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Enigmas of this nature are more common than one might expect

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Senior staff say they are unaware of any investigation and deny all allegations of wrongdoing, have instead hit the gilded roofs of their many properties.

Sect scandal: Scientologists outraged by defector's claims

Film-maker causes furore with magazine allegations about secret FBI 'investigation'

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Images of Britain's wartime leader are being used in recruiting posters

Ex-Scientologist sues the cult for loss of girlfriend and business

A former member threatens to disclose the inner workings of the organisation to which he was 'persuaded to give substantial sums'

Scientology fined £545,000 in first conviction for fraud

Church fined and ordered to advertise findings from trial around the world

Church of Scientology convicted of fraud

A Paris court convicted the Church of Scientology of fraud and fined it more than €600,000 ($900,000) today but stopped short of banning the group as prosecutors had demanded.

Oscar-winning director: why I'm leaving Scientology

Haggis fires parting shot at 'hate-filled and bigoted' church

Guy Adams: Oscar winning director angrily quits the Church of Scientology

Whichever way you look at it, the past few weeks have been tricky for the Church of Scientology’s normally-smooth PR machine.

Travolta to testify over death of teenage son

Actor to take stand in Bahamas against paramedics accused of blackmail
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