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Reference materials Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP)
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Sep 4, 1991
Scientology takes on IRS — Wall Street Journal
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Type: Press
Source: Wall Street Journal
The Church of Scientology, which is already bashing Time magazine in full-page salvos, has taken its long-running squabble with the Internal Revenue Service public, running full-page ads in USA Today to enlist anti-IRS allies. An ad that ran yesterday shows a screaming young girl and carries the headline, "Don't you kill my Daddy!" Ad copy discusses a situation in which "a band of armed IRS agents" allegedly tried to choke an Idaho man, as well as other alleged IRS abuses. Yesterday's ...
Aug 27, 1991
Scientology plan called tax avoidance — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Aug 14, 1991
Court denies newspapers access to hearings — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Curtis Krueger
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
After secret court hearings involving a former Scientologist began in Tampa, the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune filed motions in court to gain access. Times attorney Patricia Anderson said a larger question remains: Whether the U.S. District Court in Tampa should unseal a case file from a lawsuit that the plaintiff did not want closed. That issue has not been decided. Margery Wakefield is a former member of the Church of Scientology who sued in 1982, saying the organization fraudulently ...
Aug 14, 1991
Leading the charge against Prozac // Lawyer Leonard Finz is up against Eli Lilly, and the verdict is still out — Washington Post
Aug 13, 1991
Scientologists sue 17 IRS officials — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Henry Weinstein
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Church: The lawsuit accuses them of waging a 33-year campaign against the organization and a large number of its members. It seeks $120 million. The Church of Scientology International filed a $120-million federal lawsuit against 17 Washington- and Los Angeles-based Internal Revenue Service officials Monday, accusing them of waging a 33-year campaign of illegal acts against Scientology and a large number of its members. According to the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, documents obtained under the Freedom ...
Aug 8, 1991
Harassement shouldn't quiet media, say cult experts — Winnipeg Sun
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Type: Press
Source: Winnipeg Sun
The Church of Scientology has a long and undistinguished history of harassing its detractors — but that shouldn't stop the media or anyone else from speaking out against it, cult experts say. The church commonly threatens lawsuits, tries to have detractors arrested, and harasses sources and individual reporters, said Cynthia Kisser of the Cult Awareness Network in Chicago. And recent Sun stories linking the church — alleged by experts to be a dangerous, mind-control cult — to Narconon, a drug rehabilitation ...
Aug 3, 1991
FDA expected to approve drug related to Prozac — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
INDIANAPOLIS — A cousin to the antidepressant Prozac may receive federal approval before the end of the year for treatment of obesity, representing a new wave of sales growth for this class of drugs. Prozac, now in its fourth year on the market and approaching $1 billion in annual sales worldwide, has been dogged for the past year by claims that it causes violent behavior including suicide. A Harvard researcher's study describing six patients who developed violently suicidal thoughts while treated ...
Aug 2, 1991
Scientologists fail to persuade FDA on Prozac — Wall Street Journal
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Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas M. Burton
Source: Wall Street Journal
INDIANAPOLIS —The Food and Drug Administration weighed in heavily on the side of Ell Lilly & Co. in rejecting claims that the popular anti-depressant drug Prozac is connected to murder, suicide or other maladies. The FDA action follows a yearlong campaign against Prozac by the Church of Scientology that had sought to persuade the federal agency, through a formal petition, to ban U.S. sales of the Lilly drug. But the FDA found that a Scientology-founded group called the Citizens Commission for ...
Jul 19, 1991
Former member of sect is suing — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Kevin Shinkle
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology is facing another lawsuit in the midst of an expensive nationwide campaign to bolster its image. The sect, which maintains its spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, has spent millions of dollars in recent weeks for advertising in the newspaper USA Today. In the lawsuit, a former sect member claims the church is a fraud; owes him money for counseling services he never used; and has cut him off from his two daughters, who still follow Scientology. ...
Jul 16, 1991
Lawyer claims Scientologists kept him from daughters — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jul 8, 1991
Ex-publisher sought by creditors — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Jul 4, 1991
Court acquits some Scientology followers, convicts others — Associated Press
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Type: Press
Source: Associated Press
MILAN, Italy (AP) — A Milan court has acquitted 67 Scientology followers of charges ranging from criminal association to tax evasion, but it convicted six others of deceiving confused people. While not ruling that the group is a church, as Scientologists contend, the court said Wednesday that it is a non-profit organization and thus need not report to the Italian tax office. The trial was brought after a five-year investigation into activities of Scientology centers in Italy after disenchanted followers filed ...
Jun 23, 1991
Money-show hosts sued over advice given off the air — Palm Beach Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Erik Milstone
Source: Palm Beach Post
Four Palm Beach County financial talk-show hosts who tout their expertise on local airwaves have encountered static from customers and regulators for their off-air performance. James A. Barry Jr., Brian J. Sheen, Ken W. Brown and Norm Robbins are among about 20 South Florida financial talk-show hosts who use public airwaves to reach potential customers. But their off-air careers have been the subject of customer complaints and lawsuits or investigations by regulators, a review [...]
