Kate...wow! What a story. Thank you very much for sharing it with us.
You've come to the right place. The OC folks have helped many people, self included, and we've all shared quite a bit together. I'm happy you are here.
Re the Freeloader Bill, keep in mind a few things:
a) It's totally bogus---illegal---nothing you "owe". Working the hours you did, you've way paid them.
B) FYI: I went over this with an Exec within OSA years ago, as they'd upset SO many young kids. They'd recruited them, really illegally (scarring them), then spit them out with huge freeloaders debts. I explained how stupid that was, that they were creating this rather large group of disaffected young people.
She agreed...Linda Peters is her name. She told me, "Just have them write it up to me and I'll handle it". One parent did, and she got it cancelled. So if I were you, I'd go that route, or forget it all together. Can you imagine them trying to collect that in court? HA!
My best to you
X-Scientologist after 30 years "in"
Free at Last