Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Gentle Wind Blown Out Of Court

Those that have read the entry on the Gentle Wind Project in The Joy Of Sects (they're the ones with the spiritually inspired healing devices and sand filled alien-desgined 'pucks'), will be glad to know that the organisation's lawsuit against former members Jim Bergin and Judy Garvey has been dismissed from the federal court in the USA.

Bergin and Garvey's account of the abuses they and others suffered at the hands of the leaders of the GWP (the cause of the lawsuit) should therefore be easily accessible for the forseeable future. It's a great victory for freedom of speech on the internet. To celebrate this freedom and see what all the fuss was about I'd recommend taking a look at


Anonymous said...

After being thrown out of federal court on Jan 3, the Millers have now moved their GWP lawsuit to Maine state court. Just before that happened, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law announced that it had been quietly assisting the GWP ex-members with their defense. News of all this is at

Carl Starrett said...

The Attorney General for the State of Maine has filed a lawuit to shut this group down:

Sam Jordison said...

Thanks Carl,

It will be very interesting to see how things work out - do keep posting updates here.

Best wishes,