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Reference materials 812 S.W. Washington Street Portland Oregon United StatesChurch of Scientology Mission of PortlandSherlock Building @ 320 South West Oak Street Portland Oregon United States
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May 21, 1985
Hasty concert serves up bop, ballads — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
About 2,000 fans of Scientology and jazz gathered in unheavenly weather Monday night for the Crusade for Religious Freedom concert, a hastily organized effort anchored by the hastily formed thick Corea Trio. The four-hour concert featured jazz pianist/composer Corea and movie composer Frank Stallone, whose brother Sylvester Stallone has made a career out of boxing films about a fictional fighter named Rocky. Gray skies failed to erupt in rainfall as dusk turned to darkness on the waterfront area opposite the main ...
May 21, 1985
Lawyer's tactics 'gift from heaven' for Titchbourne side — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
PORTLAND ATTORNEY Ted Runstein was arguing a pretrial motion last March on behalf of the Church of Scientology when a portly Boston Irishman with thinning red hair and a fat briefcase ambled into the courtroom and parked himself at the counsel table. "I'm too old to fight the preliminaries," the Boston lawyer told Multnomah Circuit Judge Donald H. Londer. "I'm just measuring the ring and getting a feel for the rules. I'll be here for the main event." Such was the ...
May 21, 1985
Scientologists, other hear protest concert — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Holly Danks, Paul Manley
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
About 2,000 Scientologists and Portland music fans gathered in downtown Portland's Tom McCall Waterfront Park Monday night for a free concert that was billed as part of a crusade for religious freedom. Against a backdrop of the Burnside Bridge and a huge U.S. flag on which the cross of Scientology was superimposed, piano virtuoso Chick Corea and rock musician Frank Stallone performed. Scientologists identifying themselves as having come to Portland from Canada, Britain, Mexico, Germany, France, Australia, Sweden and New Zealand ...
May 21, 1985
Scientology trial jurors ignored advertising blitz — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
The Church of Scientology in Portland waged an expensive, large-scale advertising campaign throughout the fraud trial that led to a $39 million verdict against the church and its founder, but jurors said they paid no attention to it. Printed advertisements appeared frequently in daily and weekly newspapers in the Portland area throughout the 10-week trial, and radio and television commercials were played on several local stations. Two jurors who were interviewed Monday said the jury's decision was based on long discussions ...
May 21, 1985
Travolta & other Scientologists swarm into Portland to protest — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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Author(s): John McCoy, S.L. Sanger
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
PORTLAND, Ore. — Thousands of Scientologists, including actor John Travolta and jazz musician Chick Corea, showed, up in Portland yesterday to rally behind their beleaguered church. Members of the Church of Scientology flew to Portland from all over the United States and as far away as Europe and South America. In Seattle, about 80 Scientologists singing "We Shall Overcome" and protesting what they called an assault on religious freedom gathered last night at the Flag Pavilion in Seattle Center. The Scientologists, ...
May 20, 1985
Cleric says $39 million verdict not threat to freedom of religion — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Sura Rubenstein
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
Local religious spokesmen Saturday disputed statements by Scientologists that a $39 million court judgment against the Church of Scientology represented a threat to freedom of religion. "This is not a freedom of religion issue at all," the Rev. Rodney I. Page, executive director of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, said Saturday of the punitive damages awarded Julie Christofferson Titchbourne, who sued the Church of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, for fraud. "This was a case in which someone's civil rights ...
May 20, 1985
Scientologists protest jury's verdict — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): John Snell
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
An estimated 300 members of the Church of Scientology rallied in downtown Portland Sunday, protesting a $39-million judgment against the church issued by a jury last week. For 90 minutes, the demonstrators, many of whom came to Portland from around the country, carried placards and chanted slogans as they marched around the Multnomah County Courthouse, which was closed Sunday. There were no incidents and no visible police presence during the rally. The protest is expected to continue at least through Monday, ...
May 20, 1985
[title unknown, re. Portland protest] — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): John Snell, Holly Danks
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
An estimated 500 members of the Church of Scientology rallied in downtown Portland late into the night Sunday, anticipating the early morning arrival of film star John Travolta. Travolta, flying his private plane from Los Angeles for a quick stop in Portland to show solidarity with other Scientology members, arrived at Portland International Airport shortly after midnight. He was greeted by more than 200 supporters who had been bused to the airport after a day of protest against a $39 million ...
May 19, 1985
Scientologists converge on Portland for protest: Thousands to assail award of $39 million to ex-member in suit — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Author(s): Jan Klunder
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Several thousand members of the Church of Scientology are planning to converge on Portland, Ore., today and Monday to protest a jury's $39-million damage award to a former church member who claimed that she was defrauded out of $3,253 by the group. The Rev. Kathleen Gorgon, president of the Church of Scientology of California, said that several hundred members left Saturday from the church's Hollywood headquarters by car, bus, train and plane to join others from around the world in a ...
