"Scientology is quite likely the most ruthless, the most classically terroristic, the most litigious and the most lucrative cult the country has ever seen. No cult extracts more money from its members."

-- Cynthia Kisser, former Executive Director, Cult Awareness Network

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Declarations and Affidavits

Declarations are formal statements of facts which are admissible as evidence. Affidavits are similar to declarations but are made under oath before a notary public or other authorized officer.

Declarations and Affidavits


Court Cases

L. Ron Hubbard wrote policies about using the court system to harass and destroy. Scientology continues to follow those orders in both civil and criminal courts.

Court Cases

Scientology's Team of Attorneys

Scientology has assembled a formidible team of attorneys. Some are members of the organization such as Kendrick Moxon whose legal education was paid for by Scientology. Others were brought in from outside Scientology such as Elliott Abelson whose previous clients include the Gambino family.

Always the attorneys work closely with Scientology's Office of Special Affairs (OSA), often with an OSA agent such as Ben Shaw at their side in court.

Scientology insists on special quirks. For instance, when their attorneys present a document to the court it may have "forbidden words" blocked out by the Scientologists. An example would be a reference to the website XENU TV as _____ TV.

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The Clearwater Hearings

In 1982, the city of Clearwater, Florida held a week's worth of public hearings on the subject of Scientology. The hearings are presented here in their entirity and include testimony from Paulette Cooper and Hubbard's son.

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The Clearwater 13 Trial

Scientology attempted to have 13 people found in contempt of court for picketing Scientology in Clearwater. They even took one person to court for sitting in Santa's chair at Scientology's building during the annual Christmas parade..

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