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Scientology Myths - what is fact? what is fiction?
chapter: Paulette Cooper: Operation Freakout

Q: Paulette Cooper: Operation Freakout - what is this all about?

Operation Freakout was the name of a program thought up by members of the Guardian's Office in 1976 with the goal to get Paulette Cooper - that time a psychologist who (in her own words) had infiltrated Scientology for a scandal book - to stop spreading derogatory information about the Church of Scientology.

Since the beginning of the 1970s the relation between the Guardian's Office and Paulette Cooper had escalated to million-dollar damage claims and harassment.

Operation Freakout however was never executed and got shelved before it even reached the attention of Church officials. The story however made its way to the media and is one of those half-truths you read about when looking at biased anti-Scientology websites. Aside from loads of dramatized stories I only found a few sources which could be called "cool, calm, collected", and eye opening. One of them is here.