Although the Church of Scientology will claim they fight for this freedom the facts say otherwise. Scientology is actively against anyone who speaks out against their crimes and abuses calling them Suppressive Persons or SP’s for short and they have a Fair Game Policy which states:
“ENEMY: SP Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.”
HCO Policy Letter of 18 October 1967
L. RON HUBBARD
Although many Scientologist will claim that this policy was cancelled this is sadly not the case as seen here:
The practice of declaring people FAIR GAME will cease. FAIR GAME may not appear on any Ethics Order. It causes bad public relations. This P/L does not cancel any policy on the treatment or handling of an SP.
HCO Policy Letter of 21 October 1968
There have been many people who went through this abuse from the cult but, the most well know story of Scientology's Fair Game Policy is that of Paulette Cooper who was the sole target of Scientology's Guardian's Office or GO (which was a combination of an intelligence agency, legal office and public relations for Scientology) after she published the first critical book on the subject called The Scandal of Scientology. The Guardian's Office called this Operation Freakout and intended to have Paulette Cooper either put in jail or committed to a mental institution where she would no longer be seen as threat to the sect. However the FBI discovered evidence of the plot and the Church ended paying compensation to Paulette Cooper in an out of court settlement.
But Paulette Cooper went through years of harassment from the Guardian Office before it came to an end. Even before Operation Freakout began the Church's then most senior official Jane Kember, sent an order to find any information about Cooper so that she could be disposed of and in response to that order Guardian Office members, were instructed to attack her in as many ways possible and undertake a wide scale exposure of Paulette Coopers sex life as per L. Ron Hubbard policies which currently are still in effect.
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