Tag: Mary Johnston

Church’s purification course unsafe – expert

Irish Times, Feb. 6, 2003 http://infobrix.– BROKEN URL yellowbrix.com – A “purification rundown” course operated by the Church of Scientology was neither medically safe nor scientifically verified, the High Court was told yesterday. Prof Michael Ryan, head of the pharmacology department at UCD, said he could not find any evidence to support the claims in the church’s documents about the course. To suggest it could get rid of radiation and toxic compounds was not supported by scientific facts, he said. He was giving evidence in the continuing action by Ms Mary Johnston (40), who operates a sports equipment centre at

Church case told of phone calls to clients

Irish Times, Feb. 1, 2003 A company director and brother-in-law of a woman who is suing the Church of Scientology for damages told the High Court yesterday he was informed that between 25 and 40 phone calls were made by a person with an American accent to his clients and to private individuals. Mr Paul O’Kelly, Edenderry, Co Offaly, was continuing his evidence in the action by his sister-in-law, Ms Mary Johnston (40), against the Church of Scientology in Dublin and three of its members for alleged conspiracy, misrepresentation and breach of her constitutional rights. Before Mr O’Kelly resumed his

Family give evidence in Scientology case

Irish Times, Jan. 31, 2003 http://infobrix.– BROKEN URL yellowbrix.com -/ While she was with the Church of Scientology, Ms Mary Johnston was “like somebody playing a role in a pantomine”, the High Court was told yesterday. Mr Paul O’Kelly, brother-in-law of Ms Johnston, said he found Ms Johnston was dealing with him in a planned and structured way and there was no genuine effort to engage. Mr O’Kelly, of Edenderry, Co Offaly, was giving evidence in the continuing action by Dundalk-born Ms Johnston (40), now living in Dublin, who later left the organisation. She is suing the Church of Scientology

Woman says her sister was ‘changed’ by Scientology

Irish Times, Jan. 30, 2003 http://– BROKEN URL yellowbrix.com -/ A woman told the High Court yesterday that she had become aware of a change in her sister at about the time the latter became associated with the Church of Scientology. Ms Margaret O’Kelly, from Edenderry, said she had always been very close to her sister, Ms Mary Johnston, but became aware of a change in her, through “a lot of little things”, in the early 1990s. Ms Johnston was involved at that time in dianetics with Mr Tom Cunningham, a member of the church’s mission in Dublin. Up to