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Dec 13, 1994
Jurors clear Lilly's Prozac in murder case — Wall Street Journal
Dec 1, 1994
Litigation noir // Ford Greene thought he knew all about hardball litigation. Then he sued the Church of Scientology. — California Lawyer
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Pressman
Source: California Lawyer
It was a strange way to describe an aspect of a theology. But L. Ron Hubbard, the highly successful science-fiction writer who founded the Church of Scientology in the 1950s, had little tolerance for those who challenged his beliefs. And so it was, at one time, that Scientology scripture came to include an unusual litigation clause: "The only way to defend anything is to attack, and if you ever forget that, then you will lose every battle you are ever engaged ...
Sep 21, 1994
Scientology saves? // The science of selling salvation — Metro Times (Detroit, Michigan)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Leah Samuel
Source: Metro Times (Detroit, Michigan)
Is the Church of Scientology a religion, or a multimillion-dollar corporate cult? Some former Scientologists have spoken of spending thousands of dollars or working long hours without food or sleep to pay off debts to the church. The church characterizes itself as misunderstood and persecuted, emphasizing testimonials and community outreach activities, while attempting to discredit critics. "Scientology is a racket," says Bloomfield Hills attorney Constance Cumbey, who has handled four Michigan lawsuits against the church. "That's not to say that everyone ...
Jul 19, 1994
Cults / New style, old problem
Jul 15, 1994
Second snub for Saint Hill — East Grinstead Courier (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): David Thompson
Source: East Grinstead Courier (UK)
ST JOHN Ambulance is refusing to accept donations from the Church of Scientology. The announcement is another rebuff for the cult after Queen Victoria Hospital, and Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital also turned down proceeds from the cult's recent Saint Hill summer fete. John Mills, communications director of the volunteer organisation's London head office, said flatly: "We do not want to give credibility to an organisation of which we do not approve. It could bring the good name of St John ...
Jun 24, 1994
Now other groups back off cult's fete — East Grinstead Courier (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: East Grinstead Courier (UK)
CONTROVERSY this week continued to cloud tomorrow's Saint Hill summer fete. Other groups have now denied links with the Church of Scientology event after Queen Victoria Hospital last week refused to accept cult money from the proceeds. Advertisements and flyers pushed through East Grinstead letter boxes say the fete, with John Travolta topping the bill, will be opened by Radio Mercury. But the station's programme director, Martin Campbell, denied it would attend the event at the organisation's headquarters. He stressed: "Radio ...
Jun 17, 1994
Letters // Hospital says: We don't want anything to do with them // High price on this kind of salvation — East Grinstead Courier (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: East Grinstead Courier (UK)
Scientologists and QVH Hospital says: We don't want anything to do with them WE HAVE noted, with some concern, an advertisement by the Church of Scientology for an event purporting to raise money for our hospital. This advertisement appeared without our knowledge or permission. We have written to this organisation asking them not to use our name in any way. Through this letter we would like to make clear that we have no relationship whatsoever with this organisation and will not ...
Jun 13, 1994
Scientology: the inside story — Secret of a drugs 'cure' — The Argus (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Bracchi
Source: The Argus (UK)
JOHN WOOD wants to tell your children the truth about drugs. He is the UK president of an organisation which claims it has been educating young people about the dangers of addiction for 25 years. It claims that message had been successful, and it claims it can also help those who have already fallen to drugs and drink. In fact, Narconon makes rather a lot of claims, and the group has targeted Sussex with literature and glowing tributes from grateful "clients". ...
Jun 12, 1994
Special investigation: Scientology — Sunday Mail (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Marion Scott, Stewart Kirkpatrick
Source: Sunday Mail (UK)
TEENAGER David McLaren is in hiding, after breaking free from the Scientology cult. "I'm the one who got away," said the brave 18-year-old, who came forward to help Scots girl Christine Forsyth. "I found freedom, now I want Christine to enjoy that same freedom", he said. Last week we told the shocking story of how 24-year-old Christine, from Kirkcaldy, was "tried" for "treason" by the mind-bending cult. HER CRIME WAS SPEAKING TO AN "OUTSIDER". Christine's distraught dad begged the cult to ...
