Lawyers for the Church of Scientology provided this statement in regards to the story above:
Ms Grady was expelled from the Church of Scientology in 1990 due to her own breaches of her ecclesiastical obligations and has not had any contact with the Church since that time.
It is false to claim or suggest that Ms Grady and/or her father were at any time 'chained and imprisoned as punishment', or that they were subjected to any unlawful treatment of any kind.
It is false to claim or suggest that Ms Grady was raised by anyone other than her parents, both of whom accompanied her in the Sea Organization.
Ms Grady's characterizations of Mr L. Ron Hubbard and Mr David Miscavige are rejected as false ad hominem to generate publicity.
Ms Grady's characterizations of the Church's status and religious practices are rejected as false ad hominem to generate publicity.
Our client rejects the Ms Grady's assertions about the conditions of the Church of Scientology. She was expelled from the religion in 1990 and has been out of the Church for nearly three decades. She is in no position to comment on the status of the Church today.