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Scientologists pay for libel - 1999-06-09

F345.png Scientologists pay for libel June 9, 1999, Clare Dyer, Guardian Unlimited

The Church of Scientology agreed yesterday to pay £55,000 libel damages to a former member the church accused of waging a "hate campaign" against it.

The controversial church, founded in the early 1950s by the late science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard, apologised at the high court in London for publishing a defamatory leaflet about Bonnie Woods, an American who became a Scientologist in the 1970s but left the church in 1982.

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{{cite news | first = Clare | last = Dyer | title = Scientologists pay for libel | url =,,292357,00.html | work = Guardian Unlimited | date = June 9, 1999 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}