the Church of Scientology
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ALEX GIBNEY & HBOThe Prison of Propaganda

“Spanky” Taylor:
The “Escape” From Reality Artist

How far did Alex Gibney go to dredge up bitter former Scientologists eager to serve up new myths about the Church to him? 10 years? 20 years? 30 years? How about nearly 40 years? Removed 38 years ago from her staff position, Spanky Taylor spins a melodramatic tale to Gibney about her daughter being mistreated and ignored when she worked for the Church. Only problem is her entire story is refuted by her then-husband Norman. He says their daughter not only got what she needed, she was cared for by a nanny. He notes that what Gibney also doesn’t reveal is that Spanky Taylor ripped their family apart through an affair. That was the true story. After getting involved in "deprogramming" with a now defunct anti-religious group renowned for breaking up families, Ms. Taylor is now part of the usual gang of embittered obsessed zealots Gibney used as his “Going Clear” sources.


Sylvia Yvonne “Spanky” Taylor: The “Escape” From Reality Artist


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Because Alex Gibney in his propaganda film “Going Clear” covered up relevant details about his sources, the Church of Scientology  produced factual, documented information telling the real story behind each of these individuals and their role in advancing Gibney's bigoted agenda.