Fair Gaming Paulette Cooper

(uit: FactNet Appendix 3, Scientology's policies toward its adversaries; Courtesy of FactNet)

Introduction by FactNet about Operation Freakout:

Cooper, who says she was served with 18 lawsuits against her by the church, had a nervous breakdown after someone sent Scientology a bomb threat on her stationery. She was cleared of the charges after a 1977 raid on a church office where documents outlining Operation Freakout were discovered.

In a section entitled "VITAL TARGETS," the document "Operation Freakout" gives specific details of the harassment program against Cooper. Such actions include an obvious attempt to impersonate Cooper, with directions like "To recruit an FSM (Field Staff Member) that looks like PC...," "to get familiar with PC to find out some of the clothes she wears particularly what sort of coat she usually wears...," "To get a cheap coat that is very similar to PC's," "To have someone available to steak (sic) out PC when she leaves her place the day of the caper, to ascertain when she leaves, what she's wearing, etc.," "Obtain wig that looks like PC, so that FSM PC can wear it during caper," etc.

Further details of "Operation Freakout" describe framing Cooper on a bomb threat charge against two Arab consulates in New York City. A further memo dated 13 April 1967 regarding "PC Op Freakout" states, "The FBI already think she really did do the bomb threats on the C of S."


1 April 1976



To get P.C. incarcerated in a mental institution or jail, or at least to hit her so hard that she drops her attacks.
US B1 NE SEC working in liaison with OPS NAT if needed.
To remove PC from her position of power so that she cannot attack the C of S.


RE: P.C Op Freakout

Dear Dick,
SITUATION: Cooper is still not terminately handeled.
DATA: Cooper is getting her power back, attacking again.
Attached is approved Op Freakout. This additional channel. Should really have her put away. Worked with all the other Channels.
The FBI already think she really did do the bomb threats on the C of S.
SOLUTION: OK this additional Channel.

This is OK _______________ Approved ______________
Disapproved _______________







  1. Telephone call PC to ascertain if she is home alone. She must be home alone.
  2. When she has been found alone, telephone (during the work week) 2 Arab Consulates in NYC, from telephone booth nearest PC's place. Telephoner should be a girl that sounds like PC and the call should be fast, to the point, and impinge. It should go as follows: from a totally trusted non staff member.
    "I just came back from Israel (pronounces the way it is pronounced in Israel) I've seen what you fucking bastards do. At least you're not going to kill my sister. I can get away with anything. I'm going to bomb you bastards. Say something in Jewish/ swear or mumble something Jewish.


  1. Obtain a copy of Writer's DIGEST - a writer's magazine - (if not available get any writer's magazine.) person who obtains this magazine should be disguised in some way and not traceable back to the org. Don't order the mag. by mail. One should easily be found on the newsstands or in "back issues" stores.
  2. Obtain the latest promo of the T.M. (transcendental meditation) that PC is going to, same security as above.
  3. Cut out "letters" from both of the above publications. Include "CAPITOLS". Arrange the letters, pasted, on a clean piece of paper (not Org paper) If there is a blank page or nearly blank page in the writers magazine, use it, crossing out in ballpoint anything written on the page. Paste or glue the letters so that they say the following:

    "All of you are distroying Isreal. You're just like them. My sister lived you basterds. I was there - I saw the wonderful people. Nobody can touch me. I'm going to kill you basterds. I am going to bomb you. Kissingger is a traitor. I'll bomb him to. It makes me very sick. I must meditate. You are spying on me even in Isreal. Your day will come soon. I'll expose you and bomb you." Go to library and type out the name of the NY Consulate and address of the Nation that is most anti Isreal (attacking it). (No prints) Use "Capitols" on the envelope.

  4. Place "letter" into the envelope, seal, and mail from the mail box nearest PC's place.

INSURE SECURITY / NO PRINTS on any letters, envelope, or paper, or stamp.
INSURE no paper from AG Office or Org is used.
Entire action should be done out of the Org.
NEED TO KNOW strongly inforced. PR, Communicater Legal should not know. Max should do this entire action.
If in doubt about "did my prints get on anything" throw everything away and start fresh.


