Scientology Spokeswoman Who Disconnected From Her Father Criticizes Scientology Victim Who Didn't - 2012-01-19
On Thursdays, we bring you Scientology news from around the globe. And this week, we were planning to note that Australia's television program A Current Affair had done a nice job on a story we brought you earlier, about Ramana Dienes-Browning and her hellish 8 years on Scientology's private cruise ship, the Freewinds.
But then, our plans for a brief item about the Australian program changed, as we learned more about the chatty church spokeswoman who appears in it, Virginia Stewart...
As you may recall, our lengthy interview of Ramana Dienes-Browning was one of three substantial stories we did in November and December about life in the Sea Org and aboard the Freewinds. A shipmate of Ramana's, Valeska Paris, alleged that from 1996 to 2007, she was held against her will aboard the vessel. Her sister, Melissa Paris, recalled her several years -- while underage -- doing menial labor at Scientology's UK headquarters for a total of about $40.