What’s Fair is FAIR.

For many who are just starting to take a critical look at the world of Scientology, they might be surprised to discover that people have been speaking out about the fraud and abuse in the organization for decades. It hasn’t been easy for people to do so, especially in earlier days when less was known about the harsh, cruel tactics used by Scientology to silence its critics.

Before the raids on Scientology’s headquarters in the late 70’s, details weren’t available about the criminal activities of the group and just how far they would go to “shudder someone into silence.”

People like Paulette Cooper had no idea, when she was suddenly charged with threatening to blow up the U.N. and her life was shattered, that it was all a covert op by Scientology.

Once covert actions like Operation Freakout and “Operation Snow White” were uncovered and the press reported on how dangerous the group was, there was a flurry of interest in finding out more about Hubbard’s cult and attempts were made to seek justice.

One of the men who bravely faced years of harassment from Scientology was attorney Michael Flynn. He handled several high profiles cases against Scientologists. When the city of Clearwater wanted to hold hearings to get to the bottom of what Scientology was doing in and to their city, they turned to Flynn.

Scientology inflates the number of people who are active Scientologists. The truth is there are far more former Scientologists than there are current Scientologists. That says a lot. Many of the highest ranking people in the group, most of the early OT’s, even some of Hubbard’s closest confidants came to know Hubbard was a conman and left the group.  If they asked questions, they were declared Suppressive and expelled.

In the early 80’s, a group of Scientologists started a class-action lawsuit against Scientology. They called their group FAIR. Michael Flynn was brought in to talk to them through the years to share the progress on his various suits. In 1986, they invited him to handle the class action suit.

For the first time on the net, here is the videotape of a meeting held on Feb. 15, 1986 in which Flynn addressed FAIR and invited Scientologists in attendance to join in the suit if they wished. Most were there to seek justice. As usual a fair number of people were there to disrupt the event. They get asked to leave.

I’ve had the audio of this event on XENU TV for several years but now, thanks to Jeff Jacobsen, we can see the event unfold on video. Flynn speaks to the audience and answers their questions. For more about the FAIR suit, and to hear audio from more of these meetings, head over to the legal section of XENU TV.

If you have a video or audiotape that belongs on XENU TV, let me know. The history of Scientology abuse and fraud will remain on the net, free for all to see. Free for all to share. Helping to free more people from Scientology’s abusive grasp.

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6 Comments on “What’s Fair is FAIR.”

  1. Diane Smith Says:

    Thank you for all your work in exposing Scientology and the control and abuse they have inflicted on their members and “enemies”. They have been quite succesful over the years of eliminating any organizations that are critical and silencing those who would speak out. I had a friend involved in a similar cult years ago and was helped immensely by the Council on Mind Abuse here in Toronto. They no longer operate, due to harrassment and lawsuits brought on by the Church of Scientology. Keep spreading the word, knowledge is our only defense.


  2. […] worked in Legal at a time when Scientology was in a hell of a legal mess, facing a class action suit by disgruntled former members.  Larry gives us insight into this period, during which time […]

  3. john Says:

    keep it up. close them down.


  4. […] worked in Legal at a time when Scientology was in a hell of a legal mess, facing a class action suit by disgruntled former members. Larry gives us insight into this period, during which time […]

  5. Wu Kapauw Says:

    Mark, your work over long years has become the foundation that has allowed the ongoing Scientology protests of 2008-9 to exist.

    Just came across this little gem via a link from the Leaving Scientology blog, yet another in the growing chorus of voices from ex-Scientologists that is helping to drown out the lies of the official propaganda.

    It just reminded me of how much your patient work underlies the current grouundswell. Here’s hoping you will continue to be an active voice until this criminal scam is brought to account for its actions.


  6. Hi Mark, the link used in the term ‘legal section’ in your statement doesnt work:
    From:
    “For more about the FAIR suit, and to hear audio from more of these meetings, head over to the legal section of XENU TV.”

    Is there a better link? I could use it ASAP to do further research on lawsuits against the church and Narconon. Thanks


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