A Reader's Digest senior editor, author of an article... - 1981-09-01

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F218.png A Reader's Digest senior editor, author of an article... September 1, 1981, David E. Anderson, UPI

WASHINGTON -- A Reader's Digest senior editor, author of an article critical of the Church of Scientology, asked a federal court Tuesday to quash a church-sought subpoena aimed at compelling his testimony in a lawsuit.

'This Scientology action seeks to harass and vilify journalists who have published criticism of this criminal enterprise,' said lawyers for Eugene Methvin, a senior editor at the Digest, and Jane Denis Smith, a former researcher at the magazine, in their petition to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Scientology lawyers seek to compel Methvin's and Ms. Smith's testimony in a three-year old lawsuit they have brought aginst one of their harshest and most persistent critics, freelance writer Paulette Cooper, author of the 1971 book, 'The Scandal of Scientology.'


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