"The boy without a dad"
Those of us who put our lives and reputations on the line to publish articles and information covering David Miscavige’s hostile take over and subversion of the Church of Scientology, warping it to his own vicious ends do so for only one reason: to stop the senseless loss of life and to protect others from harm because that is the right thing to do.
One of the leaders of our movement has been Karen de la Carriere/Jentzsch a woman formerly married to the President of the Church, 77 year old Heber Jentzsch.
Heber, a man beloved by tens of thousands of people worldwide for his kind spirit and willingness to help anyone, was ordered by divorce Karen by David Miscavige. Why? Divide and conquer, DM’s relentless strategy.
Karen was one of the highest trained Scientologists, a Class XII C/S personally trained by L. Ron Hubbard. In fact she was invited to join the Sea Org and work with LRH by Ron himself.
She met Heber when she was working for the Office of Special Affairs (which has since become David Miscavige’s secret police). Heber and Karen married in 1978. Heber became president of the Church in 1982 and in 1984 they had a son, Alexander Jentzsch
Alexander used to call himself “the boy without a dad” because he rarely even got to see his dad… thanks to David Miscavige.
Miscavige was new on the scene, but every Scientologist knew and loved Heber. He was warm, courageous, funny and compassionate… and therefore a marked man.
When it came time for Miscavige to destroy Heber and end this marriage, he sent one of his henchmen Mike Sutter to LA to summon Karen to the dreaded Int base at Gilman Hot Springs, approximately 90 miles east of LA in the “Inland Empire” (high desert). She was imprisoned against her will and forced to do hard labor in the desert. Heber was sent away to Europe she left the Sea Org in 1990.
As Karen wrote, “I later learned from other sources that the whole 6 months incident was carrying out the DM order to get Heber to divorce me. Either get the evidence through sec checks (interrogations) that could be used to show him I was a plant or a psych case, or break me and make me act in a psychotic fashion that would prove it to him that way. Heber was sent to Germany and I was forbidden to use the phone, talk to Heber or talk to anyone other than my ‘handlers.’ Lockdown. Eventually the strategy worked. There was no way of fighting it.”
Karen left the Sea Org.
BECAUSE he was the son of the President of the Church, a man David Miscavige hated — I know because Miscavige practically went into convulsions of hate everytime he spoke of him at the Int base. Miscavige called him “Grampa” with a lurid lear, one of the most kind and genuine Scientologists in history — Alexander was deeply mistreated in the Sea Org.
Alexander was born and raised in the Sea Org. When just 11 years old (he had left the SO with Karen in 1990 when he was 6 and had then been recruited to return to the SO when he was 10), Heber and Karen were both located in Los Angeles and Alexander was in Clearwater. Karen later discovered that Alexander was being used as a child slave labor at the Fort Harrison, with no schooling or study time – cleaning toilets and floors in the Fort Harrison lobby 10-12 hours a day. Karen called OSA multiple times to tell them this violated the law. Finally she threatened that if it was not stopped she would fly to Clearwater and extract him myself. OSA put him on a plane to Los Angeles within 24 hours.
Fast forward to 5 years ago. Alexander is now married and his wife Andrea is pregnant. Pressure is brought to bear for an abortion. It is done skillfully – no heavy threats, but both are taken off post and made to comply at “the greatest good”. The message was loud and clear. Alexander called Karen multiple times a day as this went down. All of the while his father, Heber, was unreachable in lockdown in Miscavige’s private prison at the the Church’s international headquarters, called “The Hole.” In the end, Andrea had an abortion and they were returned to post. But she never got over it and felts she had been forced to murder her child.
3 years later Andrea became pregnant again. She really did want to be a mom. But now, times have changed thanks to whistle blowers, Claire and Mark Headley (my old boss during the last 6 years of my incarceration at the Int base) plus Laura Decrescenzo’s lawsuits, media exposure, Anonymous protests, and the internet which caused David Miscavige to re-think his enforced abortion policy which he put into place in 1986 after LRH died.
This time Alexander and Andrea were allowed to leave the Sea Org with the "love” of Kirsten Caetano, a remarkably callous Miscavige stooge in charge of External Security at OSA. To put fresh lipstick on Miscavige’s pig, she befriended Alexander in an unnatural, unheard of way, arranging for his apartment rent to be paid by the Church. She then helped arrange work for him at a Scientologist-owned company at a very high wage, and gives him lots of sympathy and compassion. By order of David Miscavige she stroked his feathers every way she could. He was given $3,500 after he signed away his right to reveal any negative information about his life in the Church and oh, yes, he was also forced to disconnect from his own mother.
Carrying out this part of the bargain, he called his mother and told her the words he was fed (Karen heard the others in the room telling him what to say), that until she “got her shit together,” he would have nothing to do with her.
After we brewed up a storm about Heber’s horrific incarceration in the Hole, he was allowed to visit his son for rare one evening. That was the last time Alexander saw his father. But Alexander had secretly been reading this website and also Marty’s blog. As Karen recently discovered, at the end of that meeting Alexander looked his father in the eye and said, “Dad, are you sure you want to go back to that? Are you sure you can withstand this life?”
Heber said, “I have to go back, Son. I have done very very bad things in my life and I have to make amends.” That is what is called Stockholm Syndrome, also known as the “beaten spouse syndrome.” Having been abused so violently and viciously by a sociopath, the victim finally comes to idolize the tormentor and believe himself unworthy.
Now Alexander lies in a morgue. And just as Miscavige did with the death of Annie Tidman in the summer of 2011, withholding the brutal fact of Anne's death from her own family for 6 months, Miscavige tried to cover up Alexander's death. Unfortunately for him, word leaked out on facebook. What kind of "church" views human life with such cruel disdain that they withhold the fact of someone's passing from immediate family members?
Katie Holmes did the right thing when she got Suri out of David Miscavige’s death trap.
All Karen has been able to ascertain so far is that Alexander died of a ‘high fever’ in the San Fernando Valley home of the corporate Scientologist parents of Alexander’s wife.
His widow leaked on facebook what had occurred. That news got back to Mike Rinder. Mike verified the report and then contacted Karen to relay to her the horrible news that the boy with no father was not only dead but had been lying in the morgue for 3 days.
As Marty said, the depths of David Miscavige’s (Scientology Inc.’s) disregard for the sanctity of human life and family knows no bounds. It is up to the rest of us to do something about it and stop the senseless loss of life.
One thing is certain, if David Miscavige had not had his Nazi enabler, Kirsten Caetano, force Alexander to disconnect from his own mother, Alexander Jentzsch would still be alive today and living a better life than he had ever known.
I spoke with Karen tonight. She told me that despite the loss of her son, she is determined to carry on to protect other families from a similar fate.
As Robert Amblad said, “Every person who stands-up, puts another crack in DM’s suppressive wall of disconnected families.”
It is a disservice to the memory of Alexander Jentzsch for any Scientologist to remain silent about the abuses and to continue to condone and support the depraved, murderous corporation beget by David Miscavige, best friends for life with Tom Cruise.
People are putting their lives on the line to protect you. Time for you to reciprocate.
The goal is a safe environment.