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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Feb 17, 2009 Mom sues Church of Scientology in son's death — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — A mother has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Church of Scientology, its Flag Service Organization and three parishioners, claiming they brought about her son's death by denying him access to his antidepression medication. Among the three parishioners named as defendants: Denise Gentile, the twin sister of the church's current worldwide leader, David Miscavige, as well as her husband, Gerald Gentile. The lawsuit stems from the death of Kyle T. Brennan, 20, who shot himself in the head ...
Feb 17, 2009 Mother sues Scientologists over son's 2007 death — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Tampa Tribune (Florida)
TAMPA - A mother is blaming Scientologists for her disabled son's death, which police ruled a suicide. Victoria L. Britton has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Scientologists, including her son's father, of taking his antidepressant prescription from him and giving him access to a loaded gun. A police investigation, however, concluded that Kyle Brennan, exhibiting symptoms of schizophrenia, willingly stopped taking medication before he visited his father and that there was "no evidence they were purposely kept from" him. Brennan, 20, ...
Feb 16, 2009 Wrongful death suit filed against Scientology by the Estate of Kyle Brennan — realitybasedcommunity.net
Feb 13, 2009 Estate of Kyle Thomas Brennan v. Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, Inc., Denise Miscavige Gentile, Gerald Gentile, and Thomas Brennan: Complaint for wrongful death
Jan 28, 2009 Extortion plot revealed — Bahama Journal
Jan 28, 2009 Scientology: Death by Devotion — Breitbart.com
Jan 27, 2009 Extortion plot unveiled — Nassau Guardian (Bahamas)
Nassau Guardian (Bahamas)
By BRENT DEAN,Guardian Staff Reporter
Police have confirmed the alleged plot to extort money from actor John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston included a request for $25 million so that a supposedly 'damaging' document would not be made public.
"All I can say here is that, you know, there was a complaint made by Mr. Travolta – and those acting on his behalf – that there was an attempt on behalf of a number of individuals to extort initially some ...
Jan 27, 2009 Maynard-Gibson, a witness in extortion case — Nassau Guardian (Bahamas)
Nassau Guardian (Bahamas)
By ARTESIA DAVIS,Guardian Senior Reporter,firstname.lastname@example.org
Former attorney general and PLP Senator Allyson Maynard-Gibson is listed as a witness against the ambulance driver who is accused of trying to extort $25 million from actor John Travolta whose son died of a seizure in Grand Bahama earlier this month, The Guardian has confirmed.
Maynard-Gibson, who is Travolta's Bahamian lawyer, is one of the 14 witnesses listed on the court docket against Tarino Lightbourne.
Lightbourne, 47, of Freeport, Grand Bahama, entered not guilty pleas ...
Jan 26, 2009 FBI Joins in "Sensitive" Travolta Extortion Case — E! Online
Jan 26, 2009 On second thought, Hoskins backs out of Scientologist exhibit — St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
State Rep. Ted Hoskins backed out of an appearance this weekend at an anti-psychiatry exhibit linked to the Church of Scientology.
Hoskins, a Democrat from Berkeley, was scheduled to speak at “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” at the Jamestown Mall in Florissant on Saturday afternoon.
The exhibit was organized by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, a group founded by Scientologists that shares the same fervent opposition to psychiatry.
Hoskins agreed to speak at the exhibit last week, when he saw ...
Jan 25, 2009 Plot thickens in Travolta extortion case — The Independent (UK)
Jan 25, 2009 Senator ‘tried to extort cash’ from Travolta over son’s death — The Times (UK)
Jan 23, 2009 Devoir d'enquête: "La Scientologie: La secte démasquée" [Part 1] [Unofficial English translation] — RTBF 1 (Belgium) More:
Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Jan 22, 2009 Rep. Hoskins to speak at Scientology anti-psychiatry exhibit — St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
Rep. Ted Hoskins, a Democrat from Berkeley, will speak at an anti-psychiatry exhibit sponsored by a group affiliated with the Church of Scientology.
