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Friend cleared of Scientology kidnapping

Title: Friend cleared of Scientology kidnapping
Date: Wednesday, 15 March 1995
Publisher: Daily Telegraph (UK)
Author: John Steele
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A MAN who tried to remove a woman from the Church of Scientology was cleared of attempted kidnap yesterday after arguing that 'brainwashing' by the cult had turned her into a robot without the ability to decide whether she consented or not to leaving. Stephen Cooper's 'victim', 23-year-old former shoe shop worker Miss Kathleen Wilson, told the jury that she was happy to be at the cult's headquarters at Saint Hill Castle in East Grinstead, East Sussex, and did not consent ... [Read the rest at]