Scientology: A Source of Human Trafficking?
The Church of Scientology is being blamed for being more than just bizarre. News sources are reporting that the religious group is also behind human trafficking and exploiting free labor! Allegedly, part of this is in order to service demands for Tom Cruise.
Recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a probe into The Church of Scientology due to suspicion that they are behind human trafficking. Could this religion honestly get any more bizarre?
David Miscavage, the cult's leader and personal friend of Tom Cruise, allegedly abused and beat members of the controversial religion/cult — however you prefer to categorize it. Allegedly, for fifty dollars a week, he ordered them to do the following: customize a building, spend over a year fixing a boat, and rebuild motorcycles.
Paul Haggis, who was a Scientologist for over thirty years, is making these claims. The screenwriter and director has spilled all to The New Yorker. "Sea Org," the group's religious leadership, is also being investigated for enslaving Scientologists. A former member claims that he, among others, was sent to "The Hole" — a dreaded area of trailers where there were group "confessions" that would last about twenty-four hours on average.
According to multiple sources, members have been asked not to speak to their families, children have been "drafted" into Sea Org (although it sounds more like enslavement, according to my research), and many other strange practices.
Of course, the Church of Scientology is denying it. This is all that they have said: "The New Yorker press release and Lawrence Wright's profile on Paul Haggis, 'Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology,' released Monday, reported on an alleged federal investigation. The New Yorker was well aware the Church knew nothing of the investigation but had refuted the same claims based on a case already thrown out by a Federal Court Judge.
Nonetheless, The New Yorker irresponsibly used the same sources who were discredited in the dismissed case to claim an 'investigation' so as to garner headlines for an otherwise stale article containing nothing but rehashed unfounded allegations."