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Jun 15, 2011
Scientologist 'coached child to lie about sexual abuse' // Jan Eastgate to appear in Australian court charged with perverting course of justice after complaint to police — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Alison Rourke
Source: The Guardian (UK)
A senior member of the Church of Scientology is due to appear in court in Australia on Thursday charged with perverting the course of justice. It is alleged that Jan Eastgate, 57, threatened and intimidated an 11-year-old girl into providing false statements to police. The case relates to an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of the girl in 1985 by her stepfather, a church member. The girl – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said on Australian television ...
Nov 30, 2010
Strange Quarks Episode 4: Martin Poulter on Scientology — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Radio
Author(s): Martin Robbins
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Episode four of Strange Quarks is out! Martin Poulter talks about the secret world of Scientology
Oct 15, 2010
Government urges councils to stop giving tax breaks to Scientology — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Rajeev Syal
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Communities secretary Eric Pickles says majority of the public does not want 'controversial organisation' to be given favourable treatment The government is urging councils across the country to stop giving hundreds of thousands of pounds in tax breaks to the Church of Scientology. The communities secretary, Eric Pickles, said a majority of the public did not want the "controversial organisation" to be given the favourable treatment usually reserved for charities, and questioned this use of public money. The church is not ...
Sep 28, 2010
Secrets of Scientology: A Panorama Special — BBC News
Aug 18, 2010
After Stanley Kubrick — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jon Ronson
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Christiane Kubrick had 42 wonderful years with her husband. But in the decade since his death, she has been beset by tragedy. For the first time, she talks about losing one daughter to cancer, another to Scientology – and why her uncle made films for Goebbels [...] I never met their youngest daughter, Vivian. There was mention of her being in Los Angeles, but I sensed I shouldn't ask about it because something had happened. Vivian had once been a big ...
Jul 20, 2010
Councillor faces inquiry over tweet calling Church of Scientology 'stupid' — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Morris
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Watchdog says Cardiff councillor John Dixon's Twitter message 'likely' to have breached code of conduct for local authority members A councillor is facing a disciplinary hearing after calling the Church of Scientology "stupid" on Twitter, it emerged today. The Welsh public standards watchdog investigated Cardiff councillor John Dixon's short message and decided it was "likely" to have breached the code of conduct for local authority members. News of the ombudsman's decision prompted a flood of messages of support on Twitter for ...
Mar 29, 2010
Infinite Complacency: Tracing it Back to Source
Type: Blog
Author(s): Jonny Jacobsen
Violence and abuse in Scientology can be traced right back to the founder, L. Ron Hubbard, said a former Sea Org veteran who worked alongside him. At a conference in Hamburg Friday a former veteran Scientologist who worked directly with L. Ron Hubbard painted a devastating picture of the movement’s founder. [...]
Mar 11, 2010
Scientologists try to block 'intolerant' German feature film — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Kate Connolly
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Television network denies claims that Until Nothing Remains depicts group as totalitarian and unethical [Picture / Caption: "Tom Cruise, one of Scientology's most prominent members, was a controversial choice to play a Nazi resistance fighter in Valkyrie."] Germany's state broadcaster is locked in a row with the Church of Scientology which wants to block an upcoming feature film that depicts the controversial organisation as totalitarian and unethical. Bis Nichts Mehr Bleibt, or Until Nothing Remains, dramatises the account of a German ...
Jan 22, 2010
Don't panic Haiti, the Scientologists are coming! — The Guardian (UK)
Nov 22, 2009
Ex-Scientologist sues the cult for loss of girlfriend and business — The Independent (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Adam Luck
Source: The Independent (UK)
A former member threatens to disclose the inner workings of the organisation to which he was 'persuaded to give substantial sums' By Adam Luck Sunday, 22 November 2009 A businessman is suing the Church of Scientology for hundreds of thousands of pounds, claiming that he lost his girlfriend and business after she became indoctrinated by the controversial self-styled church. David Craig, who at one time joined the Scientologists, claims that he was persuaded to pay out more than £170,000 to the ...
Oct 30, 2009
Scientology faces multiple setbacks within one week // The past few days have not gone well for the secretive religion known for its celebrity followers — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Andrew Gumbel
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Most religious organisations can weather a high-profile defection or two. Many might successfully explain away a fraud conviction in a foreign criminal court, or deal with the spectacular suicide of a member, or muddle through a less than stellar public performance by a prominent spokesman. Rarely, though, does a religion have to face up to all these challenges in the same week. The past few days have been little short of a nightmare for Scientology, the strange, secretive religion that thrives ...
Oct 30, 2009
The internet has done for Scientology. Could it rumble the Christians, too? — The Guardian (UK)
Oct 27, 2009
Scientology centres convicted of fraud in France // Church fined over £500,000 after case brought by former members who were pressured into handing over money — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jason Burke
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Two flagship branches of the Church of Scientology in France have been sentenced to pay fines of over €600,000 (£550,000) after being convicted of "fraud in an organised gang" today by a court in Paris. The judgment against the Scientology Celebrity Centre and a related bookshop in Paris is one of the most important to involve the controversial organisation in recent years. The judges stopped short of the total ban the prosecution had called for, so the church will be allowed ...
Oct 22, 2009
Tom Cruise's 'homophobia', by his former co-star — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Marina Hyde
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Marina Hyde reports on a hilarious interview with Bronson Pinchot, who claims Tom Cruise made 'constant' homophobic comments as a 20-year-old Once again, it is a week of swings and roundabouts for cinema's Mister Tom Cruise. Our first destination is Us magazine's elliptical account of a party held last weekend at Scientology's UK headquarters in East Grinstead - a party at which Tom himself was in attendance, along with wife unit Katie Holmes and the poor, locked-in-for-life Travolta-Prestons. The event was ...
