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May 23, 2003
Church requests that trial be moved — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The church says a survey shows that Pinellas jurors have been heavily influenced by media reports. Respondents used words such as "cult" and "evil" frequently. CLEARWATER — Earlier this spring, as the Church of Scientology prepared for its biggest trial in recent history, professional researchers combed Tyrone Square Mall asking Pinellas residents what they thought of the church. "A cult," said person after person. "Scam," said one. "Crooks," said another. The researchers, hired by the church, questioned 300 people. Their findings ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 17, 2002
Lawsuit blames medical examiner — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Aug 16, 2002
Death of a Scientologist — Chicago Reader
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Type: Press
Author(s): Tori Marlan
Source: Chicago Reader
Greg Bashaw's father respected him and trusted him to make wise choices. Even after he chose to devote his life to Scientology. While the shock and grief of his son's suicide were still fresh, Bob Bashaw read back through their decades-long correspondence, looking in particular for references to Scientology. "I wanted to see what there was here I missed," he says. His son Greg had been a member of the Church of Scientology for more than 20 years. During that time ...
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Jul 7, 2002
How Scientology turned its biggest critic — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Deborah O'Neil
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
For years, Bob Minton was the principal opponent in one of the church's nastiest public battles. Now, in a stunning reversal, Minton's testimony is helping the church fight the Lisa McPherson wrongful death lawsuit. The handwritten list ran three pages long, an account of the trouble and expense Robert Minton had caused the Church of Scientology. * Fighting the Lisa McPherson wrongful death case: $14.4-million. * Dealing with lawsuits around the globe: more than $6-million. * Paying security to protect Clearwater ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 13, 2002
Scientology turncoat taken to task — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Deborah O'Neil
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The millionaire testifying on behalf of the church "is in all manner of trouble," a judge says. ST. PETERSBURG — New England millionaire Robert Minton came forward recently to say he wanted to set the record straight about lies he told in a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Church of Scientology. But his confessions and testimony may bring him a heap of new legal problems. Judge Susan Schaeffer said Wednesday that Minton could be in serious trouble with her, the State Attorney's ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 11, 2002
Scientology hearing plods along — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Deborah O'Neil
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Monday was supposed to be Day One of the long-delayed wrongful death trial against the Church of Scientology. Instead, it was Day 22 of a hearing to throw out the lawsuit that blames the church for the 1995 death of Scientologist Lisa McPherson. The hearing, which began May 2 and now boasts nearly 300 exhibits, is not nearly over. Judge Susan Schaeffer has set aside most of this week and next for the proceeding. The church is accusing attorney Ken Dandar, ...
Jun 2, 2002
The CEO and his church — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Deborah O'Neil, Jeff Harrington
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Months of interviews and thousands of pages of court papers show the effect that influential church members had on a Clearwater company that was a darling of the dot-com boom. It was New Year's Eve 1997 when Digital Lightwave's chief, Bryan Zwan, made his biggest deal: a $9-million contract for his signature product, a 10-pound device that tests telephone lines. At 5:30 p.m., Zwan phoned his production staff and gave them a tall order: Ship the 308 units right away. It ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 3, 2002
Allegations won't alter church suit — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Deborah O'Neil
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Regardless of legal misconduct claims, a judge says a wrongful death suit against the Church of Scientology is going to trial. ST. PETERSBURG — A wrongful death lawsuit against the Church of Scientology probably won't be dismissed because of recent allegations of legal misconduct, a judge indicated Thursday. A hearing resumes this morning on a motion to remove attorney Ken Dandar, who represents the estate of Lisa McPherson, a church member who died in 1995 while in the care of Scientologists ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 2, 2002
Affidavit of Jesse Prince
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Type: Press
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 00-5682-C1 Section 11 ESTATE OF LISA McPHERSON, by and through the Personal Representative, DELL LIEBREICH Plaintiff, vs. CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY FLAG SERVICE ORGANIZATION, INC.; JANIS JOHNSON; ALAIN KARTUZINSKI; and DAVID HOUGHTON, Defendants. —– APRIL 2002 AFFIDAVIT OF JESSE PRINCE STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF HILLSBOROUGH BEFORE ME, the undersigned authority, personally appeared JESSE PRINCE, who after being duly sworn ...
