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Jeremy Perkins: A Scientology Family Tragedy
Aug 18, 2012
Former president of Narconon Oklahoma now calls it "watered-down version of introductory Scientology" — Village Voice
Type: Blog
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: Village Voice
A week ago, we reported that a former "employee" at Scientology's flagship drug treatment center in Oklahoma – Narconon Arrowhead – told us that the controversial center was delivering Scientology training rather than drug education, and that its officials have been concerned for years that its state certification was "extremely vulnerable." (The center is currently under investigation by local and state agencies for four deaths that have occurred there, three since last October.) We didn't name that source, but now, he's ...
May 16, 2011
Soldier death to remain a mystery — Brisbane Times
Type: Press
Source: Brisbane Times
AAP – The mysterious death of a young soldier was likely to remain a mystery until the Church of Scientology chooses to release its file on its extended dealings with him, a defence commission of inquiry has found. There's no dispute that Private Edward McBride, 30, took his own life in Brisbane on February 7, 2007. A trained electrical fitter before joining the army, he climbed into an electrical sub-station and deliberately contacted a 110,000 volt power line. Just why he ...
Feb 14, 2011
The Apostate // Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology — New Yorker
More: Primary Sources: L. Ron Hubbard Leaves the Navy,
Type: Press
Author(s): Lawrence Wright
Source: New Yorker
On August 19, 2009, Tommy Davis, the chief spokesperson for the Church of Scientology International, received a letter from the film director and screenwriter Paul Haggis. “For ten months now I have been writing to ask you to make a public statement denouncing the actions of the Church of Scientology of San Diego,” Haggis wrote. Before the 2008 elections, a staff member at Scientology’s San Diego church had signed its name to an online petition supporting Proposition 8, which asserted that ...
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Oct 13, 2010
Federal court hearing ends impasse between judges — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
TAMPA — An unusual impasse between two area judges came to a close after a hearing Tuesday in federal court. U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday clarified an order he issued last week, saying he never meant for it to stop Pinellas Senior Circuit Judge Robert E. Beach from withdrawing from a case involving the Church of Scientology. Merryday said he issued the order only to prevent Beach from fining and suspending attorney Ken Dandar, who Beach determined had defied him. ...
Oct 13, 2010
Obituary: Michael John Fullerton — East Oregonian
Type: Press
Source: East Oregonian
COLLEGE PLACE, Wash. — Michael John Fullerton, 56, of Milton-Freewater died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Regency at the Park in College Place, Wash., from complications of metastasized melanoma cancer. A family memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Mr. Fullerton was born Dec. 5, 1953, in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, to Norman and Hazel Fullerton. Early in life he emigrated with his family to Canada, where they lived in Edmonton, Alberta. At the age of five his family moved ...
Sep 29, 2010
Federal judge tells Pinellas judge to back off in Scientology lawsuit — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
TAMPA — A federal judge has ordered a Pinellas judge and the Church of Scientology to halt their efforts to severely punish Ken Dandar, a Tampa lawyer who is taking the church to court for the second time in his career. The action Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday involves Pinellas Judge Robert Beach, who has said he intends to impose a $130,000 fine on Dandar and possibly suspend his license to practice law. The reason: Dandar allegedly reneged on ...
Sep 28, 2010
Fed judge to state judge: Butt out of Scientology case — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Elaine Silvestrini
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
TAMPA — In a rare clash between courts, a federal judge today said he will order a state judge not to interfere with a lawyer's handling of a federal case involving the Church of Scientology. A visibly irritated U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday granted a motion by lawyer Kennan Dandar, who is representing the estate of Kyle Thomas Brennan in a wrongful death suit against the church. Merryday told Scientology attorneys they "have forced my hand on this issue." The ...
Sep 28, 2010
Secrets of Scientology: A Panorama Special — BBC News
Sep 26, 2010
John Sweeney revisits the Church of Scientology — BBC News
Type: TV
Author(s): John Sweeney
Source: BBC News
[The Secrets of Scientology: A Panorama Special, BBC One, Tuesday, 28 September at 2100BST and then available in the UK on the BBC iPlayer.] In 2007, while investigating the Church of Scientology for Panorama, reporter John Sweeney had a dramatic on-camera confrontation with a church spokesman named Tommy Davis. The church was accusing the reporter of bias and it attempted to stop the documentary from being broadcast - a campaign backed by Scientology A-lister John Travolta. Sweeney has returned to investigate ...
Sep 21, 2010
Editorial // In court with Scientology — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
The Church of Scientology is practicing its aggressive form of litigation management against a longtime legal protagonist who has twice represented clients whose relatives died while in the care of church members. Lawyers for the church are using a secret settlement agreement in a state case to try to remove Tampa lawyer Ken Dandar from a federal case they claim has no merit. They persuaded a state judge to order Dandar off the federal case. Trouble is, the federal case is ...
