Surviving Scientology Episode 53 with Valeska Paris

Valeska Paris joined the Scientology Cadet Org at six years of age. She then joined the Sea Org when she was 14 years old. As a teenager she was sent to Scientology’s ship the Freewinds. In this gripping podcast Valeska discusses the surprise raid on the Freewinds by the French police in 1999 when it was anchored at St. Barts. Valeska then describes the suicide of her stepfather Scientologist Albert Jaquier; the suicide of a member of a Sea Org member on the Freewinds; and the punishments she suffered on the ship. Valeska talks about her relationship to Shelly Miscavige who has not been seen in public for over a decade. Other people discussed include Mike Napier, the Captain of the Freewinds, Guillaume Leserve, Heber Jentzsch, and Tom Cruise and his $400,000 birthday party on the Freewinds.

Albert Jacquier kept a diary as he was dying. After his death his wife, Valeska’s mother, published it online. “The Diary of a Dying Scientologist” is posted here: http://www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/jaquier.html

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Surviving Scientology Episode 52 with Karen Schless Pressley

Karen Schless Pressley is the former Commanding Officer of the Scientology Celebrity Centre. In this interview she discusses how she and her then husband — the composers Peter Schless — became Scientologists and later joined the Sea Org. Karen fascinatingly discusses the lure of Scientology for celebrities in terms of co-dependency. In my view, this is a remarkably insightful description. Karen’s new book “Escaping Scientology: An Insider’s True Story: My Journey With the Cult of Celebrity Spirituality, Greed and Power ” is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Escaping-Scien…
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Surviving Scientology Episode 51 with Janis Grady

Janis Grady was born into the Church of Scientology. She joined the Sea Org at age 11 and was one of the first four original messengers in L. Ron Hubbard’s Commodore’s Messenger’s Organization (CMO). Janis’ mother was Yvonne Gillham Jentzsch who founded the Scientology Celebrity Centre.

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Surviving Scientology Episode 50 with Janis Grady

Janis Grady was born into the Church of Scientology. She joined the Sea Org at age 11 and was one of the first four original messengers in L. Ron Hubbard’s Commodore’s Messenger’s Organization (CMO). Janis’ mother was Yvonne Gillham Jentzsch who founded the Scientology Celebrity Centre. Janis’ book is available in print or on Kindle at: https://www.amazon.com/Commodores-Mes…

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Surviving Scientology Episode 49 with Janis Grady

Janis Grady was born into the Church of Scientology. She joined the Sea Org at age 11 and was one of the first four original messengers in L. Ron Hubbard’s Commodore’s Messenger’s Organization (CMO). Janis’ mother was Yvonne Gillham Jentzsch who founded the Scientology Celebrity Centre. Janis’ book is available in print or on Kindle at: https://www.amazon.com/Commodores-Mes…

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