This is truly disturbing.
Last month, we got a hold of a lengthy email that former Church of Scientology executive Debbie Cook sent out to 12,000 church members on New Year's, in which she blasted their leader David Miscavige (above).
Now, Debbie has appeared in court to testify against Miscavige. Here are some highlights from testimony:
- She was 'beaten and tortured and locked up for 45 days in an ant-infested desert compound trailer'
- Miscavige punched another senior exec in the fast and 'wrestled him to the ground'
- Miscavige 'ordered his secretary to slap' Debbie Cook
- A senior member was 'made to lick a dirty floor for half an hour'
And here's more from Debbie about the location in which she was imprisoned by Scientology's leadership:
"The place was infested by ants, so ants would crawl on you, and there was a two-week period when the electricity had been shut off, as ordered by Mr Miscavige. This was of course in summer in the desert so the temperature was about 106F."
Ugh. We can only hope that Debbie's testimony will spur a larger investigation into the Church of Scientology's leadership. This is not the first time we've heard terrifying reports like this one.
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