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Dec 31, 2009
Three of Scientology's elite parishioners keep faith, but leave the church — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Recent high-profile defectors, Climbing The Bridge: A journey to "Operating Thetan'', Scientology's response
Dec 12, 2009
Senior Scientologist says 'no cover up' — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Bronwyn Herbert
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
ELIZABETH JACKSON: The international vice president of the Church of Scientology has responded to allegations that his church is a criminal organisation. Senator Nick Xenophon used parliamentary privilege last month to declare that Scientology is not a religion but a criminal organisation which covers up offences and abuse by its members. The Church of Scientology's vice president says the allegations have already been investigated. Bronwyn Herbert reports. BRONWYN HERBERT: Its status as a religion is fiercely contested, but the Church of ...
Dec 9, 2009
Celebrity florist 'may have accidentally drowned daughter then killed herself' — The Telegraph (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Savill
Source: The Telegraph (UK)
A celebrity florist may have accidentally drowned her nine-year-old disabled daughter as she tried to "heal" her in the bath, before killing herself, an inquest heard. Judith Richmond, 41, who was suffering from bi-polar disorder, also known as manic depression, had become obsessed with scientology, and a belief that metal was poisoning her daughter Millie and the whole planet. Mrs Richmond, who had provided flowers for the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and the rock band Pink Floyd, believed her ...
Dec 3, 2009
More claims against Scientology — Channel 7 (Australia)
More: Youtube
Type: TV
Author(s): Bryan Seymour
Source: Channel 7 (Australia)
The Church of Scientology's musical endeavours might be laughable yet the current storm of accusations against them is deadly serious. Edward McBride, 30, electrocuted himself at a substation near Brisbane in February 2007. Calls for Scientology inquiry The Queensland Coroner requested the Church of Scientology hand over its files as Edward had been doing intensive Scientology courses before taking his life. His brother Steve McBride is searching for answers. "I just feel my brother's life has been taken for the ...
Dec 3, 2009
[Interview with Nancy Many] — KNOP (Washington)
Type: Radio
Source: KNOP (Washington)
Nancy Many appeared on a KNOP radio show today from Washington state to promote her new book, My Billion Year Contract. She talks about her experiences in Scientology as an aide to L. Ron Hubbard, being sent to the RPF by Hubbard where she was locked in the garage of the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater when she was five months pregnant, escaping from Scientology with her husband, disconnection and much more.
Nov 29, 2009
Scientology DVDs in schools — New Zealand Herald
Type: Press
Author(s): Matt Nippert
Source: New Zealand Herald
A scientologist doctor, who gave evidence on the suicide of a church member she treated, is promoting a controversial educational resource in New Zealand schools. Dr Helen Smith gave evidence this year to a coroner's inquiry after the death of David Sampson in December 2008. Sampson had won $651,000 in Lotto's first division in 1991, but battled with alcohol abuse and depression. A friend of Sampson was upset at the church's policy against psychiatric help: "He was suffering from depression, but ...
Nov 29, 2009
[Interview with Aaron Saxton, Mike Ferriss, Mark Bunker] — Newstalk ZB (New Zealand)
Nov 24, 2009
Infinite Complacency: The Detheridge letters
Nov 23, 2009
Australian blames Scientology for brother's death — Associated Press
Type: Press
Author(s): Rod McGuirk
Source: Associated Press
A man who blames the Church of Scientology for his brother's suicide added his voice Monday to calls for an Australia Senate inquiry into the religion. Belfast-born Stephen McBride, 35, flew from the west coast city of Perth to Canberra on Monday to support a senator's call for an inquiry into the church. The Senate could vote as early as Tuesday on Sen Nick Xenophon's motion to hold a wide-reaching inquiry into the church that was founded in 1953 by the ...
Nov 23, 2009
Brother wants answers on Scientologist's suicide — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Emma Rodgers
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
A man whose Scientologist brother committed suicide has urged Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to allow a parliamentary inquiry into the controversial church. Thirty-year-old Edward McBride killed himself in the Brisbane suburb of Everton Park in February 2007. Mr McBride had been a member of the Church of Scientology for about two years and had paid $25,000 for various courses. A coroner's inquiry into his death heard evidence that members of the church had contacted him 19 times in the days before ...
