A big meeting in California, c.1985/86

hollybush

Patron
I wonder if someone can help me identify what is, for me, a rather hazy memory!

I was a teenager and living in the Los Angeles area with my dad. He'd been out of Scn for 3 or 4 years (?) but was, at that time, an independent.

Either at the end of 1985 or the early quarter of 1986 we went to a big hall for some kind of talk/meeting on Scn. I remember there were police/security at the entrance because there was a group of Scns protesting the event.

I think a lawyer talked there (among others) and he may have mentioned something about his helicopter (?) being tampered with.

A guy in the row behind us was wearing an obvious false moustache. Halfway through the event he stood up and shouted out some stuff. Some wanted to be fair and hear this Scn 'intruder' speak, but he was escorted out by security anyway.

I can't remember much else!

Vague, I know :)
 

AnonLover

Patron Meritorious
In 1986, a class action suit was launched against Scientology by a group calling themselves "FAIR." It sounds like you were present for Attorney Michael Flynn's talk to the Scientologists who were interested in being part of the suit.

Scientology's attorney, Earl Cooley, attempted to gain entrance but was denied. Several people try to disrupt the meeting and they are ejected.

Gerry Armstrong has the audio files from that landmark event available here:

http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/cult/scientology-fair-games-flynn.html

WANTED: I have been longing to get my dox loving hands on the original FAIR complaint, that names every single plaintiff, for checking against our Big List of former members. If any old timers have a copy of it, please please please consider getting it copied or scanned then passed my way for preserving in the public domain for the greater good.
 
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Terril park

Sponsor
In 1986, a class action suit was launched against Scientology by a group calling themselves "FAIR." It sounds like you were present for Attorney Michael Flynn's talk to the Scientologists who were interested in being part of the suit.

Scientology's attorney, Earl Cooley, attempted to gain entrance but was denied. Several people try to disrupt the meeting and they are ejected.

Gerry Armstrong has the audio files from that landmark event available here:

http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/cult/scientology-fair-games-flynn.html

Video of meeting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR12bnpJSX8
 

Lurker5

Gold Meritorious Patron
Wasn't there some kind of protest against scno/co$ in Boulder, Colorado, around mid90's? Anyone have anything on that?
 

phenomanon

Canyon
I wonder if someone can help me identify what is, for me, a rather hazy memory!

I was a teenager and living in the Los Angeles area with my dad. He'd been out of Scn for 3 or 4 years (?) but was, at that time, an independent.

Either at the end of 1985 or the early quarter of 1986 we went to a big hall for some kind of talk/meeting on Scn. I remember there were police/security at the entrance because there was a group of Scns protesting the event.

I think a lawyer talked there (among others) and he may have mentioned something about his helicopter (?) being tampered with.

A guy in the row behind us was wearing an obvious false moustache. Halfway through the event he stood up and shouted out some stuff. Some wanted to be fair and hear this Scn 'intruder' speak, but he was escorted out by security anyway.

I can't remember much else!

Vague, I know :)

I was at that meeting.

I don't remember the name of the Hall, but it belonged to ( I think) a group of Jewish ppl who were in sympathy with Cult survivors. Big, nice place.

Michael Flynn was the lawyer. He was representing a number of Exes who were sueing. Wollersheim and Mayo and others who were "in collusion" with them.
He was the original Lawyer for the Class Action suit that was filed, as well. The Class Action was thrown under the bus by Flynn when he settled his other suits with Exes, and he recommended another lawfirm for the Class Action. The new lawyers were lame in the extreme.
Anyways, Michael Flynn was brutally fairgamed by COS, and he said that they had sabotaged his helicopter ( or his plane. I don't recall).

Jim Jackson was there in disguise. I' thinking he got busted with a wig on, but , again, I am vague on detail. Several of the Churchies who were there to bust up the meeting wore disguises. Others were outside with their everpresent clipboards taking names, pictures , and license plate numbers.
There was Pandemonium, as there always was when Exes held meetings.
We were always shouted at and down by Churchies. Once at a Chinese Reasurant meeting, they began shouting and throwing food, even though it was a public restaurant with other diners there. Anyways,
You can Google some of this.
I know I wrote about it on ARS, where I posted as Ladayla,in the early 90s and while it was still fresh in my memory.
 
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phenomanon

Canyon
Huge apologies to Gerry Armstrong for my naming of 2 other parties, other than Gerry , in my lameass previous message.
My memory is fooked.
 

Caroline

Patron Meritorious
Huge apologies to Gerry Armstrong for my naming of 2 other parties, other than Gerry , in my lameass previous message.
My memory is fooked.

So glad someone brought up this video, and for everyone's comments. I uploaded that video to my channel just today. Gerry and I have been assembling documents relating to the Armstrong Operation and included it in our collection of documents by and about Michael Flynn. There are many more documents being added to this collection.

[video=youtube_share;e3A7aeew1DY]http://youtu.be/e3A7aeew1DY[/video]

I have also updated the audio files we have of Michael Flynn's talks. They are now here:

 
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Veda

Sponsor
I was there.

Outside, Scientology thugs, including Dennis Clarke, stood around attempting to be intimidating.

dennis-clark.jpg



Clarke later grew a beard, started wearing a suit, and became the President of the CCHR:

wildly.jpg



P.S.

Don't know what happened to Dennis Clarke, and does anyone know what Michael Flynn is up to these days?

Flynn, someone with much expertise re. dealing with Scientology Inc., was silenced, on the topic of Scientology, apparently forever.
 
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