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Jeremy Perkins: A Scientology Family Tragedy
Piercing the corporate veil: the true structure of Scientology
Scientology v. Education - The Scam of "Study Technology"
Secrets of Scientology: The E-Meter
Type: Research
Author(s): David S. Touretzky
The Command Chart of Scientology [2.26MiB]
Aug 18, 2012
Former president of Narconon Oklahoma now calls it "watered-down version of introductory Scientology" — Village Voice
Type: Blog
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: Village Voice
A week ago, we reported that a former "employee" at Scientology's flagship drug treatment center in Oklahoma – Narconon Arrowhead – told us that the controversial center was delivering Scientology training rather than drug education, and that its officials have been concerned for years that its state certification was "extremely vulnerable." (The center is currently under investigation by local and state agencies for four deaths that have occurred there, three since last October.) We didn't name that source, but now, he's ...
Jul 5, 2011
Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion — Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Type: Book
Author(s): Janet Reitman
Source: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Product Description Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world’s fastest growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of “volunteer ministers” offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels ...
Jun 17, 2011
Scientologist accused of pressuring sex abuse victim — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Bibby Courts
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
IT was a rare and at times dramatic public appearance by one of the most senior members of a global religious organisation that shrouds itself in secrecy. Surrounded by supporters, senior Scientologist Janice Meyer arrived at the Downing Centre Local Court yesterday, accused of pressuring an 11-year-old girl to lie about sex abuse within the church. Ms Meyer, who also goes by the name Jan Eastgate, left with relaxed bail restrictions that will allow her to travel to and from her ...
Jun 16, 2011
Scientologist appears in Sydney court — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Margaret Scheikowski
Source: The Age (Australia)
A senior member of the Church of Scientology accused of coaching a child to lie about sex abuse has had her bail relaxed so she can travel to California. Janice Meyer, 57, was surrounded by supporters on Thursday as she made her first court appearance in Sydney's Downing Centre Local court. She is charged with doing an act intending to pervert the course of justice in 1985 in Sydney. Advertisement: Story continues below The allegation involves threatening and intimidating an 11-year-old ...
Jun 15, 2011
Scientologist 'coached child to lie about sexual abuse' // Jan Eastgate to appear in Australian court charged with perverting course of justice after complaint to police — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Alison Rourke
Source: The Guardian (UK)
A senior member of the Church of Scientology is due to appear in court in Australia on Thursday charged with perverting the course of justice. It is alleged that Jan Eastgate, 57, threatened and intimidated an 11-year-old girl into providing false statements to police. The case relates to an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of the girl in 1985 by her stepfather, a church member. The girl – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said on Australian television ...
Jun 13, 2011
'Inside Scientology' promises a lot, and delivers: David Miscavige has much to worry about — Village Voice
Type: Blog
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: Village Voice
Next month, Janet Reitman's book Inside Scientology will hit bookshelves, and the world of Scientology-watching, and for Scientology itself, will never be the same. Subtitled The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion, Reitman's book delivers all it promises, and it promises a lot. "It has been my goal to write the first objective modern history of the Church of Scientology," Reitman proclaims in her introduction. "It is the goal of Inside Scientology to translate [L. Ron Hubbard's arcane] language and separate ...
Jun 13, 2011
Portion of money raised by John Travolta bound for Utah — Salt Lake Tribune
Type: Press
Author(s): Nate Carlisle
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
A Las Vegas fundraiser earned $500,000 for soldiers and emergency responders who say chemicals sickened them and earned Utah’s attorney general coveted photographs posing with celebrities. Sandra Lucas, a Salt Lake City resident who recently became president of the nationwide Heroes Health Fund, said she and a board must decide how to split the proceeds, but Utah residents will see a share. Actor John Travolta was the headline speaker at the fundraiser Saturday at the Wynn Las Vegas. Utah Attorney General ...
Jun 11, 2011
Shurtleff attends Heroes Health fundraiser in Las Vegas headlined by Travolta — Salt Lake Tribune
Type: Press
Author(s): Nate Carlisle
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Utah’s attorney general and a federal agent who busted drug labs in Utah County will be among the guests Saturday at a Las Vegas fundraiser with actor John Travolta. Travolta is helping generate money for what’s called the Heroes Health Fund, a nationwide program which provides treatment to soldiers and emergency responders who believe they were sickened by exposure to chemicals. The treatment — consisting largely of exercise, time in a sauna and a diet of antioxidants — has its roots ...