Jun 10, 1994
Scientology: the inside story --- The missing word — The Argus (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Bracchi
Source: The Argus (UK)
IT IS portrayed as a typical private school. But the glossy Greenfields brochure, which boasts of academic success and a happy environment for children, does not tell the whole story. One important word is missing from the booklet - Scientology. It is also missing from: * The handbook issued by the Independent Schools Information Service, which describes Greenfields as inter-denominational. * The Independent Schools Yearbook, which it is listed as non-denominational. * The school's 27-page constitution lodged with the Charity Commission. ...
Jun 5, 1994
My girl's cult hell — Sunday Mail (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Stewart Kirkpatrick, Marion Scott
Source: Sunday Mail (UK)
A heartbroken father begged the world's biggest cult yesterday: "Let my daughter go." And Eddie Forsyth wept when he learned that daughter Christine had been subjected to a nightmare ordeal at the hands of the Scientologists. A Mail investigation has discovered that the cult's "thought police" branded her a traitor for talking to an outsider. Blond Christine was hauled before a kangaroo court and convicted of "treason". Beans Experts believe she would have been sentenced to hard labour, ordered to wear ...
May 17, 1994
Tower Hamlets "duped by Scientology rehab group" — Big Issue (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Anthony Middleton
Source: Big Issue (UK)
NARCONON, THE drug rehabilitation group which has close links with the controversial Church of Scientology, allegedly "duped" Tower Hamlets Council into referring an alcoholic to them. Both the Council and the drug agency which placed the addict on Tower Hamlet's behalf said that they would not be referring anyone else to the group. The Church of Scientology has been consistently criticised by cult watchdogs for its recruitment techniques and financial dealings. Narconon's rehabilitation method is based on the teachings of L. ...
Apr 29, 1994
'Brainwashed' / Bristol man to sue cult for over £10,000 — Bristol Journal (UK)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Emily Compston
Source: Bristol Journal (UK)
A BRISTOL man is suing an organisation which he claims taught him to lie and reject his family, whilst charging him over £7,000 for the pleasure. John Simpson, aged 24, (not his real name) is a former member of the controversial cult of the Church of Scientology or Dianetics, as it is otherwise known. He finally 'escaped' last month after seven months in the group. If you had quizzed him last year about his involvement with Scientology, he would probably have ...
Apr 21, 1994
Church calls it quits // As Scientology backs away from critics, it may hurt in libel case — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Pressman
Source: Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
[Picture / Caption: RESOLUTION — "I think the judge just wanted to bring an end to this case," says Graham E. Berry, right, with Gordon J. Calhoun.] For years, the Church of Scientology has been synonymous with bitter litigation battles. But the 40-year-old religious organization, long known for its aggressive legal tactics, threw in the towel recently on a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles that it had been waging against two critics. Besides serving as a legal setback, the action in ...
Apr 21, 1994
Humans are 'thetans' — Chichester Observer (UK)
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Type: Press
Source: Chichester Observer (UK)
[Picture / Caption: The founder: L Ron Hubbard.] Scientologists have been active in Chichester for at least 10 years and their English base is in East Grinstead. They stepped up their role in the city after their Portsmouth offices closed a few years ago. The cult was founded in 1950 by American science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, who had been involved in black magic. Its main beliefs is that humans are 'thetans', clusters of spirits who were banished to Earth ...
