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Dec 15, 1979 Scientology foes rally today — Clearwater Times (Florida)
Nov 25, 1979 Scientology 'dirty tricks' bared — Detroit Free Press More: link
Detroit Free Press
Washington: Court documents show the Church of Scientology put together a scheme to blackmail the Internal Revenue Service into doing a favorable tax audit on the church. According to documents released Friday, the church stole secret IRS files on famous Americans and.planned to threaten to release them unless the audit was favorable. There was no indication any blackmail threat against any individual was made. The documents were among thousands of files seized from the church in 1977, and ordered released Friday ...
Nov 24, 1979 Documents: Scientologists plotted to frame writer — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
link Nov 24, 1979 Scientology documents reveal plot to frame author — Los Angeles Times (California)
Nov 10, 1979 Scientologists got secret files of Times, lawyers — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: link, news.google.com, news.google.com
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Secret letters and memos from the personal files of
St. Petersburg Times editors and its attorneys were obtained and analyzed by members of the Church of Scientology shortly after the church moved to Clearwater four years ago. The letters and memos were used by the church in calculating its response to news media reports revealing its purchase through a front organization of the Fort Harrison Hotel. How the Church of Scientology or its agents got access to the locked filing cabinets ... Jan 22, 1979 Author of book on Scientology tells of her 8 years of torment — New York Times More:
link Aug 28, 1978 'Fair Game' policy // Scientology critics assail belligerence — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California) "If anyone is getting industrious trying to enturbulate (sic) or stop Scientology or its activities, I can make Captain Bligh look like a Sunday-school teacher. There is probably no limit on what I would do to safeguard Man's only road to freedom against persons who . . . seek to stop Scientology or hurt Scientologists." — L. Ron Hubbard, Aug. 15, 1967 It was not the first time that private investigator Eual R. Harrow had interviewed jurors following a verdict, but ... Aug 21, 1978 The Week // Author files $20-million suit against Scientologists — Publisher's Weekly More: link
The author of a book critical of Scientologists has filed a $20-million damage suit against the Church of Scientology of New York, Inc., charging it with calculated and reckless plan of harassment during the past five and [?] years. The suit was filed August [?] State Supreme Court in New York by Paulette Cooper, author of
"The Scandal of Scientology,"
published [?] Tower in 1971. According to published reports, Scientologists caused the publisher [?] withdraw the book from circulation. While ...
Aug 14, 1978 Up Front: Federal prosecutors unveil the astonishing intrigues of the Scientology church — People magazine More: link
Since its founding by a science fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard in 1954, Scientology has been among the growth stocks on the self-help market: a quasireligious, quasiscientific cult that has attracted three million U.S. followers (some highly touted celebrities among them) and estimated annual revenues in the hundreds of millions, much of it tax-exempt. Until recently Scientology's only certifiable vice was eccentricity, but within a week a federal grand jury in Washington is expected to hand down a bulging sheaf ...
May 1, 1978 An author vs. Scientology church — San Francisco Chronicle (California) More: link
San Francisco Chronicle (California)
In the fall of 1971, author Paulette Cooper came out with a book called "
The Scandal of Scientology
" and, then, according to her lawyers, friends, family and lawyers, the following things happened to her: She received repeated telephone calls from anonymous people who threatened to kill her. Letters were posted on her neighbors' doors telling them she had venereal disease and should be evicted from her apartment. Her publisher was sued and harassed to the point that he withdrew the ...
Dec 8, 1976 Scientologists lay libel suits against author — Winnipeg Free Press
Dec 7, 1976 Libel Settlement Reached With Scientology Church — Los Angeles Times (California)
Dec 4, 1976 Talks interrupt Scientologists' libel suit — Los Angeles Times (California)
Los Angeles Times (California)
The first libel suit to come to trial over a 1971 book, "The Scandal of Scientology," was interrupted this week in Los Angeles Superior Court while Scientologists discussed the settlement of seven suits filed about the book [...]
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