The Family wasn't so loving and caring
Anne Hamilton-Byrne also believed that it was fair that she should collect about 10% of her followers salaries, so she was pulling in some big bucks. Millions, in fact.
She figured she’d use her free time to help mold all of the kids she amassed, but her methods were deplorable…
Anouree Treena-Byrne was taken as a child, and she has said that all of the children were given drugs of various types constantly.
She talked about their physical abuse too, saying, “For example not being able to eat for over 3 days, being denied food for over 3 days. For some of the kids it might have been longer. I’m talking about serious abuse. We were routinely belted, and absolutely belted and beaten, not just hitting but serious beltings.”
Though a police raid in 1987 freed these drugged and abused kids, they still deal with the after-effects of their ordeal, like PTSD. It’s estimated that at least 28 children were subjected to this terrible treatment, 14 of which may have been the leader’s biological kids.