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Dec 31, 2009 Three of Scientology's elite parishioners keep faith, but leave the church — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
Recent high-profile defectors, Climbing The Bridge: A journey to "Operating Thetan'', Scientology's response Dec 2, 2009 Infinite Complacency: Kevin Mackey's Letter
Scientology’s relentless hard sell has driven some members to the edge of bankruptcy, wrote one former member who had experienced such tactics. [...]
Nov 24, 2009 Infinite Complacency: The Detheridge letters
Nov 20, 2009 Infinite Complacency: Aaron Saxton's letter I: Australia
Nov 20, 2009 Science or fiction? — The Australian
EVEN for a religion started by a science fiction writer, the allegations levelled against the Church of Scientology in federal parliament this week sound stranger than fiction. Blackmail, cover-ups of child abuse, labour camps, embezzlement and coerced abortions are spelled out among the 53 pages of allegations by seven former Scientologists - some of whom had climbed high in the church hierarchy - tabled in the Senate. In what the church has decried as "an outrageous abuse of parliamentary privilege", independent ...
Nov 19, 2009 Police take up Scientology complaints — The Australian
KEVIN Rudd raised concerns about the Church of Scientology yesterday, as NSW police began investigating complaints from seven former Scientologists. The Prime Minister said he intended to examine allegations against the church before deciding whether to back independent senator Nick Xenophon's demand for a Senate inquiry. Senator Xenophon told parliament on Tuesday that Scientology was a "criminal organisation" hiding behind religion. In response to that statement, Mr Rudd said the senator was making "grave allegations". "Many people in Australia have real ...
Nov 3, 2009 Hollywood sideshow: inside the Scientology museum — The Age (Australia)
Oct 26, 2009 My Billion Year Contract / Memoir of a former Scientologist (book) - Chapter 17 Becoming a public Scientologist — CNM Publishing
Oct 26, 2009 My Billion Year Contract / Memoir of a former Scientologist (book) - Chapter 19 Selling Scientology, Field Staff Member — CNM Publishing
Oct 26, 2009 My Billion Year Contract / Memoir of a former Scientologist (book) - Chapter 2 Entering Scientology world — CNM Publishing
Aug 29, 2009 Scientology: crisis in France — The Guardian (UK)
The Guardian (UK)
It claims to be one of the world's fastest-growing new religions but a battery of legal cases threaten its very existence in this secular country In a small Normandy village, surrounded by wheat fields, Gwen Le Berre keeps a Scientology "electrometer" machine in his bedroom. He opens the large green briefcase and peers at the machine inside. It looks like a lie-detector from an old TV cop show and Le Berre doesn't really understand how it works — he just knows ...
Jun 9, 2009 Latest news from the French Scientology trial — DigitalJournal.com
The Church of Scientology is on trial in Paris for organised fraud. Six individuals and two organisations have been charged and if they are found guilty the Church may well have to wind up some or all of its activities in France. This trial had been talked about for months here as being a make-or-break affair for Scientology and it began last Monday. The two organisations being tried are the Spiritual Association of the Church of Scientology and the Scientology library, ...
May 31, 2009 Infinite Complacency - The Paris Trial II
May 29, 2009 Infinite Complacency - The Paris Trial I
May 13, 2009 Un ex-adepte témoigne [French] — L'Express (France) More: Google translation
Pendant quinze ans, le pianiste belge Alain Stoffen a vécu sous l'emprise de la secte. Il raconte son "Voyage au coeur de la Scientologie" (Privé), qui l'a manipulé, ruiné et a détruit sa famille. Extraits exclusifs. "L'argent commence à manquer" [Avril 1986. Alain Stoffen vient d'arriver au centre de Copenhague de la Scientologie qui doit lui délivrer son "état de Clair", pour lequel il a déjà déboursé 45 511,29 francs.] -Serre les boîtes! Olivier, mon auditeur, vient de me poser dans ...
Jan 23, 2009 Devoir d'enquête: "La Scientologie: La secte démasquée" [Part 1] [Unofficial English translation] — RTBF 1 (Belgium) More:
Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Jan 21, 2009 Claire Headley v. Church of Scientology International, Religious Technology Center (January 2009)
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