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Scientology church files $6 million suit (exact date unknown)

Title: Scientology church files $6 million suit (exact date unknown)
Date: Thursday, 1 October 1970
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A $6 million libel and damage suit was filed in Federal court here yesterday by The Church of Scientology of California against Dell Publishing Company, Inc.

The suit claims a recent Dell book, "Scientology, the Now Religion," was libelous and defamatory in calling Scientology a "con game" and "evil cloud" which "settles on a person."

The suit by the church and its chief executive officer the Rev. Robert H. Thomas, asks $2 million general damages and $4 million punitive damages.