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Dec 12, 1997 Ex-Scientologist wins $6 million after 17-year fight — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California) More: link
Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
Type: Tort, intentional infliction of emotion distress,
Bench decision: Amendment of judgment - $6,025,857
($4,649,328 renewed judgment plus $1,376,529 accrued
Case/Number: Larry Wollersheim v. Church of Scientology of
California / C332027.
Court/Date: L.A. Superior Central / Oct. 29, 1997.
Judge: John P. Shook.
Attorneys: Plaintiff - Craig J. Stein (Gartenberg, Jaffe,
Gelfand & Stein, LLP, L.A.); Daniel A. Leipold, Cathy Shipe,
Robert F. Donohue (Hagenbaugh & Murphy, Orange); Lita
Schlosser (Encino); Ford Greene (Hub Law Offices, San
Nov 20, 1997 Last night's TV / Take me to your lucre — The Guardian (UK)
Nov 20, 1997 Name-calling and cryptic crossword clues — The Times (UK)
Nov 14, 1997 The learning cure // Can L. Ron Hubbard's "study technology" make kids smarter? — L.A. Weekly (California) More: link
L.A. Weekly (California)
When you sit down to read, do you find yourself feeling blank or sort of spinny? Squashed, bent or just not there? Sure you do. And here's why: You've gone past a word you don't understand. In fact, the only reason a person gives up studying or becomes confused or unable to learn is because that person went past a word that was misunderstood. At least that's what the followers of the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard want you to ...
Nov 9, 1997 Travolta begs Channel 4 not to attack Scientology — The Independent (UK) More:
link Oct 28, 1997 Scientologists' largest German protest march held in Berlin — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
BERLIN — Speaking from a vast video screen, actor John Travolta told a mass rally of Scientologists here Monday that there is no excuse for government discrimination against religious bodies. Singing and chanting, adherents from Germany, the United States and across Europe joined the L.A.-based Church of Scientology's largest demonstration in Germany against what it said is official discrimination against religious minorities. "Scientology is our religion," Travolta said in the video message, taped in Los Angeles. "It has helped us a ...
Mar 30, 1997 The true story of a false prophet — Mail on Sunday (UK)
Feb 6, 1997 Germany versus Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California) More:
link Feb 1, 1997 Victims or VILLAINS? — The Weekend Australian
Jan 28, 1997 Word War Two — Star magazine
Jan 21, 1997 Real-life angel John Travolta: My hands can heal the sick — National Examiner More: link
LIKE a real-life angel, Michael star John Travolta has the otherworldly power to heal with his hands. Back in 1994, The EXAMINER was the first to report the amazing healing magic in John's fingertips. Since then, he's added dozens of "patients" to the list of pals and co-workers who've received his miraculous touch. * Rock musician Sting's sore throat disappeared after a healing session with John. * On the set of the movie Phenomenon, he cured a crew member's injured leg. ...
Jan 17, 1997 'Mission' a German hit despite boycott — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Mary Williams Walsh
Los Angeles Times (California) Movies: The success of the film, targeted by conservatives because it stars Scientologist Tom Cruise, eases studio fears about releasing other films featuring members of the movement. Despite the much-publicized boycott in Germany of "Mission: Impossible" because its star, Tom Cruise, is a Scientologist, the film grossed about $24 million, considered a huge success for the important German market by Hollywood studios, and ranked eighth in Germany for 1996. The results could help assuage the Hollywood studios that are preparing for ... Jan 1, 1997 Implants and Gurus Are Everywhere; Psychic Vibrations — Skeptical Inquirer
Jan 1, 1997 Is Scientology keeping Hollywood straight? Celebrities are dropping off the fay rumor mill by joining the religion of the stars — Girlfriends More: link
When L. Ron Hubbard penned his ground-breaking book,
Dianetics, a shot rang out in Hollywood. The book, now available in more than 32 languages, has sold over 16 million copies since 1950. It has also attracted legions of famous followers to its Church of Scientology in Hollywood and its castle-like Celebrity Centre located in the heart of Tinseltown. During John Travolta's Golden Globe acceptance speech, for example, the church member — long rumored to be gay — thanked L. Ron Hubbard ...
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