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Mar 1, 1998 Powerful church targets fortunes, souls of recruits — Boston Herald More:
rickross.com, apologeticsindex.org Jul 13, 1995 The Big Story: Inside the Cult (video) — Carlton Television More:
Youtube, transcript Jul 29, 1991 The rock drummer out to beat the cults — Exmouth Express & Echo (UK) More: link
Exmouth Express & Echo (UK)
Last week cult expert Jon Caven-Atack set up a meeting in Exmouth and persuaded a member of the Church of Scientology to return to her family. The Echo's Peter Hardy now talks to the man who has dedicated his life to exposing cults which he says brainwash their members. FOR NINE years, former rock drummer Jon Caven-Atack was under the spell of a "religious" sect known as the Church of Scientology. Now, outside the cult, Jon has pledged his life and ...
Jun 5, 1985 Researchers question cult techniques — Daily Emerald (Oregon) More: link
Daily Emerald (Oregon)
Some extremist religious sects and a number of related self-help therapies employ communication techniques that may over time "alter or impair fundamental information-processing abilities" and may result in severe physical, emotional and mental disorders, a team of University researchers announced at a press conference Tuesday. Authors and research associates Flo Conway and Jim Siegelman released a study titled "Information Disease," presenting findings of a nationwide study on the effects of covert induction and deprogramming. These results are the culmination of four ...
Jun 30, 1982 Inside Scientology: Is it mind control? // Exports say yes / "Ridiculous charges" — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California) More: link
News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
Yes... The Church of Scientology (which was founded by L. Ron Hubbard and operates a mission in Santa Rosa) is often charged with using mind control techniques to obtain and maintain the loyalty and resources of its members. Scientology officials, as well as many Scientology church members, scoff at these charges, insisting their practices and teachings are designed to liberate the mind, not enslave it. But Ford Schwartz, a longtime Scientologist and later a "deprogrammer" for the Freedom Counseling Center in ...
Dec 1, 1980 Scientology's war against judges — The American Lawyer
James B. Stewart
The American Lawyer
On September 5, 1980, as U.S. District Court Judge Charles Richey was recuperating from two pulmonary embolisms and exhaustion, lawyers for the Church of Scientology and the Justice Department gathered before Judge Aubrey Robinson, Richey's successor in the two-year-old conspiracy case against 11 members of the Church of Scientology. Judge Richey had already convicted and sentenced nine of the original 11 defendants, but the remaining two, recently extradited from England, were about to go on trial. "Particularly from the standpoint of ...
Sep 17, 1979 Scientology church loses "Snapping" libel suit — Publisher's Weekly
May 28, 1979 "Snapping" authors ask for First Amendment precedent — Publisher's Weekly
Mar 26, 1979 Scientologists sue Lippincott and authors of "Snapping" — Publisher's Weekly
Aug 21, 1978 The Week // Author files $20-million suit against Scientologists — Publisher's Weekly More: link
The author of a book critical of Scientologists has filed a $20-million damage suit against the Church of Scientology of New York, Inc., charging it with calculated and reckless plan of harassment during the past five and [?] years. The suit was filed August [?] State Supreme Court in New York by Paulette Cooper, author of
"The Scandal of Scientology,"
published [?] Tower in 1971. According to published reports, Scientologists caused the publisher [?] withdraw the book from circulation. While ...
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