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Ford Greene, Esq.
Attorney at Law
California State Bar No. 107601

711 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
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I am a former member of the Unification Church who walked out after eight months of indoctrination and was never deprogrammed. Before commencing law school as a result of my experience in the Moonies, I acted as a deprogrammer for a number of years and am in part the subject of the book, Moonwebs, by Josh Freed, which was later the basis for the feature film, Ticket to Heaven. I have litigated against the Church of Scientology for over 10 years.

In addition, I litigated and won an appellate court decision, Molko v.Holy Spirit Association (1988) 46 Cal.3d 1092, in which the California Supreme Court held that the First Amendment did not bar civil causes ofaction for fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress and restitution when a cult used deception to cause an unsuspecting individual to expose himself to brainwashing techniques and suffered damage as a result. My cult-related litigation experiences also include the successful use of the "choice of evils" defense in a criminal prosecution for kidnapping and false imprisonment based on an unsuccessful and forcible recapture and deprogramming (State of Colorado v. Whelan and Brandyberry) and a $1.625 million jury verdict rendered in February 1998 in Bertolucci v. Ananda Church of Self Realization in San Mateo Superior Court, California for fraud, coercion and sexual exploitation.

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