In 1998 Jesse Prince was hired by an anti-religious extremist to attack the Church of Scientology. His motivation appears to be entirely financial. When Prince is paid to make critical, harmful remarks about Scientology, Prince obliges. However, when Prince was not speaking for hire, and thus has no motivation to be anything but genuine, he was unfailingly complimentary of Scientology and supportive of the religion that saved him, albeit briefly, from a life of drugs and crime.
This is proven as follows: In 1992 and 1994, just prior to ending his employment with the Church of Scientology and again, two years later, Prince gave two voluntary recorded interviews to assist Church attorneys in defending the Church against an attack.
During these interviews he chatted freely about his experiences in Scientology and how it changed his life for the better. The following chronology is supported by verbatim quotes from those interviews.
Jesse Prince had a criminal history prior to his first contact with Scientology in San Francisco in 1976. Unknown to the Church, he was then evading criminal charges brought against him in Macon County, Illinois, for having impregnated a teenager. At 21, Prince was an adult when the charges were filed. A felony warrant for his arrest on flight charges had been issued and remained in effect for years thereafter. Not only did Prince flee criminal charges, he left behind to fend for themselves two illegitimate daughters and their mothers.
This was not Prince’s only run-in with the law. Among other offenses, he had been convicted and fined in January, 1976, for disorderly conduct after he was found running nude through the streets, intoxicated from drugs.