Posts Tagged ‘Church of Scientology’

Scientologist Keeps Women As Castaway On Ship For 12 Years, Picture Becomes More Clear

November 30, 2011

For most people, an extended stay aboard a luxury cruise liner sounds like a dream vacation.

But Valeska Paris says she was held against her will aboard the Scientology cruise ship “Freewinds” for more than a decade. During her stay on the vessel, she alleges, she was forced into hard labor and never allowed to leave the ship without an escort.

In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC News) Lateline program, Paris claims that Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige sent her to the ship when she was 18 in order to prevent her family from pulling her out of the organization.

“I was basically hauled in and told that my mum had attacked the church and that I needed to disconnect from her because she was suppressive,” she said. “He decided the ship, and I found out two hours before my plane left, I was woken up in the morning and I was sent to the ship for ‘two weeks.’ “Paris was born into a Scientology family, but her mother quit the group after her husband committed suicide, blaming Scientology for coercing him out of a self-made personal fortune of more than a million dollars.

Women kept as castaway for 12 years….. picture becomes more clear..

 

Book Of Mormon Wins 9 Tonys, South Park Dudes Thinking About Their Next Project

June 13, 2011

NEW YORK – A slew of acclaimed shows were up for Tony Awards in a remarkably competitive year, but a production that wasn’t even eligible still managed to cast a shadow — well, shall we make that a web? — over the proceedings. On a night when the hilariously profane “The Book of Mormon” reigned supreme.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of the Emmy Award-winning “South Park,” collaborated with Robert Lopez, who co-wrote the Tony-winning “Avenue Q.” Collecting the best musical prize, Parker said he’d be remiss if he didn’t thank his late book co-writer — Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon church.

“You did it, Joseph! You got the Tony!” Parker said, looking skyward.

Parker did mention they had an idea for the lead entertainer in their next planned musical.