Lori Taverna was in Scientology for 17 years, part of that on staff. She was promised that if she took a two-week course in Clearwater she would make $700 a week delivering Scientology services wheh she returned. She was eager to leave NYC when she saw the brochures about the Ft. Harrison, the Scientology hotel in Clearwater, FL. As always, the promises of Scientology were worthless. She says, “There were ten beds in the room, four bunks on each side and, then, two bunks against another wall. The room was very small, I don’t know, twenty feet — a small room. There was no walking space. The fourth bunk was about this high from the ceiling so that — and that’s where I had climbed up to; there was no ladder.”
As for the “two weeks,” Lori said, “Anyway, instead of two weeks, I ended up staying here three months in Clearwater. I had accumulated a couple of thousand dollars in debts at home because my business collapsed. I had someone running it for me, but it didn’t work out. My children had to go back to school in September. And I didn’t want to stay anymore because nothing was true of what was told to me.”
In this greedy cult the heat was always on for more money, “We had a graph of money in, and it would be — they would show us, and they would say daily, “Ron Hubbard is not happy with the statistics. The hours are down.” When the stats were down — they called them stats for statistics — when the stats were down at the Fort Harrison, the highest staff — they were put on rice and beans. They would have this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They were not allowed to eat any other food. When we went to the galley, we would have regular food, but the staff would have rice and beans. And this would stay until the stats went up again.” It should be noted that during this period of time Scientology was taking in over two million a week from Clearwater alone. But the staff sure as hell never saw any of it.
More from Lori about this Mecca of Scientology, “Specifically, as to the living quarters at the Fort Harrison — or how it was to be there as a student or as an auditor: I mentioned that it was very overcrowded, there’s ten bunks in a room. There were also many bugs in the room. There were roaches; there were ants on the sheets. There was — I don’t know what it is. It’s a very large bug that looked like a roach that would fly around the room regularly.
Speaking of the RPF, the internal prison system within Scientology, Lori states, “But all I know is what I saw. I saw a few people who looked very sick. One woman had sores all over her body, open sores. I went into my friend. I asked her if I’m allowed to speak to her. She said, “You can speak to your friend, but in the RPF they’re not allowed to communicate to anyone outside the RPF.”
There is a lot more in this story concerning children in Scientology and the constant lies and abuse of this horrible cult. If you want to know what the world would be like with these people in charge follow this link. http://www.naderlibrary.com/cia.testimonyrondewolfclearwater2.htm
Clearwater was not the only place that Scientology abuse took place.