A runaway from the Church of Scientology's restrictive religious order, the Sea Org, alleges in two lawsuits filed Friday that the church violated California laws regulating child labor, wages and school attendance.
Paul Haggis is making headlines around the world for denouncing the Church of Scientology, but the Oscar-winning director doesn't think the rebuke will affect his career -- but he is already aware of the consequences.
The St. Petersburg Times, which has a lengthy history of exposing the Church of Scientology to daylight reports about a controversial company operated on the management principles of the cult's founder, L. Ron Hubbard
For 34 years, thousands of Scientologists traveled to Clearwater and stayed in hotels owned by their church, enjoying a free ride from the 5 percent tourist tax that other visitors pay at Pinellas' commercial hotels.
"This was not an easy book to write. For three years following my departure from the Church of Scientology, I was not able to write anything sensible about my experience. Then gradually, the onion layers of indoctrination …