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abortion • church of scientology international (csi) • david lebeau (aka david lubow aka david lee aka robert clarke aka ron christopher) • david miscavige • disconnection • e-meter • gold base (also, "int base") @ gilman hot springs • joe childs • lawsuit • marc headley • mark c. "marty" rathbun • michael j. "mike" rinder • office of special affairs (osa) (formerly, guardian's office) • private investigator(s) • protest, picket • rehabilitation project force (rpf) • religious technology center (rtc) • sea organization (sea org, so) • security check ("sec check") • silencing criticism, censorship • suppressive person (sp) • the truth rundown (st. petersburg times' special report) • thomas c. tobin • tom cruise • tommy davis
23 matching items found between Jan 2009 and Dec 2009. Furthermore, there are 142 matching items for all time not shown.
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Dec 21, 2009
Tom Cruise sued for allegedly spying — TMZ
Type: Press
Source: TMZ
Tom Cruise is being sued for allegedly hiring a notorious P.I. to illegally wiretap a magazine editor's phone ... according to documents obtained by TMZ. [Link to document: http://tmz.vo.llnwd.net/o28/newsdesk/1221_cruise.PDF] The plaintiff, Michael Davis Sapir, claims Cruise, attorney Bert Fields and jailed private investigator Anthony Pellicano conspired to spy on him. There is a long history between Cruise and Sapir. In 2001, Cruise sued Sapir for $100 million after Sapir claimed to have video evidence that Cruise "engaged in a homosexual relationship." ...
Nov 22, 2009
Celebrities lead charge against Scientology — The Observer (London, UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Beaumont, Toni O'Loughlin
Source: The Observer (London, UK)
Hollywood figures quit 'rip-off' church as Australian prime minister threatens parliamentary inquiry into its activities The security at the red-brick and glass-walled horseshoe of the John Joseph Moakley courthouse on Boston's waterfront was unusually tight. Anybody who was not a member of the city's bar association was swept with a search wand. Photo IDs were checked. Mobile phones were taken from guests, who included the Hollywood star Tom Cruise. The occasion was a memorial service for Scientology's top legal adviser for ...
Nov 10, 2009
Scientology foe’s arrest raises issue of rights // Authorities feared his opposition crossed line, threatened violence — Las Vegas Sun
Type: Press
Author(s): Jeff German
Source: Las Vegas Sun
The arrest of a member of an anti-Scientology group on terrorism-related charges last month thrust Las Vegas into the forefront of a worldwide dispute between the group and the celebrity-laden church. Metro SWAT officers and counterterrorism detectives stormed the southwest Las Vegas Valley home of Colby Schoolcraft in the middle of the night Oct. 15 and seized a cache of weapons and ammunition, including an AK-47 assault rifle. Authorities say they believed acts of violence were about to be committed against ...
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 14 Surrender — BFG Books
Nov 2, 2009
Ex-officer says Scientology policy didn't match directive — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Marty Rathbun said he participated in a criminal act to protect the church against a possible security breach. Longtime executive Terri Gamboa and her husband, Fernando, abandoned their posts in January 1990, setting off what Rathbun called a "seven-alert fire.'' Terri Gamboa was executive director of Author Services Inc., the independent corporation set up by founder L. Ron Hubbard to control rights to his intellectual properties. David Miscavige, the leader of the church, wanted to know if she had access to ...
Nov 2, 2009
Has Scientology been watching Pat Broeker for two decades? — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Pat Broeker could say what no one else in Scientology could: He outranked David Miscavige. But he left the church in 1989 and started a new life in Colorado. Still, Miscavige worried about him. "He (Miscavige) came directly to me," Marty Rathbun recalled. "He said, 'Marty, you get on this guy. I want to know every move he makes.' " Broeker and his wife, Annie, assisted Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in the months before he died in 1986. Hubbard bestowed ...
Nov 2, 2009
How Scientology got to Bob Minton — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin, Joe Childs
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Robert S. Minton seemed to surface out of nowhere in late 1997. • A retired investment banker and millionaire from New England, he began to show up at anti-Scientology demonstrations in Boston and Clearwater. He gave millions to groups critical of the church. • He became the money man behind a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of Lisa McPherson, whose unexplained death at Scientology's Clearwater mecca threw the church into crisis. • Minton quickly became the Church of Scientology's No. ...
Nov 2, 2009
The Scientology response [re. Mark Fisher] — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The church said its leader, David Miscavige, and other church officials did not hire private investigators, church attorneys did. The church directs that its attorneys and their agents follow all laws and regulations and adhere to the highest ethical standards. "If Rathbun and Rinder used PIs to 'abuse poor innocent people,' they are the only ones to blame," spokesman Tommy Davis said. The Times submitted written questions to the church about David Lubow and Ferris Khan's involvement with former church staff ...
