Gabbard Cult Hires Scientology Lawyer to Intimidate Hawaii Media - 2019-01-27
…Butler and the Science of Identity Foundation hired a Beverly Hills, Calif. , attorney who threatened to sue the newspaper. Their primary focus was on ensuring the Star-Advertiser didn't publish allegations from people who say they were former practitioners of the religion, including two who told the newspaper they grew up listening to Butler's lectures. The "false allegations" under consideration by the newspaper "paint our clients as charlatans and hypocrites," said attorney Anthony Glassman, in a letter to the Star-Advertiser. He said that if published it "will severely damage SIF's and Mr. Butler's well-deserved reputation in their community, as religious, spiritual and moral guides (and Ms. Butler's reputation as a yoga instructor.)"
Glassman is known for his years of work suppressing media coverage of the Scientology cult – with a special focus on preventing former cult members from speaking out. A 2009 Tampa Bay Times article titled, "Three of Scientology's elite parishioners keep faith, but leave the church" includes this: