>> True Information: We have documentation and pictures demonstrating that Valeska Paris led a wonderful life aboard the Freewinds and was there of her own free will. Valeska Paris was a crew member aboard a ship. She was a waitress and a course supervisor in daily contact with dozens of parishioners. She left the ship hundreds of times to go shopping, for outings with her husband on islands such as Aruba, St. Barts and Curaçao, as well as for numerous other reasons. In 2001, she hosted six members of her husband’s family. We even have pictures of her as a tourist in some of these areas. She participated in extended projects in the U.K., U.S. and Denmark. She certainly wasn’t “forced” to be there. She was also never forced to labor in the engine room.