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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June 6, 1991 The cos's reaction to the Time article: the advertising campaign and the harassment of Richard Behar Los Angeles Times: The cos's reaction to the Time article: the advertising campaign and the harassment of Richard Behar harassment
June 29, 1990 Former Church of Scientology lawyer Joseph Yanny has become a target of harassment Los Angeles Times: Former Church of Scientology lawyer Joseph Yanny has become a target of harassment harassment
June 29, 1990 Los Angeles Times: The Battle with the "Squirrels" Hubbard contended that only church members are qualified to administer his self-improvement-type courses. Outsiders, he said, inevitably misapply the teachings, wreaking spiritual harm on their subjects. But those who have launched "independent" Scientology-style centers say Hubbard concocted this as an excuse to eliminate competition so he could charge exorbitant prices for his courses. harassment, Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 29, 1990 Los Angeles Times: On the Offensive Against an Array of Suspected Foes The Church of Scientology does not turn the other cheek. Ministers mingle with private detectives. "Sacred scriptures" counsel the virtues of combativeness. Parishioners double as paralegals for litigious church attorneys. harassment, Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 29, 1990 Los Angeles Times: A Lawyer Learns What It's Like to Fight the Church Attorney Joseph Yanny says his Century City law firm was burglarized four times and that Scientology-related documents turned up missing; that he has been spied upon by a church "plant" working as a secretary in his office; and that private investigators have camped outside his Hermosa Beach residence and shadowed him when he left. harassment, Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 24, 1990 Los Angeles Times: Burglaries and Lies Paved a Path to Prison A web of criminal conspiracy to discredit the church's foes resulted in prison sentences for 11 top-ranking Scientologists. crimes, harassment, Los Angeles, CA, Mary Sue Hubbard, Press
July 6, 1989 Scientology Faces New Charges of Harassment (reprint from SP Times) Newkirk Herald: Scientology Faces New Charges of Harassment (reprint from SP Times) harassment
December 22, 1988 Scientology Faces New Charges of Harassment St. Petersburg Times: Scientology Faces New Charges of Harassment harassment
December 22, 1988 Scientology Church Faces New Claims Of Harassment The year was 1976, one year after the Church of Scientology had secretly moved its spiritual headquarters to Clearwater, and Mayor Gabe Cazares was complaining too loudly for the church's comfort. So, as documents seized by the FBI would later show, the church's Clearwater office devised a scheme to "ruin Mayor Gabriel Cazares' political career by spreading scandal about his sex life." Church officials came up with ways to get Cazares' school records, birth records, anything - from checking with the Catholic Church to looking in graveyards for headstones with Cazares' name - that might discredit the mayor. Clearwater, Gabe Cazares, harassment, Press
April 21, 1987 Supreme Court Turns Down Scientology Plea The Supreme Court's decision clears the way for former Scientologist Larry Wollersheim to begin seizing church assets to satisfy a $30-million award he won last year. Wollersheim, who contended that the church harassed him and drove him to the brink of insanity, was awarded $5 million in compensatory damages and $25 million in punitive damages by the Los Angeles Superior Court jury. harassment, Larry Wollersheim, lawsuits, 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