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« on: May 31, 2011, 02:08:37 pm »

NED has posted this in Scio under fire in Australia.

But it needs its own thread.
This is MAJOR NEWS !!!!

Jane Eastgate, President of CCHR (Citizens Commission on HUMAN RIGHTS) International, was arrested on Sunday in Sydney on the charge of "Perverting the course of justice" for the cover-up of the ongoing sexual abuse of a minor (Carmen Rainer) by her step father, an on-lines scientologist.

Eastgate was instrumental in covering up and hiding the crime. Her passport has been confiscated and she will be forced to remain here and face the charges here in Australia.

http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/article/9545394/general/church-scientology-damage-control

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEohygNzJbk&feature=player_embedded
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 12:34:17 am »

                                       THE AUSTRALIAN

      Scientologist charged for 'intimidating' alleged sex abuse victim

A SENIOR member of the Church of Scientology has been charged by police for intimidating a young girl who wanted to report sexual abuse allegations within the church.

Jan Eastgate, the head of the church's "International Commission on Human Rights" which attacks psychology, has been charged by NSW Police with perverting the course of justice.

According the ABC TV's Lateline, police have alleged Eastgate intimidated a then 11-year-old Carmen Rainer to provide false statements about sexual abuse by her stepfather.

Ms Rainer has alleged that Ms Eastgate, who was then head of the church's citizens' commission on human rights in Australia, told her she should deny any charges of the sexual abuse or she and her brother would be taken away by social services.

Ms Rainer's mother Phoebe has also admitted Ms Eastgate told both of them what to say and to lie to police and in an interview with the Department of Community Services. Ms Eastgate previously called the allegations "egregiously false".




She she has not commented since being charged.

Ms Eastgate has been asked by NSW police to surrender her passport.

Ms Rainer had previously said that she was told by senior Scientology members that abuse was punishment for being bad in a previous life.

"She said, 'Just say no, keep repeating that'," Ms Rainer told the ABC in an interview last year.

"They told me it was my fault because I'd been bad in a past life. I believed them."

Ms Eastgate was the recipient of the Church of Scientology's Freedom Medal for her work with human rights, primarily aimed at uncovering problems with psychology treatments.

The news comes after the Australian Securities & Investments Commission earlier this month launched an inquiry into the business dealings of a Sydney property developer and senior Scientologist over a series of property deals.

The inquiry by ASIC into Carly Crutchfield was launched after independent senator Nick Xenophon - a vocal opponent of Scientology - sent a dossier to the corporate watchdog last month.

Senator Xenophon is calling for a judicial inquiry into the church.

The South Australian senator is asking that the organisation be stripped of its official religious status as a church, which means among other things its earnings aren't taxed. Scientology is founded on the teachings of American science fiction novelist L. Ron Hubbard, who taught that human psychological problems are a result of an ancient alien leader called Xenu, who attacked the planet Earth and left behind traumatised spirits of the former Earth race.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/scientologist-charged-for-intimidating-alleged-sex-abuse-victim/story-e6frg6nf-1226066045613


http://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/-/watch/25391121/scientology-scandal/
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 07:52:44 am »

Fuckin BooYaaah!!!!!
Good Job. Dumb Cult!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 05:44:28 pm »

More



http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/05/scientology-leader-jan-eastgate-arrested-australia-covering-child-sex-abuse

http://au.tv.yahoo.com/the-morning-show/video/-/watch/25392278/scientology-scandal/
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2011, 09:39:01 am »

http://www.skyvalleychronicle.com/BREAKING-NEWS/CHURCH-OF-SCIENTOLOGY-SENIOR-OFFICIAL-ARRESTED-IN-CHILD-SEX-ABUSE-CASE-677012
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2011, 09:46:24 am »

                Leaked CCHR email



Subj: CCHR Call To Arms



Folks,

Thanks a lot to all of you who already helped out on this rush cycle; for those who haven’t here is the info:

Our president, Jan Eastgate needs your help. She is right now in Australia, launching a huge battle against a major psych who got $11 million for labeling & drugging toddlers as young as 3 years old!!!!

Major research investigations are ongoing to combat this and we need to raise an additional $8700 to pull this off. Please flow $100/$200/$500 or whatever you can!

Can you please help?

Contact John now!

