How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper

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Join SDARI for an evening with Paulette Cooper and Tony Ortega.

Paulette Cooper wrote The Scandal of Scientology ( in 1971. Shortly after that, the Church of Scientology began campaigns of harassment to discredit and deter her criticism. It did not, but their methods were shocking and appalling.

Tony Ortega's recently released book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely (, details her experiences. Mr Ortega was also recently featured in the HBO special, Going Clear. Ms Cooper and Mr Ortega will be discussing his book and talking about their experiences with the church.

Suggested donations for lecture attendance is $5. If you are a frequent attender of SDARI lectures, please join the membership.

Directions to the venue: From eastbound Highway 8:

Take 2nd Avenue exit, turn right on 2nd Ave.
At the second light, turn left onto Madison.
Kennedy Center is about 1 mile on the right.
Park on the street or in the parking lot just after
The Madison Avenue Elementary School sign

About SDARI: The San Diego Association for Rational Inquiry is a local non-profit loosely affiliated with CFI. They sponsor monthly lectures and talks as well as prizes in the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair.