Mark Janicello book - false report correction

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Mrs Beasley

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From his interviews, I had the impression that Mark Janicello left Scientology mostly because it hurt his business, which is why I didn't buy the book when it came out, I didn't want to pay the full price.

I have bought the book by Mark Janicello as "used" (seemed unread to me) for 10 Euros on amazon. There are some blatant falsehoods about critics.

Page 339 claims that many critics with SCIENTOLOGY KILLS T-Shirts had bought almost the complete first row of the theatre (which was a small off-off-theatre). Truth: This is a plan of the theatre:
http://www.akzent.at/media/file/356_Akzent.pdf
The front row has 9+9 seats. There were just 4 critics, and only 2 of them had "The T-Shirt". They were wearing jackets so that the T-Shirt wasn't seen in the first half. They opened the jackets at the beginning of the second half. Unlike as shown in the book, they didn't scream, and behaved well. They did distribute flyers, but then left quickly.

Page 341 claims that the critics were held for the police. The truth is that only one critic stayed there until the police came. His name was written down. The criminal complaint against him was later withdrawn!!

Page 344 claims that this was the last time that Janicello had a show without security. Well, 8 months later he was on a street show without any security. 4 critics (partly the same as from the theatre protest) attended with 4 SCIENTOLOGY KILLS T-Shirts (one person also had a XENU basecap) and distributed flyers. There was no security, although police was called after maybe an hour and noted the names of all, and Janicello filed a criminal complaint, claiming that he couldn't sing because of the disturbance, which wasn't true (nobody approached the stage, and he kept singing even while it was raining). All criminal cases except one (person missed a filing deadline because of illness) were dropped. All this was "forgotten" in the book. I was at that protest, I wasn't at the theatre protest, but I know the people involved and trust them.

So the critics are presented in the book as a bunch of fanatic nutcases. Janicello also mentions death threats. Nobody I know ever did this.

The point is that Janicello is being dishonest in the book. This may be excused with the possibility that he was so surprised (enturbulated :) ) of "being protested" that the protest event grew bigger and bigger over time. There is a danger that cult supporters will use these allegations as "facts".

Janicello makes it appear that he's a talented guy who never had a chance because of the Scientology critics. Everyone can look at youtube to decide. I'm an opera fan, and IMHO at the top, there was Pavarotti. Close to him there are the other top professionals. Then there's Paul Potts, as a *very* good amateur with some slight flaws but people love him for what he represents. Janicello is several steps below these people. He's a good Elvis-type singer, he has an Elvis voice, and he's a very good looking guy, but that's it.

Janicello is a PR guy. The long "interview" (his german is excellent) with him was produced by himself, i.e. by LaRaven productions. The book is a also a PR thing, i.e. sell a book, but also make it clear that he's no longer in the cult.

All the critics involved have sortof semi-retired, so I'm not mentioning the names, although it isn't a real secret.

Despite the falsehoods in the book, there are no plans for further protests :)
 
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Jachs

Gold Meritorious Patron
Im glad the critics/protestors pushed Mark to get out of the cult

one day he may acknowledge them for the indirect push.
 

marjan

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Mrs. Beasley, the only falsehoods regarding my book are in this message.

From his interviews, I had the impression that Mark Janicello left Scientology mostly because it hurt his business, which is why I didn't buy the book when it came out, I didn't want to pay the full price. To each his own.


Page 339 claims that many critics with SCIENTOLOGY KILLS T-Shirts had bought almost the complete first row of the theatre (which was a small off-off-theatre). Truth: This is a plan of the theatre:
http://www.akzent.at/media/file/356_Akzent.pdf

The Theater AKzent in Vienna has 465 seats. It is, the largest theater for musicals in Vienna, next to the Raimund Theater, Theater an der Wien and the Ronacher Theater, all of which are run by the City of Vienna directly.

In New York, the Theater AKzent would run under an Off-Broadway Contracte, as "Broadway" starts (according to the rules of Actor's Equity and the Tony Award Committee at 500 seats. The Helen Hayes Theater on 44th Street where "Xanadu" and many other musicals and plays has performed has 502 seats.)


The front row has 9+9 seats. There were just 4 critics, and only 2 of them had "The T-Shirt". This is a blatant lie. All the protestors had the T-Shirts on, and they bought the entire front row. Since you were not at this particular protest, you cannot speak with authority about this. I was there. My entire cast saw the protesters right after the first group scene in "Be My Love." There are 26 other performers from my production who can attest to that fact.

They were wearing jackets so that the T-Shirt wasn't seen in the first half. Perhaps the t-shirts were not visible to the audience during the first act, but I saw the Scientology Kills T-Shirts from my very first appearance in the first act. They opened the jackets at the beginning of the second half. Unlike as shown in the book, they didn't scream, and behaved well. They did distribute flyers, but then left quickly. Again, a complete falsehood. The protesters exactly as it was written in my book were screaming in the theater, taking photographs and distributing flyers. The audience was so upset that they began to "boo" the protesters.

Page 341 claims that the critics were held for the police. The truth is that only one critic stayed there until the police came. His name was written down. The criminal complaint against him was later withdrawn!! Again, a complete falsehood. The names of all the protestors were taken by the police.

The director of the theater, Dr. Alfred Schleppnik was put under pressure by the SPÖ, (Socialist Party of Austria) who financed the theater, to drop the whole matter. He and I wanted to press criminal charges for "Disturbing the peace." However, as the show still had 8 weeks of planned performances, Dr. Schleppnik was placed under a lot of pressure. The SPÖ asked us not to pursue the matter, otherwise the production would be buried in negative publicity -- and there were already problems with the SPÖ wanting to close the Theater AKzent. As Dr. Schleppnik was the director of the theater, it was impossible to pursue the matter without Dr. Schleppnik's cooperation. He will corroborate my story, as he was also in the theater that night.


Page 344 claims that this was the last time that Janicello had a show without security. Well, 8 months later he was on a street show without any security. 4 critics (partly the same as from the theatre protest) attended with 4 SCIENTOLOGY KILLS T-Shirts (one person also had a XENU basecap) and distributed flyers. There was no security, although police was called after maybe an hour and noted the names of all, and Janicello filed a criminal complaint, claiming that he couldn't sing because of the disturbance, which wasn't true (nobody approached the stage, and he kept singing even while it was raining). All criminal cases except one (person missed a filing deadline because of illness) were dropped. All this was "forgotten" in the book. I was at that protest, I wasn't at the theatre protest, but I know the people involved and trust them. After "Be My Love" and that first direct confrontation, I NEVER did another muscial or theatrical performance anywhere without security in the theater. That concert, that you named above on the Operngasse in Vienna in the summer of 2000, was the very last concert without security.

Between the protest in Theater AKzent and the concert on Operngasse, there had been no more protests. We let down our guard and at that very small event, the protesters suddenly re-appeared. That concert and particular protest did not make the book, because in comparison to the other events it was of no further importance dramaturgically.


So the critics are presented in the book as a bunch of fanatic nutcases. Janicello also mentions death threats. Nobody I know ever did this. The first death threats came at the "Licht ins Dunkel" Gala in December 1999, again, during the run of "Be My Love" about 4 weeks after the first protest in November 1999. The other death threats were in Germany, so you, being one of the Viennese protestors would not know about that.

BTW, in the book, there is no name for the person who launched the first death threat. I know who the person is, and that death threat came from a german protester, not a Viennese one. That you do not know about it, does not mean that it didn't happen. We would not have had Austria State Police, American Secret Service and hightened Security in the entrance way to the theater that night, had there been no death threat.


The point is that Janicello is being dishonest in the book. The point is, you have no idea what you are talking about.

This may be excused with the possibility that he was so surprised (enturbulated :) ) of "being protested" that the protest event grew bigger and bigger over time. There is a danger that cult supporters will use these allegations as "facts". The facts are the facts, whether they fit your "plan" or not.

Janicello makes it appear that he's a talented guy who never had a chance because of the Scientology critics. Everyone can look at youtube to decide. I'm an opera fan, and IMHO at the top, there was Pavarotti. Never said that. I had a very good career going until SCN entered the picture. BTW, there is no discussion. Pavarotti was the greatest tenor voice that has ever existed.

Close to him there are the other top professionals. Then there's Paul Potts, as a *very* good amateur with some slight flaws but people love him for what he represents. Janicello is several steps below these people. He's a good Elvis-type singer, he has an Elvis voice, and he's a very good looking guy, but that's it. My C.V. and performance record begs to differ with you. The mountains of positive reviews from New York, Los Angeles, Vienna, Zurich, and Copenhagen, (just to name a few) don't agree with you either. Those reviews are for my work as a tenor, not as Elvis. The sold-out performances and standing ovations don't share your opinion either.

However, if you don't like my singing, that's your right. It doesn't change the fact of the cancelled record contracts, tv appearances and concert tours.


