The Top 25 People Enabling Scientology, No. 7: The litigators - 2020-12-14
We still consider it one of the most revolting things an attorney has done in the service of the Church of Scientology.
Laura DeCrescenzo was suing the Church of Scientology over what she claimed was years of abuse not only as a "Sea Org" worker, but as a child indentured to Scientology. She had started out in the Sea Org at only 12 and was put on the child's schedule: 90 hours a week, for pennies an hour, when she was paid at all. At 13, she was moved up to the adult's schedule, 112 hours a week.
Like other Sea Org employees, she worked 365 days a year, and had almost no chance to see her family. At 17, she alleged, she was forced to have an abortion so she could keep up her round-the-clock work schedule.