Scientology successfully sued CAN into bankruptcy and took over the name, phone number and records of the group. Now when someone calls CAN looking for help, the phone is answered by a Scientologist.
CAN Press Release – Filing for bankruptcy – June 20, 1996
Petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of Illinois – March 23, 1998
VIDEOTAPED ON 4/19/98
One of Bob Minton’s first public appearances as an outspoken critic of Scientology came at the Cult Information Services seminar. Bob explains how he became interested in Scientology and what the cult has done to attack him for his stance.
Priscilla Coates was one of the heads of the original Cult Awareness Network. This was a group which helped families torn apart by destructive groups such as Scientology.
After numerous legal assaults, Scientology drove CAN into bankruptcy and then purchased the name and records of the group. Now when families call the Cult Awareness Network, a Scientologist will likely answer the phone.
Several Scientologists were in attendance.as Priscilla shared info about Scientology. This speech took place before Scientology’s takeover of CAN.
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Scientologist Garry Scarff pretends to be a survivor of Jonestown to infiltrate the Cult Awareness Network which was later sued and taken over by Scientology.
VIDEOTAPED in 1994
Two families talk about coming back together after being involved in destructive groups.