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Ex-Scientologist collects $8.7 million in 22-year-old case

Title: Ex-Scientologist collects $8.7 million in 22-year-old case
Date: Friday, 10 May 2002
Publisher: Washington Post
Author: Richard Leiby
Main source: washingtonpost.com

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Nearly 22 years ago, Lawrence Wollersheim, a disaffected member of the Church of Scientology, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles accusing the church of mental abuse that pushed him to the brink of suicide. Teams of lawyers and various rulings came and went, all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judgments against the church hit $30 million, then dropped to $2.5 million. But the Church of Scientology never paid — until yesterday, when officials wrote a check for more than ... [Read the rest at washingtonpost.com]