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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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September 27, 1986 Verdict Is Upheld Against Scientology A Los Angeles judge last week rejected a request that he either overturn a $30 million verdict against the Church of Scientology of California or grant a new trial in a suit by former member Larry Wollersheim, who said Scientologists destroyed his business and drove him to the brink of insanity when he left the church after 11 years. harassment, Larry Wollersheim, lawsuits, Los Angeles, CA, Press, Scientology and Society
September 19, 1986 $30-Million Court Fight Lost by Scientology In a staggering blow to the Church of Scientology of California, a Superior Court judge Thursday upheld a jury's $30-million damage award to a former church member who said the organization wrecked him mentally and financially. disconnection, Fair Game, harassment, Larry Wollersheim, lawsuits, Los Angeles, CA
August 30, 1986 Principals Shouldn`T Harass Teachers Charlotte Observer: Principals Shouldn`T Harass Teachers harassment
April 8, 1986 Ex-Scientologist Says Church Harassed Him Miami Herald: Ex-Scientologist Says Church Harassed Him harassment
April 4, 1986 Inside Scientology - Finally When the staffers learn that you are a "wog" (Scientology-speak for non-Scientologist) or, worse yet, a wog journalist their warm smiles change instantly to icy defensiveness. Unless a Scientologist's neighbor is a fellow member of the church, Scientologists can be zealously self protective. harassment, Press
October 17, 1985 Former Scientology Aide Wins Ruling On Church Records The state Supreme Court yesterday allowed a former Church of Scientology official to obtain church records in a suit against the group. The action lifts the court's order of September 10 blocking release of the records of "audits," or examinations, of church members, to Gerald Armstrong, who resigned in 1981 as archivist of the church's Los Angeles branch. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Paul Breckenridge has said the church declared Armstrong a "suppressive person," and employees spied on him, assaulted him and hit him with a car. assault, Gerry Armstrong, harassment, Press
October 8, 1985 Suit Against Scientology Founder Protested About 200 members of a group calling itself the Religious Freedom Crusade held a rally to protest a $30 million suit filed in 1983 in US District Court against L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, by Boston lawyer Michael Flynn. Flynn, whose suit alleges that the church has engaged in harassment against him, has represented former church members in various suits against the church across the country. Boston, harassment, lawsuits, Michael Flynn, Press
April 19, 1985 Witness Says Judge Probed A Portland judge who presided over a fraud trial involving the Church of Scientology in 1979 was the target of a covert operation by the church aimed at learning his attitudes about drug usage and sexual promiscuity, a former Scientologist testified. harassment, lawsuits, Press, What's Wrong with Scientology?
April 17, 1985 Court Hears Final Scientology Tape Jurors in the Church of Scientology fraud trial Tuesday listened to the last of five hours of surreptitiously-taped conversations in which a former Scientologist talked about a plan to "transform" church leadership by filing suit to take managerial control. In the final two recorded meetings, Armstrong said he "wouldn't touch" an idea posed by his questioner about writing false materials on the letterhead of a private investigator, whom Armstrong believed was pursuing him on behalf of the church. As it turned out, the private investigator was the one making the tapes. Gerry Armstrong, harassment, Press
April 12, 1983 Scientology Suit Allowed to Go to Trial A federal judge opened the way Monday for four former Scientologists to sue the church for fraud over a variety of claims including promises that it could prevent colds, raise intelligence and solve obesity. The judge ruled that while Scientology is a religion, many of the claims it makes appear to involve non-religious matters, such as statements that it can improve a person's health and career. fraud, harassment, lawsuits, Michael Flynn, Press

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