New Yorker Podcast. The newyorker.com editor talks to author Lawrence Wright: http://www.newyorker.com/online/2011/02 ... dio_wright
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(Many of you regulars here may have already seen some of these. The PDF files are esier to view than the on site reader)...L. Ron Hubbards Lifehttp://documents.newyorker.com/2011/02/hubbard/
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Contents:Documents from Legal Cases involving Scientology.http://documents.newyorker.com/2011/02/scientology-legal/
Hubbard's Birth Certificate p. 1
Hubbard's Academic Record p. 2
Hubbard's Naval Service p. 3
Correspondence about Hubbard p. 7
Notice of Separation p. 10
Hubbard's Military Decorations p. 11
Hubbard's Death Certificate p. 16 .
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Claire and Marc Headley
Claire and Marc Headley were former Sea Org members. Claire became a member of the Sea Org at the age of sixteen. Pictured in this dossier is her contract to serve the Sea Org "for the next billion years," signed by Claire Whitt, her maiden name. In 2009, the Headleys filed individual lawsuits against the church. They maintained that the working conditions at the Gold Base, a Scientology outpost in Southern California, violated labor and human-trafficking laws. The church responded that the Headleys were ministers who had voluntarily submitted to the rigors of their calling, and that Scientology's religious practices were protected by the First Amendment. Featured here are the complaints submitted by the plaintiffs, and the judgments ultimately delivered. The court agreed with the church's argument and dismissed the Headleys' complaints. The Headleys have appealed the rulings.
Marty Rathbun was a former leader in the Church of Scientology. He had once been inspector general of the church's Religious Technology Center. He had also overseen Scientology's legal-defense strategy, and he reported directly to David Miscavage, the head of the church. In July, 2010, Rathbun filed this court declaration in support of Claire Headley's lawsuit.
In a 1985 trial, Julie Christofferson-Titchbourne, a Church of Scientology defector, argued that the church had falsely claimed that Scientology would improve her intelligence, and even her eyesight. The jury sided with Christofferson-Titchbourne, awarding her thirty-nine million dollars. However, the judge declared a mistrial, saying that Christofferson-Titchbourne's lawyers had presented prejudicial arguments. A year and a half later, the church settled with Christofferson-Titchbourne for an undisclosed sum.
Mike Rinder was the former spokesperson for the Church of Scientology. The church characterizes Rinder, and other defectors The New Yorker spoke with, as "discredited individuals," who were demoted for incompetence or expelled for corruption; the church says that the defectors' accounts are consistent only because they have "banded together to advance and support each other's false 'stories.' " In a late September meeting with The New Yorker, Tommy Davis, who is currently the spokesperson for the church, displayed photographs of what he said were bruises sustained by Mike Rinder's former wife in 2010, after Rinder physically assaulted her in a Florida parking lot. Rinder denies committing any violence. The sheriff's report featured here corroborates this claim.
Claire Headley’s Sea Org Contract p. 1
Claire Headley Third Amended Complaint p. 2
Marc Headley Second Amended Complaint p. 30
Claire Headley Dismissal p. 60
Marc Headley Dismissal p. 61 .
Declaration of Marty Rathbun p. 63
Julie Christofferson-Titchbourne Complaint p. 85
Michael Rinder Sheriff’s Report p. 112
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