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UPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NEW YORK LANDMARK EDUCATION CORPORATION, Plaintiff, Index No, 114814/93 + TeAsS. Part 3 ~against- (Assigned to Justice Davis) THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS, INC., d/b/a SELF MAGAZINE, ADVANCE MAGAZINE PUBLISHERS, INC. d/b/a SELF MAGAZINE, + and DIRK MATHISON, CONTEBENTEAL Defendants, : Byrn Py7 YUL oy Coun, ? 104 REPLY MEMORANDUM OF LAW : wm IN FURTHER SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS* MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGHENT oo RECEIVED FEB 22 1994 HON WILLIAM, Davis, of counsel: Robert M. Callagy STTERLEE STEPHENS BURKE & BURKE Jan R, Uhebach SATTERLEE STEPHENS ‘TABLE TABLE OF AUTHORITIES 2... 0... ee eee ee PRELIMINARY STATEMENT . 2. 2. 2. ee eee DES COGS LON Here eegee eee ese eos ee nv Ea gE EEE POINT I = PLAINTIFF HAS NOT SET FORTH ANYTHING TO CONTRADICT THE SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE OF THE TRUTH OF THE ARTICLE... . 2... eee eee ee eee AL THERE CAN BE NO GENUINE DISPUTE THAT THE FORUM HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ABOUT ITS CULT-LIKE PRACTICES . . Leading Cult Awareness Organizations Have Received Complaints About PhetPorumi ts terete ed 2. Plaintiff Has Received Complaints that The Forum Has Engaged in Many of the Practices Detailed in the Sidebar and the Article ...- - 3. Complaints About The Forum and its Cult-Like Practices Have Been Widely Reported in the National and International Press... 1... 4. The Forum Has Been the Subject of Legal Complaints Alleging Cult-like Practices and Psychological Damage... . THERE CAN BE NO GENUINE DISPUTE THAT THE FORUM HAS ENGAGED IN MANY OF THE TACTICS LISTED IN PTH SIDEBAR titres ticcicenearaterieree cents testes 1. Manipulative and Coercive Pressure in Recruitment... .. 2. 2. Thought Reform, Mind Control and Trance Induction... . i 3. Psychological and Emotional Damage 4. Others of Plaintiff's Practices Set Forth in Documents Produced by Plaintiff Are Also Characteristic of Cults .. . ase a. POINT II - THE STATEMENTS COMPLAINED OF QUALIFY AS CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED OPINION. ».- 2... ... 415 POINT III - MANY OF THE STATEMENTS COMPLAINED OF ARE NOT "OF AND CONCERNING" PLAINTIFF...) 20 aaa eae eee ae ee eee eee eR eee REE ii