Inside the controversial ‘Twelve Tribes’ commune: Man who spent 18 years trapped in a ‘surrendered’ state opens up about how he escaped the secretive religious sect

Source: Daily Mail Or Mathias claims he was subjected to years of physical and psychological abuse Mr Mathias said his 18 years in the sect have left him permanently traumatised The now 26-year-old alleges child abuse is rampant within the communities Original member Andrew McLeod previously said there is no child abuse present By Brittany Chain…

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Or Mathias breaks 18-year silence on life inside Twelve Tribes sect He spent 18 years as a member of a secretive NSW sect — his earliest memory being beaten 15 times a day with a bamboo stick. Or Mathias lifts the lid on what really happens to members

… INTERACTIVE: INSIDE THE SECT Source: Daily Telegraph Sect accused of using ‘slave labour’ to run cafes ‘I’m not coming back’: Mum’s brave escape Or Mathias’s earliest memory of growing up in the Twelve Tribes is being beaten 15 times on the buttocks with a bamboo stick. He wasn’t allowed to be comforted by his…

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What is it like in the Twelve Tribes cult?

Source: Women’s Weekly In the Twelve Tribes community, members dance, sing, work hard and bake great cookies. But Beverley Hadgraft meets the former members and investigators who believe the community is a cult that’s also abusing its youngest and most vulnerable members. Oct 18, 2018 8:30am By Beverley Hadgraft Tessa Klein was four when she…

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Samie Brosseau

“My worst day as a free soul is far better than my best day in captivity.” Samie Brosseau runs Liberation Point, a charitable organization that helps people who come out of cults integrate into society: Here are the links to articles and videos about Samantha  (Samie) Brosseau, from more recent to older June 2018: A&E…

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How Inside Edition Producer Went Undercover to Expose Suspected Child Labor at New York Commune

Source: Inside Edition 7 June 2018 What does it take to go undercover to investigate suspected wrongdoings? Inside Edition producer Zara Lockshin was assigned to investigate claims of child labor at businesses owned by a religious sect called the Twelve Tribes. She discovered children as young as 6 working at the group’s farm in Cambridge, N.Y….

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Twelve Tribes documentary 2015 from Spain

Here is the complete documentary with embedded English subtitles that takes us to the Spanish community. Following the 2013 raid of the German community and the state of Bavaria putting all their children in the care of foster parents and in youth state centers, there is a strong concern that the same childabuse which was…

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Twelve Tribes: The Church Preached Child Abuse & Slavery

Source: The daily beast Luke O’Neil 07.17.16 2:01 PM ET According to ex-members of Twelve Tribes who spoke to The Daily Beast, children are regularly beaten and leaders preached “slavery is necessary.” Now, an escapee has taken over the Facebook page of the Plymouth bakery run by the commune so he can broadcast its ills….

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