In an exclusive interview with researcher, Damian DeWitt, Oct. 25, 2014, Scientology is once again facing scrutiny into the numerous deaths associated with what some claim are accidents or suicide, others say the deaths are highly suspect of being homicides covered up to look like suicide.
Thoess sent the documentary Trailer video file to Cult Examiner, David Love, with written permission to publish on YouTube, with expectations that North America media will inquire about the documentary film once English subtitles are in the full length documentary.
According to DeWitt, German filmmaker, Markus Thoess, has dared to do what no other investigative reporter has dared to do, namely carry out a detailed investigation of suspicious deaths in the Church of Scientology in his new film.
“The phenomenon is international in scope. Thoess’ new film, which recently had its premiere on German TV, treats three suspicious deaths, whose victims come from the US, Germany, and Russia. German Biggi Reichert, who died in 2006, and Russian Yevgeni Zharkin, who died in 2014, were both Scientologists.”
The death of US citizen Kyle Brennan is of the greatest significance for he was never a Scientologist, was an active opponent of Scientology, and was only twenty-years-old when he died.
DeWitt states that: “Thoess provides significant new information such as the fact that laptops belonging to two of the victims were returned to their families with all documents deleted.”
The mother of Kyle Brennan, Victoria Britton, who worked with filmmaker Markus Thoess, directed the following email to the Examiner:
“When a child dies violently, unexpectedly, the impact on the family is completely devastating. It’s a heart-break like no other. Anguish and despair become your close companions. After losing my son Kyle, I felt–along with my overwhelming grief–a powerful urgency to make sense of the senseless, to understand how the tragedy in Clearwater, Florida, had unfolded. That urgency–that need–has not subsided.”
Victoria Britton commended Markus Thoess for his steadfast dedication to uncovering the truth surrounding Kyle’s suspicious death, and exposing the Church of Scientology’s unethical, criminal, and potentially deadly medical practices, being truly admirable for investigating such important matters.
The German filmmaker was stone-walled by Clearwater Police investigator, Rob Shaw. A detailed list of 18 questions was sent to Shaw and there was no response except, “No thank you,” on July 1, 2014.
In the brief time that Thoess was in Clearwater filming the “Suspicious Deaths” documentary, the Church of Scientology called the police numerous times complaining of his presence.
Thoess has numerous films to his credit including a 2012 film on Scientology’s private intelligence agency, the Office of Special Affairs (OSA), who, according to DeWitt, have played a leading role in these deaths going so far as to both fabricate and withhold documents from the court in the wrongful death suit filed after the death of Kyle Brennan according to the declaration of former long-time Scientology executive Lance Marcor filed in the case.
Questions lead to more questions, and the only ‘clear’ answers may be in the video, “OSA the Eye of Scientology,” a lengthy, one and a half hour long expose of Scientology’s power and control in the United States. Marc Headley author of ‘Blown for Good’ states: “Scientology is a business, they’re a multi-million, maybe even a multi-billion corporation, and the one who has the most chips on the table wins.” Indeed, many journalists and filmmakers are well aware of the standstill and arduous task one faces when investigating such a powerful corporation.
DeWitt comments that: “Thoess’ film deserves to be widely distributed and seen in North America. He is deeply knowledgeable about the long history of criminality of the Church of Scientology.”