Another Scientology drug rehab center, Narconon Fresh Start in Nevada (Rainbow Canyon Retreat), is facing a lawsuit concerning a 15-year-old who was bullied, abused and branded with a hot iron. This disturbing story broke this morning on Tony Ortega’s website “The Underground Bunker.”
The parents, Mark and Nicole Peet, represented by lawyer Richard W. Sears from Nevada, are suing for the $39,000 they paid to Narconon and for medical bills, pain and suffering, and punitive damages.
Scientology drug rehabs are facing numerous litigations recently, including wrongful death lawsuits against Narconon Arrowhead and Narconon of Georgia, and 5 cases in Quebec, Canada with the Human Rights Commission for exploitation and discrimination.
Court documents state that three days after this young lad entered Narconon Fresh Start in Nevada, he was held down and branded with a hot iron “until he sustained a disfiguring wound.” On April 7, 2012, he was attacked by a 27-year-old male “and sustained a laceration on his neck and a bloody lip.” The following day, the same 27-year-old student “was carrying a knife around, threatening others.” Hard drugs were on the premises; brought in by students and some smuggled in by mail in shampoo bottles.
This case is indeed horrific and disturbing, but rings of similar events at other Narconons around the globe. Students using drugs is common-place, with apparently little or no monitoring by staff; sometimes staff providing them to the students in return for sexual favours.
Narconon is well known for using patients who completed the program for staff and not having medical professionals at their centers. To date, there has been a minimum of 15 deaths inside these negligent Scientology rehab centers; 3-4 deaths within the past 18 months in the United States.
An excellent source of information about Narconon is posted at the following link:
Instead of receiving detoxification and addiction treatment prescribed in current medical literature, the Narconon program uses Scientology Training Routines and Auditing Sessions to indoctrinate the student by tiny, gradient steps of mind control and start the victim up “The Scientology Bridge to Total Freedom.”
David Edgar Love