Jun 2, 2011
Caught by surprise // Scientology official says church knew nothing about mistake-filled claim against city over sewage spill — Pasadena Weekly
Type: Press
Author(s): André Coleman
Source: Pasadena Weekly
Hours after an article appeared about a claim for damages filed against the city by the Church of Scientology over a sewage spill in the church’s building in Old Pasadena, a church official acknowledged that mistakes were made in the filing of the document. The church is listed as the claimant, not subrogate Lexington Insurance Co. Further, the name of the lawyer who filed the claim on behalf of the insurance company is not listed on the document. Making matters even ...
May 31, 2011
Top Scientologist charged with perverting course of justice — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Steve Cannane
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
One of the Church of Scientology's most senior figures, Jan Eastgate, has been arrested and charged in Sydney. She has been charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to allegations she coached an 11-year-old girl to lie to police and community services about the sexual abuse she suffered from her stepfather who was a member of the Church of Scientology. Eastgate is the international president of the Citizens' Commission on Human Rights, an organisation founded by the Church of ...
May 26, 2011
L. Ron Hubbub // Scientology officials file claim against city for plumbing damage days before accepting preservation award — Pasadena Weekly
Type: Press
Author(s): André Coleman
Source: Pasadena Weekly
Two days before the Church of Scientology was presented with an award for preserving the 115-year-old Braley Building on South Raymond Avenue, church officials filed a claim against the city for damages incurred after the historic structure was flooded with raw sewage in November. “In the early morning of Nov. 23, water backed up through the toilets and sinks [in] the basement,” the claim states. “When personnel came in, they found four inches of raw sewage covering the entire basement area.” ...
May 18, 2011
Fire at Church of Scientology in Annerley — Courier Mail (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Anna Chisholm
Source: Courier Mail (Australia)
A FIRE broke out at The Church of Scientology of Brisbane at Annerley overnight. Emergency services said material in a courtyard caught fire and affected a couple of air-conditioning units. The flames started just before 2am on the corner of Dudley and Hastings streets. QFRS Brisbane Duty Manager of Operations Phil Klemm said the fire was not suspicious. "From our perspective there was nothing suspicious - the courtyard was open to the street," Mr Klemm said. "We're unsure of the cause ...
May 17, 2011
Jaffa gang suspected of plotting to kill sheikh, blame rightists for crime — Haaretz
Type: Press
Author(s): Yaniv Kubovich
Source: Haaretz
Attorney Gur Finkelstein, who represents the Scientology Center in Israel, was detained several weeks for allegedly hiring this gang to help him with his own criminal endeavors. Israel Police forces have uncovered a Jaffa-based gang allegedly behind a series of attacks and attempted assassinations in the Tel Aviv area, including a plot to kill a senior sheikh of a local mosque, it was revealed after a gag order was lifted on Tuesday. Those mobsters are suspected of plotting to plant an ...
May 16, 2011
Soldier death to remain a mystery — Brisbane Times
Type: Press
Source: Brisbane Times
AAP – The mysterious death of a young soldier was likely to remain a mystery until the Church of Scientology chooses to release its file on its extended dealings with him, a defence commission of inquiry has found. There's no dispute that Private Edward McBride, 30, took his own life in Brisbane on February 7, 2007. A trained electrical fitter before joining the army, he climbed into an electrical sub-station and deliberately contacted a 110,000 volt power line. Just why he ...
May 14, 2011
Church of Scientology building catches fire, $700,000 in damages — Clearwater Patch
Type: Press
Author(s): Aiyana Baida
Source: Clearwater Patch
Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at 531 Franklin Street, owned by the Church of Scientology, at 3:28 a.m. Saturday. An electrical fire caused $700,000 in damages to a building owned by the Church of Scientology, city officials said. Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at 531 Franklin Street at 3:28 a.m. Saturday. To put out the blaze the department needed 35 personnel, five engines, two trucks and two rescues. It took firefighters about an ...
May 11, 2011
Scientology operation against Washington Post reporter Richard Leiby exposed — Village Voice
Type: Press
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: Village Voice
After the jump, Leiby's ex-wife, Theresa Defino, responds to Marty Rathbun's allegation that she 'caved' to Scientology in its anti-Leiby efforts. Marty Rathbun has done it again. The top former Scientology figure who left the "church" in 2004 has been gradually releasing damaging information about the organization at his blog, "Moving On Up a Little Higher." Rathbun is working with several other defectors who left in recent years, some of them with ties to Scientology's covert operations wing, the Office ...
