Arnie Lerma

A former Scientologist, Arnie Lerma has become one of Scientology's most outspoken critics.

Arnie Lerma in the News

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December 25, 1994 Scientology Fiction: The Church's War Against Its Critics - and Truth What had Lerma done to earn the attention of a church he left 16 years ago? He had engaged in freedom of speech. A frequent user of the Internet, Lerma had posted public records - documents from court cases involving Scientology - on the global computer network and on the America Online commercial service. The documents included testimony from former church officials who describe Scientology as a dangerous cult that brainwashes and blackmails its member and harasses defectors and critics. In the church's eyes, Lerma - who once signed a "billion-year contract" to serve Scientology as a member of its quasi-military "Sea Organization" - was now an enemy. Arnie Lerma, Fair Game, harassment, Press

Arnie Lerma in the News

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October 10, 1996 Netcom, e-mail, <I>Biased Journalism</I>, Shelly Thomson; they've, Lerma case, seal. Thomson doesn't, her; furthermore, thereaft Netcom sends e-mail to Biased Journalism publisher Shelly Thomson; they've received a complaint about a post she made of the opinion in the Lerma case, which was subsequently placed under seal. Thomson doesn't believe the sealing order applies to her; furthermore, the opinion was unsealed shortly thereafter. Netcom has cancelled the post (Biased Journalism Vol 2 Issue 20). Later in the day, they reinstate the post and send an apology via e-mail. Arnie Lerma
October 9, 1996 Netcom, e-mail, <I>Biased Journalism</I>, Shelly Thomson; they've, Lerma case, seal. Thomson doesn't, her; furthermore, thereaft Netcom sends e-mail to Biased Journalism publisher Shelly Thomson; they've received a complaint about a post she made of the opinion in the Lerma case, which was subsequently placed under seal. Thomson doesn't believe the sealing order applies to her; furthermore, the opinion was unsealed shortly thereafter. Netcom has cancelled the post (Biased Journalism Vol 2 Issue 19). Arnie Lerma
October 8, 1996 Judge Cacheris Seals Part of The Brinkema Opinion In The Lerma Copyright Case Judge Cacheris seals part of the Brinkema opinion in the Lerma copyright case, since it appears " Arnie Lerma
October 4, 1996 Religious Technology Center V Arnaldo Lerma Religious Technology Center v Arnaldo Lerma Arnie Lerma
August 19, 1996 Arnie Lerma, lawyers, Faegre & Benson, LLP, Ross Dixon & Masback, LLP Arnie Lerma dismisses his lawyers, Faegre & Benson, LLP and Ross Dixon & Masback, LLP. Arnie Lerma
August 12, 1996 Lawrence Wollersheim, Bob Penny, Wollersheim, Arnie Lerma, Penny, Board, Directors, FACTnet Lawrence Wollersheim tells Bob Penny that Wollersheim and Arnie Lerma have voted Penny off the Board of Directors of FACTnet. Arnie Lerma
October 4, 1995 Judge Brinkema, last: Arnie Lerma, CoS, $2500, 5, infringements Judge Brinkema releases her decision at last: Arnie Lerma must pay CoS a total of $2500 for 5 copyright infringements. Arnie Lerma
September 15, 1995 Judge Leonie Brinkema, Arnaldo Lerma, seizure, computer, him Judge Leonie Brinkema throws out the temporary restraining order against Arnaldo Lerma, vacates the writ of seizure, and orders his computer, disks and documents returned to him. Arnie Lerma
September 7, 1995 Arnie Lerma, computer, Judge Brinkema, August 12. Lerma, own Arnie Lerma is finally invited to pick up his seized computer, which Judge Brinkema had ordered returned after Scientology agents seized it on August 12. Lerma finds that much of his software and hardware is missing and refuses to accept the substitute computer offered in place of his own. Arnie Lerma
August 25, 1995 Judge Brinkema, Scientology's, Arnie Lerma, Washington Post Judge Brinkema holds a hearing in Scientology's copyright infringement suit against Arnie Lerma and the Washington Post. Arnie Lerma