The Church of Scientology tried to control Larry Wollersheim... - 1986-02-25
LOS ANGELES -- The Church of Scientology tried to control Larry Wollersheim by separating him from all he valued, then started a campaign to destroy him, a lawyer contended Tuesday in a $25 million fraud trial against the church.
'Their aim was to destroy everything he held dear -- his family, his memories, his religion, his country,' Wollersheim's lawyer, Charles O'Reilly, said in his opening statement.
'Anything he valued, he had to admit they were harmful and evil to him and had to get rid of them. Only then could be be processed and become a full human being,' O'Reilly said.