Ex-Scientologist story #355, Actress “Dead Agented” by Scientology.

In this case from July, 1997 filed in the Superior Court of Los Angeles, several people, including Kathleen Carey, listed as an actress and writer, sued the RTC and David Miscavige for libel.  Apparently a slanderous document or flyer was mailed out to people attacking her character.  From what is said here Carey was a Scientologist who dropped out of the official version and came up with some sort of independent practice of Hubbard’s tech.  This has happened many times in the past and is happening right now in the case of Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder.  If there is one thing that drives Scientology wild it is people going out and doing auditing on their own; obviously, there is no profit in that for the corporation.

Scientology watchers are very familiar with this tactic of smearing people you don’t like,  In the cult it is known as “dead agenting,” in other words a representative or agent is “dead” in the sense that he is discredited.  L. Ron Hubbard was very keen on such things as revenge and punishment.  All of this goes under the “fair game” policy that Hubbard established.

Verified Statement of Demand for Damages of Kathleen Carey in support of the Verified Complaint for Libel The libelous document entitled “PUBLIC WARNING, SUBJECT:

Squirrel tax avoidance schemes”, complained of in the above numbered case is  real and far reaching source of potential damage to the life and livelihood of Kathleen Carey, one of the Plaintiffs by virtue of the fact that it was circulated through the United States Post Office to an untold number of Scientologists, and perhaps others as well.

1. Kathleen Carey’s professional career is one with public exposure and notoriety and relies on a positive public perception in order to grow and prosper.

2. The libelous document solidly placed itself into the category of being a threat to create incalculable damage by the fact that it incorporated the use of, without the permission of Kathleen Carey, one of the very photographs that are used to promote her professional career. This fact can be verified by comparing the various examples of the use of the photo on promotional material (see Exhibit KC1), and the photo of Kathleen Carey on the libelous document.

3. For this photo to be within a document claiming that Kathleen Carey is a “criminal” and alleging that she is “insane”, could cause discernible damage to her professional career.

4. The importance of an actor’s public perception is illustrated by the existence of a system known as “Q rating”, which is used both in the Television and Film industries, and which measures two very important factors: (1) How many people recognize the actor (how well known is the actor to the public at large); (2) how likeable is that actor in the eyes of the public.

I have not been able to find where this case went so I assume that it was settled out of court like most such cases.  Or it was dragged on over enough time for the plaintiffs went broke.

Here is former Scientologist Tory Christman talking about the “Fair Game” policy. 

Published in: on November 11, 2011 at 11:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

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