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Look at Tom Cruise, Fall in Love

The Village Voice scored an interview with Valeska Paris, the woman who was basically forced into Scientology slavery aboard a cruise ship, the Freewinds, for 12 years. She describes what it was like to “work” there.

It all began when Valeska’s mother publicly spoke out against Scientology. Naturally, she was labeled a “suppressive person.” At the time, Valeska was working with Sea Org, disconnected from the rest of the world, and, out of the blue without explanation, she was asked to disconnect from her family. She was kept in isolation from her mother at 17 and a year later at 18 was transferred to the Freewinds, the cruise ship that sails the Caribbean and caters to wealthy Scientologists paying for the highest level of spiritual training, Operating Thetan level eight, or “OT VIII,” where a two week stay turned into 12 years. *Gasps* Lucky b*tch got a 12 year vacation. Amirite?

“Well, the schedule in the Sea Org is very different than in the real world. You’d get up at 6 and go to work, and you’d work until midnight. In 1997 and 1998, after our regular jobs we were up every night until 4 am cleaning up asbestos,” she says. “There was rubble on the deck. We’d have to go behind the guys doing renovations, vacuuming up dirt until 4 in the morning.” Village Voice

Oh, Inotrite. But it must have been cool when Tom Cruise came to visit, right? She must have at least gotten an autograph to sell on eBay.

“We were all pulled down to the cinema,” Valeska says, remembering the special announcement when they were told that Tom Cruise was coming to the ship for his birthday, which is July 3. “We were all told we can’t ask for his autograph, or we’d get a comm ev.” (A “committee of evidence” is a sort of Scientology disciplinary trial.) “We can’t tell anyone that he’s coming to the ship or that he’d been to the ship, or again, a comm ev. And we had to call him ‘sir.’ It was like he was David Miscavige’s deputy or something.”

That sucks. Then… at least she got a look at Tommy. How did he look? Is he as good looking in real life as in his movies? Spill, sista!

As the date for the party neared, however, Valeska committed a grave error.

She got a cold sore.

“David Miscavige saw that I had a cold sore, and I was assigned to lower conditions and I was put in isolation for 4 days,” she says. She explains that she was assigned the “condition” of “Treason,” which is below “Enemy” but above “Confusion.”

“I was in Treason. So I wasn’t allowed to go to Tom Cruise’s birthday.”

This story is getting more and more depressing. However, one tidbit she did get is that only men were allowed to serve Tom Cruise because he was so beautiful, any woman would automatically fall in love. And the men had to wear only speedos, free of all body hair and be oiled up. To, um, make them work faster with less wind resistance. Okay, that last part might not be true.

“He said, ‘Tom Cruise is coming and I need really good service, so who’s going to serve him?’ A woman spoke up. ‘No, no, it can’t be a woman, because he’s so good looking, any woman would fall for him.’ So a guy had to take the job,” she says.

As luck would have it, the man assigned to serve Cruise slept in so she did his job and managed not to fall in love. What willpower!

The first morning after Cruise arrived however, the male worker assigned to serve Cruise and his guest, Penelope Cruz, slept in, and Valeska ended up doing the job.

His ass was probably sore… from working 18 hours a day of course.

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Max inPains
Max inPains
8 years ago

 I understand that scientology is bit crazy. 
But stuffs that’s written on this article is very “OFF” from reality as well.

Herman Bumfudle
8 years ago

he should be in love with himself, that movie is cool. so get your sip, nip, or psychol on. and say wt! that’s impossible!

chewy
chewy
8 years ago

Scientology is a cult.

Not a thetan
Not a thetan
8 years ago

The majority of Western Nations (not the US) have deemed Scientology a cult, a for-profit enterprise and have rescinded their tax-exempt status (it’s outlawed in Germany and I think France).  When are we going to wake up and shut these freaks down?

Brennan Michaels
Brennan Michaels
8 years ago

Valeska Guider served as a crew member aboard the Freewinds religious retreat as a volunteer, religious worker. She was an adult and there of her own free will as part of her religious commitment to the Church of Scientology. The Freewinds is a passenger vessel with hundreds of people aboard. Ms. Guider’s staff positions as a waitress, course instructor and staff counselor regularly placed her in contact with many parishioners and staff. She met the man to whom she was married from 1998-2005 and who affirms that her claims of being held against her will are utterly false. She left… Read more »

Guest
Guest
8 years ago

Brennan, along with a few other commenters here, and it’s probably just one person, is a Scientology Office of Special Affairs “internet handler”. It’s this person’s job to patrol the internet to shoot down anyone who might say something negative about Scientology, regardless whether it’s true or not.

shhh...you know who
shhh...you know who
8 years ago

F**k you evil alien bastard!!!  I am going to pray for Clearwater, FL to burn to the ground with you slavemaster fuckwads in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

shhh...you know who
shhh...you know who
8 years ago

he’s a slavemaster!!!!  a h**o asshole from a stupid, novel writer’s cult!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guest
Guest
8 years ago

Brennan, along with a few other commenters here, and it’s probably just one person, is a Scientology Office of Special Affairs “internet handler”. It’s this person’s job to patrol the internet to shoot down anyone who might say something negative about Scientology, regardless whether it’s true or not.

Stardust
Stardust
8 years ago

Cold sores should be banned from any party!

Dabizzy
Dabizzy
8 years ago

I aint mad at nobody putting the chic with the cold sore away from the food! HAAAAAA!!!

Maxim
Maxim
8 years ago

Pretty clever – turning a tabloid-y article into an even more tabloid-y article. Trash begets trash. Slow news day, anyone?

Guest
Guest
8 years ago
Reply to  Maxim

^^Scientology OSA

Annak
Annak
8 years ago

That chick is out of her mind to think that any rational person is going to believe all the nonsense… 12 years?! come on…. that’s just idiotic. 

Guest
Guest
8 years ago
Reply to  Annak

^^Scientology OSA

Prettyc
Prettyc
8 years ago

According to the Scientology statement: “The Freewinds is a passenger vessel with hundreds of people aboard.”If her accounts are true, she couldn’t find help anywhere? 

Guest
Guest
8 years ago
Reply to  Prettyc

^^Scientology OSA

Jojocece
Jojocece
8 years ago

Tom Cruise is hot!!! and a giving person…  
How many actors were in jail and yet don’t get ridiculed the tiniest bit.. this is ridiculous!

Dean Fox
Dean Fox
8 years ago

Apparently there is a follow up story by her kid sister who also got out of scientology having been sent to one of the church of scientologys prison camps.

This all seems made up but it isn’t there are many such stories. There is also a large group of independent scientologists who have left the church of scientology but still keep the beliefs. They left becaise they see the church of scientology as an abusive, corrupt and corrupting organisation run by a psychopathic tiny dictator called David Miscavige.

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