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The Scientologists and Me

Title: The Scientologists and Me
Date: Monday, 6 May 1991
Publisher: TIME Magazine
Author: Richard Behar
Main source: time.com

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Strange things seem to happen to people who write about Scientology. Journalist Paulette Cooper wrote a critical book on the cult in 1971. This led to a Scientology plot (called Operation Freak-Out) whose goal, according to church documents, was "to get P.C. incarcerated in a mental institution or jail." It almost worked: by impersonating Cooper, Scientologists got her indicted in 1973 for threatening to bomb the church. Cooper, who also endured 19 lawsuits by the church, was finally exonerated in 1977 ... [Read the rest at time.com]