David Mayo was a member of Scientology for something like 23 years, becoming a Class 12 and then Senior C/S International.
Then, paraphrasing his own words (elsewhere) he was fired by Ron, and vilified in an internationally distributed (pre-Internet, on paper), long and quite insane "report," called 'Story of a Squirrel'. This featured lists of his many "crimes," also with quotes from Ron himself on the matter.
And then there was the prolonged stint at being "handled" by RPF-style "tech," including the infamous "running around the pole/tree" activity - in the hot sun, until his teeth started to fall out.
And that's just a sampling of the insanity.
Out of this, he started the "Church of a New Civilization," and did deliver the "tech." Over time - as the Cult conditioning decreased - his views shifted and developed.
Please note the two 1986 links (one transcript/tape of a talk, and one transcript of an interview) in an earlier post.
One last thought - compare this (1983) David Mayo with the current example of a Class 12, recently displayed on this Forum. Which would you rather have as an auditor?
And it's 2007, going on 2008.
So I would suggest cutting Mayo some slack. In any event, after many years of legal battles, and accumulation of debts to creditors (for legal fees), the "Church" finally "settled," and Mayo - and hopefully I'm, ultimately, wrong - will be talking no more.
However, through his talks and writings, all of them, not just the Freezone promoted earlier ones, his voice can still be heard.