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Scientology blamed in high-profile suicide

  |   April 16, 2008 at 1:00 PM
NICE, France, April 16 (UPI) -- The daughter of a Norwegian politician killed herself after she received negative results on a personality test by the Church of Scientology, officials said.

Kaja Ballo, daughter of Norwegian politician Olav Ballo, took a personality test administered by a Scientology center in Nice, France, Aftenposten said Wednesday.

Family and friends described the 20-year-old in a generally good mood until Friday, March 28, when she "changed" after reading the results from the test.

She took her own life hours later.

A Scientology spokesman called the allegations "deeply unfair" and pointed to an eating disorder and other psychological issues she experienced in her early teens.

Critics say the break-you-down-build-you-up recruitment tool of Scientologists is controversial.

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