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Made up Jonestown story to aid group, man says

Title: Made up Jonestown story to aid group, man says
Date: Tuesday, 19 November 1991
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
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A man who called a news conference Monday in Los Angeles on the 13th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre told reporters that he had falsely claimed to be a survivor of the Guyana tragedy in order to raise "hundreds of thousands of dollars" for the Cult Awareness Network in Chicago. Gary Scarff said that network personnel encouraged him to tell untrue stories about surviving the blood bath that claimed 914 lives in order to finance their cult deprogramming work. Cynthia Kisser, ... [Read the rest at]