Just read a great post on the Mark Rathbun the Squirrel site which details a question that Anderson Cooper was trying to leave unanswered in his all-drama / no fact series on Scientology Management that attempted to deify an apostate who lies to his friends and beats up people as a default handling.
The post goes over why Rinder & Rathbun were removed from post, and specifically addresses the question brought up in the Cooper show of Rathbun’s violent behaviour being dealt with internally by the Church.
In 2003, while COB RTC was away handling legal matters that Rathbun had badly botched, knowledge reports were filed by staff members on Rathbun’s off-policy and out-ethics activities internally in the Church. Fifty incidents were documented of his violence and intimidation of executives and staff. When Mr. Miscavige returned and learned of this, he promptly expelled Rathbun from RTC and stripped him of any last vestiges of status or authority, even if by insinuation or association. Rathbun knew it was over for him. So did many others.
Thought it was fitting to mention, as obviously Cooper had no intention ever of the true story coming out of what really happened to Rathbun.