Took many Scientology courses, did not obtained the
promised results. Eventually she sued the Church of Scientology.
Janice D. Hayward v.
Church of Scientology, case no. CV96-10503
|«I have been treated very badly physically,
mentally, and emotionally by the Church of Scientology.
Also, everytime I went to the church for help or
assistance I was accused of doing something bad,
immoral, or unethical.
In conclusion, the processing
and training I received have not bettered the quality of
my life. I have been harmed and not helped.
I appealed to the Church of Scientology justice
system to correct the above mentioned situations.
Nothing was done.
Therefore, I asked for my money back. In March 1996,
as evidenced by a letter dated 22 Mar., 1996, Sue
Porter, International Chief Justice granted me a compete
and total refund which I have not received.
Because of the Misrepresentation of the Dianetics
program, and the misrepresentation of the results that
would be received, I acted to my detriment and paid them
$67,009.07 for harmful treatment which has in no way
bettered my life.»
Affidavit of Janice
Hayward (19 March 1997)
|«13. In 1996 I filed a lawsuit against the Church of
Scientology to recover the monies paid plus damages for
emotional and mental pain. I represented myself in the
lawsuit because I could not afford an attorney, having
paid so much to the Church. I subsequently requested
that the case be dismissed because I was unable to
continue without an attorney. The case was subsequently
dismissed without prejudice.
14. While the Church of
Scientology represents itself as a church, to my
knowledge it does not hold church or religious services.
15. I was promised that if I took the courses and
followed the program that I would receive the benefits
of freedom from emotional, physical and mental pain and
distress, as well as career success. Furthermore, I was
promised that if the promised results were not achieved
all monies would be refunded.
16. The promised results were not achieved. To the
contrary, following my involvement with the Church of
Scientology I was released from two separate positions
with Phoenix Union High School District. I am currently
unemployed, being unable to find a job. I am not free
from emotional, physical or mental pain. In fact, I feel
that the Church itself was a cause of much emotional,
physical and mental pain, not to mention the huge
financial loss which I incurred.»