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I'd also add complicity as a factor that works in Scientology's favor. Eventually Scientologists become participants in the scam and it is cringe worthy to be associated with it. To speak out or go public with litigation means you become forever associated with it on the internet and people are googled by employers, landlords, dating, everything. Since there are a lot of mental types associated with Scientology it is impossible to know how that will play out. In order for people to know where you stand you need to get into the details of your experience and that could involve other people that you want to protect from that kind of exposure. It functions much like gang initiation to my thinking - to join a gang you need to do something that would make you equally culpable if you ever turn.