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"Warrior" describes unhealthy living conditions and neglect of children
From: Warrior <email@example.com>
In 1975 I joined the Sea Organization of the "Church" of Scientology.
That turned out to be the biggest mistake of my life.
I didn't realize it at the time of signing my contract, but the Sea Org Recruiter (Steve Grant) from ASHO Day had lied to me about every aspect of the Sea Organization's living conditions.
1) He lied about the facilities for child care (at that time referred to as the Cadet Org). I was told that there was a day care facility to look after my child, and that upon my arrival in ASHO, my child would be placed in this day care center while I worked. Upon my arrival to the Sea Org in LA, I discovered that the Cadet Org (on Melrose Avenue at that time) was absolutely filthy. It was understaffed. Many babies (infants and toddlers) wandered around in the lobby, apparently under the care of the *receptionist*!! I was disgusted. This "day care" facility was obviously in violation of health codes. What I saw was utter neglect, filth and stench. Several babies were crawling on the tiled floor. They were filthy and in need of having their diapers changed. And at the time that I walked into the building and into the lobby, there was *no one* even there to keep their eyes on the children.
5) He lied about how much time I would be allowed to spend with my child. During the first two years in the Sea Org, I wasn't even allowed to live with my kid. Since his mother wasn't allowed to join the Sea Org, my child was not allowed to be in the Cadet Org. (My wife wasn't on staff since *after* signing a Sea Org contract and driving 1400 miles to LA, she was told she had a "psych history".
6) He lied about berthing conditions. Since my wife was not allowed in the Sea Org, I had to live in a dorm at the 7th floor of the Hollywood Inn (at 6724 Hollywood Blvd) with 8 other guys crammed in one room with only _one_ bathroom facility that we all shared. We all slept in bunkbeds stacked 3-high. My wife and son lived miles away on N. Robinson Ave. in a house that they shared with Ray Peck (ASHO Fdn staff) and Ruthie Weissberg and her son David. (Ruthie was ASHO Day staff.)
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