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
about Scientology and the Legal System
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.
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.
Team of Attorneys
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
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.
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 _____
out more about Scientology's attorneys
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.
Clearwater 13 Trial
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..