May 10, 2011
‘Simpsons’ actress stirs up Springfield with schools program linked to Scientology — Chicago Sun Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Dave McKinney
Source: Chicago Sun Times
SPRINGFIELD — Bart Simpson is creating a stir at the Statehouse. The actress who lends her voice to the iconic “The Simpsons” character wants children to love their parents, not break the law and treat others as they want to be treated. The character-building “Good Choices” program that espouses those virtues and that Nancy Cartwright developed through her non-profit organization could become an accepted tool for public school teachers to teach character development under an Illinois House resolution. The Emmy Award-winning ...
May 6, 2011
Scientology: The big sell — Channel 7 (Australia)
Type: TV
Source: Channel 7 (Australia)
[Scientology church members are blitzing the suburbs using a personality test designed specifically to rope in new members. This quackery is grandly misnamed "The Oxford Capacity Analysis" (OCA). It is nothing to do with Oxford University as many people might assume from the name. It is absolute junk.]
May 5, 2011
Heat on ACCC over Scientologist TV star — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: Daily Telegraph (Australia)
A HIGH-PROFILE Sydney developer and senior Scientologist is being investigated over a series of property deals. The inquiry by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission into Carly Crutchfield - a millionaire property developer who boasts she has been involved in projects around Australia worth $300 million - was launched after Senator Nick Xenophon sent a dossier to ASIC last month. Senator Xenophon, a vocal opponent of the Church of Scientology, sent a detailed submission to ASIC, which referred the documents to ...
May 4, 2011
NZ bans UK couple over Scientology case — The Dominion Post
Type: Press
Source: The Dominion Post
A British man who failed to disclose that he was deported from Denmark after "industrial espionage" against the Church of Scientology has been refused permission to settle in New Zealand. Oxford University-educated Robin Scott, 62, and his wife Adrienne, 61, a teacher, left their Canterbury organic farmlet in March after the Immigration and Protection Tribunal turned down their appeal against a direction that they had to leave the country. In visitor and work visa applications from 2005, the couple disclosed that ...
Apr 25, 2011
KCET lot sold to Scientology // Financial terms of deal for historic studio facility not disclosed — Variety
Type: Press
Author(s): Cynthia Littleton
Source: Variety
The Church of Scientology has just bought a bigger pulpit. The church has cut a deal to acquire the historic Los Feliz studio lot that has been home to pubcaster KCET-TV Los Angeles for the past 40 years. In a lengthy statement, the church said the deal allows it to "establish one of the most advanced centers used by religious broadcasters with the ability to harness 21st century broadcast technology and production power to deliver its message to the the largest ...
Apr 21, 2011
Says sect drags out projects — Orangeville Citizen (Ontario, Canada)
Type: Press
Source: Orangeville Citizen (Ontario, Canada)
In regard to your article, “Scientologists appear before Mono council,” (April 14): I would like to point out that Scientology has a long history of dragging out construction programs. For example, their Super Power building in Clearwater Florida had its groundbreaking in 1998, yet the building has never yet been completed. The church made continuous statements that the project would be done “by the end of the year” and such, but it has never been completed. You can see more such ...
Apr 21, 2011
Scientolo-split // Cruise's daughter leaves home after problems with church — The Daily iPad
Apr 14, 2011
Scientologists appear before Mono council — Orangeville Citizen (Ontario, Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Pelton
Source: Orangeville Citizen (Ontario, Canada)
Representatives of the Church of Scientology appeared before Mono council Tuesday night to give a presentation about their plans for the Hockley Highlands Inn & Conference Centre property it purchased in 2009 on Mono’s Third Line EHS. Angela Ilasi, community programs director for the church’s national office, told council the property will become a national retreat for those in the “more advanced” levels of study in the Church of Scientology, once renovations to the 159,000- square-foot conference centre are completed. While ...
Apr 12, 2011
Demolition brings Church of Scientology closer to building new Boston HQ — Boston Globe
Type: Press
Author(s): Cara Bayles
Source: Boston Globe
Demolition began last week on the old Ivory Bean House on Washington Street. After the building began shedding bricks in February, the city's Inspectional Services Department ordered the Bean's owner, the Church of Scientology, to demolish the structure. As far as the church is concerned, it had gotten what it had wanted since it purchased the building in 2008. "Nobody disagrees that the building is in terrible disrepair," said Marc LaCasse, the attorney for the Church of Scientology in Boston. "Its ...
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