Mar 8, 1994
Affidavit of Hana Eltringham Whitfield
Type: Declaration
Author(s): Hana Whitfield
Tag(s): Amos JessupAndrew BagleyApollo (formerly, "Royal Scot Man"; often misspelled "Royal Scotman", "Royal Scotsman")AuditingAuthor Services, Inc. (ASI) (dba, Galaxy Press) (subsidiary of Church of Spiritual Technology)Barbara BradleyBlackmailBody thetans (BTs)Bomb threatCancerCarly SwirtzChurch of Scientology International v. Steven FishmanConfidential preclear (PC) folderCorydon vs. Church of ScientologyCostDavid MiscavigeDead agenting (Black PR, smear campaign)DeathDisconnectionEugene "Gene" DenkEugene M. IngramFair gameFalse imprisonmentFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationFriend vs. Church of Scientology InternationalGuillaume LesevreHana Eltringham WhitfieldHeber C. JentzschJack HornerJane ParkerJennie WalkerJerry WhitfieldJohn McMasterJonathan W. LubellJulie Christofferson Titchbourne vs. Church of Scientology, et al.Kathleen "Kathie" Wasserman (aka Kathie Heard)Kendrick L. MoxonL. Ron HubbardLegalLyman D. SpurlockMarc YagerMarcy McShaneMark C. "Marty" RathbunMary Florence (Flo) BarnettMary Sue (Whipp) HubbardMedical claimsMichelle "Shelly" Miscavige (né Barnett)MurderNorman F. StarkeyOffice of Special Affairs (OSA) (formerly, Guardian's Office)Operating Thetan (OT)Paulette CohenPotential Trouble Source (PTS)Private investigator(s)Quentin Geoffrey MaCauley HubbardRaymond "Ray" MithoffRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Religious Research Foundation (RRF)Religious Technology Center (RTC)Roxanne FriendScientology Missions International (SMI)Scientology's "Clear" stateSea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Stephen "Steve" MarloweSterling Management Systems (SMS)Steven FishmanSuicideSuppressive person (SP)Susan MeisterTimothy BowlesWarren L. McShaneWatchdog Committee (WDC)Yvonne Gillham Jentzsch
Feb 25, 1994
Scientology pulls out of suit against ex-member — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Jan 23, 1994
Scientology Files — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Ned Seaton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
They never broke into church buildings or planted electronic bugs, but for the past 13 years, undercover Clearwater police detectives have investigated the Church of Scientology. They never developed a case against the church that was prosecuted. The work ranged from gathering Scientologists' names to seeking refunds for dissatisfied parishioners. Police once stormed Scientology headquarters after hearing anonymous allegations - unfounded, it turned out - that Scientology children were being strapped to gurneys and given electric shocks. The investigation boils down ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 16, 1994
Father's letter pleads for a week's dialogue — Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Australia)
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Jan 16, 1994
It's a lie says sect — Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Australia)
Dec 9, 1993
Cult prosecuted over safety of commune — The Independent (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Tim Kelsey
Source: The Independent (UK)
THE Church of Scientology, one of Britain's largest cults, is being prosecuted by a local authority for failing to ensure one of its largest communes is safe for human habitation. The Independent has been leaked documents from the church headquarters that show it may have misled safety inspectors over the number of adults and children living in the commune. The church, founded by L Ron Hubbard, an American science fiction writer, after the Second World War, has its European headquarters in ...
Nov 29, 1993
Swiss to prosecute U.S. sect — Spotlight
Oct 17, 1993
Will Clearwater raise white flag on Scientology? — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Ned Seaton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The city's 10-year battle has been expensive and fruitless. Commissioners will meet Tuesday to discuss their next move, if any. CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology, it appears, is winning the war. After years of bitter fighting with various government entities, Scientology has been granted the same status as mainstream churches by the Internal Revenue Service, and an appeals court has said the city has no right to police the organization's records. The touchy question facing city leaders: Hunker down for ...
Jun 23, 1993
Declaration of Margery Wakefield
More: groups.google.com
Type: Affidavit
DECLARATION OF MARGERY WAKEFIELD I, Margery Wakefield, having personal knowledge of the following, hereby declare: 1. I was a member of the Church of Scientology of California from October of 1968 until February of 1980. I joined the Church in Los Angeles, California, where I was primarily based although I also took courses and/or worked at Church organizations in St. Louis, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Georgia and Miami, Florida. 2. While in Scientology I progressed to the level of OT 3 (an ...
Jun 14, 1993
Church's litany of lawsuits — The National Law Journal
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Type: Press
Author(s): Andrew Blum
Source: The National Law Journal
Scientology's leaders say the best defense is a good offense. DID THE CHURCH of Scientology kill a judge's dog during a trial? Did the judge, who is now dead, think church members did? Did that lead him to be prejudiced, and bias the jury against the church? These and other issues are part of an intense battle by the church's litigation machine to overturn what remains of a $30 million verdict won in 1986 by former church member Larry Wollersheim. Mr. ...
