Judge Considers Mistrial Motion In Scientology Case - 1985-07-16
PORTLAND, ORE. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ A woman's statements after she was awarded $39 million in a judgment against the Church of Scientology conflicted with her testimony in the case, attorneys said Monday in arguing for a mistrial.
Attorneys for the Church of Scientology said Julie Christofferson Titchbourne's statements in magazine and newspaper articles differed from her testimony about how she joined the group and how she was "deprogrammed " after she left it in 1976.
"She has misused and abused the judicial system," attorney Earle Cooley said. "... With the $39 million verdict, she's out there laughing at us all."