After watching the VV videos, judging by his body language as well as the things he said in the interview, I think Debbie's lawyer is baffled beyond belief by his client's reticence -- he's had to coax her to talk about what happened to her, to draw her out.
Because it would have reflected badly on scientology, she would never have told about these horrors had she not been sued, brought to court to testify, and thus been coaxed by her attorney to reveal what she had experienced.
Here she is, after all that she endured, still extolling the virtues of scientology and Hubbard! concerned that her religion is going to be thought badly of!
The depth of abuse that individuals will endure in order to protect the "good name" of scientology is astounding; and I think her lawyer also finds it astounding. From her body language, as well as what she actually says, I think she thinks this kind of "dedication" is the height of nobility and honor.
The rest of us (possibly including her attorney) just find it crazy.
When asked when she would have walked away from it if she had not been confined by security, she says the day after she was put in the Hole...
...which means she would have willingly continued through such things as the extreme schedule where she could eat only every other day, sleep only every other day.
A "normal" person would have walked away from that madness long, long before!
It's as though she (and no doubt sooooo many others) have been implanted with a kamikaze mentality. Brainwashing on display in all its glory.
I'm gobsmacked. Words fail.
Olska you are so right. It took me ages to pluck up the courage to mention that I'd been thrown in the lake, not allowed to moonlight when I had no money and consequently nearly starved, had hallucinations from lack of food and sleep and so on. There was always the implanted idea that the church was good but some people temporarily dramatised evil. Hold the pain in and just keep quiet about the evil.
She's learning, she's not going to be fast but that enormous wall is not far from her face and she will climb it. Then she will be able to see reality, it's a big thing for her to do and quite honestly she probably just needs food and sleep for a few weeks right now.