Japan TV coverage of press conference at HCS and interviews with Miriam Padilla
In 1992, members of The Family in Japan held a press conference at the Heavenly City School and invited former second generation member Miriam Padilla to attend. Several Japanese television stations covered the event and following are their broadcast reports.
- movingon.org: Anyone interested in the video of when I went to the HCS with Shukan Bunsun in 1992? — 2003-01-10
- However, despite voluminous evidence to the contrary, The Family reportedly denied that Padilla was ever a member of the cult. In a posting on MovingOn, Padilla wrote:
"[The Family] then proceeded to try and discredit me by saying that I had never been in the Family…(oh no? I wonder who my father’s inheritance went to? I wonder what a mother and 6 kids were doing in India living in communes? I wonder why my eldest sister Shuly died? I wonder who sexually molested, exploited us for money, psychologically and physically abused us? I wonder why we were uneducated at the time?)"
Source: movingon.org: Anyone interested in the video of when I went to the HCS with Shukan Bunsun in 1992? — 2003-01-10 (accessed 2007-08-31)