Best,
John B Fleming
CCHR International

Cell: 727 647-2692 or john@protectinghumanrights.org

PS: THIS IS WHY "Mental health testing planned for three-year-olds as part of early intervention program"http://www.news.com.au/national/mental-health-testing-planned-for-three-year-olds-as-part-of-early-intervention-program/story-e6frfkvr-1226054984408

Do not forward - for you only!
If you would rather not receive these e-mails,
reply to john@protectinghumanrights.org with "Unsubscribe Me" in the subject line.

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?23470-Leak-Jan-Eastgate-Scios-lying-to-raise-funds
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2011, 11:17:20 am »

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     Jan Eastgate, Scientology Official, Arrested in Australia for Covering Up Sexual Abuse Claims
By Tony Ortega, Fri., Jun. 3 2011

In our post-illness haze, we're just getting around to a big Scientology story that came out of Australia earlier this week.

Jan Eastgate is president of one of Scientology's more annoying front groups, the Citizen's Commission on Human Rights. The CCHR occasionally fools local politicians into thinking it really cares about something besides proliferating Scientology. It does so by telling people that its primary interest is the human rights of everyone.

Well, the CCHR may have a harder time with that line now that its leader has been arrested for trampling all over the civil rights of a little girl who was the victim of sexual abuse.

Eastgate was charged with "perverting the course of justice" after it came out that back in 1985, she had coached a little girl, Carmen Rainer, and Rainer's mother, to lie about sexual abuse of the girl by her stepfather, Robert Kerr. Both parents were Scientologists.

Last year, Rainer, now grown up, made public her claims about the abuse and cover-up on the national Australian television program, LateLine. "The Church got involved and they sent Jan Eastgate over to drill me and tell me what to say to the police, and what to say to docs," Rainer told the program. "Just say no. Don't say yes, because otherwise you will be taken away from your parents and you'll never see your family again," Rainer said about Eastgate's coaching.

What may be even more embarrassing for Scientology is that just three years after this incident, in 1988, Eastgate was awarded with the church's highest honor, its Freedom Medal. (Travolta got the award in 1991, Cruise in 1995.)

Eastgate is also known to Scientology watchers for telling a stunned John Sweeney of the BBC that evil psychiatry was actually behind the Holocaust (see her at about the 3:55 mark):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DY_MLq7mwac

Well, naturally, the most surprising element of this story is that the Australian government is actually doing something about Scientology's uninterrupted record of unethical underhandedness and perversion of justice.

What a breath of fresh air.

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/06/jan_eastgate.php
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 05:35:14 pm »


     Scientology Covers up RAPE and our 2 Person Picket

Tory Magoo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbA9d7dly6E&feature=player_embedded
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2011, 07:19:26 pm »

                Church of Scientology figure in court

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/15/scientologist-girl-lie-abuse-allegation

A senior figure in the Church of Scientology has appeared in a Sydney court accused of perverting the course of justice in 1985.

Janice Meyer, 57, was surrounded by supporters in the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday, when her bail was varied to enable her to travel to California where she lives and has a business.

She is charged with perverting the course of justice, being accused of threatening and intimidating an 11-year-old girl into providing false statements to police about the sexual abuse she had suffered from a man who was a member of the Church of Scientology.

Magistrate Graeme Henson struck out her bail conditions which prevented her from travelling but ordered her to agree to forfeit $10,000 if she did not attend court.

The matter was adjourned to August 18.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8261863/church-of-scientology-figure-in-court

There was a report just now on ABC Radio 702 Sydney from a reporter who was describing the bizarre behaviour of her supporters at the hearing She described approx. 20 people, some described as "intimidating, big built men" who formed a ring around Jan and behaved in a menacing fashion as she entered & departed court. Reporters & TV crews were pushed around, one falling on the road. She also described supporters who were outside the court pushing cameras into the faces of journalists.

Can't wait for the TV bulletins tonight for the vision!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/06/16/3245556.htm
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2011, 05:46:09 pm »

                                   Scientologist appears in Sydney court
Margaret Scheikowski
                                           Sydney Morning Herald
June 16, 2011

AAP

A senior member of the Church of Scientology accused of coaching a child to lie about sex abuse has had her bail relaxed so she can travel to California.

