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Nov 4, 2009
"Schiavizzata da Scientology" [Unofficial English translation: "Enslaved by Scientology"] — La Stampa (Italy)
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Nov 4, 2009
'Tom Cruise told me to talk to a bottle': Life at Scientology's secret headquarters — Village Voice
Nov 4, 2009
Inside Scientology's big defection — The Daily Beast
Type: Press
Author(s): Kim Masters
Source: The Daily Beast
What led Crash director Paul Haggis to leave the church after 35 years? Kim Masters reports on how Scientology aided his career—and then tried to milk his success. Maybe Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige had a premonition. Or maybe he’s not much of a talent spotter. But a few years back, Miscavige apparently wasn’t keen on using writer-director Paul Haggis for a series of films based on treatments by the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. This was before Haggis, ...
Nov 4, 2009
The news on the street — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Roxanne Roberts, Amy Argetsinger
Source: Washington Post
Timing is everything, and sometimes it's awkward: The Church of Scientology unveiled its grand new center a half-mile from the White House on Saturday – the same day the St. Petersburg Times unveiled a major investigative report alleging the church deployed coercive tactics and espionage against staff members who tried to leave. Among the dignitaries speaking to the crowd that filled a cordoned-off block of 16th Street NW: Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), who presented the church with a flag that had ...
Nov 3, 2009
Don Jason's route out of Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nov 3, 2009
Hollywood sideshow: inside the Scientology museum — The Age (Australia)
Nov 3, 2009
Holy Family students join others in drug-free pledge — The Daily News (New York)
Nov 3, 2009
Man overboard: To leave Scientology, Don Jason had to jump off a ship — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nov 3, 2009
McAlester not affected by Narconon boil order — McAlester News-Capital (Oklahoma)
Nov 3, 2009
The Scientology response [re. Mat Pesch, Don Jason] — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nov 2, 2009
Ex-officer says Scientology policy didn't match directive — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Marty Rathbun said he participated in a criminal act to protect the church against a possible security breach. Longtime executive Terri Gamboa and her husband, Fernando, abandoned their posts in January 1990, setting off what Rathbun called a "seven-alert fire.'' Terri Gamboa was executive director of Author Services Inc., the independent corporation set up by founder L. Ron Hubbard to control rights to his intellectual properties. David Miscavige, the leader of the church, wanted to know if she had access to ...
Nov 2, 2009
Has Scientology been watching Pat Broeker for two decades? — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Pat Broeker could say what no one else in Scientology could: He outranked David Miscavige. But he left the church in 1989 and started a new life in Colorado. Still, Miscavige worried about him. "He (Miscavige) came directly to me," Marty Rathbun recalled. "He said, 'Marty, you get on this guy. I want to know every move he makes.' " Broeker and his wife, Annie, assisted Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in the months before he died in 1986. Hubbard bestowed ...
Nov 2, 2009
How Scientology got to Bob Minton — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin, Joe Childs
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Robert S. Minton seemed to surface out of nowhere in late 1997. • A retired investment banker and millionaire from New England, he began to show up at anti-Scientology demonstrations in Boston and Clearwater. He gave millions to groups critical of the church. • He became the money man behind a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of Lisa McPherson, whose unexplained death at Scientology's Clearwater mecca threw the church into crisis. • Minton quickly became the Church of Scientology's No. ...
Nov 2, 2009
Proof that Scientology Works! — Village Voice
Nov 2, 2009
The Scientology response [re. Mark Fisher] — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The church said its leader, David Miscavige, and other church officials did not hire private investigators, church attorneys did. The church directs that its attorneys and their agents follow all laws and regulations and adhere to the highest ethical standards. "If Rathbun and Rinder used PIs to 'abuse poor innocent people,' they are the only ones to blame," spokesman Tommy Davis said. The Times submitted written questions to the church about David Lubow and Ferris Khan's involvement with former church staff ...
Nov 2, 2009
Unanswered Questions: Scientology and Edward McBride — Ozsoapbox
Nov 2, 2009
What happened in Vegas — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
They squeezed into a two bedroom apartment, all they could afford. Two couples and a single guy had left the Church of Scientology and joined up in Las Vegas, starting a mortgage business near the Palace Station Casino. They were faces in the crowd. Except that the two wives were important in Scientology history, sisters Terri and Janis Gillham. They were two of the original four "messengers" for L. Ron Hubbard. The founder ran his church from his ship, the Apollo, ...
