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May 6, 1991
The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power — TIME Magazine
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Behar
Source: TIME Magazine
By all appearances, Noah Lottick of Kingston, Pa., had been a normal, happy 24-year-old who was looking for his place in the world. On the day last June when his parents drove to New York City to claim his body, they were nearly catatonic with grief. The young Russian-studies scholar had jumped from a 10th-floor window of the Milford Plaza Hotel and bounced off the hood of a stretch limousine. When the police arrived, his fingers were still clutching $171 in ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 1, 1991
CCHR and Narconon — The Southern California Psychiatrist
Type: Press
Author(s): Louis Jolyon West
Source: The Southern California Psychiatrist
Originally printed in "The Southern California Psychiatrist," May 1991, pp. 6-13. Dr. West has granted permission to upload this article to computer networks and bulletin boards In a previous article (SCPS Newsletter, July, 1990) I provided an historical account of the Church of Scientology. It is a pseudo-scientific healing cult that was formed in the 1950s, and has grown, with the help of extravagant lies and deliberate deception, into a multimillion dollar, international enterprise. Through its many publications, but especially through ...
May 1, 1991
Media shifts public image from "wonder drug" to "Prozac defense" — Psychiatric Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Rojean Wagner
Source: Psychiatric Times
After a whirlwind love affair with the media, fluoxetine's (Prozac's) fall from grace has been just as spectacular. Just over a year ago it was featured on the cover of Newsweek as a "wonder drug" that not only helped patients overcome major depression, but improved their social life, their careers, and their marriages. Patients testified on talk shows and in newspaper interviews that the drug made them feel even better than before they were sick. A small case report of six ...
Apr 22, 1991
Scientology's 'degraded beings'; Hubbard's Manual of Justice, or how to avoid dogged reporters — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
More: link
Apr 22, 1991
Scientology's war of retribution on deep-sleep therapy — The Age (Australia)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Jo Chandler, Jacqui MacDonald
Source: The Age (Australia)
Internal documents from the Church of Scientology, the parent organisation of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, indicate that behind the church's public battle to expose abuses of psychiatric patients lies a hidden plan of retribution. The documents contain evidence that some Australian Scientologists apparently have remained committed to a 30-year-old doctrine of revenge and intimidation against people the church describes as enemies. And while church members in Australia have been speaking out against psychiatric abuse, courts in the United States ...
Apr 22, 1991
The battle to control the mind — The Age (Australia)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Jo Chandler, Jacqui MacDonald
Source: The Age (Australia)
WHEN a royal commission last year exposed atrocities at Chelmsford Private Hospital in New South Wales, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights scored dual victories: one public, one private. The first came with the release of Mr Justice Slattery's 12-volume report into the nightmarish "cuckoo's nest" of Chelmsford — a private hospital where the commission found that at least 24 people died as a result of deep-sleep therapy. Another 24 patients survived the treatment but later took their own lives, 19 ...
Apr 5, 1991
Scientologists face lawsuit // Police officer suing church, church official for malicious prosecution — Edmonton Journal
Type: Press
Source: Edmonton Journal
A city police officer being sued by the Church of Scientology has launched a $100,000 countersuit. Det. Ken Montgomery is suing the church and church official Allan Buttnor for abuse of process and malicious prosecution. As a member of the Edmonton Integrated Intelligence Unit, Montgomery investigates "cult, occult, ritualistic and religious influence crime." Buttnor, who is facing sexual-assault charges, last month filed a $1-million lawsuit against Montgomery, a second police officer and a woman. Buttnor, acting director of the local church's ...
Mar 22, 1991
Official launches $1M lawsuit — Edmonton Journal
Type: Press
Source: Edmonton Journal
A local Church of Scientology official who is facing sexual assault charges has launched a $1-million lawsuit against two police officers and a woman. Allan Buttnor, 35, is claiming the actions taken by police and a relative of his alleged victim are "designed to injure (him) and the Church of Scientology." The man, who is acting director of the local church's citizen commission on human rights, is charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference and one ...
Dec 31, 1990
Church of Scientology facing suits / Five companies say Scientologists haven't paid their bills. The group denies it is having financial difficulties. — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Oct 20, 1990
Scientologists claim harassment by IRS — Mesa Tribune
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Type: Press
Author(s): Lawn Griffiths
Source: Mesa Tribune
Saying the Internal Revenue Service harasses and discriminates against their members, Arizona followers of the Church of Scientology have gotten four of the state's congressmen and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to look into their allegations against the IRS. Scientologists have long waged a bitter battle with the IRS, which has challenged members' tax returns, saying they cannot claim charitable deductions on some money they pay for church-sponsored courses, materials and other costs associated with the 35-year-old organization founded by L Ron ...
Jul 1, 1990
Psychiatry and Scientology — The Southern California Psychiatrist
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Type: Press
Author(s): Louis Jolyon West
Source: The Southern California Psychiatrist
The Church of Scientology began as a pseudo-scientific healing cult, Dianetics, described by L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer, in his best-selling book "Dianetics: The Modern science of Mental Health" (1950). At first, Dianetics attracted followers by promising to cure psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders through a procedure called "dianetic auditing," based on pop-psychology, hypnosis, and cybernetics. Hubbard's theory as based on the principle that people can achieve health through abolishing ("clearing") negative influences ("engrams") from their minds by going back ...
