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Scientology Swordsman Identified as Former UCLA Student, Mario Majorski

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Police released the name of the swordsman who was shot dead Sunday afternoon by a security guard at the Scientology Celebrity Centre on Franklin Ave. in Hollywood. Mario Majorski, who was involved in the church, possibly as early as 1990, according to an anti-Scientology website, went to UCLA in 1993 and was a plaintiff in a two suits against UCLA and a school professor.

"It is illegal and immoral for the University to provide tens of thousands of dollars of aid to West to try to destroy any religion," Majorski told the Daily Bruin back then. "We intend to see that this is stopped." However, he had little involvement with the cases, according to the LA Times.

The Times also finds that Majorski had a residence California as recently as the summer of 2007 in addition to his Florence, Oregon home.

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Over at Defamer, they find the story gets even weirder: "sleuths at Why We Protest have dug up some of his bankruptcy filings — as well as a TV movie where Scientology's own Jenna Elfman played a character named 'Majorski.'"

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