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May 11, 1991
Deprogramming 'not on', say Scientologists — The Age (Australia)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Jacqui MacDonald
Source: The Age (Australia)
THE church of Scientology defines deprogramming as "forcibly deconverting a person from their chosen faith". Scientology's Melbourne spokesman, Mr Chris Campbell, said the practice involved forcibly making a person change their beliefs. "It resembles a psychiatric depersonalisation mind-control kind of mechanism, similar to what you would have seen used by the Koreans and Vietcong on American soldiers to deconvert them from their beliefs," he said. "It's a similar type of practice where you continually batter a person on a mental level ...
Feb 13, 1991
Scientologists sued twice this week — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Curtis Krueger
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The Church of Scientology promised a Michigan man he would achieve "spiritual immortality" - but first, according to a new lawsuit, he had to pay thousands. Clearwater is considered the spiritual headquarters for Scientology, which members say is a religion, but which critics say is a money-making outfit or a cult. It was founded by L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer and author of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. When he came to Clearwater, the lawsuit said, he ...
Dec 12, 1990
'Management seminar' horrowing experience — Cherokee County Herald (Alabama)
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Mar 8, 1990
Harold's Journal: Premonitions... — Newkirk Herald Journal (Oklahoma)
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Jan 31, 1990
D.A. won't file charges against man who kept wife locked up — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link, home.snafu.de
Jan 21, 1990
A tale of capture and brainwashing / Medina clan tells how cult ruled lives — Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio)
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Jan 13, 1990
Captivity case may be tied to faith // Investigation: Church teachings may explain why a mentally ill woman was kept locked up in her Pomona home, police say — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): John H. Lee, John Johnson
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Pomona police said Friday they are investigating whether beliefs espoused by the Church of Scientology led a family to confine a mentally disabled woman in a cell-like bedroom at a Phillips Ranch house. While stressing that neither the church nor its beliefs are under investigation, police said they want to know if Scientology practices could explain why the woman was kept in confinement. Police and Los Angeles County mental health workers discovered Marianne Coenan, 31, locked in a sparsely furnished room ...
Jan 8, 1990
Family of woman locked in cell-like room will be questioned — Los Angeles Times (California)
Jan 7, 1990
Man held mentally ill wife captive in home, police say — Los Angeles Times (California)
Aug 10, 1989
Ex-Member defies gag order, speaks out against Scientology — Associated Press
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Type: Press
Source: Associated Press
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A former member of the Church of Scientology is defying church lawyers and a federal judge by publicly alleging that the church held her captive and committed fraud by promising to cure her mental illness. Margery Wakefield, 41, is prohibited under a 1986 federal court settlement from speaking out against the cult, which has its spiritual headquarters in Clearwater. But she says she is ignoring the gag order so she can expose church practices and warn potential ...
Aug 2, 1989
Ex-Scientologist risks jail to speak against church — Orlando Sentinel
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Type: Press
Author(s): Claire Dezern
Source: Orlando Sentinel
TAMPA — You shouldn't be reading this story. The tale of Margery Wakefield vs. the Church of Scientology is supposed to be a secret. Church officials say so. So does a federal judge. In fact, Wakefield could go to jail for talking about the 12 years she spent as a member of the cult, which has its spiritual headquarters in Clearwater. Wakefield, 41, is talking anyway, braving the threats of Scientology lawyers and testing the patience of a U.S. district judge. ...
Jul 21, 1989
Church demands pay-back / Scientology seeks fine, jail for gag-order violation — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Jul 21, 1989
Torts / Scientology church liable for injuries from coercive religious practices — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
More: link
Jul 19, 1989
Larry Wollersheim v. Church of Scientology of California — Daily Appellate Report
Jul 11, 1989
Woman reveals Scientology secrets — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen Koff
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Margery Wakefield got $200,000 for settling a lawsuit against the Church of Scientology in 1986. In return, Scientology thought it had bought Ms. Wakefield's perpetual silence. She wasn't supposed to disclose the $200,000 figure. She wasn't supposed to talk about Scientology's lop-secret training techniques. And she wasn't supposed to make claims about alleged hypnosis and Satanism in the church. But Ms. Wakefield's been talking, going on Tampa Bay radio twice recently to discuss just these things. In so doing, she's testing ...
