Tonight, it's Boston! And that has us thinking about Beantown's connections to 'Miss Lovely' - 2015-08-24
Hey, we're in Boston tonight for the resumption of our tour. While Paulette Cooper is cruising to London, we'll be near Harvard Square talking about the book we wrote about her. (We're hoping to reunite with Paulette for another joint appearance this fall.)
Our appearance tonight has us thinking about a couple of mentions of Boston in our book.
In the summer of 1973 Paulette had been indicted after Scientology operatives managed to get her fingerprint on a piece of stationery and then typed up a bomb threat they mailed to the New York org, then called the FBI and told them Paulette was threatening to blow up a church. Paulette was facing fifteen years in federal prison and a $15,000 fine, and she was looking for ways to build a defense before her trial, which was scheduled for October. Desperate for legal help, she decided to pay a visit to famous defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, who was actually disbarred at the time. So she took the train to Boston, and here's what The Unbreakable Miss Lovely says happened next...