Is Scientology breaking the law?

... There's evidence that they are.


According to Scientology's Fair Game policy , an enemy of Scientology "May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed ." Are the following allegations the result of that policy?

Keith Henson says he was physically attacked by Scientology attorney Helena Kobrin during a deposition

San Jose, CA?

Jun 18, 1998

a.r.s. post, Jun 19 1998

Janice Hayward’s court document describes her attempts to obtain a promised refund, including an account of being slammed against a wall.

Phoenix, AZ

Dec 1992

undated court document

Martin Ottman describes seven (possibly eight) cases of physical assault he knew of during his time in Scientology, including one which he committed

(one in FL)

1990 - 1992

sworn statement, Apr 19 '96

Frank Notaro says he was assaulted and illegally detained when he picketed to get a refund

Los Angeles

Oct 5 1985

L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman

Shiona Fox-Ness’ s public letter of resignation from Scientology says that Scientology staff members are "routinely handled with ruthless force"


early 80s

webbed letter, 1984

Birgitta Dagnell describes being imprisoned on the RPF in Denmark, including being spit on and having a table thrown so as to hit her in the stomach



a.r.s. post, Oct 29 1996

Gerry Armstrong’s appeal of the judgement in his settlement with Scientology describes being hit by a car

Los Angeles


undated court document

Gerry Armstrong describes being struck by a private investigator and being threatened with a moving vehicle

Los Angeles

May & Aug 1982

undated court document

"Warrior" described being assaulted by a fellow Scientologist



a.r.s. post, Jun 1 1998

Joyce Stephenson’s affidavit describes being thrown in a lake as punishment.


early 80s?

affidavit, Aug 30 1989

Annie Rosenblum’s declaration describes being drugged in a bar and waking up in a psychiatric ward with her front teeth knocked out, and receiving a threatening phone call a week later

Clearwater, FL


declaration, webbed Apr 10 1995

Patrick Jost describes being threatened by an Ethics Officer, who then hit him and swung at him with a board.

Los Angeles


web page dated May 5 1995

Yolanda Howell describes a 12-year-old boy who had been declared a Suppressive Person and turned out on the street; when he tried to get some food in the galley, two adults physically jumped him and forced him back outside.

Los Angeles

unknown - probably pre-1978

web page dated Nov 14 1994

Jan Groenveld describes having her car tampered with (no date, no loc, a.r.s. post Sep 23 1997)



a.r.s. post, Jun 1 1998


This page was last updated on May 8, 1999.