You can also find a summary of Maria's new book here:
http://forums.whyweprotest.net/291-scie ... ook-59535/
In a bizarre but unsurprising twist (and gigantic footbullet) the cult has chickened out of suing the publishers and the co-author and decided to go ahead with a lawsuit directly on Maria Pia Gardini. The Director of Mondoraro Magazine, Gianni Leone reports in full support of Maria....
Scientology suing Maria Pia Gardini for 2 million euros
March 31, 2010
By Written by Gianni Leone, Direttore Magazine
Mondoraro Magazine - Italy & World Wide News
http://www.mondoraro.org/2010/03/31/sci ... i-di-euro/
Other discussion:Scientology suing Maria Pia Gardini for 2 million euros
by Gianni Leone
March 31, 2010
Scientology is suing Maria Pia Gardini for 2 million euros and has cowardly decided not to face off against the publisher, Edizioni Paoline, or to sue the journalist co-author of her books, Albert Laggia. The persecutory intentions of the well-known psycho-sect, which is at the center of controversy and trials around the world, are clear.
In the citation [dated March 30, 2010 and available in Italian in a PDF file], Maria Pia Gardini is accused of having "behaved and spoken on many occasions with totally unjustified acrimony and anger toward the Church of Scientology" and of carrying out a plan designed to damage the psycho-sect, to defame it and to discriminate against it.
The interesting thing is that Gardini is cited because "the harm caused by these behaviors and injuries was suffered by the Church as an institution representing the Scientology community in Italy as well as by individual believers, who inevitably will be affected by the negative impact of the defendant's claims."
This is lunacy!
It's like saying that no one can legitimately criticize a religion. It's an act of censorship, of extreme legal violence which seeks to isolate, shame, and humiliate Ms. Gardini. For this reason, I not only express my solidarity with Ms. Gardini, but I formally request that Scientology or "Scamology, pay to believe ..." undergo the same treatment applied to Ms. Gardini and be taken to court in Italian territory. I would be delighted to launch a lawsuit against what is one of the most dangerous psycho-sects that operates worldwide. I would be happy to bring before any judge, the testimony and evidence I have gathered about the acts perpetrated by Scientology, which I love to call fondly: Diarrheology.
Like Ms. Gardini, I too, want to be accused of "using terms that are aggressive and clearly offensive, inasmuch as they denigrate the personality and honor" of Scientology.
Let this be a battle against silence and arrogance.
I appeal to the Anonymous group, which for years has fought Scientology worldwide.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I respectfully ask that you send to my address the material collected over the years: links, testimonies and documents.
I pledge that your material and the material collected by myself will be delivered to Ms. Gardini to enable her to present it in the case that concerns her.
Remember that Scientology in the U.S. is in the midst of a storm because the leaders have exploited, beaten, and underpaid their staff. Its employees were forced to work 7 days a week, from early morning until late at night, for fifty dollars a week.
Moreover, some former followers of Scientology in Italy have told me that the Scientology psycho-sect often sends Italian capital abroad disguised as donations.
For this reason, I formally, from the pages of this magazine, request:
In conclusion, I appeal to all honest parliamentarians who know the dangers of psycho-sects to launch an inquiry into the real activity of Scientology in Italy.
- that the competent authorities verify the actual funds and property of Scientology on Italian territory
that the Ministry of Health perform a verification concerning the "Narconon" communities which charge money for a detoxification method with no scientific value
that consumer groups campaign against this psycho-sect which operates on Italian territory and practices mental conditioning
that antitrust authorities take action against the "deceptive advertising" and "press releases" that Scientology spreads over the Internet
The problem of psycho-sects touches 1 million people in Italy. It is a very grave problem which must be tackled seriously and firmly.
WWP: http://forums.whyweprotest.net/123-leak ... dini-64725
Seems Michel from ESMB is acting as a conduit to pass information to/from Gianni and Maria Pia.
edit: new ESMB thread also here: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.p ... post396825