Who better for Leah Remini and Mike Rinder to mouth their false history of the Church than handyman/bus driver/mechanic/janitor/gardener John Brousseau?
An extraordinarily simple man who never had any special insight, knowledge or access to the senior executives overseeing the Church, Brousseau became a Church staff member in 1977 at the age of 20 after toiling as a janitor, machinist and furniture clerk. In fact, what Brousseau is best remembered for during his period at the Church is his often relentless stalking of his female colleagues.
Unlike his former colleagues who cherish their religious vocation, Brousseau once said he became a member of the Church's religious order because he “had nothing better to do.” Even then, Brousseau couldn’t cut it and had no talents to offer beyond unclogging a drain, changing a tire or mowing a lawn. As Brousseau described it in his own hand:
• “I am the vehicle maintenance officer Gold. I have the responsibility of seeing that all org cars and bikes are maintained and operational.”
• “I failed that by allowing the situation in motorpool to deteriorate.”
• “I’ve been, in my estimation, an embarrassment to Scn (Scientology) & the S.O. (Sea Organization)”
After failing as a bus driver and mechanic, Brousseau's responsibilities while in the Church were about as simple as it gets: mowing lawns, caring for some of the grounds and free rein to indulge in the only thing he really cared about: working on cars as a "grease monkey" and woodworking.
Brousseau is yet another Leah Remini subject who she intentionally never “vetted” to determine if he is lying because she doesn’t want to contradict her hate-filled scripts. She even boasted about her lack of vetting to The Hollywood Reporter, and how A&E executives let her get away with it.
Content and complacent in his role as a mechanic and jack-of-all-trades, Brousseau never once aspired to make a bigger contribution. In fact, in 33 years in the Church he never rose to any level of actual responsibility due to his lack of ambition and accomplishment. Which is more reason why it is laughable that Remini, Rinder and A&E would position him as a Church insider.
Brousseau deserted his duties in the Church’s religious order suddenly in April 2010. Like all of Remini’s “unvetted sources,” he hasn’t set foot in a Scientology church in years. After he left, it was discovered that Brousseau had stolen computerized data on two hard drives, deliberately deleting and destroying information in Church computerized records that he stole. The theft was investigated by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, which stated in a report summary:
“John Brousseau accessed two assigned work computers (internet and standalone) which were maintained in his office at Golden Era Productions, just prior to permanently leaving the Church and his employment. Mr. Brousseau transferred electronic data, files and images to portable storage devices and left with the information. Mr. Brousseau also downloaded computer software programs designed to mask his activities and/or erase or destroy the files maintained on the computers. It appears that much if not all the information and images contained in the two computers are proprietary in nature related to internal operations and projects of the Church of Scientology.”
After Brousseau added “theft” to his dubious jack-of-all-trades, master of none persona and skill set, he took up with a small band of embittered anti-Scientologists who try to make a living and get attention inventing lies about the Church. Brousseau fit right in, given his staff history showed he was chronically evasive, sneaky and untrustworthy. So, it was no surprise that he hawked his lies to tabloid anti-Scientology writers, inflating his role with the Church in a delusional effort to sound important. Like all his other disgruntled, self-absorbed friends, Brousseau would sell out anyone and anything if it makes him feel important and if there’s an opportunity to make a buck.
After Brousseau added “theft” to his dubious jack-of-all-trades, master of none persona and skill set, he took up with a small band of embittered anti-Scientologists who try to make a living and get attention inventing lies about the Church.
Brousseau attempted to gain status with the media by pretending to be a former “high-ranking” member of the Church, as if changing the motor oil of a van makes him a religious expert. In reality, he was known as nothing more than a grease monkey, a handyman who handled vehicle maintenance, janitorial and groundskeeper duties.
In contrast to Mike Rinder’s efforts to pawn him off to the public as an important figure in the history of the Church, Brousseau never held a position of authority. In fact, this is what Brousseau wrote himself about his time at a ranch:
“In 1986 at Creston I operated a Bulldozer… I told people I knew how to drive it and just winged it. I drove it around the property one day and something went wrong with the engine.”
“This is playing Russian roulette with life and is risky.”
Mark Rathbun, the former “kingpin” and leader of this posse of lunatics, released a video where he debunked the myth of John Brousseau. Rathbun played a significant role in the John Brousseau history that Remini, Rinder and A&E are now rewriting top to bottom to stir their religious hate and bigotry. In fact, Rathbun—who Remini failed to coax with a blank check to be part of her “dream team” to lie about the Church for cash—was the first person Brousseau visited after he left. Now, he is shattering the Brousseau tale Remini, Rinder and A&E are peddling. See it for yourself, Going Clear part 21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-wWPz2FwJw
It’s clear that the years have not been kind to John Brousseau. Now north of 60 years old, he is pudgy with a sallow complexion highlighted by hooded bloodshot eyes. In person, he appears listless, speaking in a flat monotone that betrays no hint of energy or enthusiasm. One gets the sense that this fleshy, middle-aged man is content to blow whatever way the wind takes him if he believes it will get him attention. Rumor has it even his current “wife” has not been satisfied with him.
The real story of John Brousseau is one of a grease monkey who couldn’t make friends. He tries to say how important he is, just like one could imagine an over-inflated field mouse thinking he’s the most important animal on the farm. His former wife and his former colleagues who all know him better than Leah Remini ever will state the true state of affairs.