Scientology scare tactics used against woman who reported its quack therapy for kids - 2018-02-16
In her online report, she told DCF that at a facility in Clearwater, the Mace-Kingsley Family Center, kids were being subjected to Scientology's "Purification Rundown," a dubious regimen of extended sauna exposure and increasingly high levels of vitamins that even adults who went through the procedure have told us was grueling and risky.
Mace-Kingsley has long been a notorious name in Scientology history. Founded by Scientologists Debbie Mace and Carol Kingsley in 1987, Mace-Kingsley started out as a ranch school in Palmdale, California that was later moved to New Mexico. Leah Remini, in her second season of Scientology and the Aftermath, highlighted accusations of abuse of Scientology children at the ranch schools in both states, interviewing former students Nathan Rich and Tara Reile. The episode recounted how the ranch schools were well known for disturbing accusations of abuse and neglect.