Scientology obtained their tax exemption from the IRS by having P.I.s dig into the personal lives of IRS managers and initiating hundreds of lawsuits against IRS employees. Eventually, Scientology offered to drop all suits for religious tax exemption and the US government caved.
2Cult Awareness Network
The Cult Awareness Network listed Scientology as the #1 most dangerous cult. Over 50 Scientologists later filed civil suits against them, many using the same carbon copy claim via 1 law firm. After suing them into bankruptcy, the Church bought the name and started the New Cult Awareness Network.
L. Ron Hubbard's (the creator of Scientology) eldest son L. Ron Hubbard, Jr. rejected his father and Scientology and changed his name to Ronald DeWolf.
Elvis Presley once went to Scientology center on sunset in Los Angeles. Elvis came out and said, "Fu*k those people! There’s no way I’ll ever get involved with that son-of-a-b*tchin’ group. All they want is my money."
The Church of Scientology tried to frame Journalist Paulette Cooper for a bomb threat she had nothing to do with because she spoke out against the church.
Vince Offer, the ShamWow! guy, used the proceeds from his late night marketed movie, The Underground Comedy Movie, to sue the Church of Scientology.
The German government declined to consider Scientology as a religion.
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Superman actor Christopher Reeve was interested in Scientology until he was auditing and told them about a "past life" that was really a story from Greek mythology. He was disillusioned that they believed his lie and stopped pursuing Scientology.
9Fort Harrison Hotel
Police in Clearwater, FL received 161 calls to 911 from the rooms of the Fort Harrison Hotel within a span of 11 months. Each time, Scientology security denied them entry, insisting there was no emergency.
The voice of Bart Simpson (Nancy Cartwright) is an evangelical Scientologist and has been known to use her iconic Bart Simpson voice as part of a robocall encouraging people to attend a Scientology event in Los Angeles.