Steve Cannane vindicated as Australian judge denounces 'Deep Sleep Therapy' doctors - 2020-11-24
In a thorough and lengthy thrashing, Justice Jayne Jagot of the Australian federal court dismissed a case of defamation brought against journalist Steve Cannane and his book about the history of Scientology in Australia, Fair Game.
Scientology is only a shell of what it once was in that country, but in one chapter of his book, Cannane explained that if Scientology had a high water mark Down Under, it may have been when its anti-psychiatry agenda led to uncovering a nightmare going on in a psychiatric hospital where patients were being kept in a perpetual state of semi-consciousness known as "Deep Sleep."
The practice, which briefly found a number of adherents among doctors in the 1970s and 1980s, proved to be extremely dangerous and caused numerous deaths. And after Scientology helped expose the situation a royal commission thoroughly investigated these doctors and denounced the practice.