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For some it was hard to forsake Scientology

Title: For some it was hard to forsake Scientology
Date: Saturday, 5 April 1980
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Craig Roberton
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On Dec. 13, former Scientologist LaVenda Van Schaick filed a $200-million class-action lawsuit against the Church of Scientology in Federal Court in Boston, contending that the church falsely promises to improve the lives of its members. Since then, 10 other ex-Scientologists have filed affidavits in support of the suit, giving a glimpse of life within Scientology. The church has filed a motion to dismiss that case. It also sued Mrs. Van Schaick and others, contending that she is "motivated by malice." ... [Read the rest at link (20 KiB)]