'Deprogrammer' Taken To Court -- Bellevue Man Claims Kidnap, Coercion - 1995-09-21
The case has become the latest to debate the role of religious deprogramming, which often involves holding people against their will while trying to convince them to disavow their religious beliefs.
The players in this trial are familiar adversaries. On one side is Scott's attorney, Kendrick Moxon, long-time legal counsel to the Church of Scientology, who has litigated several cases against the Cult Awareness Network. Scott's legal connection to the Church of Scientology is unclear.
Moxon and a spokeswoman for the Church of Scientology say the Cult Awareness Network, and deprogrammers like Ross, kidnap people in religious groups and force them to quit.