Scientology Critical Information Directory

This site is best viewed using a highly standards-compliant browser

Defectors say Church of Scientology hides abuse

Title: Defectors say Church of Scientology hides abuse
Date: Saturday, 6 March 2010
Publisher: New York Times
Author: Laurie Goodstein
Main source:
Alternate and/or complementary: New York Times' Youtube channel: Christie Collbran interview

Disclaimer: This archive is presented strictly in the public interest for research purposes. All the copyrights of materials reproduced here are the properties of their respective owners.

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Raised as Scientologists, Christie King Collbran and her husband, Chris, were recruited as teenagers to work for the elite corps of staff members who keep the Church of Scientology running, known as the Sea Organization, or Sea Org. They signed a contract for a billion years — in keeping with the church’s belief that Scientologists are immortal. They worked seven days a week, often on little sleep, for sporadic paychecks of $50 a week, at most. But after ... [Read the rest at]