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Jun 17, 2011
Scientologist accused of pressuring sex abuse victim — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Bibby Courts
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
IT was a rare and at times dramatic public appearance by one of the most senior members of a global religious organisation that shrouds itself in secrecy. Surrounded by supporters, senior Scientologist Janice Meyer arrived at the Downing Centre Local Court yesterday, accused of pressuring an 11-year-old girl to lie about sex abuse within the church. Ms Meyer, who also goes by the name Jan Eastgate, left with relaxed bail restrictions that will allow her to travel to and from her ...
Jun 16, 2011
Scientologist appears in Sydney court — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Margaret Scheikowski
Source: The Age (Australia)
A senior member of the Church of Scientology accused of coaching a child to lie about sex abuse has had her bail relaxed so she can travel to California. Janice Meyer, 57, was surrounded by supporters on Thursday as she made her first court appearance in Sydney's Downing Centre Local court. She is charged with doing an act intending to pervert the course of justice in 1985 in Sydney. Advertisement: Story continues below The allegation involves threatening and intimidating an 11-year-old ...
Jun 15, 2011
Scientologist 'coached child to lie about sexual abuse' // Jan Eastgate to appear in Australian court charged with perverting course of justice after complaint to police — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Alison Rourke
Source: The Guardian (UK)
A senior member of the Church of Scientology is due to appear in court in Australia on Thursday charged with perverting the course of justice. It is alleged that Jan Eastgate, 57, threatened and intimidated an 11-year-old girl into providing false statements to police. The case relates to an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of the girl in 1985 by her stepfather, a church member. The girl – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said on Australian television ...
May 31, 2011
Top Scientologist charged with perverting course of justice — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Steve Cannane
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
One of the Church of Scientology's most senior figures, Jan Eastgate, has been arrested and charged in Sydney. She has been charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to allegations she coached an 11-year-old girl to lie to police and community services about the sexual abuse she suffered from her stepfather who was a member of the Church of Scientology. Eastgate is the international president of the Citizens' Commission on Human Rights, an organisation founded by the Church of ...
Mar 27, 2011
Narconon’s Big Con — The Fix
Type: Press
Author(s): Mark Ebner, Walter Armstrong
Source: The Fix
The Scientology-backed rehab promises addicts they can sweat out their demons in sweltering saunas. But critics charge that the organization is the devil itself. L. Ron Hubbard, the prolific science fiction author and founder of the Church of Scientology, may have been judged “a mental case” (according to the F.B.I.) and “a pathological liar” (according to a Los Angeles Supreme Court judge), but to tens of thousands of his eager followers worldwide, the man discovered an approach to recovery that outclasses ...
Feb 24, 2011
Fowler trial day 2: Ex-Fowler Software CEO tears up on stand // Rex Fowler on trial for killing Thomas Ciancio — Denver Channel (Colorado)
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Gathright
Source: Denver Channel (Colorado)
BRIGHTON, Colo. – A software company founder is being tried for first-degree murder. Rex Fowler is accused of shooting and killing business partner Thomas Ciancio in December 2009. TheDenverChannel's Alan Gathright is in the courtroom and will be blogging throughout the trial. This is his blog on Day 2. 4:30 PM – The former president and CEO of Fowler Software choked back tears on the stand Thursday afternoon, recalling how she arranged the fateful meeting between Tom Ciancio and Rex Fowler ...
Feb 23, 2011
Fowler trial day 1: Fowler branded slaying victim 'extortionist,' DA says // Rex Fowler on trial for killing Thomas Ciancio — Denver Channel (Colorado)
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Gathright
Source: Denver Channel (Colorado)
BRIGHTON, Colo. – The trial of a software company founder is underway in Brighton. Rex Fowler is accused of shooting and killing business partner Thomas Ciancio in December 2009. TheDenverChannel's Alan Gathright is in the courtroom and will be blogging throughout the trial. This is his blog on Day 1. 4:30 PM -Battle Over Scientology Evidence In a dramatic moment, defense attorney Sarah Quinn objected to prosecutors introducing in evidence a manila folder belonging to Fowler. The judge had the jury ...
Feb 22, 2011
Software firm founder faces murder trial // Judge: Defendant's Scientology ties irrelevant in ex-partner's slaying — Denver Channel (Colorado)
Type: TV
Author(s): Alan Gathright
Source: Denver Channel (Colorado)
BRIGHTON, Colo. – The murder trial starts Wednesday morning for an Adams County software firm founder accused in the 2009 execution-style shooting of his former business partner. William Rex Fowler is charged with first-degree murder. He's accused of shooting Thomas Ciancio, 42, three times in the head with a 9mm Glock handgun when Ciancio came to collect a $9,000 severance payment at Fowler Software Design in Adams County on Dec. 30, 2009. Fowler, 58, has pleaded not guilty. If convicted, he ...
