Will Pitt wrote:It appears that some times when Ms Cooper posted, she would be attacked by Diane Richardson. This has been Richardson's MO for almost ten years. When one of her "targets" appears, she pounches on them.
I seldom if ever read anything posted by Paulette Cooper, primarily because she has very little to say that I'm interested in reading. I think you'd have to go back two years or so to find me replying to anything she had written. That doesn't exactly fit with your statement that "whenever one of her "targets" appears, she pounches [sic] on them." I doubt I've replied to more than one of the last 20 messages she's posted -- probably much less.
Will Pitt wrote:I do see Paulette as someone to be honored and IMO, she is still an effective critic, even though COS and Richardson have tried to silence her.
I have NEVER tried to silence Paulette Cooper. That is a demonstrably false statement. I'm curious as to why you feel compelled to lie about such things.
Will Pitt wrote:Which means......if you dare to disagree with Richardson, she will hound you on several threads she starts and will keep calling you names until you "shudder into silence", you put a hole in her "conclusions" or she finds a new target.
You fail to provide any evidence at all for your conclusions about my behavior, Will Pitt. Although I disagree profoundly with your conclusions about me, I'd much rather have you explain why you hold such an opinion about me rather than silence you because I disagree with you.
Will Pitt wrote:I would bet Richardson has driven more critics away from a.r.s. than COS has......simply because they made her mad.
You would lose that bet, Mr. Pitt.
Will Pitt wrote:The real problem for everybody is that Diane Richardson spits, spins and twists what you say and then calls you a liar and/or an idiot.
I think that's a much better description of what YOU are doing than what I've done, Mr. Pitt.
Will Pitt wrote:Why, "rightly so"? Diane Richardson is not an ex scientologist nor does she have any relative in scientology. Richardson had not endured l/l,000,000 what Paulette Cooper has.
I've most definitely never felt betrayed by anything Paulette Cooper has done. I think Don Carlo's comment is a product of his confusion over what happened long before he was around to witness anything. And no, I've never experienced any harassment from the CoS outside of some crank calls, being tailed while walking through Glendale, CA, and having a Scientologist give me a demonstration of "Tone 40" screaming over the phone at 7:00 in the morning. That certainly doesn't come close to what Paulette Cooper lived through.
Will Pitt wrote:Cooper, after more than a decade of harassment, settled with COS. So did Dennis Erlich....so did Brian Haney and others.
Indeed, and I defended Brian Haney when Minton attacked him for settling with the CoS. I defended Dennis Erlich when Minton, Hausherr and others attacked him for settling with the CoS. I never attacked Paulette Cooper for settling. This is some sort of urban legend that's developed over the years -- there's no truth to it at all.
Will Pitt wrote:Then along comes Diane Richardson to continue the harassment. If anyone has a right to feel betrayed, it's Paulette Cooper.
I never harassed Paulette Cooper. I was curious why she produced an affidavit for the CoS *after* she had settled with them. I asked her about the affidavit, and posted it to a.r.s. Paulette Cooper freaked out when I did so, offering no explanation for why even mentioning that affidavit bothered her so much. Paulette was hysterically emailing, phoning, and otherwise contacting everyone I knew, writing "Stop that woman from destroying me." I had absolutely no intention of destroying her or anyone else, but her hysterical overreaction to my posting of that affidavit made me even MORE curious about it. So I decided to find out more. That's the whole story.