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Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

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    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Reposted, from OCMB. This is reported to have occurred at Narconon
    Watsonville, also known as Narconon Vista Bay at the same Gaffey
    Road location, in 2003.

    From official case records (Victim's name and a few words deleted. Please
    do not post name of victim).

    Amended complaint for damages for negligent hiring, negligent supervision,
    failure to adequately train staff, negligence, sexual assault and battery, false
    imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction
    of emotional distress, conspiracy, loss of consortium, breach of contract,
    intentional misrepresentation, constructive fraud and punitive damages.

    General Allegations
    1. Plaintiff xxx is an individual, a natural person and competent adult.
    2.Plaintiff xxxx is an individual, a natural person and competent adult.
    3.For simplicity, xxx and xxxx will be collectively referred to in this
    complaint as "Plaintiffs" or by their individual names when necessary.
    4. Plaintiffs are informed and believe and on that basis allege that Defendant
    NARCONON INTERNATIONAL now is, and at all times herein mentioned was, a
    corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of California,
    with its principal place of business located at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard, in the
    City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, in the State of California.
    5. Plaintiffs are informed and believe and on that basis allege that Defendant
    NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA now is, and at all times herein mentioned was, a
    corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of California,
    with its principal place of business located at 262 Gaffey Road, in the City of
    watsonville, County of Santa Cruz, in the State of California.
    6.Defendant BRETT, hereinafter referred to as JOHN DOE 1, is an individual, a
    natural person and competent adult.
    7. Defendant DAN MANSON is an individual, a natural person and a competent
    adult.
    8.Defendant STACEY PAYNE, is an individual, a natural person and a competent
    adult.
    9. Defendants Does 1 through Does 100, inclusive, are sued herein under
    fictitious names. Their true names and capacities are unknown to plaintiffs.
    When their true names and capacities are ascertained, plaintiffs will amend this
    complaint by inserting their true names and capacities herein. Plaintiffs are
    informed and believe and thereon allege that each of the fictitiously named
    defendants is responsible in some manner for the occurrences herein alleged, and
    that plaintiffs' damages as herein alleged were proximately caused by those
    defendants. Each reference in this complaint to "defendant," "defendants," or a
    specifically named defendant refers to all defendants sued under fictitious
    names.
    10. Plainiffs are informed and believe and on this information and belief allege
    that at all times mentioned in this complaint each of the defendants, including
    all defendants sued under fictitious names, was the agent and employee of each
    of the remaining defendants, and in doing the things alleged in this complaint,
    was acting within the course and scope of this agency and employment and
    ratified the acts of the other defendants.
    11. This action is filed in this county because the events that give rise to
    this action took place in this county.
    12. The following paragraphs of this pleading are alleged on information and
    belief.
    13. At all times mentioned, Defendant JOHN DOE 1 was the agent and employee of
    Defendant NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and/or Defendant NARCONON
    INTERNATIONAL, and, in doing the acts herein described and referred to, was
    acting in the course and within the scope of his authority as agent and
    employee, and in the transaction of the business of Defendant NARCONON OF
    NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and/or NARCONON INTERNATIONAL committed the injurey alleged
    in this complaint. Defendant NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and/or Defendant
    NARCONON INTERNATIONAL are, therefore liable to Plaintiffs for the acts of
    Defendant JOHN DOE 1.
    14. At all times mentioned, Defendant DAN MANSON was the agent and employee of
    Defendant NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and/or Defendant NARCONON
    INTERNATIONAL and, in doing the acts herein described and referred to, was
    acting in the course and within the scope of his authority as agent and
    employee, and in the transaction of the business of Defendant NARCONON OF
    NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and/or NARCONON INTERNATIONAL committed the injury alleged
    in this complaint.
    15. At all times mentioned, Defendant STACEY PAYNE, was the agent and employee
    of Defendant NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and/or Defendant NARCONON
    INTERNATIONAL and, in doing the acts herein described and referred to, was
    acting in the course and within the scope of her authority as agent and
    employee, and in the transaction of the business of Defendant NARCONON OF
    NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and/or NARCONON INTERNATIONAL committed the injury alleged
    in this complaint. Defendant NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and/or NARCONON
    INTERNATIONAL are, therefore liable to Plaintiffs for the acts of Defendant
    STACEY PAYNE.
    16. At all times mentioned, Defendants NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and/or
    NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, owned and operated an alcoholism and drug abuse recovery
    and treatment facility, hereinafter referred to as the Treatment Facility,
    located at 262 Gaffey Road, in City of Watsonville, in the State of California,
    in a secluded area of Santa Cruz County.
    17.On November 12, 2003, Plaintiffs and Defendant NARCONON OF NORTHERN
    CALIFORNIA entered into a written contract pursuant to which Defendant NARCONON
    OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA was to provide quality drug rehabilitation in-patient
    treatment to Plaintiff XXX at the treatment Facility. "Narconon Northern
    California Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program", herinafter referred to as the
    Treatment Program, was to consist of 3-6 month inpatient treatment at the
    Treatment Facility. Pursuant to their agreement, the "drug-free withdrawal
    stage" of the Treatment Program was to be provided by a "Withdrawal Specialist"
    who is "trained in different techniques to help the person cope with the
    withdrawal period." NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA was also to provide 24 hour
    staff supervision by qualified and trained staff personnel, and a bonded
    security officer on the premises during off hours.
    18. Pursuant to the written agreement, on November 13, 2003, Plaintiff XXX
    enrolled in the Treatment Program at the Treatment Facility. Upon arriving at
    the Treatment Facility, Plaintiff XXX was driven to and placed for
    detoxification into a small cabin, hereinafter referred to as the Withdrawal
    Cabin, consisting of two rooms with two twin beads each; a living room
    in-between them with a couch, a futon, fireplace, and a table used for
    therapeutic massage i.e. "assists"; and a small kitchen with a stove, microwave
    and mini-fridge. The Withdrawal Cabin had no television, telephones, or cameras.
    The Withdrawal Cabin is located some distance from the Treatment Facility center
    such that Plantiff XXX was driven to the Withdrawal Cabin from the Treatment
    Facility center.
    19.On November 16, 2003, at around 10:00 p.m., Defendants NARCONON OF NORTHERN
    CALIFORNIA, NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, DAN MANSON, AND STACEY PAYNE dispatched
    defendant employee JOHN DOE 1 to care for Plaintiff XXX in her sleeping quarters
    at the Withdrawal Cabin.
    20. On the evening of November 16, 2003, Defendant JOHN DOE 1 came into
    Plaintiff XXX's room around 11:00 p.m. and woke her while she was having a bad
    dream. Plaintiff XXX got up and tried to calm down in the living room by the
    fireplace. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 then told her that she had to get an "assist".
    Plaintiff XXX told him that she did not want one. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 told
    Plaintiff XXX that she had to and that it was ordered.
    Plaintiff XXX lay on the massage table, ("assist" table) on her stomach.
    Plaintiff XXX was wearing her pajama shirt and her shorts. While giving
    Plaintiff XXX an "assist," or massage, Defendant JOHN DOE 1 began rubbing his
    penis on her arms and legs. Plaintiff XXX froze. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 then
    ordered her to turn over, but Plaintiff XXX told Defendant JOHN DOE 1 that her
    back hurt. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 then proceeded to climb on the table and
    straddle her. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 then told Plaintiff XXX that he would work on
    her back. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 then lay down on top of her, and Plaintiff XXX
    could feel that Defendant JOHN DOE 1 had an erection. Plaintiff XXX started to
    cry and asked him to "please quit."
    21. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 finally got off of her and told her to sit by the fire.
    Defendant JOHN DOE 1 then told her that she would have to settle down and get
    some sleep or she would "never get out" of the Withdrawal Cabin.
    22. Plaintiff XXX waited until Defendant JOHN DOE 1 went outside to smoke a
    cigarette. Plaintiff XXX then went into her room and got dressed. Defendant JOHN
    DOE 1 came back in and yelled to her asking what she was doing. Defendant JOHN
    DOE 1 then came into her room and appeared to be very upset by the fact that she
    was dressed. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 started to yell at Plaintiff XXX who became so
    frightened that he was about to attack her that she ran past him and headed for
    the door. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 caught her, stood in the doorway, and blocked the
    exit. Defendant JOHN DOE 1told Plaintiff XXX that the only way out of the
    Withdrawal Cabin was "through him." Defendant JOHN DOE 1 told her that it was
    his decision whether she would be able to go down to the main center or not.
    23. Plaintiff XXX became so upset by her confinement and so frightened for her
    safety that she pushed JOHN DOE 1, ran past him, and started running down the
    road. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 chased her, caught up with her, and grabbed her by
    the back of her hair. Plaintiff XXX fell down to the ground and Defendant JOHN
    DOE 1 jumped on top of her. Plaintiff XXX was screaming and crying. Defendant
    JOHN DOE 1 wrestled with Plaintiff XXX and overpowered her. While wrestling with
    Plaintiff XXX,Defendant JOHN DOE 1 kicked her a couple of times. Thereafter
    Defendant JOHN DOE 1 grabbed her by the face, told her to "shut-up," and ordered
    her to get back to the Withdrawal Cabin.
    24. When they arrived back at the Withdrawal Cabin Defendant JOHN DOE 1 ordered
    Plaintiff XXX to get her pajamas back on and get into bed. Plaintiff XXX changed
    into her pajamas, but sat in the living room with her comforter wrapped around
    her because she was too afraid for her safety to lie down in the bedroom,
    especially given that she was not allowed to lock the door. Defendant JOHN DOE 1
    who was still visibly angry then came over to the couch. Defendant JOHN DOE 1
    then sat down on the couch and did not say anything to Plaintiff XXX for awhile.
    Shortly thereafter, Defendant JOHN DOE 1 told Plaintiff XXX that she "had pretty
    hair" and that she "looked like an angel." Defendant JOHN DOE 1 then started
    playing with Plaintiff XXX's hair. Plaintiff XXX began to cry again, and asked
    him to stop. Plaintiff XXX
    became sick to her stomach. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 started to kiss Plaintiff XXX,
    who again asked him to "PLEASE STOP!" and told Defendant JOHN DOE 1 "LEAVE ME
    ALONE!" while crying.
    25. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 kept kissing Plaintiff XXX who kept pleading with him
    to stop. Plaintiff XXX became very ill and began to vomit. Defendant JOHN DOE 1
    became very angry again and told her to get to the bathroom. Defendant JOHN DOE
    1 then grabbed Plaintiff XXX's arm and threw her towards the bathroom. Plaintiff
    XXX vomited several times. While sitting on the bathroom floor recovering,
    Defendant JOHN DOE 1 came into the bathroom and yelled at Plaintiff XXX to get
    off the dirty bathroom floor and ordered her into the living room.
    26. Plaintiff XXX did as she was told and went into the living room. Defendant
    JOHN DOE 1 came over to the couch and started saying over and over to Plaintiff
    XXX "you know you want me," "you like this," and "you want it" over and over.
    Plaintiff XXX responded by repeating over and over "NO!" and pleaded with him to
    "PLEASE STOP!"
    27. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 then grabbed Plaintiff XXX by the arm and forced her
    over to the "assist" table. Defendant while twisting her hand bent her over, and
    then pinned her to the "assist" table with his other arm shove into herback.
    Defendant JOHN DOE 1 while pinning her on the table jerked her shorts and
    underwear down. He then let go of her hand when he forced his penis into her
    vagina and forcibly raped her. Plaintiff XXX kept saying "NO!" and begged him to
    "PLEASE STOP!" but he kept saying "you know you want me." He ordered her to "say
    it now," "you know you want me," and "you know you do." Plaintiff XXX kept
    pleading with him to "STOP!" Defendant JOHN DOE 1 then shoved her face into the
    plastic covered table, and held it there so that she could not breathe.
    28. When Defendant JOHN DOE 1 finally let go of her head, Plaintiff XXX out of
    fear for her life complied with his demand and told him what he wanted to hear.
    Plaintiff XXX while crying hysterically, said, "ok I want it." Defendant JOHN
    DOE 1 then (words deleted), let go of her, and pulled up his shorts.
    29. After forcibly raping Plaintiff XXX, Defendant JOHN DOE 1 yelled at her to
    go to the bathroom. Plaintiff XXX then ran to the bathroom and closed the door.
    Defendant JOHN DOE 1 came and opened the door to the bathroom, and told her to
    leave it open. Plaintiff XXX washed up and went into her room and got dressed.
    Defendant JOHN DOE 1 yelled for her to come out into the living room.
    30. When Plaintiff XXX went into the living room as she was ordered by Defendant
    JOHN DOE 1, it was approximately 6:45 a.m. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 was writing on
    his report papers. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 looked up at her from his writing and
    said, "You know I often worry about when I go outside to smoke that a student
    could tell me that they were going to take a shower, and they could have a knife
    from out of the kitchen, they could start the shower, and then could cut their
    wrists and they could bleed to death, and when they were found no one would know
    what had happened. They would just think that they had just killed themselves."
    He also told her that "no one would believe an alcoholic lady that wanted to get
    out of here." He said that he had written in his report that she had not slept
    at all and that they would put her in the withdrawal cabin again.
    31. That night when Defendant JOHN DOE 1 returned to the Withdrawal Cabin, he
    came into Plaintiff XXX's room at 11:30 p.m. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 turned on the
    light and sat on the bottom of her bed. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 told Plaintiff XXX
    that he had a copy of her file, that he had all of her phone numbers to her
    husband, daughter, mother, and that if she said anything, all it would take
    would be one phone call. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 said that he did not have to prove
    it to her husband, that all he had to do was plant the seed that they had
    relations and that she would be kicked out of the center and her family would
    not want anything to do with her. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 asked Plaintiff XXX if
    she understood, and she said yes. Defendant JOHN DOE 1 then left the room.
    Defendant JOHN DOE 1 came into Plaintiff XXX's room several times during the
    night. Plaintiff XXX who was very afraid for her safety would just lie there and
    pretended to be asleep.
    32. Plaintiff XXX told no one of the rape for some time because she was ashamed,
    humiliated, and frightened. In addition, she feared the effect on her husband,
    Plaintiff XXXX, if he knew that his wife had been raped. Plaintiff XXX was also
    afraid for her physical safety and her emotional well-being because of the
    imminent and very real threats that Defendant JOHN DOE 1 had made.
    33. When Plaintiff did tell the staff at the treatment Facility, Executive
    Director, Defendant DAN MANSON ratified the actions of Defendant JOHN DOE 1.
    Defendant DAN MANSON responded by isolating Plaintiff XXX in a hotel room with
    another male staff member known to Plaintiff XXX as Dave and a female staff
    member known to her as Angie. Two days later after not receiving any treatment,
    Plaintiff XXX told Dave that she wanted to go back to the treatment facility to
    finish the program. Dave took her back to the center and advised her to continue
    her program until "the 3 of us" could figure out what to do.
    34. Thereafter Defendant DAN MANSON further separated Plaintiff from other
    residents in the Treatment Program by such actions, among other things, as
    taking her to a staff apartment alone with Dave, and sending her alone to dinner
    and a movie with Dave.
    35. Thereafter, Defendant DAN MANSON advised Plaintiff XXX that he did not want
    her at the Treatment facility,and was going to move her to the Placerville
    Facility. Defendant DAN MANSON told Plaintiff XXX that if the other students
    found out, they would leave, or there would be a state investigation and that
    the staff would lose their jobs. He cried as he told her that "it could ruin
    everything that he had been working for for eight years."
    36. Defendant AND MANSON fraudulently promised Plaintiff XXX that if she went to
    Placerville and finished "two books" of the program in two weeks, she would be
    allowed to return on January 14, 2004 and finish the program at the Treatment
    facility, especially because Placerville did not have the sauna regimen that was
    included in her Treatment Program. At that time, Plaintiff XXX requested that he
    put the verbal agreement into writing. Defendant DAN MANSON told Plaintiff XXX
    that he did not want anything in writing about the situation.
    37. Thereafter Plaintiff XXX was taken to Placerville by a NARCONON employee.
    After her arrival at Placerville, Plaintiff XXX finished Book 5 and Book 8
    before January 12, 2004.
    38. On January 12, 2004, Defendant STACEY PAYNE, Executive Director of the
    Placerville Facility, also ratified by DAN MANSON, called Plaintiff XXX into her
    office and told Plaintiff XXX that she did not feel that Plaintiff XXX should go
    back to the treatment Facility at all. Plaintiff XXX explained that she had made
    a deal with Defendant DAN MANSON that if she finished 2 Books in 2 weeks, then
    Plaintiff XXX could go back to the Treatment facility and finish her Treatment
    Program. Plaintiff XXX explained that she had completed the 2 Books in ten days
    as agreed. Defendant STACEY PAYNE told Plaintiff XXX that she and Defendant DAN
    MANSON had decided that they did not want Plaintiff XXX at the Treatment
    Facility anymore. Plaintiff XXX also explained that she needed to get back to
    the Treatment facility, because she had a planned visit from her cousin there on
    January 17, 2004.
    39. Thereafter Plaintiff XXX was taken to Watsonville by a NARCONON employee
    known to her only as Paul. Upon arrival to Watsonville, however, the employee
    did not take Plaintiff XXX to the Treatment Facility as Plaintiff XXX was told
    would happen. When Plaintiff XXX inquired, Paul told her that Defendant DAN
    MANSON had instructed him not to take her back to the center but to a hotel
    instead. Plaintiff XXX was forced to call her husband Plaintiff XXXXand ask him
    for a credit card to pay for a room.
    40. Plaintiff XXXX was very distraught and upset that his wife Plaintiff XXX was
    not at the Treatment Facility.
    41. The next day Plaintiff XXX called Defendant DAN MANSON and asked him what
    was going on, and why she was not taken to the Treatment Facility. Defendant DAN
    MANSON told her that they had a lot of new arrivals at the Treatment Facility,
    and that there were no beds left for her. Plaintiff XXX told Defendant DAN
    MANSON that they had a deal. Defendant DAN MANSON responded by telling her that
    they would talk later, after her visit with her cousin.
    42. A few days later, Plaintiff XXX called Defendant DAN MANSON and told him
    that she needed to talk to him to resolve the situation, especially in light of
    the fact that her husband Plaintiff XXXX was growing increasingly worried.
    Defendant DAN MANSON told Plaintiff XXX that he would send someone to pick her
    up, and bring her to the treatment facility for a meeting with him.
    43. A short time later Defendant DAN MANSON called Plaintiff XXX and told her
    that he did not want her at the Treatment Facility, and that he would come to
    see her at the hotel. Plaintiff XXX asked why, and Defendant DAN MANSON
    responded that it was not a good idea for her to be seen at the treatment
    Facility.
    44. An hour later, Defendant DAN MANSON came over to have a meeting with
    Plaintiff XXX. Defendant DAN MANSON told Plaintiff XXX that there was no room
    for her at the Treatment Facility, because her old room had been filled.
    45. Defendant DAN MANSON then put in front of her, a Mutual Release of All
    Claims, hereinafter the Release. Defendant DAN MANSON told Plaintiff XXX that he
    would not allow her to finish the Treatment Program at either center unless she
    signed the Release. When Plaintiff XXX asked why he was making her sign this,
    Defendant DAN MANSON told her that his lawyers needed the paper signed for
    Narconon's protection. Plaintiff XXX did not sign, but told him that she would
    look over the document. Plaintiff became very agitated and cried after he left.
    46. Thereafter, Defendant STACEY PAYNE showed up to pick up Plaintiff XXX and
    take her to the Placerville Facility. Defendant STACEY PAYNE told Plaintiff XXX
    that Defendant DAN MANSON had sent her to deal with her and "deal with her she
    would." Defendant STACEY PAYNE told Plaintiff XXX that she did not have a choice
    anymore. Plaintiff XXX told Defendant STACEY PAYNE that they were just trying to
    hide her and the incident. Defendant STACEY PAYNE told Plaintiff XXX "yes," and
    that she, stacey, knew what was best for her. Plaintiff XXX was forced to go
    with Defendant STACEY PAYNE because she had no other place to go and no money.
    47. During the ride to Placerville Defendant STACEY PAYNE told Plaintiff XXX
    that some other students had tried to sue NARCONON before after a car accident
    where some students had died, but that NARCONON would not pay them anyway so
    that she should not even think about coming after NARCONON.
    48. Thereafter, Plaintiff XXX told Defendant STACEY PAYNE that she needed
    medical attention. Plaintiff XXX was very concerned for her health because
    Defendant JOHN DOE 1 was a known needle-user. Defendant STACEY PAYNE told her
    that she would only allow her to receive medical attention if she went to a
    nearby clinic. Plaintiff XXX told Defendant STACEY PAYNE that she wanted to go
    to her own doctor, but Defendant STACEY PAYNE told her that would not be
    allowed.
    49. Thereafter, Defendant STACEY PAYNE told Plaintiff XXX that she would only
    allow Plaintiff XXX to receive medical attention if she requested a leave of
    absence from the program. Plaintiff XXX was forced to sign some paperwork saying
    she was taking a leave, would check in everyday, and would return in four days.
    50. Thereafter, Plaintiff XXX learned that she had contracted a venereal disease
    and would require further treatment. Plaintiff XXX advised STACEY PAYNE by
    telephone that she would not be returning to either facility because she needed
    further medical treatment from her doctor, and because of NARCONON OF NORTHERN
    CALIFORNIA's gross mistreatment of her.
    51. Thereafter, when Plaintiff XXX returned to pick up her personal belongings,
    Defendant STACEY PAYNE requested that Plaintiff XXX sign a paper saying that she
    was leaving at her own free will. Plaintiff XXX refused to sign, and requested
    her file. Defendant STACEY PAYNE told her that she could not have her file, and
    that she could request it later from NARCONON
    INTERNATIONAL.
    52. Plaintiff XXX also requested information on Defendant JOHN DOE 1's medical
    history and Defendant STACEY PAYNE refused. Plaintiff XXX remains in extreme
    fear of her health and safety because Defendants have refused to disclose
    Defendant JOHN DOE 1's medical history.

    FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION
    (NEGLIGENT HIRING, NEGLIGENT SUPERVISION, AND FAILURE TO ADEQUATELY TRAIN STAFF
    against NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, DAN MANSON, and
    STACEY PAYNE)

    53. Plaintiff XXX incorporates and realleges Paragraphs 1-52 of this complaint
    as if fully set forth herin.
    54. Devendants NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and NARCONON INTERNATIONAL are in
    the business of providing residential alcohol and drug abuse recovery treatment
    services. Necessarily, Defendants NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and NARCONON
    INTERNATIONAL deal with adults who are experiencing personal instability and a
    lack of control over one's environment as associated with drug and/or alcohol
    addiction, and who rely on Devendants NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and
    NARCONON INTERNATIONAL in finding a "new way to live."
    55. In view of the relationship of trust imposed by this circumstance and by
    law, Defendants NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and NARCONON INTERNATIONAL owed
    a duty to its residents to protect them from harm to their persons or property
    at the hands of employees who are entrusted with their care and given access to
    their sleeping quarters, medical records, and personal information.
    56. Defendants NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, DAN
    MANSON and STACEY PAYNE negligently hired and entrusted Defendant JOHN DOE 1
    with the care and supervision of Plaintiff XXX, particularly by dispatching him,
    a recent patient, to care for her during the withdrawal stage, and allowing a
    male staff to be alone with a female student/patient in her sleeping quarters.
    57. Defendants NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, DAN
    MANSON, and STACEY PAYNE breached their duty to exercise reasonable care and
    acted negligently and carelessly in the screening, hiring, retaining,
    supervising and training Defendant JOHN DOE 1 as an employee, especially in
    prescribing a touch assist procedure between male staff and a female
    student/patient, a practice that is known to lead to improper sexual contact.
    58. At all relevant times to this complaint, Defendants NARCONON OF NORTHERN
    CALIFORNIA, NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, DAN MANSON and STACEY PAYNE knew or should
    have known that Defendant JOHN DOE 1, a recent former student/patient, was not
    competent to provide the services necessary to meet the resident needs, and in
    so doing further breached their statutory duty pursuant to California Health and
    Safety Code 11834.01 and 11834.10 to provide competentpersonnel, and personnel
    in good health, capable of performing assigned tasks and services without
    physical or verbal abuse, exploitation or prejudice.
    59. At all times mentioned in this complaint, Defendants NARCONON OF NORTHERN
    CALIFORNIA, NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, DAN MANSON and STACEY PAYNE, and each of
    them, were aware of and should have known the probable consequences of hiring
    former students/patients inadequately trained in the care and treatment of drug
    and alcohol abuse clients, to work at Narconon facilities directly with present
    students/patients, and that such practice endangers the sagety, health, and/or
    physical and mental well being of Narconon clients.
    60. At all times mentioned in this complaint, Defendants NARCONON OF NORTHERN
    CALIFORNIA, NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, DAN MANSON and STACEY PAYNE, and each of
    them, were aware of and should have known the probable consequences of directing
    touch "assists" procedures between male staff and female patients in a private
    room in leading to improper sexual contact.
    61. At all relevant times to this complaint, Defendants NARCONON OF NORTHERN
    CALIFORNIA, NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, DAN MANSON and STACEY PAYNE knew or should
    have known that Defendant JOHN DOE 1 was totally unfit for a position that
    required knowledge and implementation of alcohol and/or drug recovery principles
    in tha Defendant JOHN DOE 1 was using drugs and/or alcohol while in the course
    and scope of his employment, had a history of drug and alcohol abuse, a criminal
    record, and a tendency to commit criminal acts in violation of the rights of
    others and the penal code, and in so doing further breached their statutory duty
    pursuant to California Health and Safety Code 11834.01 and 11834.10 to provide
    cometent and adequately trained staff.
    62. As a proximate result of the acts and omissions of Defendants NARCONON OF
    NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, DAN MANSON and STACEY PAYNE,
    Plaintiff XXX has suffered physical injuries, pain and suffering, severe mental
    and emotional distress in the past, and will continue to suffer severe mental
    and emotional distress in the future.
    63. Plaintiff XXX is entitled to punitive damages because the managing agents of
    Defendants NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, NARCONON INTERNATIONAL,had advance
    knowledge of the unfitness of Defendant JOHN DOE 1 and employed him with
    conscious disregard for the rights and safety of others.
    64. Plaintiff XXX is further entitled to punitive damages because Defendants
    NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, DAN MANSON and STACEY
    PAYNE had advance knowledge of the inappropriateness of dispatching male staff
    to care for female student/patient alone in closed quarters, and that the
    prescribed touch assist procedure could lead to improper sexual contact.
    65.Plaintiff XXX is further entitled to punative damages because Executive
    Directors, Defendants STACEY PAYNE and DAN MANSON, of Defendants NARCONON OF
    NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and NARCONON INTERNATIONAL each acted with malice,
    oppression, fraud, and ratified the wrongful act of employee Defendant JOHN DOE
    1 by refusing to provide medical care to Plaintiff XXX after the rape,
    segregating her from other patients, intimidating her to not report the rape,
    and further acted in callous disregard for her safety and well-being by refusing
    to perform the agreed rehabilitation services without a signed Release by
    Plaintiff XXX.
    Wherefore, Plaintiff XXX demands judgment against defendants, and each of them,
    in an amount according to proof, plus interest and costs, as more fully set
    forth below.
  2. Lorelei Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Tom Vorm: That is horrible. When did this happen? Is this from an upcoming case or a past, resolved, one?
  3. RightOn Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    I asked this before, can we dig up all Narconon reports and court cases from other states too and compile them in one big FLAP?
  4. TomVorm Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    According to what we can conclude (from Narconon Northern California's IRS 990 form disclosures), the Narconon Watsonville (also known as Narconon Vista Bay) rape complaint was settled in early 2006 for $360,000.00.

    The Narconon staffer (and alleged rapist), Brett Lengstorf, died in a one-vehicle accident in Montana (just days after he received a legal notice requiring him to appear for questioning in that case).

    There was a settlement in one of the vehicle accident cases too (where, again, a Narconon staffer who was key witness, died just a few days before planning to make a formal legal statement).

    Defense of these cases, were in part handled by Moxon's firm. Do you see a pattern here?
  5. DeathHamster Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    That's how they stay a non-profit...
  6. TomVorm Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Then, there is the "Chimblo" case (originally filed in 1996, against what then was Narconon Southern California in Los Angeles). Mark Chimblo was originally a motorcycle mechanic from Connecticut. The rape victim, was not identified in this filing. Jeanne Trahant's name has since appeared, in IRS 990 form filings (from Narconon Southern California at Newport Beach)

    Imaged at:

    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Documents/chimblo-complaint-1996-06-26.pdf

    LAW FIRM OF
    KAISER, DEBIASO. ANDREW AND SWINDELLS
    SUMITOMO TOWER NINTH FLOOR
    444 WEST OCEAN BOULEVARD
    LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA 90802-4516
    (310) 590-8471
    ERIC C. DEMLER S/B/N 096396
    Attorneys for Plaintiff MARK
    CHIMBLO
    (SPACE BELOW FOR FILING STAMP ONLY)
    SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
    GENERAL ALLEGATIONS
    1. At all times material to plaintiff's causes of action, plaintiff MARK CHIMBLO was
    a resident of the state of California. Plaintiff is now a resident of the state of Connecticut.
    2. At all times concerned with this complaint, defendant NARCONON was a business
    entity of unknown form, residence or capacity. Plaintiff is informed and believes, and thereon alleges, that at all times herein concerned, said defendant was licensed to do business in, and was doing business in, the County of Los Angeles, State of California. NARCONON's place of business within the County of Los Angeles was at 3429 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. That place of business was the place..where plaintiff's causes of action arose.
    3. At all times' concerned with this complaint, defendant "ASSOCIATION FOR
    BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION" ("ABLE") was a business entity of unknownform, residence or capacity. Plaintiff is informed and believes, and thereon alleges, that at all times herein concerned, said defendant was licensed to do business in, and was doing business in, the County of Los Angeles, State of California. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION owned, operated, managed or was otherwise involved with NARCONON.
    4. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that at all times herein
    concerned, defendant PHIL ARMOUR was an individual who was a resident of the County of Los Angeles, State of California. Said defendant was employed by NARCONON at all material times.
    5. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that at all times herein
    concerned, defendant JEANNIE TRAHANT was an individual who was a resident of the County of Los Angeles, State of California. Said defendant was employed by NARCONON as its executive director at all material times.
    6. Plaintiff is ignorant of the true names and/or capacities, whether individual,
    corporate, associate, or otherwise, of defendants DOES 1-50, so plaintiff therefore sues said defendants by such fictitious names. Plaintiff is informed and believes, and thereon alleges, that each of these DOE defendants is legally responsible in some manner for the events and happenings herein referred to, and legally caused injury and damages thereby to plaintiff as herein alleged.
    7. That at all times hereinmentioned, defendants, and each of them, were the agents,
    servants, and/or employees of each of the remaining defendants, and were at all times acting within the purpose and scope of said agency, service and/or employment, and that each defendant has ratified and approved the acts of his, her or its agent, servant and/or employee.
    8. On or about April 5, 1995, plaintiff was hired as an employee of NARCONON
    pursuant to a written contract of employment. The term of that contract was 2-1/2 years. The terms of that contract were that plaintiff was to perform duties as an employee of NARCONON for that 2-1/2 year period. Plaintiff was then made an administrative supervisor which is an executive position at NARCONON with defendant JEANNIE TRAHANT as his superior. This was the position plaintiff held until he was discharged by NARCONON.

    FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION
    For Assault and Battery by Plaintiff Against All Defendants
    9. Plaintiff realleges and incorporates herein paragraphs 1-8 above as though fully set
    forth in this cause of action.
    10. On or about June 27, 1995, plaintiff was working as an administrative supervisor
    at Narconon's place of business being 3429 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. It is upon that date and upon NARCONON's premises, that plaintiff's co-employee, defendant PHIL ARMOUR, attacked plaintiff by throwing him up against the wall, pushing him around and screaming at him. Later that same day, and after plaintiff had reported this incident to defendant JEANNIE TRAHANT, defendant PHIL ARMOUR again attacked plaintiff with defendant JEANNIE TRAHANT observing that attack. Plaintiff did nothing to cause either attack.
    11. Defendant PHIL ARMOUR intended to cause or to place plaintiff in apprehension
    of a harmful contact with plaintiff's person and acted with the intent to make a contact with plaintiff's person.
    12. At no time did plaintiff consent to any of the acts of defendant PHIL ARMOUR
    as alleged in this cause of action.
    13. As a legal result of the acts of assault and battery, plaintiff suffered physical and
    mental injuries all of which have caused, and continues to cause, plaintiff mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering. Plaintiff has suffered damages according to proof at trial and within the jurisdiction of this Court as a legal result of that conduct.
    14. As a further legal result of the acts of defendants, plaintiff has incurred, and will
    continue to incur, medical and other related expenses in amount according to proof at the time of trial.
    15. As a further legal result of the acts of defendants, plaintiff was prevented from
    attending to his usual occupation with NARCONON thereby losing earnings to his damage and also damaging his ability to earn income in the future. Plaintiff's loss of earnings up to a specific date has already been resolved with the loss of income beyond that date being claimed as damages in this action;
    16. Defendant PHIL ARMOUR had attacked and injured another co-employee of
    plaintiff's shortly before the date of his attacks on plaintiff. Plaintiff reported this conduct to defendant JEANNIE TRAHANT prior to the date of that defendant's attack on plaintiff, but NARCONON still continued to employ defendant PHIL ARMOUR despite that attack. NARCONON continued to employ defendant PHIL ARMOUR after his attack on plaintiff with defendant PHIL ARMOUR subsequently attacking a student at NARCONON. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that it was not until after that third attack that NARCONON finally terminated the employment of defendant PHIL ARMOUR.
    17. The aforementioned conduct was willful and malicious and intended to cause
    plaintiff injury thereby entitling plaintiff to an award of punitive damages against all defendants in an amount according to proof at the time of trial.

    SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION
    For Negligence Against Defendants Narconon, Association for Better Living and
    Education, Jeannie Trahant and Does 1-50
    18. Plaintiff incorporates herein by reference paragraphs 1-16 above as fully set forth
    herein.
    19. Defendant PHIL ARMOUR had a propensity to attack other persons, including his
    co-employees and persons around him. This propensity existed prior to the time that defendant was hired by defendants. However, defendants negligently hired defendant PHIL ARMOUR despite that propensity. Defendants further failed to properly supervise defendant PHIL ARMOUR allowing him the opportunities to attack his co-employees and students at NARCONON.
    Defendants further negligently retained defendant PHIL ARMOUR despite this propensity, despite his attack on a female co-employee and despite his first of two attacks on plaintiff on or about June 27, 1995.
    20. As a legal result of the acts of assault and battery, plaintiff suffered physical and
    mental injuries all of which have caused, and continues to cause, plaintiff mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering. Plaintiff has suffered damages according to proof at trial and within the jurisdiction of this Court as a legal result of that conduct.
    21. As a further legal result of the acts of defendants, plaintiff has incurred, and will
    continue to incur, medical and other related expenses in amount according to proof at the time of trial.
    22. As a further legal result of the acts of defendants, plaintiff was prevented from
    attending to his usual occupation with NARCONON thereby losing earnings to his damage and also damaging his ability to earn income in the future. Plaintiff's loss of earnings up to a specific date has already been resolved with the loss of income beyond that date being claimed as damages in this action.

    THIRD CAUSE OF ACTION
    For Breach of Contract By Plaintiff Against Defendants NARCONON,
    ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION and DOES 1-10
    23. Plaintiff incorporates herein by reference paragraphs 1-12, 16 and 19 above as
    though fully set forth and repeated herein.
    24. Plaintiff's written employment contract with defendants NARCONON and DOES
    1-10 was that plaintiff was to have been employed by said defendants for a period of 2-12 years from on or about April 5, 1995. However, plaintiff walked out of NARCONON due to the incident of June 27, 1995 in which plaintiff was assaulted and battered by defendant PHIL ARMOUR with the remaining defendants not firing nor restricting defendant PHIL ARMOUR despite those incidents and prior incidents.

    25. Defendants NARCONON and DOES 1-10 would not let plaintiff return to work at
    NARCONON after that date. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that such conduct was due to the incident of June 27, 1995 and due to plaintiff being previously told to not report to authorities a prior incident where a staff member at NARCONON injected heroin into a minor girl at NARCONON and had sex with her and another incident where a staff member at NARCONON had sex with a minor girl at NARCONON. The law in California then required defendants to have reported such incidents to the legal authorities upon their occurrence.


    26. Prior to the incidents which occurred on or about June 27, 1995, plaintiff properly
    performed all duties required of him as an employee of NARCONON. Plaintiff's supervisors at NARCONON praised his work in their written reports prior to the incidents which occurred on or about June 27, 1995. However, defendants did not perform their obligations pursuant to that written employment contract by not letting plaintiff return to work. Defendants thereby breached the written employment contract by such failure and refusal.
    27. As a legal result of this breach of contract by defendants, plaintiff has been
    damaged by defendants' failure to pay plaintiff for the earnings plaintiff was to have been paid pursuant to that employment contract during the remainder of the 2-1/2 years of that contract's duration. Such damages exclude plaintiff's lost past income up to a certain date which plaintiff and defendants resolved. Plaintiff has been damaged in a sum according to proof at the time of trial as a result of that breach.
    28. As a further direct and proximate result of the aforementioned wrongful conduct
    of defendants, plaintiff has suffered other incidental damages and out-of-pocket expenses, all to plaintiffs general damage in a sum to be determined at the time of trial.
    29. As a further direct and proximate result of the aforementioned wrongful conduct
    of defendants, and each of them, plaintiff has suffered and will continue to suffer in the future loss of interest pursuant to Civil Code section 3287 in a sum according to proof at the time of trial.

    FOURTH CAUSE OF ACTION
    For Wrongful Termination By Plaintiff Against Defendants
    NARCONON, ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION,
    and DOES 1-10
    30. Plaintiff realleges and incorporates herein by reference the information set forth in
    paragraphs 1 through 29 above as though fully set forth herein.
    31. Defendants' discharge of plaintiff was a wrongful discharge and in disregard of the
    public policy of this state. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that one basis for defendants' refusal to let plaintiff return to work was that defendants had previously told plaintiff to not report to the legal authorities that a staff member at NARCONON had injected heroin into a minor girl who was residing at NARCONON and then had sex with her, and that a staff member at NARCONON had sex with a minor girl who was residing at NARCONON.
    32. As a direct and legal result of the aforementioned wrongful conduct of defendants,
    and each of them, plaintiff has suffered and will continue to suffer in the future, damages under his employment contract, plus legal interest, in a sum according to proof at the time of trial.
    33. As a further direct and proximate result of the aforementioned wrongful conduct
    of defendants, and each of them, plaintiff has suffered anxiety, worry, mental and emotional distress, nightmares and other incidental damages and out-of-pocket expenses, all to plaintiff's general damage in a sum according to proof at the time of trial.
    34. As a further direct and proximate result of the aforementioned wrongful conduct
    of defendants, and each of them, plaintiff has incurred medical bills, and will continue to incur medical bills in the future, in a sum according to proof at the time of trial.
    35. As a further direct and proximate result of the aforementioned wrongful conduct
    of defendants, and each of them, plaintiff lost income, and will continue to lose income in the future. Part of this claim for loss of past income was previously resolved by defendants.
    36. The wrongful conduct of defendants was authorized, ratified or performed by an
    officer, director or managing agent of defendants. It was defendant JEANNE TRAHANT,
    NARCONON's executive director, who asked plaintiff to not report the illegal conduct which occurred at the NARCONON premises to the legal authorities. It was upon Ms. Trahant's instructions that plaintiff was told that he could not return to work at NARCONON.
    37. The aforementioned conduct was despicable conduct carried on by defendants with
    a willful and conscious disregard of plaintiff's rights thereby subjecting plaintiff to cruel and unjust hardship and conscious disregard of plaintiff's rights, and was intentional conduct known by the defendants, and each of them, with the intent to deprive plaintiff of peace of mind, and to otherwise cause injury to plaintiff. Plaintiff is .entitled to punitive damages under Civil Code section 3294 in an amount appropriate to punish or set an example of defendants, and each of them, in a sum according to proof at the time of trial.

    WHEREFORE, plaintiff prays for judgment against defendants, and each of them, as
    follows:
    FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION
    1. Special damages according to proof at the time of trial.
    2. General damages according to proof at the time of trial.
    3. For prejudgment interest pursuant to Civil Code sections 3288 and 3291.
    4. For punitive damages pursuant to Civil Code section 3294 in an amount according
    to proof at the time of trial.
    SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION
    5. Special damages according to proof at the time of trial.
    6. General damages according to proof at the time of trial.
    7. For prejudgment interest pursuant to Civil Code sections 3288 and 3291.
    THIRD CAUSE OF ACTION
    8. Damages for failure to provide plaintiff with the benefits due plaintiff under his
    employment contract with defendants in a sum to be determined at the time of trial.
    9. For prejudgment interest pursuant to Civil Code section 3287.
    FOURTH CAUSE OF ACTION
    10. Special damages according to proof at the time of trial.
    11. General damages according to proof at the time of trial.
    12. For prejudgment interest pursuant to Civil Code sections 3288 and 3291.
    13. For punitive damages pursuant to Civil Code section 3294 in an amount according
    to proof at the time of trial.

    FOR ALL CAUSES OF ACTION
    14. For costs of suit incurred herein.
    15. For such other and further relief if the Court deems just and proper.
    DATED: June 26, 1996 LAW FIRM OF KAISER, DeBIASO,
    ANDREW AND SWINDELLS ^
    BY: ERIC C. DEMLER
    Attorney for Plaintiff
    MARK CHIMBLO
  7. DeathHamster Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Aren't they still on the path to destruction in 2010?

    Narconon drug rehab home in Newport Beach to shut down October 31, 2008, Jeff Overley, Orange County Register
  8. anoninoob Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Sadly, I will say something in defense of NarCONon. Since they are attempting to be a legitimate rehab (legitimate in their own eyes that is) they do end up dealing with a wide swath of sketchy people. That's not to say that all addicts are sketchy of course but there is a higher percentage per population. I will go so far as to predict that any drug rehab of similar capacity will likely have similar 911 call statistics. Then again, legitimate rehab programs would tend to have stricter behavior regulations and more highly trained, qualified staff.
  9. TomVorm Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    According to an investigation of the "credibility" of Narconon (by a task group affiliated with the Leona Valley Town Council of Los Angeles County in 2006), records indicated that Narconon Watsonville (also known as
    Narconon Vista Bay at the same location on Gaffey Road)\ received many notices of violations (from the California Alcohol and Drug Programs oversight office and other agencies):

    Notice of Deficiency 11/17/04:
    Failure to test employees for TB
    Addicts not tested for TB
    Mold found in bathrooms
    Beds without mattresses
    Facility not being maintained properly

    Notices 6/30/04, 8/5/04:
    Addicts being housed (male and female) without adequate facilities to allow for privacy
    (Related to the rape complaint)

    Fire Department Inspection Discrepancies 7/6/2004:
    Empty fire extinguishers
    Extinguishers not serviced
    Excessive use of extension cords
    Loose wiring/missing outlet covers
    GIF not functioning
    Fire hydrant shut off with valve overgrown with weeds
    Smoke detectors not functioning
    Weeds around propane tank and inaccessible for inspection
    Weeds around pool pump
    Flammable vegetation on roof

    Notice of Deficiency 6/15/2004:
    Failure to test addicts for TB
    Detox services without CPR/First Aid certified personnel available
    Food not being refrigerated properly
    Obstructions in passageways
    Facilities not clean, safe and sanitary
    Unclean bathing facilities
    Food not stored properly
    Overgrown weeds on pathways
    Code of Conduct: No mention of personal relations with addicts
    Participants rights not posted

    Notice 4/23/2004
    Staff member having sexual relations with addict
    Staff member not dismissed per Narconon policy after having sexual relations
    Staff member caught drinking with another staff member but not dismissed,
    as required by Narconon policy
    Dirty/Stained bed linen (allegation said it was blood)
    Food debris on kitchen floor
    Mold on windows, ceilings, showers
    Sinks and tubs covered with white residue
    Dirty/stained toilet, toilet with odor
    Debris on bathroom floors, counters, dirty cabinets
    Peeling paint, broken tiles in several bathrooms
    Spider webs throughout facility
    10:30am breakfast spilled milk, cereal still not cleaned up
    4:30pm dining area tables still not wiped down/sticky tables
    Inadequate staff coverage in evening hours

    Notice 2/10/2004
    Providing care without license
    "The facility was housing adolescent lames, 14-18 years old at a housing
    facility that was not licensed under the Watsonville treatment location.
    The adolescent males were being transported to/from the Watsonville
    facility for day treatment."

    Notice 11/18/2003
    Failure to test employees for TB
    Not health screening employees
    Addicts not tested for TB
    First aid manual missing
    No medication control log
    24 beds without mattresses

    Notice 9/30/2003
    Facility not clean and in good repair
    Smoke detectors not operational
    Improper food preparation
    Improper medication control procedures
    Improper notification to ADP on property use
    No notification to ADP on change of directors

    Notice 2/14/2003
    Two staff members left facility with addict and went drinking

    Notice 10/30/2001
    Blank admission agreement
    Blank discharge summary
    No treatment documentation
    Client not receiving copies of admission docs

    Notice of Deficiency 4/9/2001
    Staff member facilitated sexual rendezvous with other staff member and addict
    Facility administrator was found to be incompetent to evaluate and terminate staff
    Deficient TB testing for employees
    No duty statements for employees
    Electrical cord/trip hazards
    Food/debris in dining area
    Peeling paint/broken screen door
    Exposed wires
    Obstruction of doorways by equipment
    Heater vents missing
    Broken door knobs/latches
    Electrical code violations
    Broken window blinds
    Windows covered with wood and duct tape
    Fire detector without batteries
    Fire extinguisher thrown under table
    Holes in window screens
    Cardboard box filled with barbage and emitting odor
    Mattresses and sheets missing from beds
    Dirty mattresses
    Stained linen

    Notice of Deficiency 11/15/2000
    No TB tests for employees

    Dates of Investigation 8/10/2000 and 8/22/2000
    Traffic collision involving two employees and two addicts

    "Employees and addicts took an unsponsored excursion in the addict's vehicle
    resulting in a collision which killed both addicts and severely injured the employees.
    Although this was found not to be the responsibility of Narconon, it does emphasize
    the behavior that can be found at the facility. It was found that staff was inadequate
    and did not meet training requirements (staff are allowed personal vehicles on the
    property)."

    Notice 5/14/2000
    Narconon employee, driving drunk, crashed into a CHP car and injured the
    officer. Employee was arrested and booked for DUI.

    Notice of Deficiency 11/2/1999
    Employees not screened for TB


    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Leona_Valley/credibility/tab06/t06-p03.jpg

    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Leona_Valley/credibility/tab06/t06-p04.jpg

    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Leona_Valley/credibility/tab06/t06-p05.jpg

    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Leona_Valley/credibility/tab06/t06-p06.jpg
  10. DeathHamster Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    The news story I posted above makes it sound like the Newport location, a rehab since 1985, had much less complaints until Narconon moved in in 1995.
    And Narconon recruits from the sketchy people and turns them into sketchy staff (and Scientologists).
  11. TomVorm Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Even more shocking (but not yet transcribed), are descriptions of activities at Narconon of Watsonville,
    (also known as Narconon Vista Bay in the same Gaffey Road location) found in the memoranda and other correspondence with the state ADP, as linked below.

    Here, a parent of a Narconon client stated she had filed a request for an investigation of Narconon
    Watsonville on April 8, 2000, which wasn't assigned to an investigator until August 7, 2000
    (after 2 serious vehicle accidents had occurred in the interim, on May 14th and July 13th, 2000,
    with the second accident resulting in serious injury of her son, and deaths to other Narconon clients).

    This report also alleges "illicit sexual activities" with a client by the "Senior Director of Administration"
    Joey Burnham (who was on "ethics review" but wasn't fired, weeks after a report about his actions was filed).

    Page Link:
    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Leona_Valley/credibility/tab15/

    Image Links:

    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Leona_Valley/credibility/tab15/t15-p01.jpg

    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Leona_Valley/credibility/tab15/t15-p02.jpg

    This memo, alleges the dual-fatality accident of July 13,2000, occurred after a Narconon client
    (instead of an employee) was asked to go to the store to pickup up supplies for that facility!

    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Leona_Valley/credibility/tab14/t14-p02.jpg

    Page 2 of that memo, stated Narconon Staffer Eric Peterson had an "8th grade" education,
    alleges a connection between Narconon Watsonville and Narconon Newport Beach:

    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Leona_Valley/credibility/tab14/t14-p03.jpg

    This ties Eric Peterson, to Narconon at Chilocco in 1994:

    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Leona_Valley/credibility/tab11/t11-p03.jpg
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  14. anoninoob Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Tom, you need to rename yourself "gold digga"

    'cause you're digging up frigg'n GOLD!!!

    5,000 quatloos on the human
  15. Ogsonofgroo Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    I think this an excellent idea if not already done, should be a compilation @ narcononexposed (dot)net, etc etc.
    Put eggs in basket, make lots of baskets, fill with eggs blah blah blah :D

    :)

    (I am liking this thread)

    There is absolutely no doubt in my mind after extensive research and (unsubstantiated unfortunately) stories from a good friend (my ex-scio source, good peeps) who was one of the original staff in CA (among other Co$ adventures including watching DM and his antics), that the whole enterprise is nothing more than another money making scheme by Co$, another head of the vicious hydra. I think the reason you see a number of couples heading various NarCONon programs as that it is sold to them as a business ploy (and WISE co-ordinated no Q), ergo huge wages etc. etc., no doubt tax breaks and so forth, and of course the inevitable kick-backs to the cults coffers (where the money trails all lead).
    It is a worthy (in my humble opinion) endeavour to dig around in this swamp, great for us terminally curious ones, but also a frustrating one at times since its all such a tangled web, but highly worth exposing (as it all is).
    The truth shall prevail!

    Rock on Y'all!
  16. LocalSP Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    http://ripoffreport.com/reports/0/407/RipOff0407760.htm
    Narconon Stone Hawk Rehabilitation Center - Forever Recovery
    Phone: 269-969-9773
    Fax: 269-969-9759

    216 St. Mary's Lake Road
    Battle Creek, Michigan, 49017
    U.S.A.
    Submitted: 1/3/2009 11:06:01 PM
    Modified: 1/11/2009 9:49:31 PM
    Reported By
    Betrayed by narconon
    Miami, Florida

    Ripoff Report Verified Safe

    21 year old son has many issues and started using drugs. Parents talk about looking for place to take care of his emotional psychological issues, as well as drug problem. Narconon kept coming up as the number one place with all the answers to deal with son's problems.

    Son tried counseling in hometown but did not continue. Now parents knew there was a place that promised professionals and doctors would take care of son's issues. Intervention was set up, which did not go well, but son finally ended up at rehab. center.

    Detox only lasted one day because son was told he did not have enough drugs in him. My husband received a phone call from son telling him this place was a joke. He said person testing him laughed and asked him why he was there if he only did pot. Son called home to say this but we did not believe him so told him to just do whatever they said.

    Everyday we received calls in middle of early morning hours. Son had to wait until everybody was asleep so he could run to outside payphone to call home. His calling card was taken away and he was forced to sit for hours in class reading books on Scientology by L. Ron Hubbard. We did not believe him and told him to just continue treatment. He was screaming telling dad to look online and search for Narconon scam. After hours on the phone, my husband and I finally researched and were in total shock to say the least. Where had we sent our son? We spent hours reading on two separate laptops until the sun came up. We were so distraught. We read how Scientology was banned from Germany and some other countries. There were horrible stories of what these people are capable of. The more we searched, the more horrific information we found.

    Since intervention led to other problems, we could not just take son out of center. We figured he might get some help from the psychological counseling, and life skills training. Everyday we read more terrible news about these narconon centers, and continued hearing from son. He was asking to please be transferred to a ligitimate rehab center where there were real doctors who could help him with his emotional issues.

    We called a center at a local hospital in our hometown and were told he would not be admitted until they did an evaluation on him. Stonehawk never asked for medical records or previous history. They simply asked for $15,000 upfront and told us to send him in ASAP.

    We realized we were not the only ones who were fooled by these con artists. There are many other parents who were promised the same we were told.

    Everything was just wrong. The facility is no country club setting like we were told. We were promised a beautiful relaxing setting with a gym, private room, sauna, nutritional meals. We were assured numerous times that there was professional help and doctors on site 24/7. All of this was false.

    The facility was filthy. Furniture was soiled with disgusting stains. Bedrooms were crowded with several students. Windows had tape over them to try and keep out the freezing wind. Spiders and rats crawled all over the place. Son's mattress fell through bed and there it stayed until he left. Bathrooms were full of mold. Nutritious food was frozen food that once cooked stayed out all day. Students mingled with other druggies who discussed how they used crack and other stuff. Son just wanted to be transferred to a real rehab. facility.

    The vitamins promised were actually overdose of niacin to cause dementia. This way kids would easily be enforced Scientology. The abuse was constant. Nobody ever talked to our son about dealing with the drug issue or any other issues he had.

    It's been almost a year since we sent out son to this creepy place. How is this place allowed to exist in the United States of America. Why hasn't anybody shut this place down. As you research the internet you will see how this cult has scared or killed people in order to shut them up about the truth.

    I will not stay quite because if I could save at least one poor soul from going through this living hell, I will!!!

    There is so much I did not mention, but I have really tried to put this behind me. Unfortunately, it will take a lifetime for the harm caused to go away.

    Our son will never be the same. He has seen the ugliest side of evil in a human form.

    May God bless you all and keep you safe.

    Betrayed by narconon
    Miami, Florida
    U.S.A.
  17. LocalSP Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Rip-off Report: Narconon Stone Hawk Rehabilitation Center (recently Changed To) Forever Recovery inhuman, liar, con artist, misleader, phony, atrocious, corrupt, destructive, loathsome, malicious, repulsive, vicious, sleazy, merciless, heartless, cul
    Narconon Stone Hawk Rehabilitation Center - Forever Recovery
    Phone: 269-969-9773
    Fax: 269-969-9759

    216 St. Mary's Lake Road
    Battle Creek, Michigan, 49017
    U.S.A.
    Submitted: 1/3/2009 11:06:01 PM
    Modified: 1/11/2009 9:49:31 PM
    Reported By
    Betrayed by narconon
    Miami, Florida

    Ripoff Report Verified Safe

    21 year old son has many issues and started using drugs. Parents talk about looking for place to take care of his emotional psychological issues, as well as drug problem. Narconon kept coming up as the number one place with all the answers to deal with son's problems.

    Son tried counseling in hometown but did not continue. Now parents knew there was a place that promised professionals and doctors would take care of son's issues. Intervention was set up, which did not go well, but son finally ended up at rehab. center.

    Detox only lasted one day because son was told he did not have enough drugs in him. My husband received a phone call from son telling him this place was a joke. He said person testing him laughed and asked him why he was there if he only did pot. Son called home to say this but we did not believe him so told him to just do whatever they said.

    Everyday we received calls in middle of early morning hours. Son had to wait until everybody was asleep so he could run to outside payphone to call home. His calling card was taken away and he was forced to sit for hours in class reading books on Scientology by L. Ron Hubbard. We did not believe him and told him to just continue treatment. He was screaming telling dad to look online and search for Narconon scam. After hours on the phone, my husband and I finally researched and were in total shock to say the least. Where had we sent our son? We spent hours reading on two separate laptops until the sun came up. We were so distraught. We read how Scientology was banned from Germany and some other countries. There were horrible stories of what these people are capable of. The more we searched, the more horrific information we found.

    Since intervention led to other problems, we could not just take son out of center. We figured he might get some help from the psychological counseling, and life skills training. Everyday we read more terrible news about these narconon centers, and continued hearing from son. He was asking to please be transferred to a ligitimate rehab center where there were real doctors who could help him with his emotional issues.

    We called a center at a local hospital in our hometown and were told he would not be admitted until they did an evaluation on him. Stonehawk never asked for medical records or previous history. They simply asked for $15,000 upfront and told us to send him in ASAP.

    We realized we were not the only ones who were fooled by these con artists. There are many other parents who were promised the same we were told.

    Everything was just wrong. The facility is no country club setting like we were told. We were promised a beautiful relaxing setting with a gym, private room, sauna, nutritional meals. We were assured numerous times that there was professional help and doctors on site 24/7. All of this was false.

    The facility was filthy. Furniture was soiled with disgusting stains. Bedrooms were crowded with several students. Windows had tape over them to try and keep out the freezing wind. Spiders and rats crawled all over the place. Son's mattress fell through bed and there it stayed until he left. Bathrooms were full of mold. Nutritious food was frozen food that once cooked stayed out all day. Students mingled with other druggies who discussed how they used crack and other stuff. Son just wanted to be transferred to a real rehab. facility.

    The vitamins promised were actually overdose of niacin to cause dementia. This way kids would easily be enforced Scientology. The abuse was constant. Nobody ever talked to our son about dealing with the drug issue or any other issues he had.

    It's been almost a year since we sent out son to this creepy place. How is this place allowed to exist in the United States of America. Why hasn't anybody shut this place down. As you research the internet you will see how this cult has scared or killed people in order to shut them up about the truth.

    I will not stay quite because if I could save at least one poor soul from going through this living hell, I will!!!

    There is so much I did not mention, but I have really tried to put this behind me. Unfortunately, it will take a lifetime for the harm caused to go away.

    Our son will never be the same. He has seen the ugliest side of evil in a human form.

    May God bless you all and keep you safe.

    Betrayed by narconon
    Miami, Florida
    U.S.A.
  18. TomVorm Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Ultimately, it was research into the financial activities of Narconon at Stonehawk (Michigan), and demonstrations of conflicts-of-interest by owner Per Wickstrom that were so serious, that caused Narconon to revoke that facility's operating license (under threat of jeopardizing their own IRS non-profit status). Credit must be given to to R. Hill, whose posting of Narconon Stonehawk's IRS 990 filings, led to those disclosures.

    At Narconon Watsonville, also known as Narconon Vista Bay at the same location on Gaffey Road,
    there may also be a similar conflict-of-interest.


    According to Narconon Northern California's IRS 990 filings, Jeffrey J. Panelli was "Director of External Affairs" and received $130,088 in 2007. Jeffrey J. Panelli was also "Senior Director of Expansion" and received $78,141 in 2006.

    The letter imaged below, indicates that Jeff Panelli, then a "Student Ethics Counselor" in 2003, provided offsite room and board "residential care" at 623 Orchard for adolescent clients (who were transported to Narconon Watsonville).

    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Leona_Valley/credibility/tab02/t02-p02.jpg

    (Does this violate, IRS rules on operating a non-profit, for personal financial gain)?


    Narconon Watsonville listed a "Director" in their 2005 IRS 990 filing, named "Edward Panelli" of 14656 Stonebridge Drive, in zip code 95070. (An online database indicates Edward A. age 77 in 2009, is related
    to, and may be the father of Jeffrey J., age 48 in 2000).

    http://www.xenu-directory.net/documents/corporate/990s.php?ntt=62#at-a-glance

    The last name "Pinelli" (possibly a misspelling of "Panelli") is also tied to additional income received about the same time from Narconon Watsonville.

    The 990 filings state a "JP&C Inc." was paid $79,772 for "outside case supervision"
    in 2002, and was also paid $61,130 for the same in 2001.

    JP&C, Inc.

    At the California Secretary of State's office: No corporation is registered as "JP&C Inc."

    Aside from a "JP&C Associates" of Richmond (an investment firm in Richmond), the only other "JP&C" corporation information is for: "JP&C Management"

    They are registered as California Corporation #C1491767

    In a recent officers statement, filed 12/1/2003 as #03-461761,
    they give their business address as 4395 Ranchero Drive, Soquel CA 95073.

    An earlier 1996 address was at 9440 Hillhaven, Tujunga CA 91042.

    Joe may have since moved to McAlestar, Oklahoma (is that near Narconon there?)

    The nature of the business is listed as "consulting."

    JP&C's CEO for 1996 to 2003 is listed as Joe Pinelli
    JP&C's Secretary for 1996 to 2003 is listed as Claire Pinelli

    Both these officers have an OT completion history, with both Joe Pinelli and Claire Pinelli as OTVIIIs by 2008.
    (Other business entities they may be related to include "PITA GROUP INC" and "QUAD CONSULTANTS, INC")

    Both these officers also have an "I am a Scientologist" webpage online.

    Were these apparent misspellings, of names and the corporation name, evidence of an intent to conceal the money trail (from Narconon to the Panelli/Pinelli family)? If investigated by the IRS, could that jeopardize
    the non-profit status of Narconon Northern California (which generated $10 million income in 2007 alone)?
  19. anoninoob Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    now THIS is interesting...

    http://www.adp.ca.gov/licensing/pdf/Status_Report.pdf

    WTF?!? $9 MILLION in revenue with only 40 fucking beds!?!?!?!?!
  20. TomVorm Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Narconon Watsonville, also known as Narconon Vista Bay, also operates a subsidiary facility in Placerville, and has worked to open another in the Sierra foothills.
  21. anoninoob Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Yes, they're opening what appears to be franchises all under "Narconon Vista Bay". Saw it listed during the pdf search of the above dox.
  22. TomVorm Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Yes, it seems that Narconon Watsonville, has re-marketed themselves all over the web as "Narconon Vista Bay". There's even a testimonial on youtube (I wonder if they licensed the use of the music on this one):



    However, according to a report on ripoffreport, they're still a ripoff:

    Rip-off Report: Narconon Vista Bay Toke advantage of a drug user Watsonville Watsonvill California

    Narconon Vista Bay
    Phone: 800-556-8885
    Fax:

    626 Gaffey Rd.
    Watsonvill, California, 95076
    U.S.A.

    On October 10th of 2007. I checked myself into this treatment program after many conversations with a intake person. I was told all the things I was looking for were in this program. I was very concered about my health as I had abused cocain for 27 years on a daily bases, I was told a physcian would do an extensive physical in fact I saw a nurse practiononer who listened to my lungs and gave me a TB test.

    I asked about nutrition I was told I would be put with a team which included a nutrionalist not so. I was told there would be a team meeting after the withdraw and they would put together a program designed just for my needs. Everyone does the samething takes classed and talks to ashtrayes.

    After 5 days and my head was clear I realized I had just given $ 29,000.00 to a bunch of conartist. On asking to leave I was followed and not allowed to make a phone call unless they were present. I was told I could write a letter and asked for a refund, of course they are refusing to give any of my money back. I did sign something that stated no refund, I did question this and was told that money would be return according to time spent. When I signed all my paperwork I had not sleeped or eated in about 72 hours and got high just before I got on the plan. I am looking for someone to take on a case against them as their parting words to me were the only reason I was leaving was to get high. I am clean with the help from real doctors and my family. I need more treatment and that was the last of my savings.

    Please do your research and do not pay all up front this is a ripe off. They said I could come back, I would love to do this with a camera and sound, because this place is a acident waiting to happen.

    Suzie
    Commerce City, Colorado
    U.S.A.
  23. TomVorm Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Some folks affiliated with Narconon Vista Bay, appear on a facebook page:

    Narconon Vista Bay | Facebook

    Narconon has been accused of hiring practices that include ex-clients, who were
    addicts themselves with criminal histories (like the alleged rapist Brett Lengstorf).

    One person pictured on the Facebook page, is Stacey S. Payne.

    Stacey Payne was described in an interview, as a Director
    of the Narconon facility in Placerville, California --
    a satellite facility of the troubled Narconon of Watsonville, CA.
    (This can be found online, by searching for the text of the
    Placerville Mountain Democrat article of November 14, 2003)

    Could she be an example, of questionable hiring practices at Narconon?

    Although the article mentioned her past as a drug user who
    faced jail time, it did not indicate the full nature of her actions
    (before she was hired to use aspects of the Scientology
    "Purification Rundown" to do what is described as indoctrination of
    drug addicts into the "spiritual" rituals of the religion of Scientology).

    Stacey Suzanne Payne was cited by police in Long Beach, CA
    on July 2, 2000 for one count of possession of cocaine and another
    count for possession of a smoking device (in combination with a
    co-defendant "Bxxx Exxxx Kozlow," in Citation #011513476).
    Arrest citation stated she was then age 35, 5'3", weight 160 lbs.

    Although a $10,000 bail bond was posted on July 5th, when Stacey
    pled not guilty, it was forfeited to the court on October 10, 2000,
    for a failure to appear. Stacey was subsequently booked and released
    pending further court action, on October 23rd, and was sentenced
    to 18 months probation for her felony conviction on November 16, 2000.
    (Criminal Case NA045638-02 at Long Beach Superior Court)

    Very shortly thereafter, Stacey was arrested again on November 28, 2000,
    for possession of cocaine at 10xx Perry Street in Wilmington.
    In the police report, officers stated they were conducting a follow-up
    investigation on reported stolen property at that address.
    When they searched a white and blue 1989 GMC van, they found a
    "clear plastic container" containing "thin off-white wafers" of cocaine.
    Booking report mentioned Stacey had distinguishing characteristics"
    of a picture on her right shoulder (of a sun and a star).

    Perhaps the stimulants affected her eating habits, as she then weighed
    142 lbs., but her bail ballooned to $50,000 on this second felony charge.
    Once again, Stacey didn't appear in court for a scheduled appearance
    on February 1st, 2001, and she fired her attorney William Rawson of
    Palos Verdes. About this time, she had entered the Narconon program in
    Watsonville in Northern California.
    (Criminal Case NA047528-01 at Long Beach Superior Court)

    Stacey's behavior became a concern to her adoptive brother Txxx and
    mother Axx. In a court request for a restraining order, filed near
    Temecula, California on February 13, 2001, her brother Txxx wrote;

    "On January 24, 2001, my sister Stacey Payne called the house and
    became hysterical and verbally abusive. On the telephone, she told me
    that 'you're going to find yourself dead soon, and I know the people
    to do it.' "

    Txxx described Stacey Payne as "a convicted crack addict" who had
    "been living on the streets and associating with drug dealers, users
    and prostitutes."

    Txxx also related an earlier account of April 2000 when Stacey brought
    a man with a gun to her mother Axx's home (described as appearing to
    be Stacey's drug supplier) who then coerced Axx to writing a check
    for a "repayment of her drug debt" and forced Axx to go to the bank to
    confirm that the cash was valid to be cashed. Txxx indicated that he
    had moved into his mother's home to provide her with protection from
    Stacey, and had continued to receive verbal threats from her.
    (Riverside County Court Case TEV001635)

    Stacey reappeared in court on April 20, 2001, and her jail sentence
    was stayed to September 7th, 2001, to allow her to complete the
    program at Narconon in Watsonville. Letters to her probation contact
    (from Narconon Northern California legal liason Will Pritchard),
    indicated that Stacey's primary drug of choice was "crack cocaine."
    Will later noted that Stacey Payne completed the Narconon program on
    May 19, 2001, and was offered a staff position immediately, starting
    May 20, 2001, as part of an employment contract for the following
    30 months (2 1/2 years).

    The next known public mentions of Stacey Payne were in association
    with the Narconon Watsonville facility (where she had become a
    staff member, then an officer), in a news article of November 2003.
    Tragically, this appeared the same week that a woman client at the
    Narconon Watsonville reported being raped under coercion
    (by Brett Lengstorf, another Narconon staff member who had a
    drug habit and a criminal background).

    Papers from a civil case following the rape, indicate that Stacey Payne
    made statements to the rape victim discouraging her from reporting
    the incident, refused the victim access to be seen by her own doctor,
    and quoted Stacey as saying she would "deal with her" (meaning,
    the rape victim) at the Narconon facility in Placerville.
    (Santa Cruz County Civil Case CV149221, details are listed below)

    As "Senior Director of Expansion" for Narconon in Northern California,
    Stacey Payne was listed in that organization's annual IRS form 990
    tax reports, as having been paid annual salaries of
    $86,436 (in 2003), $55,433 (in 2004), and $80,605 (in 2005).
    (http://www.xenu-directory.net/documents/narcononint-watsonville-990s.html)



    From the Narconon Watsonville also known as Narconon Vista Bay,
    civil case (following an alleged rape of a client):

    32. Plaintiff XXX told no one of the rape for some time because she was ashamed,
    humiliated, and frightened. In addition, she feared the effect on her husband,
    Plaintiff XXXX, if he knew that his wife had been raped. Plaintiff XXX was also
    afraid for her physical safety and her emotional well-being because of the
    imminent and very real threats that Defendant JOHN DOE 1 had made.
    33. When Plaintiff did tell the staff at the treatment Facility, Executive
    Director, Defendant DAN MANSON ratified the actions of Defendant JOHN DOE 1.
    Defendant DAN MANSON responded by isolating Plaintiff XXX in a hotel room with
    another male staff member known to Plaintiff XXX as Dave and a female staff
    member known to her as Angie. Two days later after not receiving any treatment,
    Plaintiff XXX told Dave that she wanted to go back to the treatment facility to
    finish the program. Dave took her back to the center and advised her to continue
    her program until "the 3 of us" could figure out what to do.
    34. Thereafter Defendant DAN MANSON further separated Plaintiff from other
    residents in the Treatment Program by such actions, among other things, as
    taking her to a staff apartment alone with Dave, and sending her alone to dinner
    and a movie with Dave.
    35. Thereafter, Defendant DAN MANSON advised Plaintiff XXX that he did not want
    her at the Treatment facility,and was going to move her to the Placerville
    Facility. Defendant DAN MANSON told Plaintiff XXX that if the other students
    found out, they would leave, or there would be a state investigation and that
    the staff would lose their jobs. He cried as he told her that "it could ruin
    everything that he had been working for for eight years."
    36. Defendant AND MANSON fraudulently promised Plaintiff XXX that if she went to
    Placerville and finished "two books" of the program in two weeks, she would be
    allowed to return on January 14, 2004 and finish the program at the Treatment
    facility, especially because Placerville did not have the sauna regimen that was
    included in her Treatment Program. At that time, Plaintiff XXX requested that he
    put the verbal agreement into writing. Defendant DAN MANSON told Plaintiff XXX
    that he did not want anything in writing about the situation.
    37. Thereafter Plaintiff XXX was taken to Placerville by a NARCONON employee.
    After her arrival at Placerville, Plaintiff XXX finished Book 5 and Book 8
    before January 12, 2004.
    38. On January 12, 2004, Defendant STACEY PAYNE, Executive Director of the
    Placerville Facility, also ratified by DAN MANSON, called Plaintiff XXX into her
    office and told Plaintiff XXX that she did not feel that Plaintiff XXX should go
    back to the treatment Facility at all. Plaintiff XXX explained that she had made
    a deal with Defendant DAN MANSON that if she finished 2 Books in 2 weeks, then
    Plaintiff XXX could go back to the Treatment facility and finish her Treatment
    Program. Plaintiff XXX explained that she had completed the 2 Books in ten days
    as agreed. Defendant STACEY PAYNE told Plaintiff XXX that she and Defendant DAN
    MANSON had decided that they did not want Plaintiff XXX at the Treatment
    Facility anymore. Plaintiff XXX also explained that she needed to get back to
    the Treatment facility, because she had a planned visit from her cousin there on
    January 17, 2004.
    39. Thereafter Plaintiff XXX was taken to Watsonville by a NARCONON employee
    known to her only as Paul. Upon arrival to Watsonville, however, the employee
    did not take Plaintiff XXX to the Treatment Facility as Plaintiff XXX was told
    would happen. When Plaintiff XXX inquired, Paul told her that Defendant DAN
    MANSON had instructed him not to take her back to the center but to a hotel
    instead. Plaintiff XXX was forced to call her husband Plaintiff XXXXand ask him
    for a credit card to pay for a room.
    40. Plaintiff XXXX was very distraught and upset that his wife Plaintiff XXX was
    not at the Treatment Facility.
    41. The next day Plaintiff XXX called Defendant DAN MANSON and asked him what
    was going on, and why she was not taken to the Treatment Facility. Defendant DAN
    MANSON told her that they had a lot of new arrivals at the Treatment Facility,
    and that there were no beds left for her. Plaintiff XXX told Defendant DAN
    MANSON that they had a deal. Defendant DAN MANSON responded by telling her that
    they would talk later, after her visit with her cousin.
    42. A few days later, Plaintiff XXX called Defendant DAN MANSON and told him
    that she needed to talk to him to resolve the situation, especially in light of
    the fact that her husband Plaintiff XXXX was growing increasingly worried.
    Defendant DAN MANSON told Plaintiff XXX that he would send someone to pick her
    up, and bring her to the treatment facility for a meeting with him.
    43. A short time later Defendant DAN MANSON called Plaintiff XXX and told her
    that he did not want her at the Treatment Facility, and that he would come to
    see her at the hotel. Plaintiff XXX asked why, and Defendant DAN MANSON
    responded that it was not a good idea for her to be seen at the treatment
    Facility.
    44. An hour later, Defendant DAN MANSON came over to have a meeting with
    Plaintiff XXX. Defendant DAN MANSON told Plaintiff XXX that there was no room
    for her at the Treatment Facility, because her old room had been filled.
    45. Defendant DAN MANSON then put in front of her, a Mutual Release of All
    Claims, hereinafter the Release. Defendant DAN MANSON told Plaintiff XXX that he
    would not allow her to finish the Treatment Program at either center unless she
    signed the Release. When Plaintiff XXX asked why he was making her sign this,
    Defendant DAN MANSON told her that his lawyers needed the paper signed for
    Narconon's protection. Plaintiff XXX did not sign, but told him that she would
    look over the document. Plaintiff became very agitated and cried after he left.
    46. Thereafter, Defendant STACEY PAYNE showed up to pick up Plaintiff XXX and
    take her to the Placerville Facility. Defendant STACEY PAYNE told Plaintiff XXX
    that Defendant DAN MANSON had sent her to deal with her and "deal with her she
    would." Defendant STACEY PAYNE told Plaintiff XXX that she did not have a choice
    anymore. Plaintiff XXX told Defendant STACEY PAYNE that they were just trying to
    hide her and the incident. Defendant STACEY PAYNE told Plaintiff XXX "yes," and
    that she, stacey, knew what was best for her. Plaintiff XXX was forced to go
    with Defendant STACEY PAYNE because she had no other place to go and no money.
    47. During the ride to Placerville Defendant STACEY PAYNE told Plaintiff XXX
    that some other students had tried to sue NARCONON before after a car accident
    where some students had died, but that NARCONON would not pay them anyway so
    that she should not even think about coming after NARCONON.
    48. Thereafter, Plaintiff XXX told Defendant STACEY PAYNE that she needed
    medical attention. Plaintiff XXX was very concerned for her health because
    Defendant JOHN DOE 1 was a known needle-user. Defendant STACEY PAYNE told her
    that she would only allow her to receive medical attention if she went to a
    nearby clinic. Plaintiff XXX told Defendant STACEY PAYNE that she wanted to go
    to her own doctor, but Defendant STACEY PAYNE told her that would not be
    allowed.
    49. Thereafter, Defendant STACEY PAYNE told Plaintiff XXX that she would only
    allow Plaintiff XXX to receive medical attention if she requested a leave of
    absence from the program. Plaintiff XXX was forced to sign some paperwork saying
    she was taking a leave, would check in everyday, and would return in four days.
    50. Thereafter, Plaintiff XXX learned that she had contracted a venereal disease
    and would require further treatment. Plaintiff XXX advised STACEY PAYNE by
    telephone that she would not be returning to either facility because she needed
    further medical treatment from her doctor, and because of NARCONON OF NORTHERN
    CALIFORNIA's gross mistreatment of her.
    51. Thereafter, when Plaintiff XXX returned to pick up her personal belongings,
    Defendant STACEY PAYNE requested that Plaintiff XXX sign a paper saying that she
    was leaving at her own free will. Plaintiff XXX refused to sign, and requested
    her file. Defendant STACEY PAYNE told her that she could not have her file, and
    that she could request it later from NARCONON
    INTERNATIONAL.
    52. Plaintiff XXX also requested information on Defendant JOHN DOE 1's medical
    history and Defendant STACEY PAYNE refused. Plaintiff XXX remains in extreme
    fear of her health and safety because Defendants have refused to disclose
    Defendant JOHN DOE 1's medical history.
  24. TomVorm Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Narconon International, was also a financial benefactor of the Reed Slatkin Ponzi scheme, according to a 11-8-2006 report of the Associated Press:

    "Slatkin, who was once an ordained Scientology minister, paid $1.7 million from his scheme directly to Scientology groups, while millions of dollars more were funneled through other investors to groups affiliated with the church, bankruptcy trustee R. Todd Neilson said in court filings. Among the church groups to receive ill-gotten gains from Slatkin's scheme were Narconon|Narconon International, the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International and the Church of Scientology Western United States, the filings said. The $3.5 million being returned by the church groups was the result of a negotiated compromise, Scientology attorney David Schindler and Alexander Pilmer, an attorney for Neilson, said."

    (from the Wikipedia page on Narconon. More details at www.slatkinfraud.com)
  25. Anonymous Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Guided poons fired.
    Expect effects report by Tuesday.
    Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono
    and for Amanda!
  26. King Nerd Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Oh, sorry.
    I guess the cult stopped kidnapping people in... wait wat?
  27. Anonymous Member

  28. Anonymous Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Narconon Vista Bay | Facebook

    Narconon Sales Pitch on facebook

    Sock trolling? Post some OTIII? That would be a terrible thing to do.
  29. TomVorm Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Bump
  30. Anonymous Member

    sage

    Bump without content?
    Sage.
  31. T.W.C_Anon Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Any developments on this front? IE: getting this outfit shut down?
  32. Anonymous Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    good stuff on this page, murderous cult indeed. this narconon assassin is highly skilled and certainly not the sloppy drunk that offed DM's mother-in-law and the boy in Florida.
  33. TomVorm Member

    Re: Woh, This is Interesting (Narconon)

    Somehow this account hasn't yet been posted.

    Rip Off Report: By Consumers, For Consumers Narconon - Vista Bay Drug Rehab Reached out for help and was told my family disowned me Watsonville California Placerville California

    After trying to rehab myself for two years, I finally asked my family for help. My brother and sister-in-law made it possible for me to go to a long term rehab. I looked on the Internet for months until I found a referral number that we thought would give us more choices and find exactly what we were looking for. When I say we, I mean what my family wanted and felt was the right place for me and what I needed in all facets, emontional, physical, mental, medical and what made me feel safe. I was already educated on the text book drug addict. What I was looking for was a program that learned about me and helped me regain my self esteem, confidence and went the extra mile to make me feel I could do this. I had never asked for help and this was hard for me to let my family know I was a failure in many ways. My family was there for me in more ways then I could ever imagine.

    When we recieved our first phone call I was greeted by a happy woman who made feel good. She said she was from Narconon in Southern CA. We chatted for a while as I asked every question I could think of. I basically said what is the day in the life of being in your facility. This is what I want, need and expect. Every question I asked was answered with yes, thats exactly what we do. Then told that each person had there program designed to fit there needs as we all have different reasons and our own stories. My brother wanted me closer to his home, he said how about Nothern CA. I was told they have one in Watsonville and givin a number and name of a man who never emailed my brother back. He was sceptacale at first until he finally recieved an email. I myself recieved many emails and phone calls from Narconons all over the US. I just thought they cared.

    When I talked to someone from Vista Bay I asked if the program was the same and was told yes, we have Narconons all over the World. On there website it said there was a 24 hr nurse onsite and showed some of the pics from the facility. I asked "Do you really take us shoping twice a week to get personal products and things we may have forgot", that's what it stated on the website. I was told yes we do. that way you don't have to lug so much and your sure to get what you need. I was told that we all get a complete physical from there Doctor and that they were Certified Drug Rehab Consolers. There was a exercise program and a sauna program.

    On April 21,2007 I was to Vista Bay, only when I arrived it was not what I was told. I was asked questions by an Ethic's Officer if I or any member of my family have every said anything about Narconon or L Ron Hubbard. I said one family member doesn't seem likehe likes LRH, but you'll have to ask my family and what does this have to do with rehab? He just kept asking more questions and I just went a long with it.

    By my first week in Book One "Theraputic Routines" HA HA, they mean Training Routines (TRs) Can you imagine people just off drugs for a few days being told to sit 3 feet in friont of another student (that's what were called) and stare at them for up to 1 hr, without moving or even looking away, for a pass to go to the next crazy step. Bullbaiting...to flaten ones buttons... I was hearing the most vulgar words out of people to get that person to move or flinch. I stoped at one point and told a young man if I hear those words again I will wash your mouth out with soap, there are ladys present in this room.

    Well off to the sauna program after a week and a half of more rude and strange things. I was never told about the Niacin we were to take and how it would effect us. It burns, turns your body red and then itches. We start at 100mg and go to up to 5,000mg. Sweat for up to 5 hrs a day and take. There were so many people in the sauna by the time I started that part of the program we were stuffed in like sardines.

    They have what theyt call Knowledge Reports (KR). I was told by a friend that I started the program with that Mr X came out of his room and said in front of a dozen people to start writting KRs on Mr Z and myself that we were taking off into the woods doing what ever you can think of, Mr X hated Mr Z and wanted him kicked out for good. I went to the Ethics office and said what in the H*** is going on here? This is not high school this is my life I'm old enough to be some of these kids mother. Nothing was ever said again to me but I don't believe anything was said to the people who wrote these reports. I could have been kicked out for good after 3 weeks.

    I kept asking when do I get to meet my Drug Consolor. I was told that they all were consolors and the one on one consoling was with another student.

    I went to Placerville there other facility. I worked very hard to get through the program because it was all I had and my family put $29,000. I hade some other problems that made it hard for me to concentrate and back then even read a book. There were a couple of great people there who helped me and took the time to listen. Thank you S and J. I hated what I was learning because I didn't believe in most of it and as the Books got higher , they were so weird it seemed unreal. I thought the person who wrote this stuff must have been losing his mind. All the books said on the cover the works of L R Hubbard. I even asked if LRH or Scientology had anything to do with the program, I was told LRH helped write some of the text. I never asked if the Church owned it, just if it was the same beliefs.

    I was to do these drills that were very hard for me to do because of me being unable to concentrate. I tried very hard and kept tring but when it became to hard and I felt worse then when I arrived, I had to stop. I asked for help but was yelled at and followed around like I was someone who wanted to destroy there program and couldn't be trusted. I know this sounds wierd it did to me when it started, I almost started to laugh and say "your kidding, right". Then I realized they weren't. I had asked to call my brother the whole day and was told wait a minute or let me finish this. I asked the director if I could use the phone and he said he would take care of it. After the day was almost over finally someone came me and said come on in the office. I thought my brother was on the phone but was told he didn't want to talk to me or have anything to do with me, I wasn't aloud in my familys homes and that was that. All I could think is that my family disowned me. I was then told they would take me to a Bus Station, Airport or Homless Shelter. My family lived 3 hours from there, I had no cell phone and only a little bit of cash in the bank. I had to leave 3/4 of my things there as I couldn't bring them on the Bus with me. I didn't know what to do or where to go. That was on Oct.4,2007. About 2 months later I tried to kill myself because I thought my family disowned me.

    There is not enough staff to help, they are over the 40 people limit by there License, they rent houses and Apartments for people to live in then bus them in everyday. It's all about money. Long Beach Narconon in CA is losing there licsense for most of these violations. One is that they bus people in to use the sauna with the in patient residents. Vista Bay does the same thing and it's also located in the Mountians, if there was a fire who would they get all these people out safely?

