harassment

Scientology policy dictates harassing people through noisy investigations and other tactics.

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Los Angeles Police - Public Statement Regarding Eugene Ingram's Wiretapping

April 23, 1985: A public announcement by Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates disavowing any cooperation with Eugene Ingram, longtime Scientology agent, who claimed to have obtained a letter from the LAPD authorizing Ingram to eavesdrop on others.

harassment in the News

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March 27, 1998 Scientology Looks Into Reporter's Personal Life Continuing a long-standing practice, the Church of Scientology again is investigating the personal life of a news reporter. Scientology officials say their lawyers have hired a firm to investigate Joseph Mallia, a Boston Herald reporter who wrote a five-part series that raised questions about church practices. harassment, Press
March 19, 1998 Boston Herald: Church of Scientology Probes Herald Reporter The Church of Scientology, stung by a five-part series in the Boston Herald that raised questions about its practices, has hired a private investigator to delve into the Herald reporter's private life. Boston, MA, harassment, Press
March 4, 1998 Boston Herald: Church, Enemies Wage War on Internet Battlefield Scientology's lawyers - including prominent Boston attorney Earle C. Cooley - raided and searched the homes of Scientology critics in Virginia, Colorado, and California and seized their computer disks. harassment, Press
January 19, 1997 Hounded by the Church of Stars and Hype Some of Hollywood's biggest names have accused Germany of persecuting the Church of Scientology. But in Britain, the church itself is accused of using dirty tricks to harass its critics. In 1993, leaflets denouncing Bonnie as a "hate campaigner" were handed out and she sued for libel. The church countersued and has since mounted two further actions against them. A private investigator precipitated further proceedings. defamation, harassment, Press
April 18, 1996 Scientology Told to Pay Fees in Copyright Suit Saying that the Church of Scientology has been playing "fast and loose with the judicial system," a federal appeals court has ordered the religious organization to pay nearly $3 million in attorneys fees to a former member it sued after he formed his own splinter group. harassment, lawsuits, Press
August 26, 1995 Scientology critics claim harassment for using Internet: includes interview with Robert Vaughn Young, former Scientology public Seattle Times: Scientology critics claim harassment for using Internet: includes interview with Robert Vaughn Young, former Scientology public relations officer. harassment
January 3, 1995 article about Scientology's harassment of Arnie Lerma AP: article about Scientology's harassment of Arnie Lerma harassment
December 25, 1994 Scientology Fiction: The Church's War Against Its Critics - and Truth What had Lerma done to earn the attention of a church he left 16 years ago? He had engaged in freedom of speech. A frequent user of the Internet, Lerma had posted public records - documents from court cases involving Scientology - on the global computer network and on the America Online commercial service. The documents included testimony from former church officials who describe Scientology as a dangerous cult that brainwashes and blackmails its member and harasses defectors and critics. In the church's eyes, Lerma - who once signed a "billion-year contract" to serve Scientology as a member of its quasi-military "Sea Organization" - was now an enemy. Arnie Lerma, Fair Game, harassment, Press
December 29, 1991 Founder of est Targeted in Campaign by Scientologists Heisig said it was clear from the documents that Scientology was preparing a "media blitz" against Erhard-and that he was going to be a key player, spreading and collecting information that could be used to discredit the est founder. "The reason, I think it comes down to, is competition," Heisig said. "Since Werner started his est program, he took potential customers ... away from the church." The secret campaign against Erhard would span more than a year and become one of the Church of Scientology's top priorities. harassment, Press
July 1, 1991 Prozac Controversy Brings Rain Of Harassing Phone Calls Gary Post-Tribune: Prozac Controversy Brings Rain Of Harassing Phone Calls harassment

harassment in the News

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May 12, 2006 Critic Barb Graham Harassed with "Noisy Investigation" Barb Graham's relatives got a call purportedly from an investigator looking into her "terrorist activities". Written Scientology policy directs this kind of "noisy investigation." harassment, ARS Week in Review
April 23, 1985 Los Angeles Police - Public Statement Regarding Eugene Ingram's Wiretapping A public announcement by Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates disavowing any cooperation with Eugene Ingram, longtime Scientology agent, who claimed to have obtained a letter from the LAPD authorizing Ingram to eavesdrop on others. crimes, Documents, Eugene Ingram, harassment, Los Angeles, CA
March 24, 1984 Former Scientologist Fred Stansfield Receives a Death Threat Stansfield claims he received a death threat from a Scientologist "friend" on March 24, 1984 (a threat reported to the FBI) harassment
October 10, 1972 Guardian's Office Weekly Report Directs Attacks on Paulette Cooper Scientology Guardian's Office Weekly Intelligent Report notes that Paulette Cooper is "still actively attacking Scientology" and lists three "handling" actions, including giving New York Scientologists orders to "attack her in as many ways as possible"; this item says that action has already been taken on "wide-scale exposure of PC's sex life." crimes, Guardian Office, harassment, New York, Paulette Cooper