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Jun 22, 2007
Writer: I was stalked by Scientologists — Radar Online
More: web.archive.org
Type: Press
Author(s): Jeff Bercovici
Source: Radar Online
Scientology can seem more silly than scary, with its zany mythology, made-up lingo, and Tom Cruise. But it was no joke when the group's leaders set out to destroy investigative journalist Paulette Cooper's life. In the new issue of Byline magazine, a publication of the New York Press Club , Cooper for the first time tells the full story of her 17-year battle against the followers of L. Ron Hubbard. It began in 1968 when she wrote a story, "The Scandal ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 1, 2007
UK officials feared church 'evil' — BBC News
Type: Press
Source: BBC News
With A-list celebrities among its followers and a string of unsavoury allegations from former members, the Church of Scientology is rarely far from the headlines. But newly released government files from the National Archives at Kew show controversy surrounding the church in the UK is nothing new. In the 1960s and 1970s officials debated whether or not to lift a ban on foreigners entering the UK to work or study at the church. In the documents, high-ranking mandarins referred to the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 30, 2007
Follow the leader: Sticks and stones — New York Press
Type: Press
Author(s): John DeSio
Source: New York Press
Apparently, I’m a hate-filled bigot. That would have to be the conclusion you would draw if you follow the dealings of the Church of Scientology, particularly the organization known as Religious Freedom Watch (RFW), which is almost universally recognized as a Scientology front group. In response to last week’s cover story on the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, the controversial alternative health clinic based on the writings of Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard, RFW has bared its teeth. Evidently lacking ...
May 24, 2007
Scientology is not a church or charity. It is, in fact, a cult — The Argus (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Bracchi
Source: The Argus (UK)
BBC reporter John Sweeney was last week seen losing his temper at the end of a sixmonth investigation into scientology. In 1994, The Argus published a damning exposé of the East Grinsteadbased "religion". Former chief reporter Paul Bracchi, who secretly infiltrated the cult, remembers how its followers relentlessly threatened and pursued him in revenge for criticising their deceptive and manipulative methods. Here Mr Bracchi, who now lives in London, tells the chilling story of how he was stalked and intimidated ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 19, 2007
'Tom Cruise's Church of hate tried to destroy me' — Daily Mail (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Bracchi
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
This week a BBC reporter was shown screaming in fury after being hounded by Scientology fanatics. Here, a Mail writer tells how he, too, was the victim of a vicious cult smear campaign. The voice at the end of the line was trembling. "Is that Mr Bracchi?" "Yes, it is," I replied. The caller could not have been more relieved. I was supposed to be dead. Someone had started a rumour that I had been killed in a fire. The same ...
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May 18, 2007
Sorry for shouting you weirdos — The Sun (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Sweeney
Source: The Sun (UK)
RESPECTED Panorama journalist John Sweeney was this week seen on TV exploding in a fury during an interview with a leader of the Church of Scientology. Here he apologises but also reveals the other side of the movement ? what one one judge called “corrupt, sinister and dangerous” ? not to mention the stranger hiding in the bushes outside his recent wedding. THE Archbishop of Canterbury, MPs, Lords, top coppers and, for all I know, Wayne Rooney and the Beckhams: Anyone ...
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May 18, 2007
When Scientologists attack — Washington Blade
More: washblade.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Kevin Naff
Source: Washington Blade
Gays should be wary of ‘church’ that has helped advance the reckless idea that homosexuality can be cured. THE CULT OF Scientology is back in the news this week, after a video of a BBC reporter shouting down a church spokesperson hit YouTube. The BBC’s John Sweeney claims he was followed and harassed while working on a documentary about Scientology. The spokesperson in question is the son of actress Anne Archer. “I have been shouted at, spied on, had my hotel ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 14, 2007
BBC denies 'death threat' in Scientology row — The Telegraph (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen Adams
Source: The Telegraph (UK)
The BBC has hit back at accusations that it orchestrated a demonstration against Scientologists during which a "terrorist death threat" was allegedly made. It comes as a bitter row develops between the Corporation and Scientologists over a highly critical Panorama documentary about the religion, in which a veteran reporter lost his temper and screamed for 30 seconds at a Church member. The BBC has seriously reprimanded John Sweeney for the outburst, which the journalist has admitted was "wrong and stupid". The ...
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May 14, 2007
Panorama: Scientology and Me — BBC News
More: Google video
Type: TV
Source: BBC News
NB: THIS TRANSCRIPT WAS TYPED FROM A TRANSCRIPTION UNIT RECORDING AND NOT COPIED FROM AN ORIGINAL SCRIPT: BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF MIS-HEARING AND THE DIFFICULTY, IN SOME CASES OF IDENTIFYING INDIVIDUAL SPEAKERS, THE BBC CANNOT VOUCH FOR ITS ACCURACY JEREMY VINE: Hello, I'm Jeremy Vine. It's 8.30 and this is Panorama. Scientologists say they are just like any other religion. TOMMY DAVIS: I have absolutely nothing to hide whatsoever, zero. JOHN SWEENEY: Really? DAVIS: Dig and dig and dig. SWEENEY: ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 14, 2007
Row over Scientology video — BBC News
Type: Press
Author(s): John Sweeney
Source: BBC News
[Reprint of an article published the day before, entitled "Scientology and Me" ]
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 13, 2007
Scientology and Me — BBC News
Type: Press
Author(s): John Sweeney
Source: BBC News
The battleground is YouTube and Scientology's weapon is a clip of me losing it in the "Mind Control" section of a gruesome exhibition. Scientology has fought many battles to keep its secrets off the web, now they are using it to attack my investigation into them. Scientology has prepared an attack video, and they have shown the Scientology v Sweeney shouting match to anyone who would watch it. There is talk of 100,000 copies being released. Family 'disconnects' Scientology works. That ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 21, 2007
'Master craftsman of big story' dies — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Basse
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
ST. PETERSBURG - Charles L. Stafford, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for the St. Petersburg Times and its national correspondent for two decades, died at 83. Mr. Stafford died of leukemia on Monday (March 19, 2007) at his home in Springfield, Va., according to a son, Michael. The 1980 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting was awarded to him and fellow reporter Bette Orsini for their investigation of the Church of Scientology. Tensions were especially high when Mr. Stafford and Orsini published their ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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