May 19, 1985
Scientology followers set big protest — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Nelson Pickett
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
Thousands of Scientologists, including actor John Travolta, are planning to flock to Portland this week to protest a $39 million court judgment against the church, Scientology officials said Saturday. Scientologists started their protest Saturday night with a march outside the Multnomah County Courthouse by about 150 persons carrying signs that read "Restore the Bill of Rights" and "We Want Justice" and chanting "religious freedom now." Another rally is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sunday outside the courthouse in response to the jury ...
May 19, 1985
Scientology jury awards $39 million — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
A Multnomah County Circuit Court jury awarded $39 million in punitive damages Friday to a Portland woman after finding she was victimized by "wanton misconduct" by the Church of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. The verdict was returned in favor of Julie Christofferson Titchbourne, 27, after 2½ days of deliberation and a 10-week trial. One of her lawyers, Ronald L. Wade, said it was the biggest punitive damages verdict in Oregon history. John Carmichael, president of the Church of ...
May 18, 1985
Titchbourne hopes $39 million award may help others — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
After winning a $39 million judgment against the Church of Scientology late Friday afternoon, Julie Christofferson Titchbourne said she hoped to establish a foundation to help other victims of thought-control organizations. Titchbourne, a soft-spoken civil engineer who hugged her mother, husband and lawyers after hearing the jury's decision, said she hoped her experience could be turned to an advantage for others whose lives need rebuilding. During a brief appearance before reporters outside the courtroom door, neither Titchbourne nor one of her ...
May 18, 1985
Woman awarded $39 million in Scientology suit — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
A Multnomah County Circuit Court jury awarded $39 million in punitive damages Friday to a Portland woman after finding that she was victimized by "wanton misconduct" by the Church of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. The verdict was returned in favor of Julie Christofferson Titchbourne, 27, after 2½ days of deliberations and a 10-week trial. One of her lawyers, Ronald L. Wade, said it was the biggest punitive damages verdict in Oregon history. The jury also awarded fraud damages ...
May 17, 1985
Is it possible to achieve greater freedom and happiness? [Advertisement] — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
These Americans are finding the answers using Scientology(R) in their daily lives, at work and with family and friends... [Picture Caption: Fred Kinginternationally known martial artist and business consultant, Lake Oswego] "I've always demanded that any philosophy I use be effective. In business or in the oriental fighting arts, you can't avoid reality. You need to deal with it aggressively. "Scientology has worked for me, helping me with my business ventures, my relations with others, even my performance in ...
May 16, 1985
Scientology defense religion-based — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
A civil fraud suit in Portland seeking $42 million in punitive damages against the Church of Scientology was described Tuesday as the "broadest-based attack on religion that has ever happened in the history of man." Earle C. Cooley, a Boston attorney who headed the church defense, told a Multnomah County Circuit jury that Scientology "ranks up among the most abused religions in the history of the world. Perhaps only the Jews have suffered more at the hands of their enemies." Cooley, ...
May 10, 1985
Church civil fraud trial nears end — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
The end of a civil fraud trial against the Church of Scientology and its founder L. Ron Hubbard drew unexpectedly closer Wednesday when the defense announced it would call no more witnesses on the church’s behalf. Defense attorney Earle C. Cooley surprised his opposition by resting the defense case early Wednesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court after one week of testimony and eight witnesses. Cooley’s decision means the church will not call any high-ranking officials to refute claims that the reclusive ...
May 10, 1985
Scientology case testimony ends — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Testimony in a civil fraud trial against the Church of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, ended Thursday in Multnomah County Circuit Court near the end of the ninth week of trial. Circuit Judge Donald H. Londer scheduled closing arguments to begin Monday and indicated that they would last at least two days. Loader and attorneys in the case plan to spend most of Friday discussing legal instructions to be delivered to the jury at the close of arguments. The ...
May 8, 1985
Scientologists relieved of answering on tenets — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
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Members of the Church of Scientology who appear as defense witnesses in a fraud case against their church will not have to answer questions about basic tenets of their religion, a Portland judge ruled Tuesday. Multnomah County Circuit Judge Donald H. Londer based his ruling on the constitutional right to religious freedom. "Religious beliefs are of no concern to the court," he said. "Basic tenets of religion will not be made the subject of examination." The ruling was a victory for ...
May 4, 1985
Judge frees Hubbard data from custody — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
Records of L. Ron Hubbard's World War II military service and medical treatment were released from court custody Friday by a Portland judge who decided they have become relevant to a fraud trial against the Church of Scientology. Circuit Judge Donald H. Londer ruled that defense testimony offered this week by the church would make the private records relevant to the claim by a Portland woman that the church and its founder, Hubbard, defrauded her in 1975. Londer reviewed several hundred ...
