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Paulette Cooper - The Other Story

Support to Forcible Deprogramming


 

In my opinion, one of the most decisive elements that allows one to judge the rightness or wrongness of someone's position is his stand on the issue of forcible deprogramming. To detain someone against his will and forcefully interfere with his beliefs, no matter how foolish they are, is definitely wrong. It certainly tells a lot about a person who is unable to see that, and even more about someone who actively supports these actions. As it turns out, Paulette Cooper did both.

Diane Richardson showed how Cooper had regular contact with deprogrammers and how she provided them with material to use during their deprogramming sessions. Cooper also helped them by speaking with deprogrammed members in their "floating" phase. A tape transcript shows Cooper's familiarity with Sandra Sacks, Ted Patrick's secretary, and how she discussed with her about people Cooper referred to Patrick. Cooper also pressured Nan McClean to perjure herself in court in order  to protect Patrick.

In sharp contrast with Nan McClean, whose attitude was admirable, Paulette Cooper definitely supported forcible deprogramming, and in a quite active manner at that.

Diane Richardson summarizes Cooper's involvement in supporting forcible deprogramming

Usenet post from the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

Source: Ted Patrick's Violent Methods

Diane Richardson

1998/01/11

Email: referen@bway.net
Forums: alt.religion.scientology
Message-ID: <34b917ff.5167427@snews.zippo.com>

[Ted Patrick] attempted to deprogram a woman Scientologist whose name I don't recall offhand.

[Paula Dain. This post wasn't part of the 1996 Cooper's thread, which is why Diane did not have all the information at hand.]

She resisted all his efforts.  The woman was held a prisoner by Patrick and his assistants for a month.  In desperation, Patrick asked Nan McLean to fly to California to assist him in the deprogramming.

When Nan McLean got to San Diego and saw what was going on, she immediately demanded that the woman be released.  Nan was appalled by Patrick's brutal methods.  Nan McLean agreed to testify against Ted Patrick in the subsequent criminal and civil trials ensuing from Patrick's failed effort at deprogramming a Scientologist.

Paulette Cooper attempted to coerce Nan McLean from testifying in Patrick's trials by threatening to cut off funding of Nan's anticult efforts.  For this, Cooper was sued for witness-tampering by the Scientologist.  The lawsuit was dropped when Paulette Cooper settled her lawsuits against the CoS out of court.

Paulette Cooper assisted Ted Patrick on more than one occasion.  One of the taped telephone conversations entered into evidence by the CoS in Cooper's Boston lawsuit was a phone call from Cooper to Sondra Sacks, Ted Patrick's secretary and assistant in deprogrammings. Cooper and Sacks discussed a potential Patrick client, who was referred to Patrick by Cooper.  They spent time discussing just how much money the desperate father should be charged for their deprogramming "services," and how important it was to make sure the father wasn't told about Patrick's criminal indictments and upcoming trials.

Diane Richardson
referen@bway.net

Excerpts from the tape transcript of Cooper's conversation with Sandra Sacks

(The original document is not available through Deja.com right now. These are cut and paste excerpts I made at the time)

Cooper's conversation with Bast about pressuring Nan McLean

(The original document is not available through Deja.com right now. These are cut and paste excerpts I made at the time)

Excerpts from Cooper's activity report

(The original document is not available through Deja.com right now. These are cut and paste excerpts I made at the time)

- Spoke to Kevin Flanagan re recently deprogrammed son from Scientology and his friend from Flag and  arranged dinner for Saturday night.

-C Joey Flanagan (deprogrammer) re dinner Sunday [Flanagan was a Boston deprogrammer and a close
personal friend of Cooper. ]

- pick up photocopy of clips for Cole (deprogrammer)  & Casares (mayor)

-  Speak to Lev (deprogrammer) re Galen Kelly

- Speak to Tom S (recently deprogrammed from Flag).

- Dinner with Joey & Lev (deprogrammers) and  Tom (recently deprogrammed)

- C Sandra Sachs re deprogramming

- Picked up documents for PK deprogramming

- Put together final pack of worst documents

Paula Dain's case against Cooper

(The original document is not available through Deja.com right now. These are cut and paste excerpts I made at the time)

September 24, 1984, Monday, AM cycle U.S. District Court Judge William Byrne Jr. ruled that Paula Dain had the right to pursue the federal suit against someone who allegedly obstructed justice in violation of state civil rights laws.

Dain, who won an injunction and a $7,000 judgment against Patrick for holding her prisoner during a month-long deprogramming effort, claimed Cooper tried to threaten a potential witness in another case in San Diego in 1979.

Don Randolph said Cooper harassed Canadian deprogrammer Nan McLain to keep her from testifying during a grand jury investigation of Patrick on kidnapping charges.

Cooper allegedly told McLean her reputation withint the deprogramming community would be ruined if she spoke out, saying she would be cut off from legal defense funds provided by an anti-Scientologist group.

"This is really bizarre.  I never even met the people involved in this.  I don't have any idea who Paula Dain is."

[Another blatant lie]

 


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