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Former scientologist, left after 11 years.
Scientology library: Lawrence "Larry" Wollersheim
«He had Craig J. Stein, State Bar # 98041, as attorney to collect his multi-million dollar judgement against Scientology, outstanding for over 10 years. Stein said this about Wollersheim in this case: Certainly Mr. Wollersheim has publicly commented on the tactics of Scientology both in litigation and in connection with its "religious" practices. Why not. He is aggrieved to the tune of more than 5.2 million dollars as a result of these practices. As far as I can tell his commentary is protected by the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution. Wollersheim had Lynn Farney, a "reverend" in the "church" of Scientology, post some statements about him on the Internet. Among those statements Farney wrote that Mr. Wollersheim, while attending his military draft related physical examination, smeared peanut butter in his underwear, ate the peanut butter and ran screaming through the facility to feign mental illness. This information may have possibly come from Wollersheim's supposedly confidential confessional folders. Stein commented further: Remember before this litigation commenced this "church" and this "religion" ordered Mr. Wollersheim to sever all of his relationships with his family, held him prisoner on a ship, intentionally drove his business into bankruptcy and later while he was contemplating suicide, caused by this "church's" religious practices, prohibited him from seeking professional help, among assorted other pleasantries in Wollersheim -v- Church of Scientology of California, (1989) 212 Cal.App.3d 872, 892-894 — LegalA.»[Source: "Who's Who in Scientology" by Martin Hunt]
As of this date, I have successfully collected almost 70 million of the 86 million “thin dimes” that David Miscavige, their leader, personally vowed and continues to vow I will never collect.
The success in collecting these 70 million dimes also should bring renewed hope to those of you victimized by Scientology may who wish to get full refunds, out of court settlement payments from Scientology and/or win litigation with them for any and all real harm that they caused you --- even if it has been many, many years since you left.
Wollersheim attempted to escape from the ship because he felt he "was dying and losing [his] mind."His escape was thwarted by Scientology members who seized Wollersheim and held him captive until he agreed to remain and continue with the auditing and other religious practices taking place on the vessel. One of the psychiatric witnesses testified Wollersheim's experience on the ship was one of five cataclysmic events underlying the diagnosis of his mental illness and its cause.
At another stage Scientology auditors convinced him to "disconnect" from his wife and his parents and other family members because they had expressed concerns about Scientology and Wollersheim's continued membership. "Disconnect" meant he was no longer to have any contact with his family.
28. Later, I was informed that a second court order was issued to produce Mr. Wollersheim's entire file. Faced with the prospect of having to produce the entire file David Miscavige gave orders that the entire file simply be destroyed by being pulped.
“To allow a free-speech organization to be bought by an organization trying to censor information and destroy a library,” he says, “would be cognitive dissonance to the level of insanity.” [...]
A California judge who presided over a lawsuit in which Wollersheim was the plaintiff told reporters he'd encountered a lot of "funny stuff" during the five-month trial, including slashed tires on his car and strangers tailing him. Recently, Wollersheim says, someone claiming to be him contacted his bank in a clumsy attempt to obtain his financial records. [...]