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Cult's hopes of improving its image takes a knock

Title: Cult's hopes of improving its image takes a knock
Date: Wednesday, 15 March 1995
Publisher: Daily Telegraph (UK)
Author: John Steele
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THE acquittal of Stephen Cooper is a major setback for the Church of Scientology in its efforts to dispel its image as a sinister and manipulative cult. The decision will go down in the demonology of the cult - or, in its own terminology, on the ever-lengthening list of anti-Scientology 'suppressive acts' - alongside a bench-mark case in the family division of the High Court in 1984. In that hearing Mr Justice Latey presided over a custody dispute between a father ... [Read the rest at]