Jun 11, 1991
Prozac's critics hurt mentally ill — USA Today
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Type: Press
Source: USA Today
Prozac, a commonly prescribed anti-depression drug made by Eli Lilly and Co., has been under attack from the Church of Scientology and lawyers who have developed the so-called "Prozac defense" — blaming the drug for their clients behavior. They and some former users charge that the drug causes bizarre mental side effects and can lead to suicide. ''Mitchell Daniels, Eli Lilly's vice president for corporate affairs, defended the drug and attacked the attackers Monday in a meeting with USA Today's editorial ...
Jun 4, 1991
[Advertisement] Prozac / Eli Lilly's "Miracle" — USA Today
Jun 1, 1991
L. Ron Nader [exact date, publisher unknown]
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Doctors who treat people suffering from depression have learned something recently about the associations that the Ralph Nader combine is willing to accept in pursuit of its notions of the "public interest." For some time now, Eli Lilly & Co. has been embroiled in a tedious battle with the Scientology cult and the usual coven of plaintiffs' lawyers over its anti-depression drug Prozac. The Scientologists—founded by the late science-fiction writer, L. Ron Hubbard—and the lawyers have been galloping around the country ...
Jun 1, 1991
Petrolia's new neighbors – L. Ron Hubbard's followers, the Church of Spiritual Technology — North Coast Journal
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Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Cempa
Source: North Coast Journal
Petrolia — A few miles outside of this coastal community, a massive 400-foot subterranean vault constructed of steel and concrete lies beneath a peaceful knoll overlooking the Pacific. The breadth and dimension of the vault stagger the imagination: 100 feet longer than a football field and 20 feet in diameter, the two-story sarcophagus is almost complete. It is designed to withstand the ravages of nature as well as man-made destruction. Humboldt County is now home to one of the most impregnable ...
May 31, 1991
[Advertisement] What magazine gets it wrong in 1991? — USA Today
May 7, 1991
County, Scientology continue tax talks — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Kevin Shinkle
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER — No end is in sight in negotiations between Pinellas County and the Church of Scientology over the church's $5 million tax bill. Neither side would talk about the negotiations taking place in front of a court-appointed mediator. Mediator William Fleece adjourned the talks Monday, and the two sides may not meet again for months. "If we had reached something, obviously we wouldn't have adjourned," Pinellas Property Appraiser Jim Smith said. "I don't think we will lose anything by talking, ...
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 ...
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May 5, 1991
Mediator will hear tax fight — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Curtis Krueger
Source: Clearwater Times (Florida)
Attorneys for the Church of Scientology and Pinellas County will meet Monday to see if they can avoid a lengthy court battle. CLEAR WATER — Pinellas County and the Church of Scientology have been facing off for years, preparing for an epic court battle over whether the Scientologists should pay millions in local property taxes. Attorneys for the county and the Scientologists will meet Monday, but not before a judge. Instead, they will meet behind closed doors, before a mediator. Both ...
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
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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 29, 1991
Mrs. Gariepy's difficult tale // Scientologist Buttnor, cleared of child abuse, says his former parishioner is out to get him — Alberta Report (Canada)
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Author(s): Greg Heaton
Source: Alberta Report (Canada)
Police last month arrested Allan Anthony Buttnor, a minister and director of special projects for the Church of Scientology in Edmonton. They claimed he was working at the church offices last November 30 when he fondled the chest of a church member's 10-year-old daughter. They also alleged he had picked up the girl in his car near her home on March 7 and repeated the act. Last week, after a crown prosecutor told the court that there is no evidence to ...
Apr 16, 1991
Charges against minister withdrawn // Scientologist relieved — Edmonton Journal
Type: Press
Source: Edmonton Journal
A Church of Scientology minister says unsubstantiated sexual-assault charges brought against him were an attack against the church. Allan Buttnor expressed relief, but also annoyance, after the Crown withdrew several charges against him Monday. The charges were laid following a police investigation into claims by a 10-year-old girl. The girl later told police the alleged incidents never happened. "It was obviously an attack on our church," Buttnor said after emerging from Provincial Court. Judge Edward Stack dismissed two counts of sexual ...
Apr 6, 1991
Mom, daughter launch lawsuit against Church of Scientology — Edmonton Journal
Type: Press
Source: Edmonton Journal
A mother and daughter have slapped the Church of Scientology of Alberta with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit. The mother and daughter are each claiming millions of dollars in general and punitive damages as well as unspecified special damages. Also named in the lawsuit, filed Friday in Court of Queen's Bench , are church official Allan Buttnor and another man. The three are being sued jointly and individually. The defendants or through others "coerced and frightened" the girl into writing and publishing statements ...
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 ...
Apr 4, 1991
Scientologists file 11 suits to get access to IRS audit records — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Tom Brennan
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
TAMPA — Scientologists filed 11 federal lawsuits Wednesday against the Internal Revenue Service seeking information about agency audits of them. The group claims the IRS has ignored its requests to obtain the records filed under the federal Freedom of Information Act and is asking the court to force the agency to turn over the documents. Among the things the lawsuits are seeking are the IRS audits and any instructions, memorandums or directives by the agency relating to the treatment of Scientologists. ...
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 ...
Mar 21, 1991
Minister sues over sex charges — Edmonton Sun (Canada)
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