    Sasha
    Brooklyn, New York
    U.S.A.
  34. TomVorm Member

    Yet another ripoff report about Narconon Watsonville also known as Narconon Vista Bay

    Narconon - Vista Bay Vista Bay Deceptive and False Advertising, Con Artists Watsonville, California


    Narconon - Vista Bay

    262 Gaffey Road Watsonville California 95076 United States of America
    Phone: 8005568885
    Web: www.vistabay.com/
    Category: Healthcare Centers

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    It is hard to explain the depth of this scheme without having lived it yourself; however I sincerely hope this account prevents at least one desperate individual/family from investing a significant amount of money into a disgusting scam.
    Firstly, Narconon Vista Bay is a drug rehab facility that runs $29,000. Given the nature of drug rehabs and the financial commitment in particular of this one, the incredible majority of interested parties are in a state of absolute desperation. The Narconon sales team, Mike Dipalma in particular are aware of this and do everything possible (such as calling constantly for status updates when a family is trying to make the decision, lieing - I will get to the use of this word in this context later - and declaring that unless patient X leaves TODAY there will not be any beds left, and pushing cheap plane tickets if you purchase them NOW among many other tactics).


    Pushing "time sensitivity" alone is dispicable; however the sales team also lies, glosses over, and intentionally omitts an unbelievable amount of information. For instance patient Y was told she had to reserve a bed and be on a plane the same day as the phone call or there would not be a bed available. Upon arrival and for the subsequent 2 months at no point were all (or even close to all) of the beds at the Vista Bay location alone (there are two other locations: Placerville and Tahoe, which have availability always and take 'overflow' from Vista Bay) taken.


    The "heated pool" is very very small, outdoors, and NEVER heated (to save money)


    The "beaches" they like to advertise will only be seen after students complete book 4 (approx 2-3months into the program conservatively), and then only on Sundays, and then only if the majority of students going out on Sunday vote for the beach (doesn't happen), and then only if an individual student has 0 "chits" for the entire week. One recieves a "chit" for being 1+ second late to roll call (called ~6x/day), doesn't clean his room to the supervisors standards, his roomates (plural) don't clean their stuff to a supervisors standard daily, if the student does anything any "faculty" (ie. ex-addicts a number of whom will plainly admit that although they graduated the program they would be incapable of remaining clean if they did not work/live/eat with and at Narconon Vista Bay - In my opinion becoming a prisoner for life at Narconon is not a success story), etc. etc.


    The "basketball court" is one broken hoop on a slippery gravel court not large enough to play 1/2 court on (during a 2 week period I saw 1 person break their ankle and numerous others recieve bad cuts and scraps from falling).


    Everything in the program is attributed to L. Ron Hubbard (founder of scientology). His picture is hung up on numerous walls. Any talk of scientology, or negative comment concerning L. Ron Hubbard garners an "ethics cycle" (will get to later on). Additionally they present you with a paper saying you will refrain from vocalizing any and all comments/concerns about the program or L. Ron Hubbard that are not completely positive. If you refuse to sign the paper they tell you its irrelevant and goes into effect regardless. The punishment for another comment is continued ethics cycles or suspension.
    Allow me to diverge quickly into "ethics cycles" and how one gets them. An ethics cycle where if they feel you have gone out of line (anything from a negative L. Ron comment, a negative comment about the effectiveness of the program or the faculty, or 3 chits) you are forced to stop your program, confess to whatever they acuse you of (this is done by signing a paper to that effect), and performing manual labor (such as raking leaves, digging holes - not even kidding - etc.) for approximately a week; although the exact time is determined by the ethics officers. On one occasion a bad storm hit and a number of branches fell down. In the subsequent day a number of students recieved ethics duty for minor-imaginary infractions. Needless to say they saved Narconon money cleaning up the branches. After the fallout of the storm was cleared the students were all taken off ethics...


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  35. TomVorm Member

    Words such as brainwash, cult, indoctrination, zombies, rituals, etc. overheard at any point by faculty (or students who are encouraged to write up other students) are punished immediately with an ethics cycle (they deny it's punishment and insist it's "part of certain individuals' programs). If a student speaks with these words in reference to the program multiple times they are suspended.


    Massages are in no way shape or form massages. "Assists" as they call them come in two varieties. 1. the "nerve assist" - here they rub down your spine twice and then proceed to lightly draw their fingers from you spine out to your ribs, flip you over and repeat for 30 minutes at a time. They claim it releases "bottled up nerve impulses" and allows for damaged nerve endings to repair themselves - As a biochemistry major I can assure you no one with the slightest knowledge of physiology will tell you this "explanation" has any merit whatsoever. 2. "body communication" - here they take their hands and put slight pressure on your body from shoulders to feet each time repeating the mantra "feel my hands" approximately every 2-4seconds also for 30 minutes at a time. The explanation here is they are putting your body in better communication - need I say anything to that? If for some reason one desired these "massages" after the withdrawal portion of the program they would have to get them from same sex students trained in the techniques.


    The training for the assists/withdrawal cabin "specialist" (I swear on my life I am not making this up, and I saw it with my own eyes) involves, in part, walking a stuffed teddy bear with a "teacher" watching and coaching (ie. "make the bear look up into that tree" student then must physically turn the bears head to point towards the tree), and to top it off the trainee must perform both assists on the teddy bear.


    I could continue for ages on the horrors of this program, but I will instead just touch on 2-3 more crucial points.


    1. When you arrive there is a blackout period of 10 days. During this 10 days students are allowed no access to a phone, internet, etc. (internet is always prohibited barring a 1/100 reason, and the phones are always pay phones - incredibly expensive even with a calling card). The staff at no point during these 10 days mentions that any student leaving during that period is entitled a full refund. Everyone is very very nice until you sign this packet of 100 or so pages agreeing not to sue and to all their arbitrary borderline fascist (seriously) rules. At which point all staff gives you attitude and basically treats you like a prisoner.


    2. There is not one licensed counselor, much less psychiatrist on the staff. All medicines (including tylenol for headaches, any cold medicine - ie. dimetap, etc. are not allowed). Any dental/other surgeries will be done with local anesthetic alone and only if absolutely necessary. Withdrawal cabin, where everyone is abruptly taken off of all medicines (including anti-depressants). Saint Johns Wort and Willow Bark are given in lieu of SSRI's and Tylenol.


    3. Any individual who chooses to leave (self-paying, self-admitted adults included) will not be given their stuff back. In my time one individual (self-paying/admitted) was told by the doctor he was not medically fit for the sauna program (due to a heart condition). After this news he waited 4 days of constantly talking to the staff, who had him talk to his father and friends (all of whom agreed he should leave) and as of my departure they still refused to give him his wallet, ID, etc.


    4. The first 1-2 weeks (after withdrawal) are spent doing "TRs" (training routines). These entail sitting 3 feet from another individual in a chair with both of your eyes closed for 40-80 minutes at a time. Neither of you can itch, straighten up in your seat, or move in any way whatsoever or you start again. Even if you go 80 minutes your first attempt you are told to do it again to "practice". This is then done with eyes open where one must stare at the person across from you and never look away. The purpose of eyes closed is to "be comfortable in a space". Eyes open to "be comfortable confronting someone else". Other of the first week drills (these are then revisited later after the sauna for longer durations) include asking over and over for 2 hr class periods "do birds fly" if your partner (called "twins" at narconon) answers the question (ie. "yes") student replies "thank you, do birds fly?" if partner answers with something about himself (ie. "my leg hurts") student acknoledges like so "I understand, I'll repeat the question, do birds fly?" if partner answers with a comment (ie. "I hate you") student ignores it an says "I'll repeat the question, do birds fly?"


    I honestly am not making up one bit of this. The other exercises are even more ridiculous including holding an ash tray out in front of you and screaming at the top of your lungs "stand up!" (student then lifts the ash tray and holds it in the air) still screaming "thank you! Sit down!" (student lowers ash tray to the seat) still screaming "thank you! stand up!" (andddd repeat). Like I said this can go on forever and I was only there a short period of time.


    One final story; at night they have one ex-addict, ex-graduate watch over the 50-60 "students" sleeping at Vista Bay (by the way the staff-to-student ratio is no where near 1:1. From my count ~15 staff dealt with students on a daily basis and at least 8 of those were in secretorial/paper pushing roles. The only individualized attention given to a student is when he/she speaks negatively of the program). One night the night duty man Craig showed up so high on heroin he could not walk. Students saw him visibly fall a number of times, slur his words, have eyes that were "pinned" (extreme opposite of dilated and a distinct sign of an opiate high). Students were then forced to deal with this situation and call in other faculty from off site. The next day when students pressed the faculty they said it was said and to leave it. I told them they should make an announcement, which the ultimately, and reluctantly did. During which they explained the night man was no longer working for them etc.


    At this point I asked for the faculty to be UAd (Urinary Analysis) by the students (the faculty had UAd the students 2 days prior because drugs had been discovered in the facility). I said that for the students to take seriously the word of the faculty they should prove they aren't using and if they aren't they have nothing to fear. Approximately an hour later I was told I was being suspended for "telling another student he should sue narconon for taking him off anti-depressants cold turkey".


    1. I never said anything of the sort
    2. The student in question to my knowledge had never taken anti-depressants in his life
    3. The student himself says I never said that
    4. When asked to speak with the staff member who filed the report I was denied
    5. When asked to see the report I was denied and told flat out "one probably wasn't even written up"
    6. My family and I were told we would receive a refund before I left.
    7. They dropped me at the airport fully aware that I had no credit, debit, or atm cards. No cell phone, no phone cards. In other words I was on the West Coast with nothing in the middle of a tiny airport and they drove away.
    8. We have since sent them registered letters concerning their promise of a refund and now they avoid our phone calls or say "hold on, I can give you his/her voice-mail" - needless to say the calls are not returned.


    Save your money. If you have the least bit of intelligence this program will make you go insane. I have since attended a program in Michigan for significantly less money and have been clean ever since.

    http://www.ripoffreport.com/healthc...sta-bay/narconon-vista-bay-vista-ba-37948.htm
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  36. TomVorm Member

    Vista Bay Drug Rehab Center NARCONON, SCIENTOLOGY LIES, CULT, BRAINWASHING, SCAM, RIP-OFF! WATSONVILLE, California

    I am writing this on behalf of a family member who just spent the last 17 days at Vista Bay Drug Rehab in Watsonville, CA. This "facility" is nothing more than a cult who preys on the desperation of family members who are seeking legitimate help for their loved ones. From the start, all they have done is LIED!

    First off, they lie to get you by telling you that you must put the addict on the plane right away. They lie by telling you that they have doctors and nurses on site and on staff who will help detox the addict. LIES! They have ex-addicts and fellow Scientology members who are not qualified, doing this. If you come to the clinic on anti-depressents they claim that they will wean you off of them when in fact they make you stop all together, cold turkey. Any educated person can tell you that this is dangerous.

    They monitor everything that is coming in and coming out of the facility. The patients are told that their families "do not want them or love them anymore." We were told that our loved one would be able to call us once she was out of detox. LIES! Thankfully, we figured out something was very wrong and got her the hell out of there before they could brainwash her anymore than they had. They lie and say that they do not use Scientology in their counseling....LIES! Everything is based on their "religion."

    I sincerely hope that if you are even considering any rehab center, please, please, please do your own research. I read these reports and had serious concerns. These people prey on vulnerable, sick and frightened people. They need to be stopped! They are nothing more than a cult!!!

    http://www.ripoffreport.com/cult/vista-bay-drug-rehab/vista-bay-drug-rehab-center-na-dcb9f.htm
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  37. subgenius Member

    Paging Intelligence.
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  38. Anonymous Member

    It's way past time that these false promises and lies over the phone were recorded in a State that doesn't require you to inform them you are doing so.
  39. Anonymous Member

    Is this sort of info available for other Narconon/Orgs?
  40. DeathHamster Member

    Does the FDA have any kind angle on this? Narconon isn't under CoS's religious cloak, and this sure sounds like a dangerous fraudulent medical practice.

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