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I Was Imprisoned on Scientology Ship: Woman

Church denies charges, calls her 'apostate'

(Newser) - A woman says she was imprisoned on a Scientology cruise ship for 12 years, unable to leave without an escort for the first six, and often forced to work long hours in the hot, noisy engine room, reports Australia's ABC News . Born into a Scientology family, Valeska Paris says... More »

How Larry Anderson Spent $150K on Scientology

He wants money back for services he never received

(Newser) - Scientology has a longstanding reputation as an expensive religion—but now that Larry Anderson's story is out in the open, details are emerging about exactly where believers’ money goes. Here’s how Anderson—who now wants nearly $120,000 back from the church he’s leaving—spent some of the... More »

Cruise Busts Moves in Birthday Video

Footage of ship-board birthday party shows Cruise's wild side

(Newser) - The lock on Scientology's media vault must be missing. Gawker has obtained "secret video" of a lavish birthday bash thrown for church booster Tom Cruise on board a cruise ship, in which the couch-jumper enters to theme music from Top Gun, and sings and dances through Old Time Rock ... More »

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