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A shocking glimpse inside Scientology’s floating cathedral: ‘All I hear is desperation’

[Valeska Paris and Criceida Leon]

We’re still knocked out by the amazing leaked conference call that Rod Keller brought us yesterday. Sharron Weber, commanding officer of Scientology’s private cruise ship the Freewinds, was recorded giving marching orders to Australian “Field Staff Members,” exhorting them to sell more Scientology courses amid the obstacles of the coronavirus []


Scientology’s slick new ‘Freewinds’ magazine surprisingly makes no mention of measles

[Freewinds captain Mike Napier and C/O Sharron Weber]

A big thank you to our tipster for sending us the brand new issue of Freewinds, Scientology’s publication that tries to convince Scientologists to fork out the big bucks to spend time on the church’s floating cathedral of the same []

Scientology’s cruise ship and kids: Raped on the Freewinds at 12

[Joey Chait as a teenager on a Freewinds excursion]

When Joey Chait saw the news about Scientology’s cruise ship the Freewinds blow up, he knew it was time to come forward with something he’s never told anyone before, not even his own []

Media and authorities should focus on the real horrors of Scientology’s Freewinds

[Valeska Paris, on a ship going nowhere]

In 2011, we first told the story of Valeska Paris, who was sent to Scientology’s Freewinds cruise ship in 1996 at 18 in order to keep her away from her mother, who had criticized Scientology on French television. She served on the ship for 11 years without any choice []

Scientology measles ship back in Curaçao, which talks tough about quarantine

 Scientology’s floating cathedral the MV Freewinds arrived in Willemstad, Curaçao this morning after leaving St. Lucia Thursday, where the ship had been in quarantine because of a crew member with a confirmed case of measles. Officials in Curaçao said they would quarantine the vessel, board the ship, demand vaccination records of the crew and passengers, []

Scientology measles ship Freewinds ditches St. Lucia quarantine for Curaçao, its home port

[Marine tracking website shows the Freewinds sailing west from St. Lucia just after midnight]

St. Lucia officials quarantined Scientology’s floating cathedral, the Freewinds, on Monday morning, and word from health officials was that the measles case on board would require 21 days of no passengers disembarking. But they also admitted that they had no power to []