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What's $2.995 Million Between Former Enemies?

Title: What's $2.995 Million Between Former Enemies?
Date: Thursday, 19 December 1996
Publisher: Phoenix New Times
Author: Tony Ortega
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In 1995, a jury awarded Jason Scott $5 million, ruling that his civil rights had been violated during an involuntary "deprogramming" by Rick Ross, a Phoenix resident and well-known cult expert. That judgment eventually forced Ross into bankruptcy court, put an anticult group out of business and made national news. Last week, however, the case made a sudden and surprising about-face. Scott and Ross reached a settlement that requires the deprogrammer to pay Scott not $3 million–his share of the judgment–but ... [Read the rest at]