The Church of Scientology is Under Investigation for Slave Labor

By: The Superficial / February 7, 2011

Found one.

In a 28-page interview to be published in The New Yorker, director Paul Haggis, who recently severed ties with Scientology, reveals the church is under investigation by the FBI for “human trafficking.” More specifically, slave labor which I’m going to assume involves official documentation of Tom Cruise‘s secret fortress that until now has only been referred to in hushed whispers as “Butt Island.” Via Gawker:

The laws regarding trafficking were built largely around forced prostitution, but they also pertain to slave labor. Under federal law, slavery is defined, in part, by the use of coercion, torture, starvation, imprisonment, threats, and psychological abuse. The California penal code lists several indicators that someone may be a victim of human trafficking: signs of trauma or fatigue; being afraid or unable to talk, because of censorship by others or security measures that prevent communication with others; working in one place without the freedom to move about; owing a debt to one’s employer; and not having control over identification documents. Those conditions echo the testimony of many former Sea Org members…

For anyone even remotely familiar with Scientology, all of this sounds about right. For those of you not familiar, basically it explains how a baby that looks like Tom Cruise fell out of Katie Holmes, and why he keeps calling her “Toby.”

I may have gone too far with this…

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