Scientologists Threaten WF With Another Lawsuit
Attorneys representing Scientology are alleging we have in our files and have been revealing certain of their "trade secrets,"and are in violation of US copyright laws. In a June 13 letter, we were notified by one of Scientology's lawyers that they claim rights to "damages, an injunction, and impounding of material and equipment used in perpetrating the infringing acts."
Recently, Scientologists used similar claims to raid the home of one of their most vocal critics, Dennis Erlich. Armed with a federal court order, Scientologists entered Erlich's home, scoured through files and computer data (including personal correspondence). They allegedly confiscated over 360 computer disks of information and erased critical data from his personal computer. Now it seems Scientologists want to try a similar tactic on Watchman.
Erlich drew the wrath of the Scientologists when he posted critical information against their church on the Internet. It would seem that Scientologists can not tolerate criticism in a major public form. They have a long history of stooping to any means to harass and attack former members and critics. There is much more to this story than I can reveal at the moment. Within the framework of our attorneys advice, we are working within the carefully preparing a major response to this attack. At this time I want to strongly suggest that our readers who are "on line"visit the Internet newsgroup alt.religion.scientology or check out the Worldwide Web page: The Church of Scientology vs. the Net http://www2.thecia.net/users/rnewman/scientology/home.html.