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abortion • anonymous (group) • child labor • children, youth • church of scientology international (csi) • cost • david miscavige • disconnection • e-meter • false imprisonment • fort harrison hotel (also, flag land base) @ 210 south fort harrison avenue clearwater fl united states • fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentation • freeloader's debt • gold base (also, "int base") @ gilman hot springs • human trafficking • lawsuit • marc headley • office of special affairs (osa) (formerly, guardian's office) • rehabilitation project force (rpf) • salary • sea organization (sea org, so) • security check ("sec check") • slave labor • suppressive person (sp) • tommy davis
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Mar 8, 2011
Alarming allegations against Scientology church & school — Courthouse News Service
Type: Press
Author(s): Ryan Abbott
Source: Courthouse News Service
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A 19-year-old man claims his Scientologist parents "ceded custody" of him at the age of 5 to the controversial church, which then entered into a "billion year contract" with him as a minor, forced him to work hundreds of hours a week at a Scientology school for as little $35, denied him an education, and forced him back to work just two days after he lost a finger in a work accident. The first of Daniel Montalvo's ...
Mar 5, 2011
Lawsuit claims Church of Scientology violated child labor and wage laws — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: "Montalvo vs. CSI, Bridge Publications" PDFs available at Marty Rathbun's blog
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin, Joe Childs
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
A runaway from the Church of Scientology's restrictive religious order, the Sea Org, alleges in two lawsuits filed Friday that the church violated California laws regulating child labor, wages and school attendance. Daniel Montalvo, who turns 20 today, also contends his parents, who remain in the Sea Org, neglected him and breached their duty to protect him from harm by ceding his care to the church. Church spokesman Tommy Davis said Friday night the church had not been served with the ...
Feb 23, 2011
Senator Xenophon Questions Fair Work Ombudsman — Hansard (Australian Senate)
Type: Hearings
Source: Hansard (Australian Senate)
Proof Committee Hansard SENATE EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS LEGISLATION COMMITTEE ESTIMATES Extract from transcript of 23 February 2011 Senator XENOPHON—Whilst I know you cannot discuss specific cases, there are some general principles I wanted to canvass with you. I think it was about a year ago that out of a very helpful suggestion of Senator Abetz, a number of complaints from former members of the Church of Scientology were sent through to your office. I am grateful for a very ...
Item contributed by: Sponge
Feb 8, 2011
FBI investigating Scientology, defectors say — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
FBI agents investigating human trafficking have interviewed several high-ranking defectors from the Church of Scientology who spoke out to the St. Petersburg Times over the past two years about abusive and coercive practices within the church. Five former church staffers confirmed Monday that the FBI interviewed them individually over the past 15 months about their experiences in the church's religious order, the Sea Org. They said agents asked detailed questions primarily about working and living conditions at Scientology's remote international management ...
Sep 7, 2010
Today Tonight: Australian Senate inquiry release special — Channel 7 (Australia)
Aug 6, 2010
Judge dismisses two lawsuits aimed at Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Court ruling, Church of Scientology's response
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin, Joe Childs
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The Church of Scientology won an important victory in federal court Thursday when a judge dismissed two lawsuits that accused the church of labor law violations, human trafficking and forced abortions. Claire and Marc Headley, who left Scientology in 2005, said the church controlled them with threats of harsh punishment and other tactics that prevented them from leaving the Sea Organization, Scientology's religious order. But U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer ruled that the Sea Org is protected by the First ...
Apr 6, 2010
Scientologie. «J’ai vécu 9 ans dans l’enfer de Sea Org» [Unofficial English translation: "Nine years of Hell in Scientology's Sea Org"] — Paris Match
Type: Press
Author(s): Irène Frain
Source: Paris Match
Au sommet de l’organisation de l’Eglise de scientologie, Sea Org est censée former les cadres de la secte. Aline*, inféodée et ruinée, a vécu une méthodique entreprise de déstructuration de la personnalité. Elle raconte. Dans l’Eglise de scientologie, le fond du gouffre, c’est à Copenhague qu’Aline* l’a connu. Cadre brillante d’une société financière, généreuse, idéaliste, élevée dans une ambiance religieuse, solitaire mais ouverte aux autres, elle est entrée dans la secte en juillet 1990. Neuf ans plus tard, toutes ses économies ...
Mar 12, 2010
Scientology insider's nightmare childhood — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Sarah Collerton
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
A former Scientologist who says she was a "child slave" and alleges she saw a six-year-old boy chained up in a ship's hold is disappointed the Senate has blocked a full inquiry into the religious organisation. Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has been calling for a full inquiry into the church since revealing claims of forced abortions and other abuses in Parliament last year. Keryn, 54, grew up in the church and has asked the ABC to identify her only by her ...
Mar 8, 2010
Four Corners: Scientology: The Ex-Files [main broadcast] — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
More: transcript
Type: TV
Author(s): Quentin McDermott
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Read the full program transcript from Quentin McDermott's report, Scientology - The Ex-Files, first broadcast 8th March 2010. Reporter: Quentin McDermott Date: 08/03/2010 (On screen: Cars passing big blue building with 'Scientology sign') QUENTIN MCDERMOTT, REPORTER: Many religions claim to hold the key to man’s salvation. Scientology is no exception. TOMMY DAVIS: The most fundamental explanation as regards Scientology’s basic beliefs is that man is basically good, and that the individual’s a spiritual being; that you’ve lived before and you’ll live ...