Janicello is a PR guy. The long "interview" (his german is excellent) with him was produced by himself, i.e. by LaRaven productions. The book is a also a PR thing, i.e. sell a book, but also make it clear that he's no longer in the cult. The long interview was filmed, produced, and edited by Patric Kees from TV Ost in St. Gallen Switzerland. LaRaven was only responsible for the sub-titling.

All the critics involved have sortof semi-retired, so I'm not mentioning the names, although it isn't a real secret.

Despite the falsehoods in the book, there are no plans for further protests Since I left Scientology in 2003, and now live in Amsterdam, the Viennese protesters would have a difficult time to protest my performances any more, wouldn't they?

All my answers to the nonsense that Mrs. Beasley wrote is above in RED.
 
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Nicole

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I still believe the death threads were arranged by OSA. Mark please proof your sources... I asked you some threads before, how got you informed about them etc? We have here now a critic that was there and that critic said they haven't done this...
 

marjan

Patron with Honors
I still believe the death threads were arranged by OSA. Mark please proof your sources... I asked you some threads before, how got you informed about them etc? We have here now a critic that was there and that critic said they haven't done this...

Nicole, the first death threat in 1999 was left on an answering machine. I heard it myself and I knew the voice of the person who left it. That man was one of the biggest protesters against SCN in Germany. That person, I know for a fact, definitely DID NOT work for OSA.

The critic "Mrs. Beasley" who wrote on this Forum was a part of the Viennese protesters. As she writes, she herself was not at the first protest in Theater AKzent, so her account of that Event is second hand. She was at the smaller protest in the Operngasse the following summer.

I NEVER received a death threats from the protesters in Austria. ALL the death threats eminated from Germany. Even though the Viennese protesters did not pose the death threats, some of the death threats were aimed at my performances in Austria. Then the threats continued during my performances in Germany.

At the Deutsches Theater in Munich, there were telephone calls and letter left at the office of the Theater's Managing Director Hr. Heimo Plapperer-Luthgart. The threats, in that case, did not come directly over my lines, but at the theater. It was Hr. Plapper's decision to raise the security level at all my performances, as he was concerned for my safety.
 

SchwimmelPuckel

Genuine Meatball
I have no objections to protesting active Scientology shills performances. In fact I think we should make unholy disturbances at every opportunity. Make a merry mess of every attempt to promote that shit cult!

With the exeption of death threaths of course.. But it's good to remember here that any death treaths are most likely manufactured by Scientology itself. The cults own spy and black operations agency, The Office of Special Affairs, OSA exels in false flag op's like this!

Arh.. So what I see here is a former Scientology shill complaining about being pestered by protesters?

Well Mark, if you'd been a member of the NeoNazies there'd have been protesters too I think.. Albeit some other protesters..

Quit whining! - It's a good thing that people react adversely to the Sinister Scam Cult of Scientology..

How about getting the book revised to acknowledge that the protesters did good protesting a vile cult and shook you awake to reality?

:yes:
 

SchwimmelPuckel

Genuine Meatball
<snip> I heard it myself and I knew the voice of the person who left it. That man was one of the biggest protesters against SCN in Germany. <snip>
Oh man! - That is a damned lie! - Or you are the dumbest ass I ever heard about!

If that tape ever existed it would have been conclusive evidence for the murder threath!

See.. There's such a thing as voice pattern recognition. Ah.. Works same way as you, when you 'recognise' this voice.. Only digitally, so that's actual forensic evidence! - Proof of who, how and when.. Right there!

Now, The only reason that this evidence was not given to the police would be you deleting it from the answering machine? - Maybe because it was 'entheta'? - You were a scilon back then, so I wouldn't be surprized if you did such a damn fool thing!

Whatever.. The OSA are stupid scientologists too, but they do know that a recording of a death threath is valuable evidence. They'd have given that answering machine to the police within 15 minutes in the presence of three lawyers and two national television networks!

So you heard that on the answering machine? - And somehow you or OSA didn't do anyting with it!!??

:fighting:
 
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Mrs Beasley

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All my answers to the nonsense that Mrs. Beasley wrote is above in RED.

The problem is, you didn't use the quoting system correctly, now I can't quote either, so this gets messy.

The Theater AKzent in Vienna has 465 seats. It is, the largest theater for musicals in Vienna, next to the Raimund Theater, Theater an der Wien and the Ronacher Theater, all of which are run by the City of Vienna directly.

In New York, the Theater AKzent would run under an Off-Broadway Contracte, as "Broadway" starts (according to the rules of Actor's Equity and the Tony Award Committee at 500 seats. The Helen Hayes Theater on 44th Street where "Xanadu" and many other musicals and plays has performed has 502 seats.)

