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NEWS: ‘Homophobic’ Scientologists found Guilty of Fraud

The controversial Church of Scientology has found itself once more under the media and legal spotlight. Two recent stories from the BBC have reported allegations of ‘homophobia’ by an ex-member, as well as a guilty verdict against Scientology, in the long running French trial. In the first report, Oscar winning director, Paul Haggis is alleged … Continue reading

NEWS: France: Scientology’s ‘Nemesis’?

The Church of Scientology in France has once again come under the legal (and media) spotlight. Although no stranger to controversy, Scientology appears to be the subject of a growing number of legal challenges in the French courts. Together with the ongoing “organised fraud” prosecutions, other serious allegations include kidnap, assault, extortion and blackmail. In … Continue reading

NEWS: Was L. Ron Hubbard a “charlatan”?

A recent application under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 has enabled The Times to gain access to material relating to the founder of the Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard. Although, the material, held by The National Archives, was not due for complete release until 2019, the Department of Health papers made available relate … Continue reading

NEWS: Yoga Gone Wrong?

Dahn Yoga Centers, a national chain based in Mesa, Arizona, is facing lawsuits from 27 former practitioners who claim they were psychologically manipulated into spending thousands of dollars at retreats in Sedona, Arizona, and were also subjected to irregular punishing techniques. Some members were allegedly forced to stick their head in a toilet, to lick … Continue reading