  1. FSM in VT # 3 telephones and makes a definite appointment with PC. Sometime when the laundry (in VT # 12) is open. The place should be a restaurant or bar/ one of the purposes of this action is also to get PC drunk.
  2. FSM above meets with PC.
  3. Stakeout FSM (see VT # 8) communicates with Case Officer and PC Double FSM (see VT # 1) and alert the former what PC has on, how her hair is arranged, does she have her usual coat on etc.
  4. "PC FSM" changes to the closest clothes they have, matching PCs. If PC has on blue Jeans/ change to Blue jeans. If PC has on her usual coat put that on. (see VT # 3 and 4) What ever PC usually wears ( a favorite sweater etc.) a yellow dress, blue, green etc. sneakers, a yellow scarf etc. should be had by PC FSM ready to change into. In other words several different out-fits should have been obtained by PC FSM, so that when the caper goes down, she can immediately change into the color or type of outfit that PC has on. From the observation of the stakeout FSM --- to the change of PC FSM's clothes, only 3 minutes should have gone by. If PC let us say has her hair up, FSM puts her "hair up" very fast it doesn't have to be a good job/ just so it's "up".
  5. PC FSM goes immediately into the laundry and does the following caper. (wearing sunglasses) This is done immediately, so that PC could have done it on her way to meet the FSM or FSMs for drinks.
    ( Patter/ PC FSM goes into laundry. Acts very confused. Says "I'm P.C. Do I have any clothes here? Clerk says no FSM demands clerk checks. Clerk comes back. Says no again. FSM screams You're crazy, my name if PC, check again! When clerk says no or whatever he does, FSM goes PTS 3/ You're one of them! I'll kill you. You're a dirty Arab. You fucking basterds. I'll bomb you. I'll bomb the Arabs. I'll bomb the President. I'll kill that traitor Kissingner. You're all against me."
    If an Item of PC's clothing was obtained at TM, FSM leaves this on the counter or drops it on the floor.
  6. PC FSM leaves laundry immediately, turns the corner and gets into "pick up" car. Takes off "PC's coat" Wig or whatever. Changes her looks fast.
  7. Mean while, immediately after PC FSM leaves laundry, observation FSM (see VT # 2) asks laundry clerk if they do Suede cleaning and also says, Boy was she crazy! real casually says I think you should call the police with all these nuts threatening to kill the president FSM leaves. FSM should be disguised and not work on staff.
  8. FSM calls from a phone about 5 blocks away, the FBI and says that she/he doesn't want to get involved and doesn't want to give her/his name but some nut girl in (the name of laundry) just went crazy and threatened to bomb the place and kill the president. With all these nuts running around I thought you should know. The guy in the laundry heard her too." HANGS UP, and leaves immediately and gets out of there. This call/ the FSM's voice should be disguised. All these type calls are tape recorded. (FSM should not be told this; just to disguise her voice.

CHANNEL 1: Should be done within 2 days of receiving this project.
CHANNEL 2: Should be done the day after the above channel is done.
CHANNEL 3: Should be done within 1 week after the above channel is done. ( and when other FSMs can get an appointment with PC
[handwritten] CHANNEL 5 10 days after channel 3 is done.




  1. Do not tell "Pin Ball "FSM or TM FSM about this OP, but alert them to immediately report any thing PC tells them. Have them try to speed up their relationship with PC, for feed back purposes. Get feedback on this op. (cleverly)


  1. Wait 10 days after the completion of CHANNEL 3. If nothing has accrued from feedback, on PC. Then have the following action done:
    FSM Female disguised voice, calls the Arab Consulate and asks for the Press "attach_". talk through a piece of thin paper covering the mouth of the phone. This will be tape recorded but don't tell FSM on this. FSM says crying to Attach_:
    I just want to tell you there is someone a writer by the name of PC, who recently came back from Israel. She works for Israel Intelligence. She's also insane. She was in a Concentration Camp in Nazi Germany. She's been seeing Psychiatrist for years. Her sister is also with Israel Intelligence and lives in Israel. She talks when she high on drugs or drunk [handwritten] Lately she's been talking about bombing your embassy. I hate the damn Jew. FSM hangs up and leaves fast.

[handwritten] op Freakout 2:
No prints!!!!

Additional channels on Op Freakout. ( Lovely )

  1. When TM or Pin ball FSM meets with Lovely, they get drunk! Another FSM male, has a funny typed out joke. One of these full page sexy jokes. It has a plain white cover on it - a plain typewriter sheet. FSM has 2 copies of this. He shows one copy all around the bar, obviously so that lovely and FSM can see him doing it. Then drunkenly comes over to FSM's table and wips out "joke" to show FSM. Both FSM and "drunk" are careful not to touch plain sheet. The 2 sheets are folded as if to be mailed. When drunk picks up joke again, he whips it up by its corner and puts it in his long open wallet or puts it in his hat that he should be wearing for that purpose. If the hat is used, "drunk" goes into the bathroom and carefully puts "joke" into his wallet. Drunk is always acting the fool. Drunk leaves.
  2. Drunk takes sheet with Lovely's prints to AG I being sure to get no prints on it.
  3. Write the following letter on a library typewriter and address the envelope to Kissinger in Wash. DC on the same typewriter. (absolutely no PRINTS.)
    You are a traitor to your people YOU BASTERD. I've been there and seen what you have done. You're ONE OF them. I"M GOINg To KILL you I"M going to BOMb YOU. I have connection.NObody Ca n touch Me. You arre a German Pig. You Should be in THe Concentration CAMPs. I Feel So Ill Because OF YOu And YOu GodDam PIGs. YoU Die SOOn. It IS a Phalic SYMbol. I ThinK TrAnsFeranCe. EPidus The BOMB Is S ET TO gO. MY Sister ISRE A L. ThEy Are Responsible . They Persecute Me I W iLL Kill THem AND YOU. YOU are All Aga inst ME.
    The above letter should be typed onto the blank sheet obtained in #1.
  4. Mail the above, from the Mail Box nearest Lovey's place.
  5. [handwritten] If the above 1 and 2 don't work out for any reason, Do the same action at T.M. with Lovely and TM FSM.