January 3, 2017

Mother and entrepreneur about upcoming ABC 20/20

This episode seems completely biased and weird to me.

January 3, 2017

ABC News
47 West 66th Street,
New York, N.Y. 10023

Dear Mr. Harris,

Hello my name is Athena and I heard that ABC 20/20 is airing an episode about children who grew up in Scientology.

This episode seems completely biased and weird to me.

I was born in 1982 with both parents Scientologists in Los Angeles, CA. I went to a normal school and took some classes on communication and “Learning How to Learn” at my Church (fabulous to help people actually understand how to study).

My parents are both artists and always believed in me and allowed me to make my own decisions on whether or not Scientology was for me. I grew up with great friends and memories of my Church.

As a teen, I took courses on my own volition that helped me tremendously. I recently went Clear myself and it has been a incredible experience!

I am a successful entrepreneur, married for 12 years and have two beautiful boys 6 & 9 years old and we live a very happy and productive life as Scientologists.

There are thousands of people who have grown up with Scientology who would love to be interviewed–why not go into a real Church of Scientology and interview real people there?

I would be happy to answer any questions.

Athena Severi
Glendale, Calif.

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