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Nov 22, 2009
The Miscavige Legal Statements: A Study in Perjury, Lies and Misdirection
Oct 26, 2009
My Billion Year Contract / Memoir of a former Scientologist (book) - Chapter 12 Rehabilitation revisited — CNM Publishing
Oct 26, 2009
My Billion Year Contract / Memoir of a former Scientologist (book) - Chapter 2 Entering Scientology world — CNM Publishing
Jun 4, 2008
Counterfeit Dreams - Chapter 8: Revolution
Type: Book
Author(s): Jeff Hawkins
It was well after midnight and the Tampa airport terminal was almost empty. Just a few late-night travelers sitting on the benches, reading, trying to sleep or, like me, watching the movie on the screen hanging above the waiting area. They were showing Pancho Villa, the 1972 Eugenio Martin film with Telly Savalas as Villa. I was identifying with Villa – his betrayal and imprisonment, his escape, his revolt against his enemy, Huerta. I could feel Villa’s hot outrage. ''¡Viva la ...
Jun 1, 2008
Counterfeit Dreams - Chapter 7: The Land Base
May 6, 2008
Declaration of Lawrence H. Brennan
Type: Declaration
Author(s): Lawrence H. "Larry" Brennan
Tag(s): Author Services, Inc. (ASI) (dba, Galaxy Press) (subsidiary of Church of Spiritual Technology)Bridge Publications, Inc. (BPI)Church of Scientology International (CSI)Church of Scientology of California (CSC)Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) (dba, L. Ron Hubbard Library)David MiscavigeDavid Miscavige: physical violenceDisconnectionElwood RicklessFair gameFort Harrison Hotel (also, Flag Land Base) @ 210 South Fort Harrison Avenue Clearwater FL United StatesFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationFront groupsGordon CookHana Eltringham WhitfieldHard sellInternal Revenue Service (IRS)International Association of Scientologists (IAS)InurementJulie Christofferson TitchbourneL. Ron HubbardLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLawrence H. "Larry" BrennanLegalLyman D. SpurlockMark C. "Marty" RathbunMary Sue (Whipp) HubbardMission Corporate Category Sort out (MCCS)New Era Publications International, ApS (NEPI)Norman F. StarkeyOffice of Special Affairs (OSA) (formerly, Guardian's Office)Omar V. GarrisonPatrick D. "Pat" Broeker (aka Mike Mitchell)PerjuryRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Religious cloakingReligious Research Foundation (RRF)Religious Technology Center (RTC)Ronald L. PookRoyalties, license, trademark, management feesScientology Missions International (SMI)Sea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Security check ("sec check")Southern Land Development and Leasing Corporation (SLDLC)Tax matterUnited Churches of FloridaUnited Kingdom (UK)Watchdog Committee (WDC)William W. "Bill" FranksWorld Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE)
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
Jun 27, 1990
The Scientology Story: Reaching into Society // Church Seeks Influence in Schools, Business, Science — Los Angeles Times (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert W. Welkos, Joel Sappell
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Emerging from years of internal strife and public scandal, the Scientology movement has embarked on a sweeping and sophisticated campaign to gain new influence in America. The goal is to refurbish the tarnished image of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and elevate him to the ranks of history's great humanitarians and thinkers. By so doing, the church hopes to broaden the acceptability of Hubbard's Scientology teachings and attract millions of new members. The campaign relies on official church programs and a ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 26, 1990
The Scientology Story: Inside the Church // Defectors Recount Lives of Hard Work, Punishment — Los Angeles Times (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert W. Welkos, Joel Sappell
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Doris Braine says the transformation of her Patty Jo was heartbreaking. "It was," she said, "like my darling daughter had died." Before Patty Jo went to work for the Church of Scientology at the age of 20, she had been "fun and pretty and a joy to be with," recalled her 72-year-old mother. "Suddenly, she became a totally different person, shooting fire from her eyes." There were those hateful looks, and the dozens of letters that Patty Jo returned unopened. For ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 6, 1989
Scientology faces new charges of harassment — Newkirk Herald Journal (Oklahoma)
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Dec 22, 1988
Scientology church faces new claims of harassment — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen Koff
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The year was 1976, one year after the Church of Scientology had secretly moved its spiritual headquarters to Clearwater, and Mayor Gabe Cazares was complaining too loudly for the church's comfort. So, as documents seized by the FBI would later show, the church's Clearwater office devised a scheme to "ruin Mayor Gabriel Cazares' political career by spreading scandal about his sex life." Church officials came up with ways to get Cazares' school records, birth records, anything — from checking with the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 30, 1987
The 'extended sting operation' of Scientology — The Listener
Type: Press
Author(s): John Penycate
Source: The Listener
Panorama's investigation into the Scientologists revealed an organisation which uses its founder's 'mixture of half-practical, half-gobbledegook psychological techniques' to draw large sums of money from its adherents, with threatening consequences if they opt out. Religious cults are a problem. They enslave the minds and empty the pockets of gullible young people, causing heartfelt grief to their families. The Moonies, the Children of God and the other cults have a poor public image, but they almost always operate within the law. The ...
