Scientology might try to make this go away. You may find a bit of harassment. Scientology does, however, need to watch their arse in Australia at the moment. A lot is at stake. If they go and make a mess of this, they may lose their tax exemption. They may lose it anyway.
Scientology was a feared organization in the 70s. The guardian's office did all manner of nasty stuff. These days, they many of the operatives they use are same people they used back them. Now, they are in their 70s. You could make a Bourne movie out of this.
"I don't remember who I am. I don't know who that guy was. I don't know what I'm doing here."
"You have alzheimers, dear. Now do you want to have your dinner in bed or in the dining room with all the others. Just let me wipe you bum first."
Don't be frightened. They are literally toothless tigers (dentures aren't teeth). Also, the guys in Australia are lightweights compared to the Americans. The sort of tricks they still use are this: At a protest, they might tred on someone's toes, or bump into them, and try to get them angry. Once they are angry, they yell out to the cops that they have been assaulted. Do yourself a favour. If you have a camera on your phone use it. It will prevent 90% of anything that they are likely to do.
I wouldn't put breaking in and stealing documents past them. On the basis of the amount of financial risk, they could do this. Outright harassment, though, I would be surprised.
They (or more than likely she) are already trying to use the legal system to intimidate you. Patience is your friend. So are the people on these forums.
Although this scam has a connection with Scientology, and although we can see that she is using Scientology techniques in her presentation and approach, Scientology is not directly implicated in her activities. They don't have as much of an interest in this as she does.
As long as she is considered an asset to Scientology, they will protect her. However, Scientology is a business. The moment she is not profitable, and more of a liability than a revenue stream, they will dump her out like yesterday's garbage. Maureen Smith escaped the Sea Org by drinking a gulp of bleech. They thought she was a suicide/PR risk and they dumped her on the street. Scientology is replete with stories like this. John Gao, in Australia, had an untreated dental condition, which eventually became cancerous. When they realised he was going to die, they dumped him in the street. If bad things happed to people, Scientology says they 'pulled it in' (ie it's bad karma). So they don't really take care of their own. They are merciless.
No one protested at her event today, but I have started a new thread on WWP which will track her movements for anyone who wants to protest. When she is in Sydney, I can promise I will be there. After reading your post about what she has done, I suspect others will feel the same way. The moment she loses her reputation, she has nothing to trade. The moment she has nothing to trade, Scientology will see her as useless.
At the moment, she has enough money to put up her own legal defence and doesn't need Scientology. My suspicion is they would be wise to stay well away. That being said, her mother is a senior figure in the church. That being said, the church doesn't care about family, only itself.
Bottom line is this. Scientology or no Scientology lots of money is involved. Be careful, but not paranoid. These are people who are brainwashed and whose entire method of operation is very well documented. They are not creative. There are only so many tricks they know.
I would do the following
- Secure documents
- Carry a camera
- Try and avoid people you met through her, or who appeared at or about the time you started to have problems with her.
- Don't discuss your case on the phone. Only in person.
- Trust the legal system
- Get a shredder for all paperwork you need to bin
- Talk to your neighbours and tell them that you are taking a cult member to court. If they try the other trick of approaching neighbours to get info or to spread false rumours, you will have diffused the situation. Also, it may be possible to identify the person involved after the event.
- Enjoy life.