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Church of Scientology denies holding woman in isolation
Steve Cannane
ABC Lateline
February 25, 2013

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Just over a year later, her life is in ruins.

 

EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: The Church of Scientology in Sydney has been accused of holding a young Taiwanese woman against her will after she suffered a mental breakdown.

Alice Wu was hospitalised last March after a serious cut to her hand caused by punching a window at Scientology's Sydney headquarters.

Alice Wu's family claims she hurt herself trying to escape. She eventually returned to Taiwan.

The Church of Scientology denies allegations that she was held captive or forced to do anything against her will.

The case is said to highlight Scientology's controversial beliefs around psychiatry.

Steve Cannane has this exclusive report for Lateline.

STEVE CANNANE, REPORTER: At 20, Alice Wu had a bright future. She was living in Taiwan, studying Commerce and working part-time in a library.

Just over a year later, her life is in ruins.

Mentally ill and unable to work or study, she shuffles down the street like a woman four times her age.

Her family blames the Church of Scientology in Australia.

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