Sep 19, 2010
Mayor Menino declares war on owners of dangerous properties in wake of blaze // Crackdown targets ‘life or death’ safety hazards — Boston Herald
Type: Press
Author(s): Jessica Fargen
Source: Boston Herald
City inspectors are embarking tomorrow on a daunting, unprecedented crackdown on owners of vacant and unsafe buildings as officials sound new alarms about the dangers in nearly 150 problem properties. The team from the fire, inspectional services and other departments will start in East Boston and make their way through the city, going into all 147 empty or abandoned properties deemed dangerous by the fire department. “The goal is to put the pressure on these owners of these properties to restore ...
Sep 7, 2010
Travolta ends $25m extortion case linked to death of his son — The Independent (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Guy Adams
Source: The Independent (UK)
Two people accused of attempting to extort $25m (£16m) from John Travolta following the death of his son are to walk free after a judge in the Bahamas dismissed the case against them, apparently at the actor's request. A court in Nassau was about to begin the retrial of Tarino Lightbourne, a local ambulance driver, and Pleasant Bridgewater, his former lawyer and local politician, yesterday when prosecutors announced that Mr Travolta had contacted them saying he no longer wished to give ...
Sep 3, 2010
John Travolta 'betrayed' & 'duped' me, claims man charged with extortion — Radar Online
Type: Press
Source: Radar Online
The man who allegedly tried to extort $25 million from John Travolta claims the Hollywood actor is “betraying” him, is reporting. Ex-ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne, who is accused along with attorney Pleasant Bridgewater of a plot to extort money from the Grease star, says he has been “duped” by the actor who had promised to drop charges against them. "I feel betrayed,” said Lightbourne, who is accused, along with Bridgewater, of threatening to sell a one-page “refusal to transport” document ...
Sep 1, 2010
Ida Camburn has passed — XenuTV
Type: Blog
Author(s): Mark Bunker
Source: XenuTV
Graham Berry sent out the sad news that Ida died yesterday. She was a fierce opponent of Scientology for decades, having lost her son to the group. She was involved in the earliest stages of speaking out about Scientology’s fraud and abuse and never stopped sending out letters to politicians like Congressman Leo J. Ryan who lost his life helping people victimized by Jim Jones. [...]
Sep 1, 2010
Lawyer in Scientology case is stuck between state and federal judges — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Pittman, Curtis Krueger
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
LARGO — One of the Church of Scientology's most vocal critics, Tampa lawyer Ken Dandar, is in a pickle. Six years ago, he settled a wrongful death case against the church on behalf of the family of Lisa McPherson, who died in 1995 after 17 days in the care of church members in Clearwater. Part of the settlement agreement, approved by a judge in state court, required Dandar to never again represent anyone suing Scientology. But last year, Dandar took on ...
Aug 13, 2010
Public obituaries // Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith — Daily Telegraph (UK)
Type: Press
Source: Daily Telegraph (UK)
Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith, who died yesterday aged 86, was a charismatic television reporter who switched to politics and enjoyed a 41-year career in the Commons. [...] Johnson Smith, who was later to launch a successful campaign on behalf of haemophiliacs who had been given infected blood, fought a long battle to curb the Church of Scientology, which had its headquarters near East Grinstead, in 1970 enduring a six-week libel case before a jury vindicated his stance. [...]
May 22, 2010
Does John Travolta believe his baby is the reincarnation of his dead son? — Daily Mail (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Price
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
Sunrise in the humidity of deepest Florida, a hazy mist cloaking the ground as the coolness of the night turns to cloying heat, and a lone individual trudges along an airport runway in a pristine tracksuit. He won't be breaking any land speed records - in fact this version of running barely qualifies as a brisk trot - but at 56 John Travolta is no spring chicken. Consider, however, that his only exercise until recently was lifting double cheeseburgers to his ...
May 20, 2010
Software firm founder pleads not guilty in slaying of ex-partner — Denver Channel (Colorado)
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Gathright
Source: Denver Channel (Colorado)
BRIGHTON, Colo. – An Adams County software firm founder accused in the execution-style shooting of his former business partner pleaded not guilty Thursday. William Rex Fowler is charged with first-degree murder in the Dec. 30 slaying of Thomas Ciancio at their office, Fowler Software Design. The case has been marked by bizarre revelations ever since heavily armed SWAT officers surrounded the building near Federal Heights, unsure whether the "gunman" was barricaded inside. During the initial confusion, the 42-year-old Ciancio, the former ...
May 19, 2010
Ship of fools
Type: Account
Author(s): Michael J. "Mike" Rinder
[Excerpt: ... Others haven’t been so lucky. One of the Ship Engineers [Jorge Arroyo] was severely disaffected with [David Miscavige] after several run-ins with him. He became increasingly enturbulated and was not sleeping. He was put under 24 hour watch with full time guards and video cameras in his room. He was not handled with standard tech and ended up committing suicide by hanging himself in the shower with a sheet. The entire incident was covered up so as not to ...
