Debbie Cook who was a senior Scientologist, claimed she was imprisoned and tortured by the controversial religion's tyrannical leadership has settled her case out of court.
Debbie was one of Scientology's top executives before she quit in 2007, is not receiving any money following the conclusion of her legal wrangle with the Church.
The 50-year-old had claimed she was forcibly taken by two large men to 'The Hole' - a pair of double wide trailers at Scientology International Base in the southern California desert.
Her version of events was contested by the organisation - but the two parties have now agreed to let the matter lie. The church has dropped its demand for damages against Cook and her husband Wayne Baumgarten. (This is as long as they never 'printing, post or disseminate [...] defamatory or disparaging material against any of the Church Parties, either directly or indirectly')
The world was given an insight into the controversial religion when Cook sent a shock email denouncing the Chairman, David Miscavige.
The message, which accused the chairman of hoarding and mismanaging funds, went out to 12,000 members just minutes after midnight on New Year's Day.
The Church immediately sought an injunction. But continued efforts to silence her backfired when she repeated claims she was held prisoner for 45 days in a crowded, ant-infested trailer.
Cook had previously told ABC News 'When I was there it had bars on the windows and security guards posted at the one door for entering and exiting. And this was where a number of executives from management level were held for varying lengths of time.'
There are similar cases in the UK where Scientology have their main headquarters in East Grinstead. If you go against their rules and regulations you can be locked away, or your business, family and friends persecuted.
The Church of Scientology was established in 1954 by science-fiction writer L Ron Hubbard, who claimed that each human being has hidden secret powers required for the lifelong journey towards spiritual freedom and happiness. The Church holds that humans are descended from an exiled race of aliens called Thetans.
We will leave it up to you to make up your own mind, whether this is an organisation, you want to get involved with!
Posted by David Pilkington
Extract from www.dailymail.co.uk