Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Woman claims she was imprisoned on cruise ship for 12 years

An Australian resident has told ABC's Lateline TV program the Church of Scientology imprisoned her on its cruise ship The Freewinds.

1968-built, 360-passenger cruise ship,
The Freewinds, is operated by
the Church of Scientology
Valeska Paris says the Church of Scientology's leader David Miscavige sent her to the ship when she was 18, to prevent her mother taking her away from Scientology.

Ms Paris says she ended up being on the ship for over a decade, and was unable to leave The Freewinds for the first six years without an escort.

She has also described the church's leader David Miscavige as a psychopath and says he should be put on trial.

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