"A PERVERTED form of psychology which robs people of their initiative, their sense of responsibility and their reason . . . the sexual records in scientology (suggesting blackmail) almost defy description."
(NEWS OF THE WORLD 4/5/69 quoting the Anderson Report on the official inquiry which led to the ban on scientology in Australia.)
"SCIENTOLOGY: Belfastman tells of his escape from terror ship."
(SUNDAY NEWS 6/4/69)
"SCIENTOLOGY: Revolting behaviour led to Greek ban."
(CAPE TIMES 11/11/69)
"SCIENTOLOGY BOSS GETS JAIL TERM. Ron L Hubbard sentenced to four years in prison for fraud...."
(EAST GRINSTEAD COURIER 22/2/78)
"SCIENTOLOGY: CULT WIFE JAILED FOR THEFT PLOT. . . . Mary Sue Hubbard sentenced to five years with a £5,000 fine. . . . Church plot to plant spies as employees in the Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department of the U.S.) to steal thousands of documents."
(DAILY EXPRESS 7/1 2/79)
"AWARD HITS SCIENTOLOGY. A jury has awarded more than $2 million in damages to a 22 year-old woman who claimed the Church of Scientology defrauded her..."
(HERALD TRIBUNE August 1979)
"PAPERS REVEAL SECT'S 'DIRTY TRICKS'...."
(THE GUARDIAN 7/2/80)
"LONDON HEADS OF SECT JAILED IN U.S."
(DAILY TELEGRAPH ?/1/81)
'SCIENTOLOGY: Anatomy of a Malignant Cult. . . . Convictions, seized church documents and defectors affidavits demonstrate that Scientologists have already indulged in burglary, kidnapping, false imprisonment, espionage, blackmail, and conspiracies to steal government documents and to obstruct justice."
(READER'S DIGEST May 1980)
"OWING TO THE NATURE OF OUR ACTIVITIES, WE NOT ONLY ENJOY BUT EXCLUSIVELY AND SOLELY RELY ON OUR EXCELLENT WORLD-WIDE GOOD NAME." (!!!!!!)
(Translation of the pleading in the litigation brought by the Church of Scientology against the Greek State and the author.)
Last updated 11 January 1997
by Chris Owen (email@example.com)