Janice Meyer, 57, was surrounded by supporters on Thursday as she made her first court appearance in Sydney's Downing Centre Local court.

She is charged with doing an act intending to pervert the course of justice in 1985 in Sydney.
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The allegation involves threatening and intimidating an 11-year-old girl, causing her to give false information to investigating police about being abused by a Scientologist.

Meyer was granted conditional police bail on her arrest last month, but on Thursday her lawyer Stuart Bouveng asked for her to have unconditional bail.

He said the allegation came to light in an ABC television show in May last year, when his client was living in California.

She voluntarily returned to Sydney last month and saw police with her lawyer.

However, Mr Bouveng said two of her bail conditions mean she is banned from travel and was unable to go interstate to visit her elderly parents in Melbourne.

Meyer, an Australian citizen, has lived in the US since 1993 and "has a significant business and employs a number of employees in California", Mr Bouveng said.

She holds a position with the Citizen's Commission on Human Rights, an organisation founded by the Church of Scientology that campaigns against psychiatry.

Mr Bouveng said she has a mortgage, holds a Green Card that is valid until 2019 and has travelled back to Australia several times a year since 1993.

"There is no evidence at all that your honour would have any fears she would not show up at court," he said.

The police prosecutor asked for some security to be imposed, saying the conduct alleged involved "a gross breach of trust".

Magistrate Graeme Henson noted Meyer had no criminal record, has been in and out of Australia a number of times and voluntarily went to police.

But he was "mindful of the fact that the defendant has the capacity to leave this country and not return".

He lifted the travel ban but ordered Meyer to agree to forfeit $10,000 if she did not turn up to court.

The matter was adjourned to August 18.

When Meyer left court, she was encircled by her many supporters, some of whom jostled with the waiting media as her picture was taken.

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/scientologist-appears-in-sydney-court-20110616-1g4vi.html
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2011, 07:44:40 pm »

                                   POSTGAME SYDNEY:

        Jan Eastgate first court appearance (with violence) [2011/06/16]



        Oh what a wonderful day...

        On the lead up to this day there had been much speculation, speculation on how the cult would handle this situation. Some said they would throw her under the bus, some said she was too important an asset to lose and that they would fight hard to protect her (or really just keep her from the media and the authorities).

        Well I think the events of today will go a long way in understanding how the future will play out.

        We arrived before 9:30am, and the tone was set early on as we found OSA lurking in the Lobby of Downing Centre. Michael Gordon was sitting on one of the benches, and on the bench behind him one of his cohorts (Caucasian, pudgy, short blond hair, haven't seen them before). They were trying hard to look innocuous, especially the second, but wow they just looked so silly sitting back to back trying to look like they don't know each other, all the while furiously typing out on their mobile phones and cautiously peering at us from the corner of their eyes.

        With no sign of Jan (she must of come very early to avoid the media) we soon departed the lobby and headed to the elevators to go up to the courts. Upon arrival on the 4th floor we checked the noticeboards and found Jan's notification – Courtroom 5.2. It was only when we arrived on the fifth floor did we realise the scale of Scientology's operation in place. We found Jan Eastgate soon enough, she was completed surrounded by Scientologists, and many more Scientologists were on the floor and about. Some we recognised but many we didn't, either way it was clear the Church was trying to put on a strong face and not allow any interference with Jan.

        They took this to the extremes when she went to the toilet. We happened to be sitting next to the female toilet, and we were most amused when a block of scientologists shuffled down beside us shielding Jan. Some tried to stare us down but we just just looked calmly back in mild amusement.

        Anyway after soon arriving outside the courts we decided to enter Court 5.2, lest the crafty culties try to slip something through without us. We entered the spaciously square and rather full Courtroom 5.2 under the firm gaze of Chief Magistrate Henson. There were a few free spaces near the back, a kind man sitting in the middle offered to shuffle across to make room for us three. I squeezed past him, murmured 'Thanks Bryan' and took a seat next to a bemused Today Tonight reporter.

        The trial of the century was about to begin!

        Or.... not.

        Quite removed from the idea that the culties would try and push this through fast, they took the opposite tack waiting till near the end of the court session when all the other cases had gone through (I think thats how it worked...). I lost track of time how long we were in the courtroom, must have been near 2 hours(?), but that doesn't matter, the courtroom was nice and warm and I gained some insight into how our legal system worked.

