Christofferson Titchborne Trial
Oregon was turned into a three ring circus when a jury awarded
a former Scientologist a $39 million judgement.
was a former member who sued the Church of Scientology because it
had made fraudulent claims that it would improve her eyesight and
raise her intelligence. The testimony was of a general nature
relating to Hubbard, the RPF, the culling of pc folders and other
examples of Church of Scientology misconduct. On Friday, 17 May 1985
the jury announced its verdict: $39 million damages, of which $20
million were awarded against Hubbard personally.
about the Verdict
the verdict was announced, David Miscavige ordered thousands of
Scientologists to assemble in Oregon to protest the decision. John
Travolta flew into Oregon in his Lear jet to join in the protest, and
Chick Corea cancelled a concert to attend. Planes and buses were
chartered for public and staff. A special Portland edition of
Freedom Magazine was published and delivered to every doorstep in
David Miscavige's plan worked. Judge Londer granted a mistrial.
about the influx of Scientologists
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