Feb 16, 2011
Judge: Scientology no issue in Fowler murder case — Denver Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Monte Whaley
Source: Denver Post
BRIGHTON — The upcoming first-degree murder trial of an Adams County business owner with links to the Church of Scientology will be about the facts of the case and not the defendant's religion, the presiding judge said today. "Someone's religion has never been an issue in my courtroom and it won't be in this case," said Adams County District Judge Francis Wasserman. Wasserman spoke in a pre-trial hearing for 58-year-old William Rex Fowler, accused of shooting his former business partner on ...
Oct 8, 2010
Daniel Montalvo defects from Scientology, gets arrested by Los Angeles sheriff's department — L.A. Weekly (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Dennis Romero
Source: L.A. Weekly (California)
Updated after the jump with details from the Sheriff's Department about Montalvo's arrest. First posted at 12:36 p.m. A strange and twisted tale emerged from blogland this week – the story of a Scientology refugee who was reportedly talked into returning to the organization, grilled by a church lawyer and subsequently arrested. Nineteen-year-old Daniel Montalvo, a lifelong member of the church's core group, Sea Org, was released from jail Thursday in lieu of $20,000 bail. What did he do? That's a ...
Oct 8, 2010
Daniel Montalvo, 19, leaves Scientology, which convinces LA sheriff to jail him for it — Village Voice
Type: Press
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: Village Voice
An amazing story is hitting the Internet today of 19-year-old Daniel Montalvo, a lifelong Scientologist who decided to leave the wacky cabal, only to find himself arrested by LA sheriff's deputies and facing prison time for it. The tale comes courtesy of Marty Rathbun, formerly one of the highest officials in Scientology who defected and has kept up a withering takedown of the "church" on his blog. Rathbun writes for fellow ex-Scientologists, so there's a lot of jargon and coded references ...
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 ...
Jul 25, 2010
Scientologists charged with extremism — Moscow Times
Type: Press
Source: Moscow Times
Prosecutors have opened a criminal case against a Scientology center in the town of Shchyolkovo, 13 kilometers northeast of Moscow, on charges of inciting hatred, punishable with up to five years in prison. Investigators have decided that documents and literature confiscated at the center promoted extremism, a law enforcement official told Interfax, without elaborating. The decision was based on expertise conducted by leading Russian linguistic institutions, including the Linguistics Institute at the Academy of Sciences, Interfax reported. In April, works by ...
May 24, 2010
Nebraska man sentenced in Scientology cyber attack — Associated Press
Type: Press
Source: Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — A Nebraska man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for his role in a cyber attack on the Church of Scientology's websites two years ago. Brian Thomas Mettenbrink, of Grand Island, Neb., was also ordered Monday to pay $20,000 in restitution and serve a year on supervised release after he gets out of prison. The cyber attack was orchestrated by an underground group that calls itself "Anonymous" and protests the Church of Scientology, accusing it ...
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
Lateline: Former top Scientologist speaks out — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
More: WMV
May 18, 2010
In Rene Piedra and Associates, Debtor; Barry E. Mukamal, Chapter 7 Trustee v. Church of Scientology of Florida, Inc.; World Institute of Scientology Enterprises, Inc.; Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida, Inc.; Deborah Fraser, as Trustee of the US IAS Members; Indira Blyskal; William Alexander Carr; Second Chance Program, Inc.; Wendy L. Keene; MGE Management Experts, Inc. dba Marcus Group Enterprises, Inc.; IAS Administrations, Inc.; Church of Scientology Religious Trust
Type: Legal
[... Trustee seeks leave to amend the Adversary Complaints to include more detailed information regarding Keene and Blyskal’s involvement in a massive scheme to defraud dental patients and transfer significant sums of money to Church of Scientology ("CAS") or CAS related entities. The Trustee through proper investigation and analysis of various documents was able to unearth further information relating to this scheme. ...] —– UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA MIAMI DIVISION www.flsb.usc0urts.g0v In re: Chapter 7 RENE PIEDRA ...
May 18, 2010
Lateline: Scientology president's daughter slams 'toxic' church — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
More: MP4, WMV
Type: TV
Author(s): Steve Cannane
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: The daughter of the president of the Church of Scientology in Australia is speaking out for the first time about past treatment of children within the church. In an exclusive interview with Lateline, Scarlett Hanna has described Scientology as a toxic organisation and says that many of those who've grown up in the church are damaged. Scarlett Hanna talks of children being deprived of contact with parents and communal living conditions where 25 children lived in one unit. ...
May 2, 2010
Scientology leader David Miscavige accused of snooping in secret celeb confessional files — NY Daily News (New York)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joanna Molloy, George Rush
Source: NY Daily News (New York)
[Picture / Caption: Scientology leader David Miscavige (l.) is being accused of gossiping about Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson after snooping in her confidential confessional file.] The Church of Scientology is bringing down the hammer on a renegade member who alleges leader David Miscavige loves to gossip about his star parishioners. Former high-ranking member Amy Scobee claims in her just-out book, "Scientology: Abuse at the Top," that Miscavige and other officials "snooped" in confidential confessional files - a charge vehemently ...
