Listen to Jim Jones root for Scientology against Paulette Cooper in a 1978 Jonestown address - 2015-06-01
Now that we're into a new month and our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely, is taking us on tours around the country (and soon across the pond), we're going to begin posting material here that supplements our story about Paulette Cooper.
Miss Lovely is a book that looks at Paulette's entire life, from her survival of the Holocaust as a small child to her more recent years as an author in Florida. But she's most well known, of course, for her 1971 book, The Scandal of Scientology, which resulted in the most legendary campaign of retaliation and ruination in the history of Scientology's spy wing, the Guardian's Office. That campaign even included a plot to frame Paulette for a felony which resulted in her being indicted in 1973 and facing 15 years in federal prison.
In 1977 the FBI raided Scientology looking for evidence of the church's infiltration and burglarizing of federal agencies, but the FBI also discovered evidence of the many plots against Paulette. Initially, the FBI had to remain quiet about what it found in the raid. But then, news that Paulette Cooper had been framed on orders from top Scientology officials finally became public after a pair of Washington Post stories by Ron Shaffer appeared on April 28 and 29, 1978, followed by many other reports in the press.