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Feb 19, 2008 What Really Happened at Scientology’s secret INCOMM facility
Jun 22, 2001 Unfair Game — L.A. Weekly (California) More: rickross.com
L.A. Weekly (California)
It was 2:15 p.m. when Keith Henson and his friend Gregg Hagglund finished picking up contact-lens solution and shaving lotion at a suburban Toronto mall and climbed into their car. Before they could fasten their seat belts, two unmarked vans squealed up, pinning their Mazda economy sedan in from the rear and the passenger side. A handful of emergency-services task-force officers – Canada‘s version of a police SWAT team – spilled out, wearing body armor and carrying submachine guns. As shoppers ...
May 30, 2001 'Destroy him utterly' — Hour Magazine (Canada)
Hour Magazine (Canada)
Keith Henson, American activist on the run in Canada, thinks the controversial Church of Scientology has made him fair game for dirty tricks Looking back, maybe the joke about the "Tom Cruise Missile" wasn't such a good idea. That online jest, made last year by Keith Henson, a peaceful if persistent critic of the controversial Church of Scientology, has led to his being found guilty of "intimidating a religion," and now on the run from the U.S., hiding out in plain ...
Oct 9, 1998 Earle Cooley's memory lapse with the Boston Globe
I recently read a column by Alex Beam in the September 16 edition of the Boston Globe. It was titled
"Boston U's Scientology Connection"
and it was about Earle Cooley. One thing that really caught my eye was the part where Beam said that "whenever Cooley and I discussed the excesses committed by the church - the harassment of a journalist, for instance - he said he had no knowledge of illegal activities." I had to laugh when I read ...
Aug 24, 1998 Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 2 — FACTnet
Aug 16, 1998 Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 1 — FACTnet
Aug 4, 1998 What-----Who?
From: email@example.com (Jesse Prince)
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If you had the unfortunate experience of having had the "privilege" of paying tens of thousands of dollars for Scientology auditing, then you'll have an idea of what I'm about to say here. If not, I'll make it simple for you. When a Scientology victim progresses up to OT3, what do you find out? L. Ron ...
May 18, 1998 Scientology slips through the net — Wired
Depending on whom you ask, last week's verdict in
Religious Technology Center v. Keith Henson is either a vote for intellectual property rights or a vote against freedom of information. But regardless of whom you ask, Henson is in an unenviable position: He faces a US$75,000 fine for violating the Church of Scientology's copyright. And this Friday, the Palo Alto, California, electrical engineer must tell the judge in the case why he should not be held in contempt of court for ... Dec 21, 1996 Testimony / The Autobiography of Margery Wakefield (book): Chapter 11 - Offloaded
Mar 7, 1994 Declaration of Vicki Aznaran [pre-settlement]
GRAHAM E. BERRY, State Bar No. 128503 GORDON J. CALHOUN, State Bar No. 84509 LEWIS, D'AMATO, BRISBOIS & BISGAARD 221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 1200 Los Angeles, California 90012 Telephone: (213) 250-1800 Attorneys for Defendants UWE GEERTZ, PH.D. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA No. CV 91-6426 HLH (Tx) DECLARATION OF VICKI AZNARAN RE: MOTION FOR COSTS Date: APRIL 4, 1994 Time: 10:00 a.m. Courtroom: 7 CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, Plaintiff, VS. STEVEN FISHMAN and UWE GEERTZ, Defendants. —– ...
Mar 2, 1994 Duo vow to expose 'evil cult' / High court gives green light — East Grinstead Observer More:
link Jun 23, 1993 Declaration of Margery Wakefield More: groups.google.com
DECLARATION OF MARGERY WAKEFIELD I, Margery Wakefield, having personal knowledge of the following, hereby declare: 1. I was a member of the Church of Scientology of California from October of 1968 until February of 1980. I joined the Church in Los Angeles, California, where I was primarily based although I also took courses and/or worked at Church organizations in St. Louis, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Georgia and Miami, Florida. 2. While in Scientology I progressed to the level of OT 3 (an ...
Jan 23, 1993 Church of Scientology a big loser in S.B. case / Can the road map to salvation be copyrighted? — Santa Barbara Independent (California) More:
lermanet.com Aug 28, 1989 Special Report // Members praise church 'technology' — Daily Tribune (Oakland County, Michigan) More: link
Daily Tribune (Oakland County, Michigan)
Alan Kellman and Curt Larson share a long and unabashed commitment to the Church of Scientology — a loyalty that is rare in the peripatetic "network of seekers," according to one scholar. Gary Shepherd, an Oakland University sociology professor, says membership is often transient in groups like the Church of Scientology "because people become disillusioned with the unreality, the commitment becomes too great or their therapeutic needs have been met and they no longer require the help of Scientology or Dianetics." ...
Aug 9, 1986 Scientology tenets not trade secrets, U.S. court rules — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Church of Scientology's confidential teachings are not protected by California trade secrets law, dealing a blow to the organization's hard-fought campaign to block former members from operating rival churches where courses are offered at a fraction of the cost. In its unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the state law protects economic, but not religious, secrets. The ruling represents a second major setback in less ...
Jan 27, 1986 [David Miscavige announces the death of L. Ron Hubbard] More:
Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 Apr 26, 1984 Sect obtains High Court order — East Grinstead Courier (UK) More: link
East Grinstead Courier (UK)
THE CHURCH of Scientology has obtained a High Court order against a fourth person for the return of documents which it says have been taken from its European headquarters in Denmark. But local independent Scientologists are hoping that the civil actions will be dropped as a result of the verdict of a Copenhagen court last Wednesday. The order, issued by the High Court, London, on Friday (April 13), is against Mr Steven Bisbey, a former member of the Church of Scientology, ...
May 7, 1982 Fort Harrison: 'horror house' — Clearwater Sun (Florida) More: link
Clearwater Sun (Florida)
A 17-year veteran of the Church of Scientology told Clearwater city commissioners Thursday she lived through "horror" while staying at the former Fort Harrison Hotel three years ago. Lori Taverna, who said she broke with the sect two months ago, was asked by Mayor Charles LeCher to describe a "normal day" while she worked as a Scientology trainer. "Most of it was horror, so I don't know," said Mrs. Taverna, 39. But in about three hours of testimony during the second ...
Aug 10, 1980 Ex-Scientologists express bitterness — Las Vegas Review Journal More: link
Sherman R. Frederick
Las Vegas Review Journal
Carol Garrity and Dick and Janie Peterson don't call Scientology a church anymore. After dropping about $40,000 in five years into church courses and training, they left the church three weeks ago disillusioned, angry and humiliated. Is Scientology a church? "No!" they answer. "You never hear mention of God or any praying," Dick Peterson said of the church that won tax-exempt status only after a 19-year court battle with the IRS. "It doesn't operate like a church," Garrity added. "It's run ...
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