Mar 8, 2010
More Scientology accusations exposed — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: The Age (Australia)
Scientology has been hit by a fresh wave of allegations, likely to give added weight to calls for a Senate inquiry into the church. Several Australians have spoken out for the first time about their experiences with the church, accusing it of forced abortions, holding slave labour camps and exploiting child workers. Former rugby league player Joe Reaiche told ABC's Four Corners program on Monday of being coerced into spending $400,000 on spiritual books and being paid just $20 a week ...
Feb 15, 2010
Ex-Scientologists speak out at LA press conference — Catholic Online
Feb 12, 2010
Church of Scientology accused of abuse — FOX News (Los Angeles)
More: myfoxla.com
Type: TV
Author(s): Susan Hirasuna
Source: FOX News (Los Angeles)
Hollywood - The Church of Scientology is coming under fire from six former members. They claim they were mentally and physically abused and forced to work around the clock. Susan Hirasuna was live at the Scientology headquarters in Hollywood and has the latest in this video report.
Feb 12, 2010
Human trafficking charges levied against Church of Scientology — KTLA (Los Angeles)
More: Youtube
Feb 12, 2010
Los Angeles Press Conference: Ex-Scientologists speak out
More: ustream.tv
Jan 3, 2010
Infinite Complacency: Carmel Underwood's Letter II
Dec 1, 2009
Man says Scientologists enslaved him as boy — Courthouse News Service
Nov 26, 2009
Infinite Complacency: John Lindstein's lawsuit
Nov 25, 2009
John Lindstein v. David Miscavige, Church of Scientology International, Religious Technology Center, Does 1-20 (Case no. BC 426 872)
Nov 20, 2009
Science or fiction? — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Natasha Bita
Source: The Australian
EVEN for a religion started by a science fiction writer, the allegations levelled against the Church of Scientology in federal parliament this week sound stranger than fiction. Blackmail, cover-ups of child abuse, labour camps, embezzlement and coerced abortions are spelled out among the 53 pages of allegations by seven former Scientologists - some of whom had climbed high in the church hierarchy - tabled in the Senate. In what the church has decried as "an outrageous abuse of parliamentary privilege", independent ...
Nov 19, 2009
Former Scientologists allege abuse, intimidation — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Katharine Murphy, Misha Schubert
Source: The Age (Australia)
FORMER members of the Church of Scientology have made explosive allegations about forced abortions, child abuse and financial extortion, prompting calls for a parliamentary inquiry. Letters tabled by independent senator Nick Xenophon reveal claims of vulnerable people preyed on by a coercive and ruthless organisation that punished and shamed dissenters by physical incarceration, withholding food or intimidation. But the Church of Scientology hit back, arguing the claims came from seven ''disgruntled former members who use hate speech and distorted accounts of ...
Nov 8, 2009
A Times Editorial / Investigation overdue — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 03 Work hard — BFG Books
Jun 21, 2009
The Truth Rundown: Amy Scobee — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Amy Scobee Born: Washington state Age: 45 Joined Scientology: at age 14, 1978 Left Scientology: 2005 Family status: Married to former Sea Org member Matt Pesch. They left the church together in 2005. They have no children. Career highlights: Oversaw several operations sectors during 20 years as manager at the church's international base in California. Built the network of Scientology Celebrity Centres, assembling and training staff to match four-star service levels. Oversaw church's film and taping facilities. As teenager, managed kitchen, ...
Apr 3, 2009
Infinite Complacency - 14 Laura Decrescenzo's Lawsuit
Apr 3, 2009
Scientology accused of human trafficking — Courthouse News Service
Type: Press
Source: Courthouse News Service
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A woman accuses the Church of Scientology of human trafficking, obstructing justice, employment violations, discrimination and violation of privacy. Laura Ann DeCrescenzo says she signed her first "contract" with the church when she was 12, and did not "escape" until she had suffered 13 years of forced labor at less than minimum wage. "There are two very different versions of Scientology," DeCrescenzo aka Laura Dieckman says in her Superior Court complaint. "There is the Scientology as presented ...
Apr 2, 2009
Laura Ann DeCrescenzo v. Church of Scientology International, and Does 1-20
Apr 1, 2009
Special investigation: Former Scientologists claim coerced abortions, child labor inside church [Part 10] — KESQ Channel 3 (CA)
More: Transcript
Type: Press
Author(s): Nathan Baca
Source: KESQ Channel 3 (CA)
PART TEN Former Scientologist Maureen Bolstad continues her account of her years at the church headquarters near Hemet. "I was actually one of the older ones at 17. There were 13-year-olds, 12-year-olds," Bolstad recollects. "There was just one kid, 12-years-old that was given an executive responsibility doing something. He had a complete nervous breakdown." This is how Maureen spent her teenage years: making videos for the church. Looking at her social security tax forms, she says nobody ever told her about ...
Jan 8, 2009
Infinite Complacency - 01 Marc Headley's lawsuit
Jan 7, 2009
Infinite Complacency - 05 Marc Headley's story
Sep 11, 2008
Marc Headley talks about Scientology — XenuTV
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