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Scientology’s secret brutal correction compound exposed on Australian TV

ONE of the world’s most disgusting cults, Scientology, has a secret  “Rehabilitation Project Force” compound in the heart of suburban Sydney – and this week Australian TV viewers were horrified by a report that exposed degrading and inhumane treatment meted out to those held captive in what was described as a “gulag”.

Shane Kelsey, who was brainwashed and brutalised in a Scientology 'gulag' (click on pic for report)

The report centred on 21-year-old Shane Kelsey, who was held captive in the RPF base from the age of six until he was 20. He was put there by his Scientologist parents, who have since separated.

According to expose, by the age of fifteen Shane was living a nightmare even he now struggles to believe.

He told reporter Bryan Seymour:

As soon as I turned fifteen I was working seven days a week, 14 hour days.

Said Seymour:

That’s 100 hours a week spent in a commercial kitchen. Shane and other children slaved away – cooking meals all day, every day, studying and snatching what little sleep they could.

The youngsters worked for a pittance – for  between $4 pay to $35 a week. But among those who came to the centre to be fed was billionaire James Packer. For several years beginning in 2002, Packer came to the Church of Scientology in the early mornings to receive auditing and instruction.

There is no suggestion, said Seymour, that Packer had any idea who was preparing his meals, or their work conditions.

Packer left scientology around 2008.

Two years later Shane made his break for freedom.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn

11 Responses to “Scientology’s secret brutal correction compound exposed on Australian TV”

  1. AngieRS says:

    Well, I could do without all the showbiz around the report, it debases the actual story, I stopped watching about halfway through but a pretty harrowing upbringing by all accounts but the cult will get away with it as all cults do.

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  3. AgentCormac says:

    I just don’t understand how Scientology hasn’t been closed down yet. Yes, it’s rich. Yes, it has lots of high-profile members. But it’s just so obviously a bunch of crooks peddling a crock of lies.

    Then again, I suppose you could apply that to any religion!

  4. barriejohn says:

    Yet another example of the way in which “faith” enhances people’s lives! Incidentally, James Packer is the son of the late Kerry Packer, and was also mentored by the infamous conman, Albert J Dunlap:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Packer

  5. Newspaniard says:

    I understood that scientology was seen in its true light and banned in certain countries? Discuss :0)

  6. barriejohn says:

    Debbie Cook has several videos on YouTube.

    http://youtu.be/9xFvz8MEjww

  7. Harry says:

    Do labour laws not apply to religious institutions or something?

  8. barriejohn says:

    Newspaniard: Scientology is not recognized as a religion in many countries, but I don’t know of it being banned anywhere. The French governemnt were going to disband the “church” at one time, but took no action.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology#Recognition_as_a_religion

    Scroll down for more.

  9. Trevor blake says:

    Harry: in the USA, religious businesses can indeed ignore some labor laws. Thy can discriminate in hiring & firing & promotions, and they can pay less than minimum wage.