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Woman suing Church of Scientology says she was “brainwashed”

Title: Woman suing Church of Scientology says she was “brainwashed”
Date: Tuesday, 15 January 1980
Publisher: Boston Globe
Author: Paul Langer
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A woman who was a member of the Church of Scientology for seven years and who has now filed a $200 million class action suit against the church, said of her experience that “it was a whole menagerie of lies.” Lavenda Van Schaick, a 29-year-old native of Texas who joined the church in Las Vegas, recited a list of experiences that her attorney, Michael Flynn, said, can only be described as “Orweilian,” referring to George Orwell’s depiction of a future society ... [Read the rest at]