From: email@example.com (Robinann40)
Subject: OT3 - Not afraid any more.
Date: 27 Jun 1998 22:44:12 GMT
I joined in 1975. I was 17 years old fresh out of High School and severely depressed, having been brought up in an alcoholic, child molesting kind of family. I wanted some answers as I was very confused about life in general. The orientation to C.O.S.
hit all the right buttons.
I dropped out of college (I was there on a scholarship!) to join staff at the Riverside Mission, ran by Bent Corydon. Went through all of the motions up to OT3.
Had tried to "BLOW" before OT3 and flew to Hawaii, only to be met at the airport as I got off the plane by a group of men from the mission there. I was promptly escorted to that mission and HELD until a flight was ready for my return. I was escorted on the plane, off the plane and back to my original mission in Riverside. NO ESCAPE??
I got pregnant by Bob Zaichkowsky, my ex-husband who remains faithful to the Sea Org.. We were married. We separated 1 1/2 years later. During the separation he SEVERELY BEAT our 1-1/2 year old son. My son was taken away by the child protection agency at the day care where Bob Z. had dropped him off. I was then informed that the Day Care knew it was Bob Z. that had done the beating and was told to report to court a couple of days later to get full custody and release of my son to me, and only me. Bob Z. was to get counseling, which he reportedly got for C.O.S. before he could have any alone visitation with our son. I WAS CONFRONTED IN THE COURTROOM AND TOLD IT WAS MY DOING AS I AM S.P. I MADE HIM BEAT HIS SON!!!
I chose to use this episode to leave C.O.S. (we were at the Mission in Ventura, Calif at this time). I felt the court and social services were on my side. They watched over my son & I for a year. It was the perfect escape plan. I moved in with my mother until I found work. What do you do when your resume says "Staff Member for the C.O.S."???? I got real creative and found a typing position with a small church (non C.O.S., naturally) and have moved up the job market from there. I HAVE ALWAYS KEPT MY WHEREABOUTS A SECRET AND OF COURSE BEEN UNLISTED.
I kept checking in with the Riverside Mission as it had splintered off and went independent, so it felt safe enough.
The E.D., Bent Corydon wrote the book "L. Ron Hubbard, Mad Man or Messiah". I had been talking to Bent at the time he was writing the book. I was declared S.P. for my connection to The Riverside Mission.
So, when my son was only 6 Bob Z. wrote a letter of disconnect to us both. This hurt my son deeply. A lot of tears for a little boy. Then I got a call from my Sister, Cheryl Lavoi, also Sea Org. On my birthday! She too was informing me of her intent to "disconnect from me". I begged and pleaded with her to come to her senses. I CRIED AND CRIED ONLY TO HAVE HER RESPOND COLDLY. This hurt me deeply. We had been BEST FRIENDS for many years. I CONFESS, I GOT HER INTO C.O.S.!
My sister has 2 kidís she gave up to the father, because of C.O.S. She has not been there for them at all and they have been hurt deeply by this. Her daughter is an unwed mother of 2 children. Her son was hit by a car and suffered brain damage.
There was A LOT OF MONEY awarded TO HIM, and placed in a trust to await his 18th Birthday. MY SISTER MANAGED TO GET THE COURTS TO RELEASE OVER $10,000 TO HER!!! One lump sum was for a brand new Honda, Prelude sports car! The car was sold and money put into C.O.S. She does not own a car presently, and has not since joining the Sea Org. She continually falls away from the family. My mother and brothers have tried for years to talk to her. They arenít even fighting her on her involvement with C.O.S., yet she stays away.
My son, Lucas, has moved to California and found work as a Macintosh support rep. Heís doing great there. He tried contact with his father, Bob Z., and at first it appeared there might be some hope, Lucas did one course (a study course) to appease his father. Lucas decided on his own that C.O.S. was not for him. This displeased his father. He had Lucas sent to an L.A.
Ethics Officer for INTERROGATION. Lucas is very strong and will not be swayed. HE SEES THE TRUTH! Bob Z. has once again disconnected from his son. LUCAS IS ON A RAMPAGE. HE HAS STARTED LEGAL ACTION AGAINST BOB Z. AND THE C.O.S. THROUGH THE DAs OFFICE IN ORANGE COUNTY WHERE HE LIVES. I TOO HAVE STARTED LEGAL ACTION THROUGH BOTH ORANGE COUNTY AND HERE IN TUCSON ARIZONA. HE and I WANT ANY MONEY WE CAN GET FOR ALL THE YEARS OF NON SUPPORT, thatís are in to using the system for us and against Bob Z. & C.O.S.
Thanks to Bob Minton and the interview on Date Line, I feel a bit safer to come out of hiding.