Scientology Wins Appeal In Lawsuit Alleging Forced Labor and Forced Abortions - 2012-07-24

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F11.png Scientology Wins Appeal In Lawsuit Alleging Forced Labor and Forced Abortions July 24, 2012, Tony Ortega, Runnin' Scared, Village Voice

The Headleys California's federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today posted its affirmation of a lower court's decision to dismiss a lawsuit against the Church of Scientology brought by two of its former employees, Marc and Claire Headley.

The Headleys had worked at Scientology's International Base near Hemet, California until they left it in 2005.

They sued in 2009, claiming that as Sea Org members making about $50 a week for 100-hour weeks of work and with the prospect of being hunted down if they dared to leave, that they had been victims of human trafficking violations. Claire also alleged that twice she had been forced to have abortions in order to keep up that level of work, and had been threatened that she would be separated from her husband and kicked out if she didn't terminate her pregnancies.


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