|Tom Cruise (left) embracing Scientology leader David Miscavige during the opening of a new Scientology church in Madrid in 2004.|
‘Going Clear ’ by Lawrence Wright
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The Riverside Sheriff’s Department says it has never received a single report of abuse from anyone at Gold Base. “Although the Sea Org members lived inside a highly secure compound in a desert hideaway, surrounded by fences and high-tech sensors,” Wright argues, “most of them weren’t really being held against their will. On the contrary, it was their will that held them.” All the fact-checkers in the world can’t change that.
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