Apr 30, 2002
Medical examiner needs to rebuild credibility of office — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
It is unknown whether [Wood] and [Marie Hansen]'s conduct simply was inept or disturbingly conspiratorial in the zeal to hold someone accountable for the death of a child. Their sloppy records in the Long case include listing the wrong gender for the baby and contradictory accounts of the existence of subarachnoid hemorrhage - bleeding in the brain. Inexplicably, the autopsy report contains no documentation of the baby's pneumonia-filled lungs. Wood, who approved Hansen's autopsy of Long, has little credibility left. Her ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 29, 2002
Church targets lawsuit attorney — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Deborah O'Neil
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Scientology tries to end a lawsuit by having the plaintiff's attorney in the case removed. CLEARWATER – The Church of Scientology is rolling out an aggressive set of legal maneuvers aimed at wiping out one of its biggest headaches: the lawsuit blaming the church for the 1995 death of Lisa McPherson. The church is zeroing in on Tampa attorney Ken Dandar, who in representing McPherson's family has mustered an unrelenting challenge costing the church millions and fueling unending bad publicity. Accusing ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 9, 2001
Church loads up for one last fight — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Deborah O'Neil
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER – No angry swarms picketed the Church of Scientology last week. No candlelight vigils. No TV cameras. No extra police patrols. For the first time in six years, the anniversary of the death of Scientologist Lisa McPherson passed quietly. The McPherson maelstrom, which brought nightmarish publicity for the church, has ebbed dramatically, now that the high-profile criminal charges against the church were dropped and a raucous group of church critics recently left Clearwater. But one critical battle remains, one so ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 27, 2001
Sympathy for the Devil — New Times Los Angeles
Type: Press
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: New Times Los Angeles
Tory Bezazian was a veteran Scientologist who loved going after church critics. Until she met the darkest detractor of all. Last year, Church of Scientology operatives received an alarming tip: During the upcoming 2000 MTV Movie Awards scheduled for June 8, a short South Park film parodying Battlefield Earth would feature the character Cartman wiping his ass with a copy of L. Ron Hubbard's sacred text, Dianetics. The tip was erroneous. Cartman would actually be wiping his ass with a Scientology ...
Aug 5, 2001
Doc suspended for prescribing Valium — The Trentonian
Type: Press
Source: The Trentonian
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A doctor was suspended for a year for improperly prescribing Valium to unlicensed Church of Scientology workers caring for a church member who had suffered a mental breakdown. Dr. David I. Minkoff, 53, of Clearwater, Fla., also a Scientologist, will lose his medical license for a year and will be required to practice under probation for two more years, the Board of Medicine ruled Friday. He was fined $10,000. Lisa McPherson died Dec. 5, 1995, 17 days ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 4, 2001
Doctor in Lisa McPherson case suspended — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
David I. Minkoff loses his license for one year for improperly prescribing drugs for the Scientologist. TALLAHASSEE — Florida's Board of Medicine has sternly sanctioned Clearwater physician David I. Minkoff, finding he improperly prescribed medicine for a patient he had never seen — Scientologist Lisa McPherson. Minkoff, also a Scientologist, prescribed Valium and the muscle relaxant chloral hydrate at the behest of unlicensed Church of Scientology staffers who were trying to nurse McPherson, 36, through a severe mental breakdown. When they ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 2, 2001
Man's film a veiled look at Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
A 20-year former Scientologist who now calls it a cult has created a work of fiction that closely resembles the Clearwater group. It's a movie about cults based on fictional characters, says the director. But it's hard to miss the inspiration behind The Profit. The main character is a science-fiction writer who founds a religion. Get it? The leader starts the Church of Scientific Spiritualism. His name: L. Conrad Powers. The full-length feature film was written and directed by Peter Alexander, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 22, 2001
Church scores round in death suit — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
A judge dismisses the allegation that Lisa McPherson was falsely imprisoned. ST. PETERSBURG — The Church of Scientology won a partial victory Thursday when a judge dismissed one of four counts in a 4-year-old wrongful death lawsuit filed by the estate of Lisa McPherson. In one of his final acts overseeing the case, Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Frank Quesada dismissed the count alleging that McPherson was falsely imprisoned. Ken Dandar, the lawyer representing the McPherson estate, argued that McPherson was psychotic and ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 30, 2001
'Destroy him utterly' — Hour Magazine (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): M-J Milloy
Source: Hour Magazine (Canada)
Keith Henson, American activist on the run in Canada, thinks the controversial Church of Scientology has made him fair game for dirty tricks Looking back, maybe the joke about the "Tom Cruise Missile" wasn't such a good idea. That online jest, made last year by Keith Henson, a peaceful if persistent critic of the controversial Church of Scientology, has led to his being found guilty of "intimidating a religion," and now on the run from the U.S., hiding out in plain ...
