The now 45-year-old claims that when she was 15, a group of men suddenly showed up at her home in Los Angeles and she was handcuffed and taken to a training camp in Utah state. There she would have had to live on peanuts, raisins and beans. She says that she once helped another “resident” of the camp skin a squirrel and was given the animal’s leg as a thank you. Pentland also claims to have been beaten by a staff member at the educational institute.
Pentland writes that her mother had been tutoring her regularly since she was thirteen. According to her daughter, Barr’s main problem was that Pentland was overweight. Comedian Tom Arnold, who was married to Barr from 1990 to 1994, is said to have collaborated on her recordings at various institutions.
According to The New York Post Barr’s side of the story is not addressed in the book.