Wavy Gravy kicked Lake out of the Hog Farm
Aside from the note from her parents, the other thing people often know about Lake is that she had been living in Wavy Gravy's Hog Farm commune before joining Manson. That's true, but in reality, she lived there less than a month because Wavy Gravy (also known as Hugh Romney) and his wife asked that she leave because that they knew she was underage and having sex – and they didn't want to deal with potential legal consequences.
"As he said the words, I wasn't surprised," Lake writes of being asked to leave. "Everyone else was doing it, but they wanted me to follow a different set of rules. They'd build an entire movement around relinquishing responsibility about sex that they now expected a teenager to bear. The hypocrisy would have been laughable if it hadn't been so aggravating."
Armed with her note, Lake moved in with a couple outside of Hog Farm, who eventually introduced her to Manson.