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Is it worth it to sue the church?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AryaZ, Aug 13, 2019.

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  1. Bill

    Bill Gold Meritorious Patron

    Of course it all depends on specifics but I agree with this advice. I call it "paying the tuition in the school of life". Sometimes you just have to accept the cost and move on.
  2. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    Wouldn't Graham Berry fall into the category of being both a lawyer and a critic that has taken on Scientology?
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2019
  3. Terril park

    Terril park Sponsor

    Also Ford Green?

  4. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    Again, this was not Mike Rinder's advice.

    I don't know why you guys keep dancing around this.
  5. AryaZ

    AryaZ Seeking truth and retribution


    Actually, I had/have proof of defamation in writing from a dozen different sources.
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  6. AryaZ

    AryaZ Seeking truth and retribution

    I could possibly have done a go fund me for legal fees like the Headley's did. But, maybe that only works if you're a high level ex so. I guess getting followed by PI's, harrassed, losing your business, reputation, house, car etc after 20+ years of mortgaging your life away, dedicating 5years on staff
    doesn't compare to being in the hole.

    I tell you trying to start over with no support system at 50 is pretty stressful.

    Yeah, I guess I should just put it all behind me. But I'm not! I feel that the ppl like MR who lied and ran OSA ops for 22 years have a long way to go to be forgiven.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019
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  7. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    That's interesting.

    Did Mike Rinder know you had this evidence?
  8. AryaZ

    AryaZ Seeking truth and retribution

  9. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    Just curious, when I entered the search terms "AryaZ Scientology" into a search engine to see any other postings on the internet, I see Alanzo's blog comes up as the first item.

    Have you told of this experience on his blog as well?

  10. AryaZ

    AryaZ Seeking truth and retribution

    I have not. Weird, perhaps the search is pulling the "A and Z" from Alanzos plus the keyword "Scientology" or maybe it was copied over by someone else.

    Why do you ask?
  11. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    It also pulls up Mike Rinder's blog and Scientology org.

    Why aren't you mentioning those too, PTS4?
  12. AryaZ

    AryaZ Seeking truth and retribution

    What's the point anyway?
  13. exbritscino

    exbritscino Patron with Honors

    I successfully sued the church for return of a considerable sum of "donations".
    In my opinion it all depends on what you are suing them for, which country you are taking your case to, and how much evidence you are able to get against them.
    In my case they spent a considerable amount of time, and their money ultimately, in trying to get my case struck off, rather than fight the case.
    In the end they gave in because they didn't want their dirty laundry aired in a high court populated by media reporters.
    Speaking for my case I would say that it was like one big game of poker. Who has the biggest financial availability? Who can produce the biggest amount of dirt against the other participant? Who has the most to lose, or gain?
    I had nothing to lose and everything to gain, and I was fortunate enough to have financial backing.
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  14. Enthetan

    Enthetan Master of Disaster

    Yes, it's a combination of whether they think they'll lose, versus wanting to maintain a reputation of "nobody wins by suing Scn".

    Spending $100K fighting a $10K claim is worth it, to them, if it results in discouraging the hundreds of people with similar claims from coming forward.
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  15. Cat's Squirrel

    Cat's Squirrel Gold Meritorious Patron

    Maybe, but it's also possible that a class action suit - where those hundreds of people pool their resources - against the CofS might succeed whereas lots of individual ones might not.
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  16. ThetanExterior

    ThetanExterior Gold Meritorious Patron

  17. freethinker

    freethinker Sponsor

    I agree
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  18. AryaZ

    AryaZ Seeking truth and retribution

    That's what I thought and suggested (at the time) too.
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  19. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    They're included in the screenshot I posted.

    A picture is worth a thousand words, is it not?
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  20. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    When a new poster comes on I'll sometimes google their screen name just to see if they've got a blog, videos, or other writings on the net.

    When Alanzo's blog came up as the first item in the search engine I figured you posted on his website, but didn't want to take the time to search.