Nov 2, 2009
Who's who in this installment — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
THE LAS VEGAS GROUP Five Scientology defectors started new lives together in Las Vegas. MARK FISHER, 51 Joined Scientology: at 14, in 1973 in Washington, D.C. Joined Sea Org in 1976. Left Sea Org: September 1990 Career highlights: Statistics analyst, trained evaluators. Became corporate liaison to Miscavige, supervising his household, carrying out special assignments. Now: Divorced his wife, a Sea Org member, after he left. A loan officer, lives in Las Vegas. On Lubow: "He was hustling, trying to get loans ...
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 ...
Nov 1, 2009
"I just want to get on with my life" after Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Sixteen years later, Betsy Perkins is sobbing as she talks about the day she ran away from Scientology. "I thought I was handing in my ticket to eternity," she says. Now 56, a graphic artist in Dallas, she says she is going public to offer her own "first-hand account of what happened to a person who was in there." She spent 17 years in Scientology's work force, the Sea Org, moved by the church's mantra that Scientologists held the future of ...
Nov 1, 2009
Defections, court fights test Scientology — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Eric Gorski
Source: Seattle Times
The Church of Scientology is going through a difficult season. Over the course of two days last week, a French court convicted the church of fraud and Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis' resignation from the church over a litany of concerns was aired publicly. On one hand, it was just another bad press week for the embattled institution founded in 1953 by the late science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. But for former Scientologists and scholars of the movement, the setbacks pose ...
Nov 1, 2009
From Scientology's files — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
[Picture / Caption: Responding to written questions, church spokesman Tommy Davis sent a binder addressing issues with individual sources.] The church said the Times is relying on sources who, before they left Scientology, admitted in sworn declarations, affidavits and confessions that all responsibility was theirs and they held the church blameless. For every person but one (Sinar Parman), Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis provided documents from church files, including confessions, ethics orders and Suppressive Person declarations. SINAR PARMAN AND JACKIE WOLFF ====FROM ...
Nov 1, 2009
L. Ron Hubbard on 'Leaving and leaves' — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
[Picture / Caption: The green volumes: L. Ron Hubbard’s writings on administration of the church are in books referred to as the green volumes. He detailed Scientology religious practices in the red volumes.] LEAVING AND LEAVES In the mid 1970s, L. Ron Hubbard ran his church from aboard his ship, the Apollo, sailing from port to port. He handwrote his notes, in red ink for a bulletin, in green ink for a policy letter. He said two things about those who ...
Nov 1, 2009
Scientology's response — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Church spokesman Tommy Davis says the Times' sources admitted they left Scientology because they could not meet the church's strict ethical standards. Now they are lying, he says, and the Times is helping advance their agenda. Here is the Church of Scientology's response to their allegations, submitted as a 10-page letter: + + + CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 15 October 2009 VIA HAND DELIVERY Mr. Joe Childs Mr. Tom Tobin St. Petersburg Times 490 First Avenue South St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 ...
Nov 1, 2009
The Truth Rundown: Jackie Wolff — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nov 1, 2009
The Truth Rundown: Mark Fisher — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nov 1, 2009
Who's who in this installment — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
David Miscavige, 49 Born: Suburban Philadelphia Joined Scientology: As a child, with his parents; joined Sea Org at age 16. Family status: Married to Sea Org member Michelle Miscavige. They have no children. Career highlights: The ecclesiastical leader of Scientology since 1987, when he became chairman of the board of the Religious Technology Center. The RTC is responsible for preserving, maintaining and protecting Scientology and ensuring that its practices hold true to the original "technology" set out by founder L. Ron ...
Oct 31, 2009
Chased by their church: When you try to leave Scientology, they try to bring you back — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
For years, the Church of Scientology chased down and brought back staff members who tried to leave. Ex-staffers describe being pursued by their church and detained, cut off from family and friends and subjected to months of interrogation, humiliation and manual labor. One said he was locked in a room and guarded around the clock. Some who did leave said the church spied on them for years. Others said that, as a condition for leaving, the church cowed them into signing ...
Oct 30, 2009
DEQ issues boil advisory for Pittsburg County treatment center — Tulsa World
Oct 30, 2009
Liddy Show: Exposing Scientology
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