Nov 2, 2009
What happened in Vegas — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
They squeezed into a two bedroom apartment, all they could afford. Two couples and a single guy had left the Church of Scientology and joined up in Las Vegas, starting a mortgage business near the Palace Station Casino. They were faces in the crowd. Except that the two wives were important in Scientology history, sisters Terri and Janis Gillham. They were two of the original four "messengers" for L. Ron Hubbard. The founder ran his church from his ship, the Apollo, ...
Nov 1, 2009
Scientology's response — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Church spokesman Tommy Davis says the Times' sources admitted they left Scientology because they could not meet the church's strict ethical standards. Now they are lying, he says, and the Times is helping advance their agenda. Here is the Church of Scientology's response to their allegations, submitted as a 10-page letter: + + + CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 15 October 2009 VIA HAND DELIVERY Mr. Joe Childs Mr. Tom Tobin St. Petersburg Times 490 First Avenue South St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 ...
Nov 1, 2009
The Truth Rundown: Mark Fisher — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Oct 31, 2009
Chased by their church: When you try to leave Scientology, they try to bring you back — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
For years, the Church of Scientology chased down and brought back staff members who tried to leave. Ex-staffers describe being pursued by their church and detained, cut off from family and friends and subjected to months of interrogation, humiliation and manual labor. One said he was locked in a room and guarded around the clock. Some who did leave said the church spied on them for years. Others said that, as a condition for leaving, the church cowed them into signing ...
Oct 26, 2009
My Billion Year Contract / Memoir of a former Scientologist (book) - Chapter 4 New England Espionage — CNM Publishing
Oct 15, 2009
Declaration of Elliot Abelson
More: tampabay.com
Type: Declaration
DECLARATION OF ELLIOT ABELSON I, Elliot Abelson, hereby declare and state: 1. I make the following statements out of my personal knowledge and if called to testify thereto could and would do so competently. 2. I am an attorney licensed to practice in the State of California since 1969. I am currently General Counsel for the Church of Scientology International ("CSI") and have held this position since the 1990s. I am primarily responsible for coordinating legal matters for CSI. 3, CSI ...
Oct 15, 2009
Declaration of Kendrick Moxon
More: tampabay.com
Type: Declaration
DECLARATION OF KENDRICK MOXON 1. Kendrick L. Moxon, hereby declare and state: 1. I make the following statements of my own personal knowledge, and if called to testify thereto, I could and would do so competently. 2. I was admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia in September 1984. In January of 1986, I moved to California and was admitted to the California Bar in June of 1987. Since that time I have represented various Churches of Scientology, including ...
Oct 15, 2009
Declaration of Kurt Weiland
More: tampabay.com
Type: Declaration
DECLARATION OF KURT WEILAND 1. I, Kurt Weiland, declare under penalty of perjury that the following is true and correct. 2. I have worked for the Church of Scientology International (CSI) since 1987. Since that time, I have primarily worked in executive positions concerned with the direction, management and supervision of the Office of Special Affairs International, the CSI department responsible for the legal, government and other external affairs of the Church. I am therefore personally knowledgeable and competent to put ...
Sep 21, 2009
The Assclown Offensive: How to enrage the Church of Scientology — Wired
Jul 31, 2009
Scientology expert describes how the church recruits and controls its members — Overnight America
Apr 3, 2009
Infinite Complacency - 14 Laura Decrescenzo's Lawsuit
Apr 2, 2009
Laura Ann DeCrescenzo v. Church of Scientology International, and Does 1-20
Mar 30, 2009
Special investigation: Life Inside Scientology Headquarters 'IntBase' in Hemet [Part 8] — KESQ Channel 3 (CA)
Type: TV
Author(s): Nathan Baca
Source: KESQ Channel 3 (CA)
PART EIGHT Up until the late 1990's, each person inside received five cards. There's a pay card, a berthing or "housing" card, a chow card, a social card, and, a bonus card. If the production statistics for a worker or their team go down, management took a card or two away. If you lost your chow card, you had to make do with rice and beans. If you lost your berthing card, you lost your apartment. If you lost your pay ...
Mar 24, 2009
In The Zone: Graham Berry interview [Part 1] — Radio94x.com
More: part 2, part 3, part 4
Mar 15, 2009
Vindicated: An ex-Scientologist’s account of escape, rebirth and quest for justice — Burbank City Buzz Examiner
Type: Press
Author(s): Dustin Slaughter
Source: Burbank City Buzz Examiner
“I started my life over with $200, a motorcycle and some clothes,” says Marc Headley, a former 25-year member of the Church of Scientology. He describes the night he “blew”—a term widely used within both critics circles as well as the Church community—and decided he was finished with life as a Scientologist. He managed to drive off on his motorcycle. As he made his way down a dark and winding two-lane road that runs along the edge of the compound through ...
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