Jun 25, 1990
The Scientology Story: The Selling of a Church // Church Markets Its Gospel With High-Pressure Sales — Los Angeles Times (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joel Sappell, Robert W. Welkos
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Behind the religious trappings, the Church of Scientology is run like a lean, no-nonsense business in which potential members are called "prospects," "raw meat" and "bodies in the shop." Its governing financial policy, written by the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, is simple and direct: "MAKE MONEY, MAKE MORE MONEY, MAKE OTHERS PRODUCE SO AS TO MAKE MONEY." The organization uses sophisticated sales tactics to sell a seemingly endless progression of expensive courses, each serving as a prerequisite for the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 5, 1989
Her time to speak has come — Wisconsin State Journal
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Type: Press
Author(s): George Hesselberg
Source: Wisconsin State Journal
It is not so unusual to buy silence. It's what you have to pay that is sometimes unusual. Sometimes, it is simply a threat of harm. Sometimes, it is money. And, sometimes, it is both. In 1981, when Marjery Wakefield was working as a waitress in Madison, three people showed up at her apartment to dissuade her from filing a lawsuit against the Church of Scientology. They stayed for three days and gave her $16,000, which she used to pay back ...
Aug 5, 1989
Ex-Scientologist calls church a moneymaker, not a religion — Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee)
More: news.google.com, link
Type: Press
Author(s): Chester Sheard
Source: Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee)
Claims that the Church of Scientology is a religion are false, a former member charged. The church is an intelligence and information agency that uses mind manipulation, hypnotism and other methods to gradually turn members into agents to financially enhance the organization, said Larry Wollersheim, a former salesman and touring spokesman for the Church of Scientology. After spending 11 years as an active member in the church Wollersheim, 40, a native of Milwaukee, sued the organization In 1980 for intentional and ...
Jul 6, 1989
Scientology organizations — Newkirk Herald Journal (Oklahoma)
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Mar 13, 1989
Commercial law / Religious scriptures must have economic advantage for relief — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
Dec 22, 1988
Dozens of groups operate under auspices of Church of Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com, link
Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen Koff
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Operating under auspices of the Church of Scientology are dozens of groups, many of them separate legal entities. Untangling Scientology's lines of organizations can be difficult; even the sect's own charts that have been used in court cases are complex. Here are some of Scientology's organizations. Flag Service Organization — The legal name of Scientology's Clearwater operation, which serves as the sect's spiritual headquarters. Before 1981 the organization was part of the Church of Scientology of California, and Pinellas County officials ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 17, 1988
The cult wars // Ten years after Jonestown, the battle intensifies over the influence of 'alternative' religions — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bob Sipchen
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Eldridge Broussard Jr.'s face screwed into a grimace of such anger and pain that the unflappable Oprah Winfrey seemed unnerved. It hurts to be branded "the new Jimmy Jones" by a society eager to condemn what it doesn't understand, the founder of the Ecclesia Athletic Assn. lamented on TV just a few days after his 8-year-old daughter had been beaten to death, apparently by Ecclesia members. At issue were complex questions of whether the group he had formed to instill discipline ...
Apr 4, 1988
Scientology group fuels debate over use of Ritalin — Associated Press
Apr 4, 1986
Inside Scientology — Finally [The government's war against Scientology] — L.A. Weekly (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Ron Curran, Jennifer Pratt
Source: L.A. Weekly (California)
The Government's War Against SCIENTOLOGY Scientologists say the church is engaged in "a war for the human spirit" against a global conspiracy, involving psychiatrists, the Rockefeller family, the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) and the U.S. government (including the FBI, CIA and IRS). According to Ken Hoden, Scientologists feel that although each of these diverse entities have different reasons for attacking the church, their enemies have banded together as one to achieve a common end — "destroying the Church of Scientology." ...
May 30, 1985
Scientology on trial — Willamette Week
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Driver
Source: Willamette Week
Why a Portland jury awarded $39 million in damages against one of the world's most profitable cults. ONE SUNNY AFTERNOON last week, an elderly man, who looked as though he had probably spent the past few nights sleeping under the stars, stood in the southeast corner of Lownsdale Square in downtown Portland gazing in bewilderment at the scene before him. Several hundred people, many wearing T-shirts proclaiming something about a crusade for religious freedom, gathered around a large stage in the ...
Mar 22, 1985
Ex-Scientologists tried mutiny, court told — The Oregonian (Portland)
Dec 28, 1984
Julie Christofferson Titchbourne vs. Church of Scientology Mission of Davis; Church of Scientology of California; and L. Ron Hubbard: Eleventh amended and supplemental complaint for fraud
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
Jul 18, 1984
Public forum: Hubbard more than commander — Headlight Herald (Portland, Oregon)
Jun 22, 1984
Judge stings Scientologists — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
In a stinging rebuke to the Church of Scientology of California, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge ruled Thursday that a former sect archivist was justified in taking about 10,000 Scientology documents when he fled the Clearwater-based sect in 1982. Most of the documents in question belonged to the reclusive 73-year-old founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, who has not been seen publicly since 1979. In his 12-page decision, Judge Paul G. Breckenridge said 37-year-old Gerald Armstrong—who was personally authorized by ...
May 18, 1984
Defendant denies sect employment — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
LOS ANGELES—Gerald Armstrong steadfastly maintained Thursday that for 11 years he worked only for L. Ron Hubbard, and he refused to acknowledge Church of Scientology lawyers' contentions he was actually a sect employee. Time and again during his Superior Court trial, Armstrong brushed off suggestions of his sect employment, insisting he worked for Scientology founder Hubbard—regardless of the chain of command. "I was a Scientologist, and I worked for Mr. Hubbard," the former Scientology archivist told Superior Court Judge Paul G. ...
Feb 10, 1984
Widow donated workers' comp benefits to sect — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Jan 29, 1984
Lawyer sees smear campaign, slams sect — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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