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Mar 17, 2008 Cult Friction — Radar Online
After an embarrassing string of high-profile defection and leaked videos, Scientology is under attack from a faceless cabal of online activists. Has America's most controversial religion finally met its match?
By John Cook
Masked hackers have declared war on Scientology. Could the celebrity-friendly religion be in its final days? (Photo: Sam Comen)
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Clearwater is prepared for its enemies. It's a warm, if ...
Sep 9, 1999 Scientology's revenge — New Times Los Angeles
Jun 14, 1993 Church's litany of lawsuits — The National Law Journal More: link
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. ...
Apr 24, 1989 Judge won't remove Pfaelzer from Scientology case — Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, California) More: link
Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, California)
A federal judge in Los Angeles has denied a motion to oust his colleague Mariana Pfaelzer from presiding over an action brought by the Church of Scientology against defecting members, saying the motion stems from defense counsels' "paranoia." The defendants, who are alleged to have conspired to steal and distribute secret church courses, sought Pfaelzer's recusal based on what they viewed as an improper ex parte conversation with members of her old law firm, Wyman, Bautzer, Christensen, Kuchel & Silbert. Pfaelzer ...
May 8, 1982 City of Clearwater 1982 Hearings - Church of Scientology: Janie Peterson
Jan 29, 1982 2 state units sever links to Scientology church — Hartford Courant (Connecticut) More:
pqasb.pqarchiver.com Sep 1, 1981 Scientology: The sickness spreads — Reader's Digest More: link
Eugene H. Methvin
Eighteen months ago, the U.S.-based Church of Scientology launched a global—and unsuccessful—campaign to prevent publication of a Reader's Digest report called "Scientology: Anatomy of a Frightening Cult." The church engaged a detective agency to investigate the author, Digest Senior Editor Eugene H. Methvin. Digest offices in a half-dozen nations were picketed or bombarded with nuisance phone calls. In Denmark, South Africa and Australia, the church sued unsuccessfully to prevent publication. In the months since the article appeared, in May 1980, a ...
May 7, 1980 State attorney: Scientologists tried to infiltrate my office — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: news.google.com, news.google.com
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney James T. Russell said Tuesday that members of the Church of Scientology have attempted to infiltrate his office at least five times since 1976. The alleged infiltration attempts failed because routine background checks on the job applicants revealed that hey were members of the Church of Scientology, Russell said. Asked if it was legal to turn down job applicants solely because they are Scientologists, Russell said, "I don't know, but I'd like to fight a lawsuit ...
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