Former Scientologist accuses the church of 'forcing her to have an abortion, false imprisonment, sleep deprivation, brainwashing - 2012-07-17

From UmbraXenu
Jump to: navigation, search
F19.png Former Scientologist accuses the church of 'forcing her to have an abortion, false imprisonment, sleep deprivation, brainwashing July 17, 2012, Rachel Quigley, Daily Mail

The document, obtained by RadarOnline, says that during the time Ms DeCrescenzo lived and worked at the church's facilities in Los Angeles, she was forced to work seven days a week, at a total of 100 hours for less than minimum wage.

She was forced to marry at 16 and when she was 17, the documents claim, she fell pregnant and was told to have an abortion. If she did not, the church threatened she would lose her job, her house and her husband.

If she did lose her job, the church were then going to charge Ms DeCrescenzo a 'Freeloader Debt' to the tune of $120,000, according to the documents. A 'Freeloader Debt' is money owed for on-the-job training and services which members are said to owe the church if they leave before their 'billion-year contract' expires.

Ms DeCrescenzo signed hers when she was just 12 years old.


{{cite news | first = Rachel | last = Quigley | title = Former Scientologist accuses the church of 'forcing her to have an abortion, false imprisonment, sleep deprivation, brainwashing | url = http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2174904/Former-Scientologist-accuses-church-forcing-abortion-false-imprisonment-sleep-deprivation-brainwashing-harsh-punishments-explosive-lawsuit.html | work = Daily Mail | date = July 17, 2012 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}