Apr 26, 2010
Today Tonight // Scientology: Amy Scobee speaks out — Channel 7 (Australia)
Type: TV
Author(s): Bryan Seymour
Source: Channel 7 (Australia)
Inside Scientology, superstar Tom Cruise is regarded as its most dedicated follower. The mystery is why he never joined its most elite unit. Now, a former top-ranking defector who was just a teenager when recruited into Scientology says she knows why. Amy Scobee claims she knows the truth about how the cult controls celebrities, the way it handled Tom Cruise's marriage to Nicole Kidman and tells eyewitness accounts of what happens when its leader loses it. She began life and work ...
Apr 12, 2010
Was Tom Cruise worried his 'drug history' would keep him out of Scientology? — Gawker
Type: Press
Author(s): Adrian Chen
Source: Gawker
Amy Scobee is a former high-ranking Scientologist. She's about to publish a book about her time with the Church, which contains some interesting details about Tom Cruise. Last week, Cruise's lawyer has sent her an angry letter, countering the claims. Scobee, who'd been with the Church since age 14 and used to work at the LA Celebrity Centre, has spoken out before—most recently during Anderson Cooper's CNN Scientology expose. Next month, her book, Scientology: Abuse at the Top, will be (self-?) ...
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 ...
Apr 6, 2010
La Cour de cassation valide un non-lieu en faveur de l'Eglise de Scientologie — Associated Press
Type: Press
Source: Associated Press
La Cour de cassation a validé l'arrêt de non-lieu en faveur de membres de l'Eglise de Scientologie mis en examen pour "escroquerie" et "exercice illégal de la médecine", a-t-on appris, mardi de source judiciaire. La cour a suivi le 30 mars la chambre de l'instruction de la cour d'appel de Paris qui avait déclaré irrecevable en mars 2009 l'appel interjeté par une association de victimes, l'UNADFI, dans ce dossier ouvert en 1989. Une information judiciaire avait été ouverte en 1989 après ...
Feb 25, 2010
Scientology hires reporters to investigate St. Petersburg Times — Scott Finn
Type: Radio
Author(s): WUSF Radio
Source: Scott Finn
TAMPA (2010-2-25) - The Church of Scientology is deploying a new weapon in its three-decade battle with the St. Petersburg Times: award-winning investigative journalists. Those reporters completed their own review of the newspaper's coverage of Scientology, but church officials won’t release it. In 1980, The St. Petersburg Times won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the secretive religion, headquartered in Clearwater. Since then, church officials have said the newspaper’s coverage is unfair. So church officials decided to do something about ...
Feb 1, 2010
Fowler makes court appearance in Adams murder case — Denver Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Monte Whaley
Source: Denver Post
BRIGHTON — A DNA test was ordered today for a 58-year-old businessman and founder of an Adams County software company accused of killing his former business partner. Adams County District Judge Francis Wasserman this morning also set an April 9 preliminary hearing for William Rex Fowler, who appeared in court shackled and wearing surgical scrubs. Fowler allegedly shot and killed 42-year-old Thomas Ciancio on Dec. 30 at Fowler Software Design. Investigators say Fowler shot Ciancio three times in the head with ...
Jan 27, 2010
Man's Scientology faith ripples through AdCo murder probe // Victim accused software firm founder of diverting $200,000 to unidentified 'church' — Denver Channel (Colorado)
Type: TV
Author(s): Alan Gathright
Source: Denver Channel (Colorado)
ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. – Among the mysteries in software firm founder William Rex Fowler's alleged killing of ex-partner Thomas Ciancio is whether Fowler's self-professed devotion to the Church of Scientology played a role in the workplace shooting. The 58-year-old Fowler was charged last week with premeditated, first-degree murder in the Dec. 30 shooting of Ciancio, who had gone to Fowler Software Design to receive a $9,900 severance payment, according to a statement by an Adams County sheriff's detective supporting Fowler's arrest. ...
Jan 23, 2010
Trouble in the house of Hubbard — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
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Jan 22, 2010
Adams Co. business owner thought to be victim now charged with murder — Denver Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Jeremy P. Meyer
Source: Denver Post
William Rex Fowler, 58, at first to believed to be the victim in a Dec. 30 shooting at his Adams County office, has been arrested and charged with the murder of his former business partner. Investigators say Fowler shot Tommy Ciancio, 42, three times in the head with a 9mm Glock handgun when Ciancio came to Fowler Software Design to collect $9,900 in severance. Ciancio, who was Fowler Software's chief operating officer, resigned Nov. 23, 2009 in a dispute over the ...
Jan 22, 2010
Adams Co. software exec charged with murder / Former employees cite finances as friction between victim, assailant — KDVR Denver
More: Youtube
Type: TV
Author(s): Tammy Vigil
Source: KDVR Denver
BRIGHTON - A man once thought to be a victim of a workplace shooting is now officially a murder suspect. The Adams County district attorney's office announced the arrest of Rex Fowler, of Broomfield, for allegedly killing a partner in his company, Thomas Ciancio, of Castle Rock. The DA's office also made available an arrest warrant affidavit containing details of the killing, and for the first time, a motive. On Dec. 30, Ciancio had walked inside Fowler software design to collect ...
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