nightmare they were put through.
Weighed against a costly lawsuit with an uncertain outcome and continued certain harrassment, I think they made a good choice.
If it takes me being arrested to get these folks what they deserved from the beginning, I think that's a very fair trade-off.
Let it be known that if any other professional has been swindled by the church of Scientology or one of it's front groups, I am prepared to get their stories on video and out to the world.
If it takes tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars back at a crack from the coffers of this dangerous group, then I am even willing to be arrested by these charlatans any day of the week.
Bill and Barbara Zizic deserve our support because they are recovering from a cult experience. Their family needs to heal, not face attacks from friends.
I would ask you all to respect their decision.