Barbed Wire, Surveillance Cameras, Guards On Motorcycles & 'Psychotic' Cell Phones: New Details From Inside Scientology Base Camps Exposed In Court - 2016-01-06
While celebrity Scientologists including Laura Prepon and Jenna Elfman celebrated the holidays at a glamorous Hollywood party, others spent the season behind the walls of the Church's mysterious 500-acre desert compound near Hemet, California. Previously described by former members as "labor camp" and worse, the site has been shrouded in mystery – until now. A current Scientology official finally admitted the true conditions at the "campus" in court in November — and the description is frightening.
Church official Warren McShane, who lives on the base, offered attorneys a new perspective on the controversial site during his deposition as part of Monique Rathbun's ongoing harassment lawsuit against the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige.
Miscavige's offices there, McShane described in the deposition transcript, are located in a 45,000 sq. foot building with just two floors, although he is rarely present for long stretches of time. The same cannot be said for McShane, who admitted to working a brutal schedule of 9 in the morning until midnight every day.