At the time, Ms Eastgate was head of the Australian wing of a Scientology commission which campaigns against psychiatry. She's now international head of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International.
Ms Rainer's mother, Phoebe, says when she learned of her daughter's abuse she decided to speak to somebody that could help. "My first thought was the chaplain in Scientology," she told ABC TV. But Ms Rainer says the Sydney church told her she was to blame "because I'd been bad in a past life".
"I believed them. I was eleven and that's what I knew, I grew up believing what they believed." Ms Rainer said Ms Eastgate told her to lie to police and community services about the abuse, which occurred some 30 years ago. She was told to tell the police she didn't want her stepfather to go to jail.
"The church got involved and sent Jan Eastgate over to drill me and tell me what to say to the police and DoCS," MS Rainer said,"She kept repeating 'Just say no'. You can't tell them ... because otherwise you will be taken away from your parents and you'll never see your family again'."
Ms Eastgate has denied the allegations, according to ABC TV. She's labeled them "egregiously false".
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Amy Scobee, author of Scientology, Abuse at the Top, fills us in on who Jan Eastgate is and how it relates to what she endured while growing up in the Church of Scientology.
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Who Is Jan Eastgate?
- A magazine produced by the Citizen's Commission on Human Rights International on psychiatric rape is available on the CCHR Australia website. Jan Eastgate appears at p5.
- There's footage of Jan on CBS's "48 Hours" in 2006. (See the hour-long video with multiple appearances by Eastgate. You can see where she pops up a number of times in the transcript.The background is the Elli Perkins murder - a tragedy very similar to that of Linda Walicki and family in Sydney in 2007.)
- Jan also appears in this 2008 program from svt (Sverige Television): YouTube - Mission investigate Scientology part 4 (at 3:44 ff).
UPDATED Video: Jan Eastgate Arrested May 31, 2011
Scientologist charged for 'intimidating' alleged sex abuse victim
theaustralian.com ~ A SENIOR member of the Church of Scientology has been charged by police for intimidating a young girl who wanted to report sexual abuse allegations within the church.
Jan Eastgate, the head of the church's "International Commission on Human Rights" which attacks psychology, has been charged by NSW Police with perverting the course of justice. [more]