Item contributed by: Martin Poulter
Jan 1, 1987
Scientologists sue church for $1-billion — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Oct 27, 1986
The prophet and profits of Scientology — Forbes
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)
Mar 21, 1985
Ex-Scientology executive says church investigated plaintiff — The Oregonian (Portland)
Mar 20, 1985
Former Scientology official tells of stress on money — The Oregonian (Portland)
Nov 4, 1984
Splinter group // Ex-Scientologist plans to offer classes for former sect members — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): David Dahl
Source: Clearwater Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — A former Scientologist says he is about to form a group in north Pinellas County that will offer Scientology-related classes, but will not be affiliated with the controversial sect. David Findlay, who recently moved to North Pinellas, said he plans to begin offering the classes somewhere in Clearwater's Countryside area in the next two or three months. Like other splinter Scientology groups around the country, Findlay said he will largely draw on people who have left the Church of ...
Oct 28, 1984
Sinking the Master Mariner — The Sunday Times (UK)
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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
Aug 28, 1984
Ex-members denounce sect rehab program — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The young man — by all appearances a teen-ager — crouched on the dark, narrow stairway as he scrubbed the sixth-floor landing in the former Fort Harrison Hotel, the "Flag Land Base" headquarters of the Church of Scientology. "Are you in RPF?" queried a reporter. "Sir?" he asked quietly, peering up from his work. "Are you in RPF?" "Yes sir, I am." RPF is the Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF), which, depending on who is speaking, is either a businessman's approach to ...
Aug 15, 1984
Sect moves its mortgages to 'religious trust' — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): David Dahl
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology has transferred mortgages on nine of its 10 North Pinellas properties to a "religious trust" whose beneficiaries the church refuses to name. The new mortgage holder is the Church of Scientology Religious Trust, according to records filed July 31 in the Pinellas County Courthouse. The records say the trust will receive $872,148.75 in annual mortgage payments from the owner of the property — which is another Scientology organization. A church spokesman said that money to ...
May 7, 1984
Capital disciple's story // How Martin Samuels built $10 million mission — Sacramento Bee (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Dale Maharidge
Source: Sacramento Bee (California)
With $175 and a small box of books under his arm, Martin Samuels brought Scientology to the Sacramento area in the 1960s. He soon built a $10 million empire. The church rated his missions in Davis and Sacramento the best in the world. Then, in 1982, it all collapsed. Samuels left the church with nothing more than a suitcase half full of clothes. Samuels charges in a lawsuit that the Church illegally took it all away from him. The suit, being ...
Mar 19, 1984
Lawyer seeks to force Scientology 'leaders' to testify in lawsuit — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Mar 7, 1983
Sect's missing founder leaves legal morass — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Jay Mathews
Source: Washington Post
Three years ago, somewhere near this dusty little town of watermelon fields and senior citizen trailer parks, a pudgy, prolific science fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard climbed into a black van and reportedly disappeared from sight. Nobody in Hemet, 80 miles east of Los Angeles, or anywhere else might have cared about the fate of a 71-year-old eccentric with a lust for privacy, except that Hubbard was the founder of one of the word's wealthiest and most controversial new religions. ...
Jan 31, 1983
Mystery of the Vanished Ruler — TIME Magazine
Jan 17, 1983
Struggle to control power, money splits Scientologists — Los Angeles Times (California)
Apr 28, 1982
Ex-Scientologist embittered by failure of reform movement in church — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLREAWATER — At 52, F. Brown McKee is bitter, disillusioned and out of a job. McKee is not a victim of the slumping economy. Instead, he is a casualty little publicized reform movement that has emerged within the controversial Church of Scientology. Church spokesmen downplay the extent of internal unrest. But dissidents say Scientologists throughout the country are unhappy and want changes in the way the church is run. Their concern mirror those of the public at large — the recent ...
Feb 1, 1982
In unprecedented action: Scientologists list reasons for break [exact date, newspaper unknown]
Jan 3, 1982
Scientology remains an issue in Clearwater — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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