Tag(s): Alexander R. JonesAmerican Psychological Association (APA)Andrew BlumAuditingBowles & MoxonCharles B. O'ReillyChurch of Scientology International (CSI)Church of Scientology of California (CSC)Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Copyright, trademark, patentCult Awareness Network (CAN) (earlier form, Citizen's Freedom Foundation)Daniel A. LeipoldDeprogrammingEarle C. CooleyEdward CopelandEli LillyEric M. LiebermanFair gameFloyd AbramsFood and Drug Administration (FDA)Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)Galen KellyGerald A. FefferHeber C. JentzschHill & KnowltonInternal Revenue Service (IRS)J. Walter ThompsonJonathan W. LubellJudge Peter K LeisureJudge Ronald E. SwearingerJudge Stanley SporkinJustice Clarence ThomasKendrick L. MoxonKenneth P. MundyKurt WeilandLaurie BertilsonLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLawsuitLeta SchlosserMargaret Thaler SingerMark GoldowitzMembershipMichael Lee HertzbergMonique E. YinglingOperation Snow WhitePaine-Webber Group Inc.Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)Reader's DigestReligious Technology Center (RTC)Richard BeharScientology: The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power (article)Silencing criticism, censorshipStephen A. KentStrategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP)The American LawyerThe National Law JournalTIME MagazineTimothy BowlesWhat is Scientology? (book)WPP Group
Jun 14, 1993
Scientology in the schools // Is L. Ron Hubbard's morals text harmless? — Newsweek
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Kenneth L. Woodward, Charles Fleming
Source: Newsweek
When Carol Burgeson received a copy of "The Way to Happiness" in the mail 18 months ago, she read it through and decided it was the perfect non-religious vehicle for teaching moral values to her senior students at Thornton Township High School in Harvey, Ill. So Burgeson ordered more free copies of the book by L. Ron Hubbard and used them to stimulate discussions in her classes. "It seemed so harmless," she says. "Brush your teeth, do your work, don't be ...
May 18, 1993
Scientologists plan expansion — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: news.google.com, pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Wayne Garcia
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The organization adds one property and plans a 2,500-seat auditorium for another in Clearwater. CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology added a 13th property to its list of Clearwater holdings Monday and unveiled plans to build a 2,500-seat auditorium that will be available to be rented for public events most of the year. Scientology officials said the auditorium, being designed as part of a $40-million building planned for the former Gray Moss Inn site, will play an important role in downtown ...
Jul 1, 1992
The two faces of Scientology — The American Lawyer
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): William W. Horne
Source: The American Lawyer
The Church of Scientology uses private detectives and bulldog litigators to pursue its numerous detractors. It also hires low-key establishment lawyers who work quietly within the system. So who is directing the $416 million libel suit against Time? On April 27, 1992, lawyers for the Church of Scientology International filed a $416 million libel action in federal court in New York against Time Warner, Inc., Time Inc. Magazine Company [Time Warner is a partner in American Lawyer Media, L.P.], and writer ...
May 1, 1992
Ex-Scientologist tells of pilfering OPP files — Toronto Star (Canada)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Wendy Darroch
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
A former Scientologist says she lied to get a job with Ontario Provincial Police so she could steal secret documents for her church. Kathy Smith said she joined the Church of Scientology in 1972 and spent nine months in southern England learning church policy. Later, she was recruited by the Guardian's Office, an inner council of the church, to infiltrate the police force, court was told yesterday. Smith was testifying at the trial of five Scientologists and their church on charges ...
Apr 28, 1992
Church 'altered minds' trial told — Toronto Star (Canada)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Moloney
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
Church of Scientology intelligence officers in the 1970s were "complete zealots" prepared to use illegal means to attack critics, a former official has testified. "Within Scientology, we were completely indoctrinated and did believe that everything we did was 100 per cent right. Our minds were completely altered," Bryan Levman told an Ontario Court, general division, jury. Testifying in return for immunity from prosecution, Levman said he thought at the time it was justified in having "plants" infiltrate Metro police and other ...
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