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Paulette Cooper turns 76: ‘I found my best friend from the orphanage — from 70 years ago’

[Paulette, right, and her sister Suzy, at a Belgian orphanage]

Paulette Cooper, the “Unbreakable Miss Lovely” herself, turns 76 today, and she has an amazing update for us. We are so in awe of this lady.

Here’s my birthday update: It’s been an incredible few months, all while you and I have been completing [...]

[Paulette, right, and her[.......]

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Squirreling Dervish
Happy birthday, Paulette! If not for your book "The Scandal of Scientology" which I found on a local library shelf in the mid 70's I might not have found my way out of the deranging cult until many years later. I'm eternally grateful to you and the other brave souls like you who took a stand for the betterment of us all.


What was done to Paulette Cooper was an application of Confidential "Scientology Intelligence tech."


The FBI arrested Paulette Cooper in the early 1970s. Her life became a hell.

Many years later, by accident, she was exonerated.

What motivated the FBI to raid several Scientology locations in 1977 was not anything to do with Paulette Cooper, or any of Scientology's other victims in the private sector or inside Scientology. The raids were solely motivated by Scientology's meddling with government files.


On the PR front, when the "fit hit the shan," back in 1980, after the court ordered release of previously secret Scientology documents, Scientology went on the widely viewed American television program, '60 Minutes', with two PR representatives, one dressed as a minister in clerical collar, insisting that the actions against Paulette Cooper were merely the result of "some overzealous members protecting their religion," and that L. Ron Hubbard had nothing to do with it.

Part of the program from 1980 - "Reverend" Whitman, and spokesman Gaiman can be seen beginning at 2:00:

At 6:03 a panel of successful "public" Scientologists are questioned
about what was done to Paulette Cooper.​

Then, from 1985, from 1:48 -2:12, "Reverend" Heber Jentzsch compares Paulette Cooper, writing a little paperback book, with the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor, and then quotes from the Bible:


To provide some additional background, in case anyone hasn't seen it, here's an excerpt from the letter from Sara Northup to Paulette Cooper. Hubbard had become aware of this letter, by way of his spies - including a spy planted in Cooper's apartment building - and aware that Paulette and Sara had been corresponding. This letter, which had been either stolen or copied by one of Scientology's spies, ended up in a Scientology file cabinet. It was later retrieved during the FBI raids of July 1977:

Mar 20, 1972
Dear Paulette,
Thank you for sending the Photostat of the column concerning Ron.
I really think he is a terribly destructive man - and mad as a hatter.
Last fall a couple of men came here to my home on Maui (Hawaii). They looked like undertakers' assistants. They were very pale - wore cheap black suits, white shirts, dark ties.
They told me they were "agents", but they wouldn't tell me what, or who, they were agents for. They wouldn't show me any identification. They had a long list of personal questions to ask me and they had a "warning" to give me. They told me that people posing as reporters might try to get me to talk about Ron but I would be in trouble if I said anything at all to them.
They wanted to come in the house but I wouldn't let them. I told them I wouldn't speak with them unless they came with identification. They said they'd "check with headquarters and be back this evening". I never saw them again.
My older daughter (who is Ron's daughter) was home over the holidays. When she arrived back at college there was a man who had been waiting for her in the local inn. He had been there 3 or 4 days.
She asked him to come to her Dorm to talk with him. He told her he was Ron's agent. He had several typewritten pages of "statements" to read her. It had obviously been written by Ron.
It said to her that she was illegitimate - that I was a "street-walker" he had hired as a combination housekeeper-secretary. He said that he fired me and that I came back to his doorstep "destitute and pregnant" and that out of his great heart he had taken me in to see me "through my trouble".
He said that when Alexy was a "Toddler" she was a cute little thing so he took her and a cat, "Motor Boat", along on his wanderings "as pets" for 2 years.
(Alexy was 15 months old when we were divorced)
He also said that during World War II I was a Nazi spy. (He used to tell people that I was a Communist spy who received orders from Moscow by telepathic control). I don't know why he had me change sides.
He said that I had been "used by those in control to discredit Mr. Hubbard." He said he forgave me but it made him very sad.
The paper was signed, "Your good friend, J. Edgar Hoover". The agent told Alexy he was an F.B.I. agent. He would not allow her to inspect it - would only read it to her. At the end he asked her if she had any questions.
She was both angry and shocked that Ron could do such a thing. She told him - "the agent" - it was self-explanatory and asked him to leave. She has had a feeling that her father was a rather romantic figure. These paranoid ravings were frightening to her. She had not realized how sick he was before this incident.
I was furious that he would try to hurt Alexy...
I hope that when you win your court case, as you must, that you collect court costs and reparations.
His sickness is not just destructive, it is also contagious. I hate to think how many weak people have been harmed by this man.
The day of my divorce from Ron was like a day of rebirth for me. I feel that Alexy and I escaped from a death-in-life situation.
I am really afraid of him. He has such control over his people - and so many of them - that even from England he could do something to hurt Alexy. You have no idea the lengths to which he can go (or, maybe you do?).
These visits from his "agents" are just warnings. The two who came to see me told me as much. It is really frightening not knowing what he might do next...
I'm sorry that I never met you. Please do write and tell me what happens with your case. Ron has the advantage of money - but you have rationality on your side. Surely that must be more important.

Nine months later, the bomb threat frame-up of Paulette Cooper was initiated.


Interview with Nancy Many. (At 1:30): "Hubbard hated Paulette Cooper. He hated her and he wanted her destroyed."