Where is Scientology keeping Samantha Sterne? - 2014-06-06
In the fall of 2012, Mary Jane Sterne couldn't have been any prouder. Her daughter, Samantha Paige Sterne, was beginning her first semester as a freshman at the University of Oregon. Samantha's older sister Brittaney — Mary Jane's daughter from a previous marriage — was on hand, and so was her ex-husband Chuck Sterne, Samantha's father. It was a celebration, the family setting up "Sami" in her freshman dorm as the young pre-med major began her college experience.
Just a few months later, Sami was out of the University of Oregon, had signed a billion-year contract with the Church of Scientology, and now won't communicate with her mother or her mother's other two children.
She's "disconnected" from them in the Scientology way, and Mary Jane only has a vague notion of where her daughter is and what she's doing.