Nov 23, 2009
Grieving family urges Scientology probe — Australian Associated Press (AAP)
Type: Press
Author(s): Crystal Ja
Source: Australian Associated Press (AAP)
For the three days leading up to soldier Edward McBride's suicide, his family say he was bombarded by telephone calls and texts from Church of Scientology members. The family believe the church played a major role in his death, but have spent the past two years without answers or recourse. Now they've urged the federal government to initiate an inquiry into the controversial religious group, under fire following recent allegations of blackmail, sanctioned beatings, forced abortions and financial fraud. Independent senator ...
Nov 21, 2009
INCOMM security breach 1995 [Youtube Part 1]
More: Part 2, Part 3, Transcripts
Nov 21, 2009
Scientology's dark secrets — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Barney Zwartz
Source: The Age (Australia)
Senator Nick Xenophon's stunning attack on the Church of Scientology this week has shone a light on a worldwide group many former members accuse of ruining their lives through fear and abuse. SCIENTOLOGISTS lured Dean Detheridge off the street using their tried and tested technique of offering a personality test. He wasn't much interested, but they were extremely skilled and persistent persuaders, and he found he couldn't say no. Seven days later he was on staff in what turned out to ...
Nov 20, 2009
Infinite Complacency: Aaron Saxton's letter I: Australia
Nov 19, 2009
Former Scientologists allege abuse, intimidation — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Katharine Murphy, Misha Schubert
Source: The Age (Australia)
FORMER members of the Church of Scientology have made explosive allegations about forced abortions, child abuse and financial extortion, prompting calls for a parliamentary inquiry. Letters tabled by independent senator Nick Xenophon reveal claims of vulnerable people preyed on by a coercive and ruthless organisation that punished and shamed dissenters by physical incarceration, withholding food or intimidation. But the Church of Scientology hit back, arguing the claims came from seven ''disgruntled former members who use hate speech and distorted accounts of ...
Nov 17, 2009
Australian Senator Nick Xenophon calls for senate inquiry into Scientology
More: Youtube 1, Youtube 2, PDF transcript (1.13MB), Church of Scientology's official response
Type: TV
This is a speech Senator Nick Xenophon gave in the Senate on November 17, 2009 I rise to speak tonight on an issue of utmost seriousness that I believe deserves a great deal of scrutiny by law enforcement agencies and by this parliament. In the past few weeks, I have been contacted by former members of the Church of Scientology after I questioned the tax exemption status the organisation has under our tax laws during an interview on the Seven Network’s ...
Nov 10, 2009
Soldier bullied before suicide: inquest — Brisbane Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Marissa Calligeros
Source: Brisbane Times
The inquiry into the suicide of a Brisbane-based soldier has heard details of the expletive-laden verbal bullying he was subjected before he took his own life at an electrical power station on the city's northside. Details of the harassment Edward McBride was subjected to in the two years before he took his own life were heard during the second day of a commission of inquiry into the 30-year-old soldier's death. The counsel representing the McBride family, Air Force Wing Commander Glenn ...
Nov 8, 2009
I know the dark side of Scientology...I almost lost my friend to it — The Herald
More: heraldscotland.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Jonny Jacobsen
Source: The Herald
I knew Scientology was in trouble when the media moved on from the usual silly gossip about its celebrity members to much darker, disturbing issues at the heart of the movement. After a Paris court last month convicted several Scientologists and two organisations associated with the movement in France of organised fraud, and amid other investigations in France looking at a suicide and an alleged abduction, Oscar-winning film-maker Paul Haggis, a long-time member, quit Scientology. Haggis, who wrote and directed Crash, ...
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 18 The great outdoors — BFG Books
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 20 A pain that I'm used to — BFG Books
Nov 2, 2009
Unanswered Questions: Scientology and Edward McBride — Ozsoapbox
Nov 2, 2009
Will France ban Scientology? — The Daily Beast
Type: Press
Author(s): Eric Pape
Source: The Daily Beast
Five years after Tom Cruise called Nicolas Sarkozy a “wonderful guy,” a French court convicted his church of fraud. Eric Pape on Scientology’s latest crisis. Scientology isn’t a religion, it’s a dangerous sect overseen by convicted criminals—at least as far as France is concerned. There is no doubt that the last week has brought a flurry of bad news for Scientology. There was the vocal defection of respected film director Paul Haggis, as well as fresh indications that John Travolta, one ...
