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Reference materials Church of Scientology Los AngelesChurch of Scientology Celebrity Centre International @ 5930 Franklin Avenue Los Angeles CA United StatesWikipedia: Celebrity Centre
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Dec 21, 1984
Advertisement: Scientologists are helping to solve the problems of education — Los Angeles Times (California)
Sep 27, 1984
U.S. Tax Court rules Scientology owes $1.4 million — Los Angeles Times (California)
Jul 24, 1984
Scientologists blame mystery forgery try on lawyer-critic — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): William Overend
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Church of Scientology officials Monday accused a Boston lawyer who has been a prominent critic of the organization of conspiring to pass a counterfeit $2-million check on the account of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and later blaming the forgery on members of the church as part of an "overall plan" to destroy the group. The charges were made against attorney Michael Flynn in documents filed in Los Angeles federal court in connection, with a lawsuit filed by a Scientology member, ...
Jun 26, 1984
The news in brief ["The Church of Scientology won..."] — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
[...] The Church of Scientology won a stay from the 2nd District Court of Appeal resealing exhibits from the trial of its civil suit against former church archivist Gerald Armstrong pending appeal of the case. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr., in absolving Armstrong of any liability for taking documents concerning church founder L. Ron Hubbard, had ruled last week that some 500 of those documents which became exhibits in the five-week trial would be open for public ...
Jun 22, 1984
Ex-church aide cleared in taking of Scientology data — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Myrna Oliver
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
A former Church of Scientology archivist was absolved late Thursday of any liability for taking thousands of personal documents belonging to the organization and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and his wife, Mary Sue Hubbard. The church had sought unspecified monetary damages and return of the documents, which have been impounded by the Los Angeles County Superior Court for the last two years, in its civil suit against Gerald Armstrong, 38, a 12-year church veteran who became disillusioned with Hubbard and ...
May 12, 1984
Former Scientology archivist tells of 'paranoid' flight from church — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Myrna Oliver
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
A former Church of Scientology archivist described for a Los Angeles judge on Friday his "paranoid" leave-taking from the organization after his realization that church founder L. Ron Hubbard was not the heroic scientist he claimed to be. The church is suing to recover thousands of pages of Hubbard's personal papers that it claims Gerald Armstrong took illegally to use in lawsuits against the group. Armstrong testified for the second day in his own defense in the non-jury trial before Superior ...
May 23, 1983
Late Night: L. Ron Hubbard Jr. — Public Broadcasting Television (PBS)
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Type: TV
Source: Public Broadcasting Television (PBS)
[picture of L. Ron Hubbard in cowboy attire with a camera] HOST—VOICE OF: Believers think of L. Ron Hubbard as a genius and a saint; detractors call him a fraud and, according to his own son, one of the biggest con men of the century. HOST—ON CAMERA: Whether L. Ron Hubbard is alive or sane is also up for grabs. Our guests are Ron DeWolf, who is L. Ron Hubbard, Jr. He split with his father in 1959 and is now ...
Apr 12, 1983
Scientology suit allowed to go to trial // 4 former members charge church made false claims to them — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Morain
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
A federal judge opened the way Monday for four former Scientologists to sue the church for fraud over a variety of claims including promises that it could prevent colds, raise intelligence and solve obesity. Attorneys for the disillusioned Scientologists hailed the ruling, saying that it will open the way for other former church members to bring their complaints of fraud before juries. U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall ruled that while Scientology is a religion, many of the claims it makes ...
Nov 21, 1982
L. Ron Hubbard: A new controversy / Son of Scientology founder questions father's health, location — Los Angeles Times (California)
Oct 22, 1982
The selling of a blockbuster // Scientology's Hubbard launches a sci-fi comeback — Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Jack Searles
Source: Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California)
At first glance, the double-page ad in Daily Variety looks much like all the other congratulatory messages that routinely appear Hollywood's trade press. "Our Dear Friend Has Done Again!" the headline proclaims. Then "He has given us another incredible reason to make a fuss over him!" It's on second glance — on recognizing "our dear friend" 's name and face — that you realize how different this ad is. Instead of praising the latest effort of some show-biz functionary, this one ...
