From braintree!news.sprintlink.net!howland.reston.ans.net!ix.netcom.com!netnews Thu Oct 5 10:52:33 1995
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (david petry)
Subject: Scientology lawyer wins $5 million lawsuit against CAN
Date: 30 Sep 1995 22:13:45 GMT
X-NETCOM-Date: Sat Sep 30 3:13:45 PM PDT 1995
Here's some excerpts from an article in today's Seattle Times.
There's also an article on this topic in clari.local.washington,
but it doesn't mention the connection with Scientology.
Man wins %5 million in deprogramming suit
by Jennifer Bjorhus
Seattle Time Staff reporter
A 23-year-old Seattle-area man was awarded nearly $5 million
yesterday for civil-rights violations that occurred when religious
"deprogrammers" took him from his home and tried to persuade him to
leave the United Pentecostal Church.
.. Jason Scott sued deprogrammer Rick Ross, Ross' associates and
Cult Awareness Network (CAN) ...
One-third of the $4.8 million will go to his attorney, Kendrick
Moxon, longtime legal counsel to the Church of Scientology.
Moxon said he thought the decision and the large award for punitive
damages set an important precedent and would deter other religious
CAN leaders have said that the Scott lawsuit is part of a legal
campaign backed by the Church of Scientology to harass the network
organization and people involved in deprogramming cult members.