Oct 15, 2009
Gus van Sant and Bret Easton Ellis join forces on film — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Ben Child
Source: The Guardian (UK)
The director of Milk and the author of American Psycho are to write a film about the lives and deaths of artists Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake [Picture / Caption: Pens at the ready … Gus van Sant and Bret Easton Ellis. Photographs: Focus Features/Everett/Rex Features and Jennifer Graylock/AP] It is a tale of intrigue, paranoia and harassment by unseen forces, one which takes in the rock star Beck, the Church of Scientology and 9/11 conspiracies. It ends with the deaths ...
Aug 29, 2009
Scientology: crisis in France — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Angelique Chrisafis
Source: The Guardian (UK)
It claims to be one of the world's fastest-growing new religions but a battery of legal cases threaten its very existence in this secular country In a small Normandy village, surrounded by wheat fields, Gwen Le Berre keeps a Scientology "electrometer" machine in his bedroom. He opens the large green briefcase and peers at the machine inside. It looks like a lie-detector from an old TV cop show and Le Berre doesn't really understand how it works — he just knows ...
May 29, 2009
Wikipedia bans Church of Scientology // Wikioperating Thetan Level Zero — The Register (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Cade Metz
Source: The Register (UK)
In an unprecedented effort to crack down on self-serving edits, the Wikipedia supreme court has banned contributions from all IP addresses owned or operated by the Church of Scientology and its associates. Closing out the longest-running court case in Wikiland history, the site’s Arbitration Committee voted 10 to 0 (with one abstention) in favor of the move, which takes effect immediately. The eighth most popular site on the web, Wikipedia bills itself as "the free encyclopedia anyone can edit." Administrators frequently ...
Dec 4, 2008
How Scientologists pressurise publishers // Over and over again, critical publications have been blocked — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): David V. Barrett
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Last week we learned that has bowed to pressure to stop selling a book by a former senior Irish Scientologist. The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology (Merlin Publishing, Dublin) describes John Duignan's 21 years in the religion, not all of it a happy tale. According to Amazon, "Unfortunately, we have had to withdraw The Complex by John Duignan in the UK because we received a specific allegation that a passage in the book ...
Dec 1, 2008
'The Complex' author John Duignan cites Tom Cruise control — NY Daily News (New York)
Nov 11, 2008
Amazon UK pulls Scientology exposé for 'legal reasons' — The Register (UK)
Nov 3, 2008
I'd have killed for Cruise cult — The Sun (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): David Lowe
Source: The Sun (UK)
A TOP Scientologist who escaped the cult has given the most explosive insight yet into the shady "celebrity religion". A-list followers including Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley and John Travolta believe their faith is the secret of their success. But for John Duignan it cost him everything and everyone he held dear after he become a leading figure in the church's British branch. John says he was so brainwashed that he would have killed for Scientology. And he claims another member was ...
Sep 9, 2008
Church of Scientology faces fraud trial in France — The Guardian (UK)
May 28, 2008
Scientology protest: Liberty challenges police over summons — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Anil Dawar
Source: The Guardian (UK)
The police force that issued a teenager with a court summons for calling Scientology a cult could face a judicial review over the legality of its policing guidelines. Although prosecutors last week declined to take the 16-year-old to court, freedom of speech campaigners are to ask City of London police to explain how the initial decision to issue the summons was made. Campaigners said they would call for a judicial review if it is found that the force's guidelines for policing ...
May 24, 2008
Intergalactic tyrants beware: the boys in blue are after you — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Commentary
Author(s): Marina Hyde
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Anyone who thinks the police aren't interested in diversity will be amazed by the links they have built with Scientology Once again our great nation has entertained the world, putting on two stunning exhibition matches this week. First was the Champions League final, between the clubs who finished first and second in our very own Premier League. The second - and whether the parties were quite as closely matched as Manchester United and Chelsea will be for you to decide - ...
May 23, 2008
Schoolboy avoids prosecution for branding Scientology a 'cult' — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Anil Dawar
Source: The Guardian (UK)
A teenager who was facing legal action for calling the Church of Scientology a cult has today been told he will not be taken to court. The Crown Prosecution Service ruled the word was neither "abusive or insulting" to the church and no further action would be taken against the boy. The unnamed 16-year-old was handed a court summons by City of London police for refusing to put down a placard saying "Scientology is not a religion, it is a dangerous ...
May 20, 2008
Teenager faces prosecution for calling Scientology 'cult' — The Guardian (UK)
May 19, 2008
Will Smith funds school teaching Scientology creator's study method — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Anil Dawar
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Actor Will Smith is funding his own private school that will teach youngsters using an educational system devised in part by the Scientology cult. The curriculum at Smith's New Village Academy of Calabasas, on which he has spent nearly £500,000, uses different educational theories including "study technology" – a learning method developed by L Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology. Websites dedicated to monitoring Scientologist activity are also claiming that at least six members of staff employed at ...
Mar 12, 2008
Wikileaks exposes Scientology's zeal to 'clean up rotten spots of society' — The Register (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Goodin
Source: The Register (UK)
Talk about commitment. A former Church of Scientology investigator was required to contract himself to a group linked with the organization for one billion years, according to documents recently posted to whistleblower website Wikileaks. Of course, the employee was completely lucid when he made the promise to the CoS-related group known as the Sea Organization, but just in case, his employment contract contained the following recital: I, Frank Oliver DO HEREBY AGREE to enter into employment with the Sea Organization and, ...
Feb 4, 2008
Hackers declare war on Scientologists amid claims of heavy-handed Cruise control — The Guardian (UK)
Jan 17, 2008
Tom's medal for services to Scientology — The Guardian (UK)
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