Oct 30, 2009
Scientology faces multiple setbacks within one week // The past few days have not gone well for the secretive religion known for its celebrity followers — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Andrew Gumbel
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Most religious organisations can weather a high-profile defection or two. Many might successfully explain away a fraud conviction in a foreign criminal court, or deal with the spectacular suicide of a member, or muddle through a less than stellar public performance by a prominent spokesman. Rarely, though, does a religion have to face up to all these challenges in the same week. The past few days have been little short of a nightmare for Scientology, the strange, secretive religion that thrives ...
Oct 29, 2009
Did Scientology play a role in Australian suicide? // Soldier was contacted 19 times in 48 hours by church before electrocuting himself — First Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Jonathan Harwood
Source: First Post
Scientologists are used to making the headlines in America, where only this month there has been a row over a TV interview and a high-profile defection by the Oscar-winning Crash director Paul Haggis. But the controversial sect now has problems on the other side of the world, in Australia. Questions are being asked about the role of local Scientologists in the suicide of Edward McBride, a Northern Ireland-born soldier who killed himself in Brisbane in 2007. It now transpires that his ...
Oct 28, 2009
Questions over Scientology's 19 calls in 48 hours before 110,000-volt suicide — Brisbane Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Christine Kellett
Source: Brisbane Times
The 110,000-volt electric charge that killed Edward McBride was so strong it caused an explosion capable of causing flash burns up to 10 metres away. Witnesses who saw it at the Energex substation in Everton, in Brisbane's north, two years ago likened it to fireworks that glowed red long after the Brisbane soldier's life had ended. There could be no doubt the 30-year-old Special Forces commando and trained electrician wanted to die, of that fact State Coroner John Lock could be ...
Oct 26, 2009
Scientologists in privilege claim — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Natasha Bita
Source: The Australian
THE Church of Scientology has invoked "confessional privilege" for its refusal to hand over files to the Queensland Coroner. An inquest into the death of Edward Alexander McBride – a soldier who killed himself two days after finishing one of the church's intensive courses in 2007 – revealed last week his "audit" file had been sent to the church's US headquarters. Scientology spokeswoman Vicki Dunstan yesterday said the file requested by the Coroner was "privileged and sacrosanct". "Essentially these are notations ...
Oct 23, 2009
Church of Scientology defied coroner on suicide — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Sarah Elks
Source: The Australian
THE Church of Scientology refused to provide records demanded by a coroner investigating the death of a soldier who committed suicide two days after finishing one of the church's intensive courses. It emerged yesterday that the American headquarters of the church instructed its Australian branch to send the soldier's "audit file" to the US — which is outside the coroner's jurisdiction — before warrants were issued. Edward Alexander McBride was found electrocuted and hanged at an Energex substation at Everton Park, ...
Oct 19, 2009
Defence Force 'bullies' cleared over suicide — The Australian
Type: Press
Source: The Australian
A CORONER has cleared the Australian Defence Force of contributing to the suicide of a young private who had been bullied by other soldiers. In written findings handed down late last week, Brisbane coroner John Lock found there was nothing to suggest that bullying and harassment in the army was instrumental in Edward Alexander McBride's decision to end his life. Mr McBride, 30, was found hanging from a rope at the Energex substation in Brisbane's Everton Park on February 7, 2007. ...
Oct 15, 2009
Gus van Sant and Bret Easton Ellis join forces on film — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Ben Child
Source: The Guardian (UK)
The director of Milk and the author of American Psycho are to write a film about the lives and deaths of artists Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake [Picture / Caption: Pens at the ready … Gus van Sant and Bret Easton Ellis. Photographs: Focus Features/Everett/Rex Features and Jennifer Graylock/AP] It is a tale of intrigue, paranoia and harassment by unseen forces, one which takes in the rock star Beck, the Church of Scientology and 9/11 conspiracies. It ends with the deaths ...
Oct 15, 2009
Inquest into the death of Edward Alexander McBride
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