May 3, 1985
Enrollment in Scientology course told — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
A former Portland man who enrolled Julie Christofferson Titchbourne in her first Scientology course in 1975 testified Thursday that Titchbourne willingly signed up for the class and that she was advised that the course material involved religion. "She came in already wanting to do the course," said William M. Landers, describing Titchbourne's first appearance at the Portland Church of Scientology mission in July 1975 when Titchbourne was 17. Titchbourne is suing the church and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, in Multnomah ...
May 2, 1985
Scientologists open defense in civil suit — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
A Church of Scientology member who said her involvement in the church helped free her life of drugs and excessive use of alcohol testified Wednesday that the church helped pay for a 1978 lawsuit she filed against opponents of the church. Jessica Marks, a former Portland resident, appeared as the first witness for the church in defense of a $42 million civil fraud trial in Multnomah County Circuit Court against the church and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. The fraud suit ...
May 1, 1985
Founder of Scientology faces default judgement — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
A Multnomah County judge entered a default judgment Tuesday against L. Ron Hubbard, the controversial founder of the Church of Scientology, as a long-running civil fraud trial against Hubbard and the church reached the halfway mark. Circuit Judge Donald H. Londer signed the default against the reclusive Hubbard at the conclusion of the plaintiff's case in the eighth week of trial. Hubbard, who has not been seen publicly since 1980, did not appear for the trial. Londer's ruling means Hubbard by ...
Apr 27, 1985
Ex-Scientologist testifies of 'insulation' effort — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
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The Church of Scientology started making plans in 1980 to "insulate" church founder L. Ron Hubbard from legal attack and to protect his secret church-related income in advance of his disappearance from public view, a former Scientologist testified Friday. Laurel J. Sullivan, who used to work on Hubbard's personal staff, said she learned in February 1980 that Hubbard planned to go into hiding. She said she was assigned to a special mission "to insulate L. Ron Hubbard and his income lines ...
Apr 26, 1985
Advertisement: Scientologists expose IRS crime and abuses — The Oregonian (Portland)
Apr 26, 1985
Judge said targeted by church — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
A Portland judge who presided over a fraud trial involving the Church of Scientology in 1979 was the target of a covert operation by the church aimed at learning his attitudes about drug usage and sexual promiscuity, a former Scientologist testified Thursday. Martin L. Samuels, former head of the church in Portland, also testified that he and other church officials lied in the 1979 trial and that one reluctant ex-Scientologist was paid either $5,000 or $7,000 to testify on behalf of ...
Apr 26, 1985
Witness says Scientology founder veiled income — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
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A former personal secretary to L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology, told a Portland jury Thursday about a secret system Hubbard used in the 1970s for collecting personal income from church organizations. Laurel J. Sullivan, who said she worked closely with Hubbard until he disappeared from public view in 1980, also testified that Hubbard held managerial control over numerous Scientology organizations despite his publicly announced "retirement" from church management in 1966. Contrary to a 1972 church policy ...
Apr 25, 1985
IRS wins OK to copy videotapes — The Oregonian (Portland)
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The Internal Revenue Service won court permission Wednesday to copy five hours of clandestinely made videotapes involving a former Church of Scientology member that were played earlier this month in a Portland fraud trial against the church. The IRS request followed a claim by church officials in Los Angeles that the tapes revealed a government plot to take control of church assets and property. Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles W. Stuckey said the tapes were sought by the IRS in connection with ...
Apr 19, 1985
Witness says judge probed — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
A Portland judge who presided over a fraud trial involving the Church of Scientology in 1979 was the target of a covert operation by the church aimed at learning his attitudes about drug usage and sexual promiscuity, a former Scientologist testified Thursday. Martin L. Samuels, former head of the church in Portland, also testified that he and other church officials lied in the 1979 trial and that one reluctant ex-Scientologist was paid either $5,000 or $7,000 to testify on behalf of ...
Apr 17, 1985
Court hears final Scientology tape — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
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Jurors in the Church of Scientology fraud trial Tuesday listened to the last of five hours of surreptitiously-taped conversations in which a former Scientologist talked about a plan to "transform" church leadership by filing suit to take managerial control. "I think both of us want the organization to be transformed into something decent," Gerald D. Armstrong told a Scientologist who was involved in the effort to discredit Armstrong as a court witness by making tapes of the conversations without Armstrong's knowledge. ...
Apr 13, 1985
Two tapes not played at cult trial — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
Attorneys for the Church of Scientology finished their cross-examination of a former Scientologist Friday without attempting to use the last two of four surreptitiously recorded videotapes made for the purpose of discrediting him. The latter tapes, made in Los Angeles In November 1984 without the knowledge of Gerald D. Armstrong, a church critic who appeared on them, were delivered to Multnomah Circuit Judge Donald H. Londer Friday. Londer had learned of the existence of the tapes Thursday and ordered them produced ...
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