Jul 11, 1989
[...] prevented her from getting mental care [exact date unknown; incomplete] — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
[...] Wakefield now repudiates the agreement, claiming she was pressured into signing it, and aggressively seeks forums — in the press, on radio shows, in churches — to denounce Scientology. "I don't care what the legal repercussions are at this point," she told the Tribune recently. "I want people in this area to know what Scientology is about. I want them to know it's a satanic cult." The church has been the center of controversy since it was founded by science ...
Jan 15, 1989
Declaration of Richard N. Aznaran
Apr 4, 1986
Inside Scientology — Finally [The minutement at the ready] — L.A. Weekly (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Ron Curran, Jennifer Pratt
Source: L.A. Weekly (California)
The Minutemen at the Ready [A 'suppressive person' is] Fair Game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by a Scientologist without discipline of the Scientologist [sic]. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed. —L. Ron Hubbard [Picture / Caption: "Minutemen" line courthouse halls.] On February 15, six police officers stood near the door of Leo Baeck Temple, awaiting the confrontation. They had been called by leaders of Freedom for All in Religion (FAIR), a group ...
Mar 4, 1986
Charges in deprogramming — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Nov 11, 1984
Horror story told in sect suit — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
CLEARWATER—Possibly the highest-ranking, most influential Scientologist to defect from the Clearwater-based, international sect has sued Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard for more than $225 million. Citing physical abuse, the intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment and the violation of his civil rights, Howard D. "Homer" Schomer, the 49-year-old former treasury secretary of the sect's Author Services Inc. branch, is demanding a jury trial and damages of $226,528,200. Schomer's claims, if proved true, offer a dark view of the ...
Oct 28, 1984
Sinking the Master Mariner — The Sunday Times (UK)
More: link, reprint in The Weekend Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): John Barnes
Source: The Sunday Times (UK)
"Corrupt, sinister and dangerous" were the words used to describe the Church of Scientology in a judgment given by Mr Justice Latey this summer. He also referred to it as "immoral and socially obnoxious". But who controls the Church now? A major Sunday Times Magazine investigation into the activities of the cult in America and Britain has uncovered a disturbing and extraordinary story — the takeover of the organisation by a small band of youthful fanatics following the disappearance of the ...
Tag(s): Advanced Ability CenterAlan WaltersAnnie M. Tidman (aka Annie Broeker aka Annie Logan aka Lisa Mitchell)Apollo (formerly, "Royal Scot Man"; often misspelled "Royal Scotman", "Royal Scotsman")AssetsAuditingAuthor Services, Inc. (ASI) (dba, Galaxy Press) (subsidiary of Church of Spiritual Technology)Battlefield EarthBent CorydonBlackmailBridge Publications, Inc. (BPI)CaliforniaCause Resurgence Rundown aka "Running Program"Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) (dba, L. Ron Hubbard Library)Commodore's Messenger Organization (CMO)Confidential preclear (PC) folderCostDavid MayoDavid MiscavigeDiane VoegedingEdward "Eddie" WaltersFalse imprisonmentFloridaFort Harrison Hotel (also, Flag Land Base) @ 210 South Fort Harrison Avenue Clearwater FL United StatesFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationGerald "Gerry" ArmstrongGold Base (also, "INT Base") @ Gilman Hot SpringsGolden Era ProductionsHard sellHeber C. JentzschHoward "Homer" D. SchomerIncomeInternal Revenue Service (IRS)InurementJay HurwitzJohn BarnesJudge Ben KrentzmanJudge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr.Justice Latey, Sir JohnKathleen "Kathy" GorgonKenneth McFarlaneLaurel J. Sullivan (née Watson)LawsuitLee LawrenceLyman D. SpurlockMarc YagerMary Sue (Whipp) HubbardMembershipMichael "Mike" GarsideMichael J. FlynnMission Holders ConferenceNew Era Publications International, ApS (NEPI)Operating Thetan (OT)Patrick D. "Pat" Broeker (aka Mike Mitchell)Registrar (also, to "reg")Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Religious Research Foundation (RRF)Religious Technology Center (RTC)Richard N. AznaranRon's Journal 38Ronald "Nibs" Edward DeWolf (L. Ron Hubbard, Jr.)Saint Hill Manor @ East Grinstead (UK)Sea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Security check ("sec check")Slave laborSouthern Land Development and Leasing Corporation (SLDLC)Stephen "Steve" MarloweSuppressive person (SP)Tax matterThe Sunday Times (UK)The Weekend AustralianTonja C. BurdenVicki J. (McRae) AznaranWarren L. McShaneWendell ReynoldsWilliam W. "Bill" Franks
Sep 30, 1984
Charges against sect security guard dropped — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office has dropped a charge of false imprisonment pressed in August against a security guard for the Church of Scientology, officials said. Roy Rodriguez was arrested Aug. 23 after he and two other sect guards chased 21-year-old John Williams of Clearwater on foot through downtown Clearwater, police said. The guard accused the man of throwing a rock through the window of the sect communications office at 500 Cleveland St., police said. Four sect guards were in the ...
