I can answer every kind of general question. But there will be particular groups I may be unfamiliar with.
I am a lawyer who specialized in suing cults for 30 years. In l980's I was recognized as leading expert on cults. Interviewed over 1,000 cult victims and deposed member and cult leaders. See PaulMorantz.com or google me.
Formerly counseled Cult Awareness Network and other groups. Once on board at Rick Ross Institute
Los Angeles Times Ameican Bar Journal Paulmorantz.com Los Angeles Magazine Rolling Stone Coast Magazine Pigskin Review
Attorney, self taught. Dr. Maraget Singer and Dr. Frederick Hacker were mentors. Expert on Lifton. See above.
Ended Synanon. Helped end est. passed law allowing punitive damages against religious organizations. Helped pass law not allowing sex between therapist and patient. Honored by Valley Bar, DA office. I am in 57 books and thousands of newspapers and periodicals. Portrayed in a movie.
clients have right of privacy. I litigated against Synanon, Jonestown, Scientology, Center for Feeling Therapy, Unification Church, John Gottuso, Conversation and many others. I am expert on Manson and SLA
It was my life work. People need to be educated
It would be nice if coercive persuasion were taught in schools. I taught it for awhile at USC
Cult leaders sales pitches to get followers to do bidding are lies the leader does not believe
Intelligent people are highly susceptible