of Scientology of California v. Gerald Armstrong
was a devoted Scientologist who rose through the ranks to
become L. Ron Hubbard's official archivist. In his official
capacity, Gerry was assigned to work with author Omar Garrison
who had been commissioned by Scientology to write a biography
Gerry uncovered a treasure trove of material from Hubbard's
past, his initial delight turned to dismay as he discovered
documented evidence that Hubbard and Scientology were lying
about L. Ron Hubbard's true past.
urged them to correct the mistakes and tell Hubbard's true
story, explaining that if the public found out that Hubbard's
history was a pack of lies, they would be less prone to
believe in his Scientology teachings.
his efforts in trying to salvage Scientology's reputation,
Gerry found himself declared a Suppressive Person and expelled
from the group. He was considered Fair Game and attacked
ruthlessly by Scientology.
documents Gerry delivered to Omar Garrison became a prime
concern to Scientology and they sued Gerry for making them
public. Judge Paul G. Breckenridge ruled in Gerry favor
and the Breckenridge decision remains one of the most scathing
indictments of Scientology.
of intended decision
- June 20, 1984 (HTML)
of intended decision
- June 20, 1984 (PDF 4.5 megs)
reached a settlement with Scientology and agreed to no longer
speak out about thier abuses. However, Gerry didn't realize
when he signed the settlement that Scientology would continue
to defame his name and attack him.
reached its peak in 1984 when he was approached by two men,
David Kluge and Mike Rinder, who were asking help in reforming
Scientology from within. Gerry met with them, not knowing
that they were operatives from Scientology's Office of Special
Affairs who were wired for sound. Scientology's Private
Investigator, Eugene Ingram, videotaped their meetings in
Los Angeles's Griffith Park:
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Scientology used those secretly recorded tapes
to try to ruin Gerry Armstrong's reputation. Gerry started
to speak out again to set the record straight but by doing
so was found guilty of breaking his settlement agreement.
Scientology succeeded in convincing a California court to
issue a permanent injunction against Gerry.
of Permanent Injunction
- October 17, 1995 (PDF 980k)