Skip to comments.Woman “imprisoned” on Scientology cruise ship for 12 years
Posted on 11/30/2011 12:05:25 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
For most people, an extended stay aboard a luxury cruise liner sounds like a dream vacation.
But Valeska Paris says she was held against her will aboard the Scientology cruise ship "Freewinds" for more than a decade. During her stay on the vessel, she alleges, she was forced into hard labor and never allowed to leave the ship without an escort.
In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC News) Lateline program, Paris claims that Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige sent her to the ship when she was 18 in order to prevent her family from pulling her out of the organization.
"I was basically hauled in and told that my mum had attacked the church and that I needed to disconnect from her because she was suppressive," she said. "He decided the ship, and I found out two hours before my plane left, I was woken up in the morning and I was sent to the ship for 'two weeks.' "
Paris was born into a Scientology family, but her mother quit the group after her husband committed suicide, blaming Scientology for coercing him out of a self-made personal fortune of more than a million dollars.
Instead of the promised two week stay, Paris found herself unable to leave the ship without an official Scientology escort and was often forced into hard labor on the lower levels of the ship for stretches as long as two full days. "It's hot, it's extremely loud, it's smelly, it's not nice. I was sent down there at first for 48 hours straight on almost no sleep and I had to work by myself," she said.
So, why didn't Paris simply escape from the ship when it would take port? The Freewinds has a relatively small sailing route...
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Calling John Revolting. Calling Tommy Crusin’! Report to aft head for assignment!
This is commonplace in that evil cult. Yet our elected leaders do nothing.
Shouldn’t someone do something about this ? I know that international waters or whatever maritime laws are still in existence, but detainment is illegal.
Police ? No one ?
Ok, I guess that leaves options for another group of people to do something about it.
I have no idea. This organization is more frightening than the mob. Abuses take place at their various compounds as well. It’s amazing to me that no one has stepped in and done something.
This Scientology group should be dimantled period, it’s the worse kind of cult ...
Matthew 7:15, Jesus Christ:
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
The have a prison camp at the former Gilman Hot Springs resort in San Jacinto Ca
For some reason I keep seeing Romney as one of those Scientology people. he has the opposite of the Moslem dead fish eye look, a quiet hidden fanatical look.
Like I want to get out of here to get back to my prisoners in my secret dungeon.
I believe her. Scientology is a crazy cult.
Yeah. Sucks for them if Elvis and Jerry Garcia are simply taking some time off and come back for a joint concert (no pun intended).
The Scientologists were very involved with the death of Terri Schiavo, too. And they OWN the sheriff, other LE, and the judiciary in the Tampa-St Petes area.
They are extremely frightening, and very adept at getting tied in with civil power.
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Paris claims that Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige sent her to the ship when she was 18 in order to prevent her family from pulling her out of the organization.
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