May 26, 2001
Opinion: Church behavior? — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Scientology claims that it has reformed and says it should be treated like any other church. But the Jesse Prince case and others continue to set this church apart. You have to be courageous to publicly criticize the Church of Scientology. The organization recently proved – again – how far it will go to investigate, smear and intimidate critics. Jesse Prince is one of those people the Church of Scientology perceives as an enemy because he is a vocal critic. A ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 26, 2001
Scientology critic won't face retrial — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Deborah O'Neil
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Prosecutors decide to drop a marijuana charge after jurors, concerned about church influence, deadlock. CLEARWATER — When the two-day misdemeanor trial of Scientology critic Jesse Prince ended Thursday, jurors had little doubt he had possessed marijuana as the state charged. What bothered some of them, according to two jurors, was the possibility that Prince had been set up by the Church of Scientology. They heard testimony about how Prince, once a high-ranking church member, was watched, videotaped and trailed for months ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 25, 2001
Scientology link to drug case keeps jurors from reaching verdict — Florida Times-Union
Type: Press
Source: Florida Times-Union
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Jurors in a misdemeanor marijuana case against a prominent critic of the Church of Scientology were unable to reach a verdict after some on the panel suspected the church had set him up. A hung jury was declared Thursday in the cases against Jesse Prince, who was charged with growing a marijuana plant in his backyard. The jury deliberated for five hours and was split 4-2 in favor of acquittal, jurors said. Pinellas County Judge Michael Andrews declared ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 23, 2001
Testimony: Church of Scientology spurred critic's arrest — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): David Sommer
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER — For months, a high-profile attorney for a prominent critic of the Church of Scientology has tried to show the church is behind a minor drug charge against his client. Now, on the eve of Jesse Prince's trial on a misdemeanor charge of growing marijuana, defense lawyer Denis de Vlaming has hit what he considers pay dirt. Pinellas County Judge Michael Andrews still must decide whether jurors get to hear how private detectives working for the church shadowed Prince for ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 19, 2001
Church critic trailed, arrested — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Deborah O'Neil
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The Church of Scientology investigated critic Jesse Prince, then passed information along to police. Last spring, a private investigator working for the Church of Scientology went to Largo police with a tip: A vocal critic of Scientology named Jesse Prince was involved with illegal drugs. Prince, 47, is a former church member and a key witness in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the church. Police investigated and arrested Prince, who is charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession. The case is set ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 26, 2001
Scientology critics to get bricks — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
A group beautifying a Clearwater alley reverses course and will let donors memorialize a church member who died. CLEARWATER – Lisa McPherson will be memorialized in a downtown alley next door to a Church of Scientology building. A group that sold hundreds of engraved bricks to beautify the city-owned alley has reversed an earlier decision, deciding to allow a McPherson memorial brick and two other bricks submitted by Scientology critics. McPherson was a 36-year-old Scientologist who died in 1995 in the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 22, 2001
A Times Editorial / Police work for Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Thomas Penick, who has the unenviable task of refereeing sidewalk skirmishes between the Church of Scientology and anti-Scientology protesters in Clearwater, recently pointed to an arrangement that allows off-duty Clearwater cops to work for Scientology and noted, "They are coming very dangerously close to becoming a private security force for the Church of Scientology." Penick was right to call attention to the uncomfortably cozy relationship developing between city police and the church, which has its spiritual headquarters in ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 11, 2001
Church pays those it reviled — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Deborah O'Neil
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Off-duty Clearwater police provide security for the Church of Scientology, subject of many investigations. To some in law enforcement, the officers are crossing an ethical line. [Picture / Caption: "Off-duty Clearwater police officer Scott Wilson watches for oncoming cars on Watterson Avenue as Scientologists leav a bus."] CLEARWATER – Every day, off-duty Clearwater police officers provide security for the Church of Scientology, which was investigated by police for 18 years but now is putting thousands of dollars in officers' pockets. The ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 17, 2001
Nicole's Scientology nightmare — Daily Mail (UK)
Feb 12, 2001
Leaving the fold // Third-generation Scientologist grows disillusioned with faith — San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Don Lattin
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Astra Woodcraft, apostate and defector, is the latest enemy of the Church of Scientology. Woodcraft, 22, never really joined this controversial psycho-spiritual movement, at least not as a free-thinking adult. Astra was born into it. Founded in the 1950s by L. Ron Hubbard, a prolific science fiction writer and freelance philosopher, Scientology describes itself as "the only major new religion established in the 20th century," as a bridge to increased awareness and spiritual freedom. Woodcraft, a third-generation Scientologist, paints a different ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 9, 2001
Scientology-linked project gets city grant — Boston Herald
Type: Press
Author(s): Steve Marantz
Source: Boston Herald
Mayor Thomas M. Menino has endorsed a literacy project affiliated with the Church of Scientology, which critics say is a step towards offering cult-like teachings to school children. When Menino posed for a photo at a December awards ceremony with the director of H.E.L.P. Boston - and gave a $1,000 city grant to the group - aides said they were aware that the group teaches a "study technology" developed by L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the movement. But Menino, through a ...
Dec 21, 2000
Brained — New Times Los Angeles
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