CLEARWATER - Tony Ortega & Paulette Cooper discuss Scientology
Author Tony Ortega discusses his new book with Paulette Cooper as well as new developments at the Church of Scientology.
In 1971 Paulette Cooper wrote a scathing book about the Church of Scientology. Desperate to shut the book down, Scientology unleashed on her one of the most sinister personal campaigns the free world has ever known. The onslaught, which lasted years and drove her to the brink of suicide.The story of Paulette's terrifying ordeal is told in full for the first time in 'The Unbreakable Miss Lovely.' It reveals the shocking details of the darkest chapter in Scientology's checkered history, which ended with senior members in prison, and the organization's reputation permanently damaged.
Tony Ortega is executive editor of The Raw Story and is formerly the editor of The Village Voice. He's written about Scientology since 1995. He continues to monitor breaking developments at the Church of Scientology through his website at tonyortega.org
.Paulette Cooper has written several books including the 1971 classic The Scandal of Scientology for which she was awarded the Conscience-in-Media Award. She was subsequently also the target of 19 different lawsuits by the Church of Scientology as well as an elaborate plot called Operation Freakout which was uncovered by the FBI.Presented by Center for Inquiry-Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay Skeptics
Clearwater Main Library, in the heart of Scientology's main campus.