Aug 28, 1984
Ex-members denounce sect rehab program — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The young man — by all appearances a teen-ager — crouched on the dark, narrow stairway as he scrubbed the sixth-floor landing in the former Fort Harrison Hotel, the "Flag Land Base" headquarters of the Church of Scientology. "Are you in RPF?" queried a reporter. "Sir?" he asked quietly, peering up from his work. "Are you in RPF?" "Yes sir, I am." RPF is the Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF), which, depending on who is speaking, is either a businessman's approach to ...
Aug 26, 1984
Editorials of the Sun // It's the Scientologists who are acting 'bizarre' — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
It's ironic that Scientology spokesman Richard Haworth has accused Clearwater Sun Staff Writer George-Wayne Shelor of "bizarre behavior." Haworth has announced he will no longer respond to questions from the reporter. He accused Shelor of a long list of offenses, including an attempt to break into the sect's headquarters on S. Fort Harrison Avenue. And, Haworth added, Shelor was abetted in the attempted break-in by Clearwater Sun Managing Editor Sam Fenton. Flabbergasted by the charge, Fenton said he and Shelor were ...
Aug 25, 1984
Scientology guard released on $5,000 bond — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
A Church of Scientology security guard, charged with false imprisonment late Thursday after police said he tackled and handcuffed a 21-year-old Clearwater man, was released on $5,000 bond Friday. Roy Rosa Rodriguez, 30, who listed his address as the sect's headquarters at 210 S. Fort Harrison Ave., was arrested after he tried unsuccessfully to spray a suspected vandal with "Paralyzer" mace and subsequently tackled him and handcuffed the man's hands behind his back, police said. A Church of Scientology official refused ...
Aug 4, 1984
Man who recanted accusation against Scientologists won't face charges — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
A man who told police he was detained at the Church of Scientology headquarters in Clearwater and later recanted that account will not be charged with filing a false police report. The Pinellas-Pasco state attorney's office declined to charge Daniel Cotrino, 30, of Brooklyn, N.Y., after reviewing a taped statement Cotrino made to police. Clearwater police had taken Cotrino to police headquarters for questioning March 5 after a police sergeant reported that he saw him being held by two Scientologists outside ...
Jun 26, 1984
Litigation keeps sect on defense — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Church of Scientology faces mounting legal pressure in courts worldwide to explain its actions, policies, beliefs and inner workings. In the United States, Canada and Europe, Scientology is under ever-increasing scrutiny by law enforcement agencies, courts and even governments. And a ruling handed down last week by it Los Angeles Superior Court judge may complicate the legal proceedings involving the Clearwater-based sect. Judge Paul G. Breckenridge stated in an intended ruling Thursday that Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard is the ...
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 ...
Apr 13, 1984
Editorial of the Sun // Cotrino case demands continued investigation — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
On Wednesday, Clearwater police released the transcript of a tape-recorded statement made on March 5 by a Scientologist, Daniel Cotrino, who claimed he was being held against his will by fellow members of the sect. The transcript reveals that on March 5 Cotrino was angry and scared. He told police that he had paid $7,000 for certain Scientology courses, which upon his arrival in Clearwater the sect refused to give him. What's more, according to Cotrino's taped words, the Scientologists poured ...
Apr 12, 1984
Police release transcript of Scientologist's statement — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Clearwater police Monday released a transcript of a tape-recorded statement made last month by Daniel Cotrino, a New York Scientologist who be had been held against his will at the sect's 210 S. Fort Harrison Ave. headquarters. The transcript indicates the 30-year-old Cotrino, a Scientologist for 11 years, was frightened and angry at the time he made the statement. It is also clear that Cotrino did make the statements he later accused police of fabricating. The transcript of the tape was ...
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