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Nov 1, 1974 Intellectual Freedom // Anti-Scientology books targets of lawsuits — The Library Journal More: link
The Library Journal
Having won out of court settlements and apologies from publishers of four recent books exposing the "inside story" on the "religion" of Scientology and its founder, Ron Hubbard, defenders of Scientology have vowed to take to court any Canadian library or bookstore that refuses to get rid of these "libelous" books. The Scientologists have conducted similar suits in England, Australia, and the U.S. The books in question are
The Mind Benders
by Cyril Vosper (reportedly once a high official at ...
Jun 27, 1974 Libraries Face Libel Threat — Winnipeg Free Press
Winnipeg Free Press
The Church of Scientology of Canada has advised some libraries that they may be cited as party defendants in a libel suit unless they remove certain books from their shelves, Steven Horn, council member of the Canadian Library Association said Wednesday. But, in an advisory memorandum signed by the association's incoming president, Belly Henderson, association members were told, "... the threat is potential rather than actual." The memo said, "In view of the objectives of the ... association, it may be ...
Nov 20, 1971 Law Report November 19 1971 // Ban on book on scientology is lifted — The Times (UK) More: link
The Times (UK) Hubbard and Another v Vosper and Another Before Lord Denning, the Master of the Rolls, Lord Justice Megaw and Lord Justice Stephenson. The court allowed an interlocutory appeal by defendants, Mr Cyril Ronald Vosper, of Inverness Terrace, W, and Neville Spearman Ltd, publishers, and set aside an injunction granted to Mr. Lafayette Ronald Hubbard and the Church of Scientology of California, of Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex, by Mr Justice Kilner Brown in chambers on October 4 restraining the defendants ... Nov 14, 1971 Scientologists lose 'Mind Benders' case [exact date unknown] More: link
MR Justice O'CONNOR dismissed two applications by the Church of Scientology yesterday for the editor of a provincial newspaper and the author of "The Mind Benders," a book on the cult, to be sent to prison for contempt of court. The judge said on the third day of the hearing that he would give his reasons today. In the applications, the Church of Scientology had sought to commit to prison Mr CYRIL VOSPER, the author, and Mr KEITH WHETSTONE, editor of ...
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