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MONETARY INCENTIVE

Lying About Lying About Lying

Any question as to whether Mike Rinder was lying then or is lying now is answered not just by the facts, but by his incentive.

Mike Rinder in deposition, Tampa, Florida, 2015
UNCHANGING RECORD

Mike Rinder’s “History of Disasters”

Rinder, who called himself an “arrogant ‘big shot,’” has undoubtedly omitted from his resumé his self-admitted record of disasters in the Church.

Mike Rinder talks to a reporter, England, 1996.
MISOGYNY

Lifting the Veil: Mike Rinder’s Violence Against Women

Rinder pushed, shoved and choked his way through women in a rising tide of violence that stretched back decades.

Mike Rinder, 1995
THE COVERUP

A Liar Is a Coward,
A Perjurer Is a Criminal

The Rathbun, Rinder, DeVocht criminal conspiracy and how it led to their downfall.

Mark “Marty” Rathbun, Mike Rinder and Tom DeVocht
BETRAYAL OF TRUST

Mike Rinder: Love/Hate

The truth behind Rinder’s public vendetta against the Scientology ecclesiastical leader who had removed him for criminal misconduct.

Mike Rinder, 2019
ZZZZZZZZZ

It’s Mike “Rip Van” Rinder

In the Church, Rinder was notorious for sleeping on the job.

Mike Rinder, 1997
SPEAKING THE TRUTH

The Abusive Man I Endured

Mike Rinder’s former wife details how he was controlling, demanding, cold—and physically abusive.

Mike Rinder; inset: Cathy and Taryn Rinder, Clearwater, Florida, 1979
NOT A FATHER

Mike Rinder Never Wanted His Daughter

Rinder’s former wife explains how his daughter was an inconvenience to him, and was ignored, criticized, abused.

Mike Rinder; inset: Cathy and Taryn Rinder ca. 1982
NO LOVE FOR SON

A Father With a Heart of Stone

Mike Rinder never really wanted his son, and took it out on him with a cold and self-centered attitude throughout the young man’s life.

Benjamin Rinder at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, 1987; inset: Mike Rinder
ABUSIVE AND INSIDIOUS

What It’s Like To Be Mike Rinder’s Daughter

Instead of the fairytale life with the loving father she wanted, Rinder’s daughter grew up feeling she “wasn’t good enough and was rejected.”

Taryn, Southern California, ca. 1991; inset: Mike Rinder
EVEN TO HIS MOTHER

Co-workers and Family Found Him Heartless

An associate recalls numerous times Mike Rinder was condescending and cruel to his own family, and he treated co-workers the same.

Marion with Ian Rinder, Mike’s father; Chelsea, London, 1975
FATHER KNOWS NOTHING

Mike Rinder’s Treatment of His Children—A Nanny’s Take

Chris spent more than five years taking care of the Rinder children: “You could say that Mike was unique—a uniquely bad parent.”

Chris, the Rinder children’s nanny, with Benjamin in 1983
SELF-CENTERED

No Time for Family

It’s not that Mike Rinder couldn’t have found time for his family, it’s that he simply chose not to—​as told by a former colleague.

Mike Rinder’s daughter and son, Taryn and Benjamin, 1992
OFFENSIVE AND DEGRADING

Belittling a Black Man

An associate was shocked at the way Rinder talked about the limping, Black station attendant serving them.

Belittling a Black Man
BIKE BULLY

Typical Rinder: “Who Does That?”

Knocked down by Mike Rinder when he drove too close to her, an associate recalls Rinder’s usual lack of compassion.

Typical Rinder: “Who Does That?”
NO HELP WHATSOEVER

Leaving a Man When He’s Down

One colleague recalls Mike Rinder leaving an older man cut and bleeding in the mud, then laughing about it.

Leaving a Man When He’s Down
ALL TALK, NO WORK

Always Looking Down His Nose

A former co-worker describes Mike Rinder’s condescending attitude with associates, and his inability to work.

Always Looking Down His Nose
INCAPABLE OF CHANGE

Dismissive, Derisive and Belittling

A co-worker says Mike Rinder enjoyed calling out others’ mistakes and humiliating them, but was “too arrogant” to acknowledge his own.

Dismissive, Derisive and Belittling
EAT, SLEEP, ABUSE

He Wanted Special Treatment

A secretary describes how Mike Rinder wanted to be served food at his desk, then he’d sleep, then he’d yell and call her names—as he did with others.

He Wanted Special Treatment
ASSAULT, AGAIN

Unmistakable Traits of a Compulsive Misogynist

Mike Rinder assaulted more than just his wife, a co-worker said: “I have seen him put this hate against females into action.”

Unmistakable Traits of a Compulsive Misogynist
BREAKING WOMEN DOWN

A Pattern of Aggression
Toward Women

A former associate witnessed Mike Rinder’s harsh treatment of women and verbal abuse.

A Pattern of Aggression Toward Women
UNEXPLAINED ANGER

“Mike Rinder Was Nuts”

Mike Rinder’s secretary had to run from him when he got red in the face and angry.

“Mike Rinder Was Nuts”
SCREAMING AND CHOKING

“Surly in the Extreme”

Another associate recalled Mike Rinder physically and verbally abusing a female co-worker who didn’t do exactly as he wished.

“Surly in the Extreme”
“THE WORST PERSON”

Taunting, Insulting, Choking

Mike Rinder made sure everyone knew he was boss, whatever it took: “He was just unpleasant to be around.”

Taunting, Insulting, Choking
ANOTHER VIOLENT ATTACK

“This Guy’s Snapped”

A co-worker recalls an unprovoked attack by Mike Rinder, who grabbed him by the throat and pinned him against a wall.

“This Guy’s Snapped”
RUTHLESS AND DEGRADING

Driven to Tears

Every time a colleague encountered Mike Rinder, he was “highly critical,” “cold and arrogant” and enjoyed demeaning others.

Driven to Tears
OFFICE VIOLENCE

“Are You Over It Yet?”

Yelling, screaming, desk pounding, a computer blown up, a phone tossed across the room—and a punch thrown.

“Are You Over It Yet?”