From: [email protected] (Martin Ottmann)
Subject: "Some actual case histories of troublesome sources" - Report from December 3rd, 1970
Date: 13 Jan 2003 13:51:56 -0800
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
[The following is an unsigned GO document. Maybe written by Hubbard?]
3 December 1970
Some actual case histories ot Troublesome sources and the catastrophe's [sic] they create
A young girl who had had a previous history in England was allowed to be audited by a SHSBC student and was taken on staff. After one of her sessions, the mother who was antagonistic to any form of help, and didn't want to see the girl get better (she gave evidence to this effect in a court case) needled the girl in a howling rage and had her pout in a mental institution. A parliamentarian of similar ilk latched on to this opportunity and used the girls [sic] case as an example of what Scientology can do to people, and a press campaign was launched. Newspapers started refusing to take advertising, and the Minister of Health imposed a ban on the entry of foreign students. This combined with other mismanagement crushed the organization and the income has not yet recovered.
Time consumed - four people for two years. Money used - At this time somewhere in the rangs of £ 225,000 or $ 650,000 Lost income - £ 2,600,000 (not wholly due to this) Income lost through lack - Incalculable but at a low estimate £ 100,000 of advertising
A criminal, embezzler and blackmailer who read consistently on Communist on various checks. Was allowed to have auditing in Australia. He demanded a refund and instead of giving it to him, someone decided to audit him further. He finally decided to sue for a refund, and considerable damages as Scientology had "wrecked his life". A psychiatrist advised him that he couldn't prove that Scientology had wrecked his life, unless he could prove Scientology was harmful. On this basis he went into cahoots with another criminal and started agitating for a public enquiry. He and his partner drugged and hypnotised one witness and god knows what else. The enquiry resulted in Scientology being banned in one state. The findings of the enquiry have been used around the world (though obviously biased) as an example of how harmful Scientology is.
Time consumed - 40 people for three years. The staff of one whole organization for two years. Money used - £ 500,000 Lost income - £ 542,000 Lost income through lack - Incalculable but at a low estimate £ 50,000 of advertising
Two other states in Australia banned Scientology as a result of this inquiry. I won't go into time or money in detail on these but I'm sure you can see loses are fantastic.
A psychiatric case who was a practising homosexual was allowed on lines as a student. He had a homosexual relationship with his course supervisor who appealed for help. His appeal was ignored and the course supervisor killed himself.
Loss - a staff member whose value cannot be weighed.
A criminal with a former history of embezzleing [sic] from orgs, was allowed to become head of another org. There he embezzled some $ 10,000 and blew. He is now attempting to write a book.
A former racketeer who had been involved in a famous housing scandal in England and who had fled England owing the Government a huge sum in back taxes was allowed on course. Before he was caught he managed to get one other student to blow, blocked all incoming students from getting on the course, created enough enturbulation to halt any graduations or course completions, and physically assaulted the Director of Inspections and Reports. After he was declared he financed an Anti-Scientology documentary with money he had stolen from his former wife. The film was stopped, but he did manage to feed false reports to at least one famous celebrity before he faded
An organization took on a girl who was in the care of welfare Officers as she had been a juvenile delinquent. She recruited another girl who was a real trouble maker, who had scars on her face from the street fights she had been in. These two together caused a third girl on staff to disafect. The three of them then recruited four more boys and another girl. All of them with criminal records[,] drugs or drug addiction, and false reports. Including such charges as Assault and battery, breaking and entering, illegal possesion [sic] of drugs etc. After recruiting a further three criminals (now 11 in all) the 2nd girl organized a black mutiny, threatened to go to the press. In the meantime the 11 had sabotaged mail lines[,] addresses etc. and had caused stats to crash and stay permanently down. The situation was eventually handled and all 11 removed, but the investigation turned up that the inital two girls had been sent in deliberately as plants by a counsellor in the town who had already expressed violent anti-Scientology views.
The amount of ARC Breaks caused in the field by this group sabotaging mail and shipping lines has never been fully ascertained but the damage that was done and is known about was considerable.
An organization accepted for processing a girl and her brother whose parents were opposed to Scientology and any form of help. The girl and her brother never caused any trouble, but the mother and her sister constantly agitated about Scientology "stealing" her children. The mother was invited in for a session in spite of her apparent hostility and the session ended up with the mother and her sister and husband physically assaulting the Ethics Officer. They organized a petition full of false information and got enough people to sign it that a government select committee was organized and eventually an inquiry into Scientology. The enquiry through excellent handling cleared our good name, but the legal battle was not inexpensive.
Cost - £ 100,000 Time spent - 7 people for two years.
A young man and his girl friend [sic] who were former members of the Process, a squirrel group, were accepted for training and processing in an org on the man's promise that they had left the group. On an imagined ARC Break, he returned to the group, and then once again returned to the org. He began attempting to hypnotise his girl friend. The fact came up that his mother was violently opposed to Scientology and nothing was done. He finally committed suicide with all the inherent bad press created by his mother and the org concerned had to pay refunds it could not afford.
Five different psychiatric cases taken on lines by two orgs in a country eventually ended up in a government report in another country where the information seriously affected the survival of the organization there.
Cost - £ 10,000