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Los Angeles Police - Public Statement Regarding Eugene Ingram's Wiretapping

April 23, 1985: A public announcement by Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates disavowing any cooperation with Eugene Ingram, longtime Scientology agent, who claimed to have obtained a letter from the LAPD authorizing Ingram to eavesdrop on others.

Update from Susan Lentsch - Still No Visit from her Sea Org Daughter

September 3, 2008: Former Scientologist Susan Lentsch describes the ordeal of waiting for a visit from her daughter Katherine, who is in the Sea Org, and who has never received the promised three weeks of annual vacation.

Los Angeles, CA in the News

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October 1, 2005 District Scrambles to Ensure Human Rights Event Is Religion-Free Los Angeles city school officials were caught off guard this week by the Church of Scientology's role in an upcoming event at a South Los Angeles high school, which, while not illegal, is considered unusual. The event was organized by Youth for Human Rights International - a group with close ties to the Church of Scientology. front groups, Los Angeles, CA, Press, Stealth Scientology, Youth for Human Rights International
March 24, 2005 Tom Cruise Makes Opportunities To Tout Scientology Lately, doing business with Tom Cruise, one of Hollywood's most bankable actors, means a bow in the direction of his religion, the Church of Scientology. Increasingly public about his long association with Scientology, Cruise invited film executives on a four-hour tour of three different Scientology facilities in Los Angeles. Celebrities, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Press, Tom Cruise
October 10, 2004 Astray in the Manger - A Very Merry Unauthorized Scientology Pageant An off-Broadway sleeper, "Scientology Pageant" was called the "the gutsiest gimmick in New York theater for 2003" by the New York Times. After an extended run, the hourlong musical capped off its surprising success by winning an Obie Award. How this satiric celebration of Hubbard's life and writing - from his Navy days to his success as a science fiction writer to the founding of his church in 1953 - will be received in a city of such devout Hubbard followers as John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and Tom Cruise (all of whom appear as characters in the piece) is anyone's guess. One thing is certain: "Scientology Pageant" will have a more fervid audience, pro and con, when it makes its West Coast premiere at the Powerhouse Theatre. Los Angeles, CA, Press
September 27, 2001 Sympathy For The Devil: The Tory Bezazian Story Tory Bezazian was a veteran Scientologist who loved going after church critics - until she met the darkest detractor of all. More than a year after her very public defection - the first in memory to occur on the Internet - Bezazian is still adapting to her transformation. She has quickly become a highly visible foe of the church she served for three decades. Andreas Heldal-Lund, disconnection, harassment, Los Angeles, CA, Press, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech, Suppressive Person
April 9, 2000 Religion No Act for Tom Cruise Lately, doing business with Tom Cruise, one of Hollywood's most bankable actors, means a bow in the direction of his religion, the Church of Scientology. Increasingly public about his long association with Scientology, Cruise a few weeks ago invited film executives involved in distributing his summer movie, War of the Worlds, on a four-hour tour of three different Scientology facilities in Los Angeles. Celebrities, Los Angeles, CA, Press, Tom Cruise
September 18, 1997 Hubbard Adherent's School Bid on Hold A proposal for a charter school featuring the teaching methods of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard has been withdrawn by its primary sponsor for personal reasons, according to her supporters. L. Ron Hubbard, Los Angeles, CA
December 1, 1996 Los Angeles Times: Lawyer Buys Rights to Anti-Cult Organization For 20 years, the Cult Awareness Network ran the nation's best-known hotline for parents who grew distraught when unconventional religious groups they neither trusted nor understood suddenly won the allegiance of their children. Now its name, logo, post office box and telephone number have been sold to the highest bidder: a Los Angeles lawyer named Steven L. Hayes, who is a Scientologist. Los Angeles, CA
June 29, 1996 Los Angeles Times: Cult Fighters' Future in Doubt Plagued by numerous lawsuits from religious groups and fighting a $1.1-million judgment against it, the Cult Awareness Network filed for bankruptcy. Kendrick Moxon, Los Angeles, CA, Press
March 31, 1994 Los Angeles Times: Scientology Loses Bid to Void $2.5-Million Award A judge threw out Scientology's lawsuit seeking to reverse Larry Wollersheim's $2.5-million emotional distress award. Kendrick Moxon, Larry Wollersheim, Los Angeles, CA, Press
October 13, 1993 Los Angeles Times: Tax-Free Status OKd for Church of Scientology After decades of feuding, the Internal Revenue Service reversed itself and granted the Church of Scientology and more than 150 of its corporate entities tax-exempt status, ruling that they are charitable, religious organizations entitled to be free from federal income taxes. Los Angeles, CA, Press

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September 3, 2008 Update from Susan Lentsch - Still No Visit from her Sea Org Daughter Former Scientologist Susan Lentsch describes the ordeal of waiting for a visit from her daughter Katherine, who is in the Sea Org, and who has never received the promised three weeks of annual vacation. disconnection, Los Angeles, CA, Open Letters, Portland, OR
April 23, 1985 Los Angeles Police - Public Statement Regarding Eugene Ingram's Wiretapping A public announcement by Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates disavowing any cooperation with Eugene Ingram, longtime Scientology agent, who claimed to have obtained a letter from the LAPD authorizing Ingram to eavesdrop on others. crimes, Documents, Eugene Ingram, harassment, Los Angeles, CA
October 6, 1976 Michael Meisner Moves to a Scientology-Rented Apartment; Coverup Continues Michael Meisner moves into an apartment at 444 South Burlington Street in Los Angeles. The apartment was rented by Paul Poulon (Collections Officer for the Information Bureau); the Guardian's Office wanted to reduce expenses and it was cheaper for Meisner to hide out in an apartment than in hotel rooms. Meisner spends most of his days at local libraries doing research on the security of government buildings, in order to support one of the cover-up stories, _viz._, that he had entered various government buildings to do an expose on the lack of security. Cinty Raymond and Meisner meet approximately twice a week to discuss the ongoing cover-up. crimes, Guardian Office, Los Angeles, CA, Michael Meisner