Niece of Scientology Head Publishes Book Detailing Alleged Abuses By Church

488px-scientology_symbolsvg15983708We have yet another tell-all book from an ex-Scientology member recounting many of the same abuses of forced labor, cruel conditions, and slavish service for scientology celebrities. This book however is written by the niece of church leader David Miscavige. Miscavige has previously been accused of physically beating followers and requiring virtual slavish service to the Church’s celebrities from Tom Cruise to John Travolta to Fox News’ Greta Van Susteran.

In “Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology And My Harrowing Escape,” Jenna Miscavige-Hill reaffirms earlier accounts of abuse, including child labor and forced separation from parents. The 29-year-old tells of hard labor for children at “the Ranch” 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles. She said that children were only allowed to see their parents for only a few hours per week and did not receive traditional education as opposed to church indoctrination. She writes that the children worked 14 hours a day, seven days a week for a weekly wage of $45.

She writes how celebrities accepted fawning treatment from these underpaid and overworked members without inquiring about their status, even after books appeared detailing how the celebrities were benefitting from this system. She says these members were paid 45 dollars a week while showering celebrities with every possible attention and luxury.

While various books and accounts have detailed the “disconnection” policy to separating children from their parents, the Church continues to deny that it ever existed. The Church has called Miscavige-Hill a liar and adds that “[e]very religion has its detractors; there is no faith that can satisfy everyone’s spiritual needs.”

Source: France24

10 thoughts on “Niece of Scientology Head Publishes Book Detailing Alleged Abuses By Church”

  1. It would be very hard to escape a child labor law violation when they paid $45 a week for their services.

    As I have said before, it is a measure of a society as to how it treats its most vulnerable. These actions speak quite loudly.

  2. “Church”, my a$$.

    “Desperate for legitimacy, in 1973 Scientology launched Operation Snow White—a covert operation aimed at infiltrating governments. Scientology agents broke into IRS headquarters, bugged its offices, and dispatched private investigators to spy on individual agents—all in hopes of blackmailing officials. All this was permitted under Scientology’s “Fair Game”doctrine, which, according to Hubbard, demands that Church critics “be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.” The plot was uncovered in 1977, and Hubbard’s wife and 10 other Church officials were sentenced to jail. Hubbard was named an unindicted co-conspirator.”

  3. When the Lord said:

    “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great [people] are almost always bad [people].”

    (Lord Action). He included churches and other religious power.

  4. Each sect of each purported religion has its notion of Saints versus Sinners. This is a sect which puts Hollywood celebrities on a pedestal as if they had cured cancer or something. The higher ups figure they can recruit more chumps for the flock if they use the Hollywood route. This is a sect which fleeces the children of the flock. They employ the scientific method or a methodology which derives from the science of deceit. If they start making the young girls into nuns and give them rulers then the likes of Tom Cruise will have something to worry about other than the fidelity of their wives.

  5. If you mix Science with Tology you get a can of worms. Mark Twain would have said that never the Twain shall meet. Usually the Tologists combine with some endeavor like cosmetics. Which is a good starting point when discussing Scientology. Take a guy like Tom Cruise. Lame, no brain. But, put some make up on him and let him try to be cute on the set and bingo– it is a tology. The Founder, L. Wiley Hubbel was a beautician by trade and he was porkin a cosmetologist. One morning he woke up to find his kids’ chemistry set on fire and the cosmetologist put the fire out. The rest is history. I thought that inquiring minds would want to know. Now John Revolta was a catolic at birth. Or was birthed by a catolic and his dad was a lapsed Italian. So, it was easy for the Tologists to recuit Johnboy. He went in dumb, come out dumb too.

  6. If we look at things dualistically we will always have, and be slaves and slave masters. None of us is any better. One can scapegoat anything. i have my half of the solution if you have yours maybe we can start humanity and kick our philosopher king’s viral infection wherein we have no art (artists are banned in Plato’s Republic) or real culture other than war.

  7. The church of scientology always tries to make their critics out to be religious bigots. Truth is the wacky beliefs are neither here nor there, the issues are all about the immoral, corrupt and corrupting actions and the physical, mental and financial abuses it purpetrates on members and non members alike.

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