        When most of the other lawyers had gone through their cases we decided to hop outside and see if anything was going on. Yes the Scientologists were still all lurking around, Jan was still with them so it looked like we hadn't missed anything. At this point I took a toilet break, which was unfortunate as the culties decided to have their case heard then! Luckily I missed very little, and slipped back into the courtroom for some premium lulz.

        The direction of the Scientology legal strategy was quite clear from the get go. They were trying to have the bail conditions dropped so Jan could be whisked off the the USA, never to be heard of again.

        We all knew that one of the bail conditions was the surrendering of her passport, but there was also another condition relating to not harassing or assaulting anyone (needs confirmation/clarification). The defense quickly tried to have this one dropped, and DPP didn't give up much of a fight for it, considering it a rather strange bail condition given the situation.

        Next up was the passport and traveling. The defense launched into a lengthy explanation of how Jan has a US Greencard, how she runs a business in America, has employees, obligations, even a mortgage in the US, and how being forced to remain in Australia for the trial would be most burdensome. It was mentioned that if she remains out of America for 1 year (?) she would lose the Green card.
        Also on travel restrictions it was noted Jan has aging/ill parents in Victoria, and she wanted to visit them but feared she wasn't allowed with the current bail conditions (the magistrate made a quip about the ash cloud preventing her anyway).

        The most intriguing notion put forward by the defense was that Jan, apparently, has tried to speak to the police during previous visits to Australia, and that she has traveled to Australia knowing the police wanted to talk to her. Hmm, sounds rather unlikely...

        Of course at one point the DPP bought up the ABC Lateline expose which started all this and some of the details were mentioned. Ouch for the Scientologists in the audience! I wonder how many still thought Jan was on some noble quest to crush psychiatry.

        The defense also brought out some strange statistics, something about 85% of people charged with similar offenses do not receive a jail term? I will let others jump in with details here.

        Ultimately the talk was about whether there is incentive for Jan to come back to Australia should her bail conditions be revoked. The magistrate noted the above points, and that Australia had a good extradition treaty with the United States, he then dropped the bail conditions, but imposed some kind of monetary incentive? (more info needed)

        And of course finally a trial (?) was set for August 18th – Mark the date!

        After this literally most of the courtroom left. It was only then I realised just how many scientologists there were that day – at least 20, possibly around 30. As before Jan was closely guarded on her exit from the room. I happened to be sitting next to the aisle and when Jan came near a Scientologist casually stepped in front of my seat blocking me off. I calmly smiled at one of the OSA guys while they filed out, he did not smile back.

        TheFatMan and OneOneWasARacecar had exited a little early to head down to the exit for pictures, I hung around outside the courtroom for a little while to see what was happening. Bryan Seymour, bless him, was hanging around just meters from some of the scientologists. I took this opportunity to go over and personally thank him in a loud voice (*looks over shoulder to scientologists*) for all his work on Today Tonight. After this I headed down to the exit, Bryan stayed upstairs with the scientologists for quite some time – not sure what he was up to.

        Down at the lobby I was greeted by a large group of journos/cameramen hanging around the entrance to downing centre. A big grin split my face, there was only one way out – Jan was about to go through a wall of fire.
        The Scientologists evidently had other ideas about this, and clearly hoped they could hide and cower in fear upstairs and wait for the nasty SP's to leave them alone. They certainly tried hard to make this work and they made us wait for a LONG time outside – at least an hour. But thats ok, it was fun hanging around with the journos and we picked up some interesting conversations (Steve Cannane was around). I heard one of them remark this was probably their 'only' chance to get footage of Jan – since they know she will be fleeing to the US. So then most of the journo's stuck it out and waited around. During this time we saw a few odd Scientologists coming out – trying not to be noticed, but still no Jan!

        Also during this time two asian OSA tools were VERY OBVIOUSLY filming us. They were doing the old 'taking vacation shots' and have the SPs conveniently in the background. HURR DURR. Steve Cannane from ABC Lateline eventually tried to talk to one of them, not sure how that turned out.

        We eventually had a poke round the corner of the building to get a better view of inside the lobby and saw Michael Gorden (OSA) briefing a group of Scientologists, what were they going to pull I wonder! Well after much waiting they finally realised the nasty SP's weren't going to leave them alone and so then began the true epic lulz of the day.

        I was nommin' a piece of bread outside when the call went up among the journo's. Suddenly the air was electric. I hastily turned on my little old point 'n' click and aimed it towards a MASS coming towards the entrance. And quite a mass it was – THREE FEET OF SOLID SHUFFLING SCIENTOLOGIST MEAT was slowly meandering towards us. The media instantly sprang into action and that three feet of scientologists was suddenly joined by two feet of journos – The scrum was on!

        Things quickly turned nasty though, as the Scientologists were most firm to keep everyone away from Jan. The media was roughly pushed out of the way, one cameraman was clearly assaulted. The slow moving circle of body thetans slowly kept on going though and made it to the edge of the road where a car had carefully been timed to be waiting. Somehow through the dense package of bodies Jan was bundled into the car and took off. Unfortunately for Jan there was a red light just in front of her so the game was back on again! Another scrum and here things started getting really rough with the scientology handlers seemingly throwing the journo's away from the car, all the while Bryan Seymour, bless him, was calling for calm before someone got hurt. Soon enough the lights turned green and the car whisked off with a toot.

        This wasn't the end of course and Bryan and some other media followed after some of the handlers who were rather unresponsive. Finally after this things winded down and people dispersed. We waved to Michael Gordon then headed off...



http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/scientologist-gets-a-human-shield-for-court-appearance/story-e6frg6nf-1226076678302



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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2011, 07:39:07 pm »

                                Jan`s non day in court.

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5603/scn0002b.jpg
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Above source: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.p ... post604600

Local report is that there isn't much to report. Ok, so still no plea entered. The dox basically say ....
Eastgate won't be attenting these interlocutory online mentions. Bail continues. 15 September is the next event (mention) but that seems only to be to fix a conference timetable. From what I can gather from the above court dox is that they are waiting for some more dox regarding arresting officers statements and Department of Corrective Services which haven't yet to be served (stipulated to be served by 8th Sept).


Local report:
OneOneWasARacecar, posting on WWP/ESMB wrote:
We were there before 9 AM. Steve Cannane and Bryan Seymore were both there although Bryan left right away. They realised that as it was online court there was nothing to see. We left and went to troll Hercules Street as usual.

Unusually, Michael Gordon was at Hercules Street. That is not his org. Michael is normally at ANZO at Greek St. We bade farewell to Tojo as we left to go back to the court. We were at court no more than 3 minutes before Tojo showed up. He went in (this was just after 2 PM, when the court transcripts were available and left shortly after). He got on a bus to go 2 blocks back to the org.

This is very unusual. Normally, Michael is involved in all legal cases personally. That is his job as legal council. Now Tojo is doing his legwork. Not sure if there is a reason for this.

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« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2011, 10:27:59 am »

Just letting ya`ll know that this case has not disappeared.
It has to go through the system.

As soon as there are new developments they will be posted here...
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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2011, 06:13:21 pm »

The online court forum has ended and now it is down to business in a real court. Plea or committal or s91 hearing (direction for witness to attend) on 17th January 2012.
Jan Eastgate (aka Janice Meyer) has to attend.


Plain text of the latest item:
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Online mention on 8.12.11

08/12/2011 04:47:51 PM

Deputy Chief Magistrate Culver DJAG

Any s.91 submissions are to be filed and served by the defence on/by 16.1.12. The matter is listed IN COURT on 17.1.12 for plea or committal or mention to list s91 hearing. The Defendant is required to attend. Bail is continued. The on-line forum is terminated.

http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=35557&sid=3b60ae0968f1240f12c34ba9635023bc&start=30
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2012, 08:08:55 am »

                                                   Jan 17 for Jan


Janice Myer
http://searchcourtlists.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/scm/search

Jan Eastgate (aka Janice Meyer) the international president of the Scientology front-group CCHR 'Citizen's Commission for Human Rights' has been charged with the criminal offence of 'pervert the course of justice' for (allegedly) coaching a minor to lie to the police about a sexual assault.

If you are searching the above site for hearing details, use the name 'JANICE MEYER', location 'DOWNING CENTRE' and search after the 4th January as only 2 weeks hence are listed.

                                       Jan 17 for Jan
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