Sep 12, 1980
Churches join Scientology fight // Challenge IRS denial of group's tax-exempt status — Los Angeles Times (California)
May 30, 1980
Attorney probing complaints against church // Scientology plot to smear official — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Richard West
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The woman would be "very tough," "obviously pregnant" and a "good actress." She would storm into the Sacramento office of the state attorney general, the boss of Deputy Atty. Gen. Lawrence Tapper of Los Angeles. "I told Larry I wouldn't do this but he gave me no choise (sic)," she would shout, following the "Operation Snapper" scenario written for her by someone connected with the Church of Scientology in Los Angeles. "I don't care about his career anymore! I mean look ...
Mar 1, 1980
Affidavit of Anne Rosenblum [exact date unknown, circa March 1980 assumed]
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Type: Affidavit
AFFIDAVIT OF ANNE ROSENBLUM In December, 1972, after my first semester of college (in the state of Washington), I was introduced to Scientology when another Scientologist encouraged me to take a "Personality Test" at the Portland "Org". I was given a poor evaluation on the test. I later learned, however, that it is a customary practice of the "Church" to give one a poor evaluation on the test in order to induce the person into Scientology processing. The Scientologists also told ...
Feb 6, 1980
Musician sues managers and Church of Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California)
Aug 16, 1979
Woman awarded $2 million in suit against Scientologists — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Church failed to fulfill promises of improving life, she claimed; also said she suffered emotional distress PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury awarded more than $2 million in damages Wednesday to a 22-year-old woman who claimed the Church of Scientology defrauded her by failing to fulfil promises of improving her life. The jury deliberated 18 hours over two days before reaching its unanimous decision. In her suit, Julie C. Titchbourne, 21, of Portland, alleged she suffered emotional distress as a result ...
Aug 29, 1978
Church claims U.S. campaign of harassment // Scientologists advance charge as rationale for aggressive policies — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Gillette, Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The Church of Scientology contends that for more than 20 years it has been the target of a systematic campaign by the United States government, together with "vested-interest pressure groups" such as the medical professions, to "suppress the church's spiritual practice and expansion." The church advances this accusation as the fundamental rationale for its aggressive policies of defense-by-attack against individual critics, private groups and government agencies perceived as "harassing" Scientology. Church spokesmen, moreover, expand upon the allegation of systematic persecution to ...
Aug 29, 1978
Scientology Flagship shrouded in mystery // Vessel was focus of mutual suspicion between church, government — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Gillette
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
On June 25, 1971, a young Colorado woman named Susan Meister died in an apparent suicide aboard the Apollo, the 3,280-ton flagship of the Church of Scientology and for nearly a decade the personal yacht of the church's founder, L. Ron Hubbard. In mid-July that year, according to State Department correspondence obtained by The Times, Miss Meister's father traveled from Colorado to the Moroccan port of Safi, 125 miles south of Casablanca, where the Apollo was then moored, to inquire into ...
Aug 28, 1978
'Fair Game' policy // Scientology critics assail belligerence — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Rawitch, Robert Gillette
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
"If anyone is getting industrious trying to enturbulate (sic) or stop Scientology or its activities, I can make Captain Bligh look like a Sunday-school teacher. There is probably no limit on what I would do to safeguard Man's only road to freedom against persons who . . . seek to stop Scientology or hurt Scientologists." — L. Ron Hubbard, Aug. 15, 1967 It was not the first time that private investigator Eual R. Harrow had interviewed jurors following a verdict, but ...
Aug 27, 1978
Church wages propaganda on a world scale — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Gillette, Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
"The DEFENSE of anything is untenable. The only way to defend anything is to ATTACK, and if you ever forget that, then you will lose every battle you are engaged in, whether it is in terms of personal conversations, public debate, or a court of law." — L. Ron Hubbard For more than a decade, the worldwide Church of Scientology, one of the burgeoning new religions of the 1960s and '70s, has conducted sophisticated intelligence and propaganda operations on an international ...
Aug 27, 1978
Scientology: A long trail of controversy — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Gillette, Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
On May 14, 1951, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard wrote to the U.S. attorney general to plead for help in fending off a Communist conspiracy, dedicated, he averred, to destroying him. "When, when, when," he wrote, "will we have a roundup?" Rambling through seven single-spaced typewritten pages, the letter was, to all appearances, the heartfelt cry of a troubled man. A successful science fiction writer in the 1940s, L. Ron Hubbard, as he signed himself, had gone on to bigger things. ...
Sep 13, 1977
Clergy protests 'spying' upon religious groups — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Dart
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
One hundred ministers, priests and rabbis in the San Diego area Monday presented a petition to a San Diego newspaper, declaring that "spying or deceitfully obtaining membership in a religious organization is unethical" and violates religious freedom. The petition, launched by the Church of Scientology of San Diego, was prompted by a two-part series on Scientology last month in the San Diego Union by reporter Leigh Fenly. Two Scientologists filed a $10,000 invasion-of-privacy suit in San Diego Superior Court Aug. 9, ...
Aug 19, 1977
Church accused of infiltration of FBI // U.S. claims Scientology members were put in agency to leak data — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The controversial Church of Scientology has planted an unspecified number of its members within the FBI in an effort to leak information to the church, Justice Department attorneys charged in Los Angeles federal court Thursday. Asst. U.S. Atty. Richard Stilz said the FBI learned of the alleged infiltration by church members while reviewing some of the more than 23,000 documents seized in raids on two church locations in Los Angeles July 8. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled that a ...
Aug 12, 1977
San Diego paper sued for $10,000 // Church of Scientology members seek to stop articles not yet published — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
SAN DIEGO — Two Church of Scientology members Thursday sued the San Diego Union for more than $10,000, alleging two articles that have not yet been published were an invasion of privacy. Union Acting Editor Peter Kaye described the lawsuit as "harassment aimed at preventing the paper from printing the stories." He said church leaders had offered to try to stop the lawsuit if the newspaper would kill the articles. The civil suit was filed in San Diego Superior Court by ...
Jul 9, 1977
FBI raids Church of Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
FBI agents raided Church of Scientology headquarters in Hollywood and Washington at dawn yesterday. They seized some of the 150 documents allegedly stolen from the U.S. Courthouse in Washington in a series of burglaries last year. The simultaneous raids were conducted on the basis of information provided to the FBI by a onetime high-level official of the church who has admitted taking part in the burglaries in May and June, 1976. An FBI affidavit accompanying the search warrants states that the ...
Dec 7, 1976
Libel Settlement Reached With Scientology Church — Los Angeles Times (California)
Sep 12, 1976
Despite suspicions, Scientology flourishes / 'We are the wave of the future,' Church's lifetime Guardian tells convention — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Jan 29, 1976
What is this Church of Scientology? — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
May 6, 1973
Scientologists making impact on West Side // Church largest and fastest growing of its kind in the area — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John H. Hall
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Despite a 10-year running battle with the Food and Drug Administration and the American Medical Assn., Scientology appears to have finally arrived on the West Side. Aided by a 1971 federal district court decision, the Church of Scientology is not only a recognized religious science but the largest and fastest-growing pandenominational church in this area. And the greatest concentration of its members may well be here. There are 75,000 Scientologists in Los Angeles, according to the Rev. Glenn A. Malkin, executive ...
Aug 25, 1969
Scientology boom // A disputed religion growth — San Francisco Chronicle (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Donovan Bess
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Today and tonight hundreds — perhaps thousands — of Californians will sit down in pairs and stare at one another. One of them will give the other commands such as "Tell me something you wouldn't mind forgetting." The one who is commanded will hold two tin cans attached by wires to an E-meter, a device that measures electrical resistance in the body. The commander will watch a needle on the device's circuit board in the belief that it measures emotional charge. ...
Aug 3, 1969
Religion or business? // Practices of Scientology being investigated again — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Dart
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
RELIGION OR BUSINESS? Practices of Scientology Being Investigated Again By John Dart Times Religion Writer [Picture / Caption: YOUNG INITIATES — The Rev. Robert Bobo talks with two children who are taking Scientology courses. The photo on the wall is of the founder of the worldwide group, L. Ron Hubbard.] The mimeographed notice looked more like a secret police communique than a church message. It informed "those concerned" that a certain 20-year-old girl "is hereby declared a Suppressive Person and assigned ...
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