Well, the "Akzent Theater" has 455 seats (not 465):
http://www.akzent.at/home/haus/theater

The "Theater an der Wien" has 1129 seats, the "Raimund Theater" has 1185 seats,
the "Ronacher Theater" has 1001 seats.

The Gloria Theater, where you sang 2009, has 250 seats max. Just to put things into perspective. I'm not saying its a bad thing, a performance in a small venue is great fun too. And I understand that you do PR for yourself, after all, you're a performer. However you are lacking self-criticism, so you can't improve. (This is encouraged by Scientology, a central concept is not to "invalidate" people)

I said:

The front row has 9+9 seats. There were just 4 critics, and only 2 of them had "The T-Shirt".

You said:

This is a blatant lie. All the protestors had the T-Shirts on, and they bought the entire front row. Since you were not at this particular protest, you cannot speak with authority about this. I was there. My entire cast saw the protesters right after the first group scene in "Be My Love." There are 26 other performers from my production who can attest to that fact.

Feel free to have them come up here, all of them plus Dr. Schleppnik. However I can only repeat: there were just 4 critics only 2 had the T-Shirt at that time - these T-Shirts were hard to get. (They sure wish there were more, but there were just 4) Btw your book says "almost" the front row, now you say "all the front row". So the protest got even bigger now (18)! Just look at the papers you got from police at that time.

You wrote:
After "Be My Love" and that first direct confrontation, I NEVER did another muscial or theatrical performance anywhere without security in the theater. That concert, that you named above on the Operngasse in Vienna in the summer of 2000, was the very last concert without security.

Between the protest in Theater AKzent and the concert on Operngasse, there had been no more protests. We let down our guard and at that very small event, the protesters suddenly re-appeared. That concert and particular protest did not make the book, because in comparison to the other events it was of no further importance dramaturgically.

The protest was on the Schleifmühlgasse and thank you for confirming that your book is inaccurate there.

You wrote:
Since I left Scientology in 2003, and now live in Amsterdam, the Viennese protesters would have a difficult time to protest my performances any more, wouldn't they?

They could travel to Amsterdam on their private plane that has a SCIENTOLOGY KILLS Logo, if you keep telling falsehoods about them. All "18" of them. (They are really just 4, but maybe they'll feel to you like 36 in Amsterdam, and even 72 if they use vuvuzelas). :)

One more thing: You also don't seem to understand that the protest was always against Scientology, not against you. This "religious freedom PR" is Scientology PR using YOU as mouthpiece. Scientology doesn't care about religious freedom, it cares about business freedom for themselves. Kindof like a cigarette company that would make PR about "freedom of taste".
:smoking:
 

Mrs Beasley

Patron
Nicole, the first death threat in 1999 was left on an answering machine. I heard it myself and I knew the voice of the person who left it. That man was one of the biggest protesters against SCN in Germany.

Mark, please tell us the name. Did you inform police? Was the person convicted? What was the sentence?
 

SchwimmelPuckel

Genuine Meatball
Protesting Scientology "celebrities" works and it helps people.
Affirmative! - And while I can 'understand' Scientology shillebrities complaining and whining about it... Well, I fail to understand when FORMER scientology shillebrities complain and whine..

:duh:
 

TrevAnon

Big List researcher
For all: I just sent Mark a PM with a little explanation on how to quote properly. Just to let you know.
 

SchwimmelPuckel

Genuine Meatball
It is all about money...
You mean that Mark really believed Hubbard and expected Scientology tech to make him a world class artist and rich as a king? - And the Scientology critics spoiled that!?

Oh man!!! - That's naive beyond belief.. But then, Hubbard did teach that 'belief' was 'reality' for scientologists...

:melodramatic:
 

marjan

Patron with Honors
I have no objections to protesting active Scientology shills performances. In fact I think we should make unholy disturbances at every opportunity. Make a merry mess of every attempt to promote that shit cult!

With the exeption of death threaths of course.. But it's good to remember here that any death treaths are most likely manufactured by Scientology itself. The cults own spy and black operations agency, The Office of Special Affairs, OSA exels in false flag op's like this!

Arh.. So what I see here is a former Scientology shill complaining about being pestered by protesters?

Well Mark, if you'd been a member of the NeoNazies there'd have been protesters too I think.. Albeit some other protesters..

Quit whining! - It's a good thing that people react adversely to the Sinister Scam Cult of Scientology..

How about getting the book revised to acknowledge that the protesters did good protesting a vile cult and shook you awake to reality?

:yes:

Thank you for your comment and your point of view.
I do not share it.
 
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