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6 ex-Scientologists file $1-billion suit over funds, secrets

Title: 6 ex-Scientologists file $1-billion suit over funds, secrets
Date: Thursday, 1 January 1987
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
Authors: Joel Sappell, Robert W. Welkos
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Former members of the Church of Scientology filed a $1-billion class-action lawsuit against the organization Wednesday, accusing its late founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and a cadre of his most trusted aides of plundering church coffers, intimidating critics and breaching the confidentiality of sacred confessional folders. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court at a time when the church had hoped that its legal wars with its critics had been put largely to rest. Two weeks ago, the organization reached ... [Read the rest at]