May 10, 2010
10-year-old Haitian earthquake survivor dies after fall from roof — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Rodney Thrash
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Ten-year-old Anais Jean made it out of one the world's worst natural disasters, a magnitude 7 earthquake that killed more than 220,000 people and crippled her Caribbean nation of Haiti. Her father hoped they could rebuild in Clearwater, where they settled after the quake. But tragedy has stricken the Jean family once again. Anais died May 3, four days after she fell from the roof of Mike and Mary Campbell's Chateauwood Drive home, Clearwater public safety spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts ...
Apr 14, 2010
Dispute flares again between lawyer and Scientology — Tampa Bay Online
Type: Press
Author(s): Elaine Silvestrini
Source: Tampa Bay Online
TAMPA - A lawyer suing the Church of Scientology has filed a motion asking to withdraw from the wrongful death case – but he doesn't really mean it. Kennan Dandar says the state judge who ordered him to withdraw doesn't have jurisdiction in federal court. He also says he doesn't want to abandon his client, who blames the church for her son's death. The highly unusual motion is rooted in the longstanding animus between the church and Dandar. The order to ...
Apr 10, 2010
Adams County judge orders William Fowler to be tried for first-degree murder in ex-business partner's death — Denver Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Monte Whaley
Source: Denver Post
BRIGHTON — William Rex Fowler lured his former business partner into a deadly trap last year, killing 42-year-old Thomas Ciancio over claims Fowler was embezzling money from the company he founded, an Adams County prosecutor said Friday. But the second half of Fowler's plan failed when the 58-year-old tried unsuccessfully to kill himself, prosecutor Dave Young said in a preliminary hearing. "His intent was suicide," Young said. "He was going to take care of his business before he took care of ...
Apr 10, 2010
Die Seelenfänger // Wie Scientology menschenleben zerstört [Part 1] ["The soul catchers // How Scientology destroys people's lives"] [with English subtitles] — Südwestdeutschen Rundfunk (Germany)
More: Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Apr 9, 2010
Fowler to stand trial for business partner murder — KCNC-TV (Denver)
More: Youtube
Type: Press
Author(s): Shaun Boyd
Source: KCNC-TV (Denver)
THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) — An Adams County judge says a man, accused of shooting a former business partner, will stand trial. The first degree murder trial will begin May 19. Prosecutors claim Rex Fowler shot himself after shooting Thomas Ciancio on Dec. 30. The prosecution presented four witnesses during Friday's preliminary hearing. Fowler has been charged with first degree murder. He appeared in court wearing shackles around his wrists and ankles. An Adams County Sheriff's Deputy testified that Fowler seemed dazed ...
Mar 29, 2010
Infinite Complacency: Tracing it Back to Source
Type: Blog
Author(s): Jonny Jacobsen
Violence and abuse in Scientology can be traced right back to the founder, L. Ron Hubbard, said a former Sea Org veteran who worked alongside him. At a conference in Hamburg Friday a former veteran Scientologist who worked directly with L. Ron Hubbard painted a devastating picture of the movement’s founder. [...]
Mar 26, 2010
Hana Eltringham Whitfield: Hamburg Talk [uncut]
More: Youtube
Type: Account
Author(s): Hana Whitfield
[Hana was kind enough to send her whole transcript, which she did not have time to read completely at the Hamburg Symposium.] Talk given in 2010 in Hamburg, Germany My name is Hana Eltringham Whitfield. I was a Scientologist and a member of the Sea Organization for over twenty years. I captained two of Hubbard’s ships, ran his organizations, and was Deputy Commodore under Hubbard in the United States for two years. After I left, and as a way of giving ...
Mar 26, 2010
Scientology Workgroup of the Ministry of the Interior in Hamburg: Educational Symposium [Jesse Prince] [Part 1]
More: Part 2, Part 3, Transcript by Anonymous
Type: Account
[Transcript by Anonymous @] Hello, everyone. I guess I'll start off with borrowing a lyric from The Grateful Dead: "What a long, strange trip it's been." My journey into Scientology started in 1976. I was in San Francisco and I was a young guy; I was twenty-one years old and full of piss and vinegar, trying to figure out what to do with my life. And I was walking down the street and this very attractive woman came up ...
Mar 12, 2010
Killer's mom may talk — Clarion-Ledger (Mississippi)
Type: Press
Author(s): Kathleen Baydala
Source: Clarion-Ledger (Mississippi)
The mother of convicted killer George Bell III could give a statement under oath soon for the first time about what she witnessed the night her son beat Heather Spencer to death. The statement would become part of a wrongful death suit filed in 2008 against the Bells as well as the drug treatment program George Bell III attended before the murder. The suit seeks the maximum amount of compensation and punitive damages allowed under Mississippi law. George Bell III killed ...
Mar 11, 2010
Today Tonight: No inquiry — Channel 7 (Australia)
More: Youtube
Type: TV
Author(s): Bryan Seymour
Source: Channel 7 (Australia)
The Church of Scientology is tonight celebrating news it will not be the subject of a Senate Inquiry.
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