Hoskins will introduce “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” at the Jamestown Mall in Florissant on Saturday afternoon.
The touring exhibit, which made an appearance earlier this week in the Capitol rotunda in Jefferson City, has been put together by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, which was founded by Scientologists to further the group’s views on psychiatry.
Jan 11, 2009 Intriguing questions about the Scientologist wedding photographer who was the main carer for John Travolta's son — Daily Mail (UK)
Daily Mail (UK)
John Travolta and his wife Kelly stood vigil for four hours over the body of their 16-year-old son Jett on the tiny island of Grand Bahama. The poignant scene was described by neighbour and family friend Obie Wilchcombe, who said: ‘They didn’t want to leave.’ The teenager’s premature death from an epileptic fit last weekend was as unexpected as it was tragic. Although Jett had suffered serious health problems since early childhood, the Hollywood actor believed his son would be as ...
Jan 11, 2009 Scientology ‘in denial’ of illness, says Travolta’s mentor — The Times (UK)
The Times (UK)
THOUSANDS of members of the Church of Scientology may be suffering from untreated mental and neurological conditions, according to a former follower who taught John Travolta, the Hollywood star. Sufferers are told to cure themselves with vitamins and saunas while it is denied that they have problems such as epilepsy or autism, said Tory Christman, now a fierce critic of the church. Christman left after suffering epileptic fits, culminating in a seizure which caused her to fall in the bath, knocking ...
Jan 8, 2009 Anderson Cooper 360° on Jett Travolta’s death — CNN
Jan 8, 2009 Jett Travolta's death feeds rumors of autism — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 8, 2009 Scientologist: We do, too treat illnesses — CBS News
Jan 7, 2009 Health Minister upset over release of Jett’s autopsy — Nassau Guardian (Bahamas) More:
archive.nassauguardian.net Jan 7, 2009 Scientologist views on medicine questioned / In aftermath of death of Jett Travolta, 16, critics say church holds profession in negative light — CBS News
Jan 7, 2009 Travoltas turn to Scientology, hometown in trying times — ABC News
Jan 6, 2009 Jett Travolta’s autopsy complete / Results can only be released by coroner — Nassau Guardian (Bahamas) More:
archive.nassauguardian.net Jan 5, 2009 Rescue worker reveals details surrounding Jett Travolta's death — Radar Online
Jan 5, 2009 Travolta's lawyers: Jett had history of seizures, medicine ineffective — FOX News
John Travolta's lawyers, Michael Ossi and Michael McDermott, said Sunday Jett Travolta, the actor's 16-year-old son who died Friday, was on an anti-seizure medication called Depakote for several years, but the drug was suspended after it lost its effectiveness amid concern about side effects.
Jett apparently suffered from grand mal seizures, a type of epilepsy marked by convulsions and loss of consciousness, Ossi and McDermott said.
Click here to learn more about Jett's struggle with Kawasaki disease.
Jett, who had a ...
Jan 4, 2009 John Travolta, EMT struggled to save 16-year-old Jett — NY Daily News (New York)
Jan 3, 2009 Bahamas using 2 experts for Travolta son autopsy — Associated Press
Bahamas Using 2 Experts for Travolta Son Autopsy
Bahamas' health minister requests 2 pathologists to oversee autopsy on John Travolta's son
By CHRIS GILLETTE Associated Press Writer
FREEPORT, Bahamas January 3, 2009 (AP)
The Bahamas will use two pathologists to ensure a careful autopsy on John Travolta's son, who died at the actor's vacation home in Grand Bahama, the territory's health minister said Saturday.
Dr. Hubert Minnis told The Associated Press that he decided to use a second specialist to guarantee ...
Jan 3, 2009 Don't blame death on rare childhood illness, say docs — NY Daily News (New York)
Jan 3, 2009 John Travolta's teenage son dies — BBC News
Jan 2, 2009 John Travolta’s 16-year-old son dies / Jett Travolta hit his head in a bathtub Friday morning, says spokesperson — Associated Press
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