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Ex-employees describe abuse in suit against est's Erhard

Title: Ex-employees describe abuse in suit against est's Erhard
Date: Tuesday, 3 April 1990
Publisher: San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Author: Don Lattin
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Former employees of EST founder Werner Erhard say they were forced to obey the pop psychology guru in a manner akin to God and to submit themselves to numerous instances of verbally and physically abusive behavior. In sworn statements, the ex-employees also charge that they were required to worship Erhard as the Source and were controlled with exhausting work schedules, loyalty oaths, threats and emotional abuse. The allegations – by five former staff members of est, of the Forum and of ... [Read the rest at]