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Reply-To: "FACTNet International" < > From: "FACTNet International" < > Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Transcription - Denver Channel 7 ABC Lawrence Wollersheim on the News Message-ID: NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 13:10:37 EDT Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 10:59:07 -0700 Lawrence Wollersheim on the News Denver Channel 7 ABC : 10:06 PM : May 10, 2002 {Announcer - Ann Trujillo. Scientology symbol behind Ann Trujillo} "After 22 year legal battle with the Church of Scientology church leaders have written a check to a Boulder man - for almost 9 million dollars. 7 news anchor, Paula Haddock, joins us with this story, Paula..." {Cut to Paula Haddock} "For 11 years Larry Wollersheim says he was a member of the Church of Scientology, he spent twice that much time suing the church for mental abuse, now he says, he has the rest of his life to spent what's left after legal fees, and help other abuse victims." {Cut to Larry Wollersheim. Paula Haddock voice over} "Larry Wollersheim says he was a cult member and recruiter for the Church of Scientology California. During his 22 years with the group he was forbidden to seek outside medical help.." {Cut to Larry's chewed fingernails} "...for his bipolar disorder and was intimidated into following scientology mental health regimes." {Cut to Scientology demonstrators with banners reading 'The sun never sets on Scientology', 'Religious rights not courtroom fights' and '1st amendment'.} {Cut to Larry Wollersheim} "LW: They drove me to the brink of suicide with their outrageous counseling tactics I almost died because of what they did" {Cut to demonstrators outside Los Angeles County Courthouse.} {Voice over: Paula Haddock} "In 1986 a California jury agreed that church inflicted emotional distress..." {Cut to priest with collar and the American flag} "Over the next 22 years the case was appealed, upheld by the US Supreme Court, and delayed through a myriad of rulings.." [Screen text : 'Church of Scientology of California paid $8,674,843'] "..but on Thursday, just before another hearing, the church of Scientology wrote a check for 8.6 million dollars." {Cut to Larry Wollersheim} "LW: ...because we were at the point where we were going to collapse their corporate structure and the IRS tax exempt status because their corporate structure is a sham." {Voice over: Paula Haddock} "Church leaders were not available for an interview but released this statement..." [Screen text : 'Church of Scientology of California' "The 1986 judgment was based on absurd 'expert' testimony..." "It is always difficult to deal with someone who suffers from bi-polar personality disorder." Neil Levin, President] "...saying in part that the 1986 judgment was based on absurd testimony" [Screen text : 'Church of Scientology of California' "To close the book on this old chapter, we have now paid the money into court & Mr. Wollersheim, the IRS, & his other creditors can fight over it there" Neil Levin, President] "...To close the book on this old chapter, we have now paid the money into court & Mr. Wollersheim, the IRS, & his other creditors can fight over it there. Now that its over, how does Larry Wollersheim feel?" {Cut to Larry Wollersheim} "LW: How would you feel if somebody put 87 dimes into your bank account?" {Cut to Paula Haddock with Scientology symbol behind her} "Pretty good I guess. After taking a sabbatical and traveling the country in his RV Larry Wollersheim says he's going back to his non-profit organization,, helping people deal with cult and mind control issues." {Cut to Ann Trujillo} "Wow, very interesting. Thank you, Paula" Time 10:08 Also at: -- IOHO The FACTNet Staff --- F.A.C.T.Net, Inc. PO Box 3135 Boulder, CO 80307-3135 USA * Web site * Discussion Board * E-mail mailto: * Donations * Subscriptions to Newsletters F.A.C.T.Net is a non-profit 501(c)(3) news source, referral service, and archive protecting freedom of mind from harms caused by psychological coercion.
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