N. Figueroa Street, Suite 1200
Los Angeles, California 90012
Telephone: (213) 250-1800
Attorneys for Defendant
UWE GEERTZ, PH.D.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY
INTERNATIONAL, a California
STEVEN FISHMAN AND UWE GEERTZ,
No. CV 91 6426 HLH (Tx)
OF ROBERT VAUGHN YOUNG IN SUPPORT OF COST BILL
FOR DR. GEERTZ'S MOTION FOR AWARD OF COSTS, EXPENSES,
ATTORNEY'S FEES AND SANCTIONS
Date: APRIL 4, 1994
Time: 10:00 a.m.
[Filed and served concurrently with Dr Geertz's Bill of Costs ]
DECLARATION OF ROBERT VAUGHN YOUNG
Vaughn Young, declare that I am over 18 years of age and am a resident
of Newport Beach, California.
I have been retained as an expert consultant and expert witness by Dr.
Uwe Geertz's counsel in the case captioned Church of Scientology International
v. Steven Fishman and Uwe Geertz. *CV-6426-HLH (Tx) currently pending
in the United States District Court, Central District of California. The
statements herein are of my own personal knowledge or reasonably based
upon information and belief, and if called upon as a witness, I can testify
This declaration is submitted in support of Defendant Dr. Geertz's motion
for costs, fees, expenses and sanctions following the dismissal of this
action with prejudice by the court on February 22, 1994.
My credentials as an expert on Scientology includes over 20 years as a
staff member in the organization. In those 20 years, I have held nearly
every type of position at every echelon. I have worked at the local, the
regional, the national and the international levels. I have been a Scientology
representative and spokesman before governmental bodies, the media and
the courts. I have trained others on how to handle the media and governmental
agencies. I have been the most senior public relations executive for Scientology
world wide. I worked for years at the echelon that handles critics, "enemies,"
the media, judges, the courts and the government. I have been privy to
documents and tactics of the most secret nature, including illegalities
committed by Scientology executives and the means of cover-up. I have
been called on many occasions to personally handle "hot" situations
of the most sensitive nature ranging from the mysterious death of the
son of Scientology Founder Ron Hubbard ("Hubbard") to the death
of Hubbard himself. I have been privy to financial schemes and scams involving
tens of millions of dollars. I also know how Scientology manipulates the
law to avoid any revelation of the truth.
ADVOCATES USING THE COURTS NOT TO SEEK JUSTICE BUT TO HARASS AND RUIN
Plaintiff Church of Scientology International's ("CSI") request
that this case be dismissed is in keeping with one of their most senior
scriptures," to use to courts to harass and ruin people rather than
win. It has been a primary tactic since Hubbard gave the edict in 1955
when he wrote the purpose of bringing a lawsuit:
of the suit is to harass and discourage rather than to win. The
law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment on
somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway, well knowing that
he is not authorized, will generally be sufficient to cause his
professional decease. If possible of course ruin him utterly."
Hubbard's 1955 "The Scientologist: A Manual of Dissemination
of Material." Emphasis added. Attached as Exhibit A)
basic reason that Scientology does not use the courts for justice is because
Hubbard believed the Scientology justice system he invented was vastly
superior and that his system should become the planetary standard.
GEERTZ IS THE TARGET OF SCIENTOLOGY'S VOW TO DESTROY "THE PSYCHS"
key to understanding the mystery of the current lawsuit and its tortuous
route will be found in the above Hubbard directive plus one further element:
Defendant Dr. Uwe Geertz is a psychologist. Scientology has vowed to destroy
and take over the field of mental health. Thus Dr. Geertz is the target
of Scientology's equivalent of "The Final Solution," where a
profession has become a universal scapegoat.
ARE SCIENTOLOGY'S SCAPEGOATS FOR EVERYTHING INCLUDING SEX
It is drilled into every Scientologist's head that all troubles and problems
- Hubbard's, Scientology's, America's, the world, this corner of the galaxy
and literally the entire universe - are due to psychiatrists and psychologists,
known collectively as "the psychs." In fact, Hubbard said the
ONLY cause of crime is the "psychs." He even goes so far as
to say "there are no laws at all which protect them. . ." from
being attacked. (See Hubbard's "The Cause of Crime," Attached
as Exhibit B. See also declaration of Stacy Young also filed this date.)
The "psychs" are Hubbard's scapegoat for all historical ills
going back not merely scores of years but hundreds, thousands and even
millions of years. In Hubbard's paranoid view, everything from rock and
roll to the Third Reich and even sex itself were vile inventions of 'psychs'.
(See "Pain and Sex." Attached as Exhibit C.) As incredible as
that may seem, Hubbard actually believed that sex was literally invented
by "psychs" millions of years ago. While he doesn't come out
and say it, the implications are clear: all sex - even the attraction
between couples - is bad.
The intensity of Hubbard's anti-sex (and especially anti-female)attitude
is not known to many
Scientologists. Starting in 1981, I had full access to Hubbard's most
private papers, diaries and letters. I continued to have unlimited access
to it for years as part of the work to write a biography of Hubbard and
was able to read letters to and from his parents, wives, mistresses, friends
and business associates. There were hundreds of thousands of pages of
material - much of it originals or carbon copies in his own handwriting
- that detailed his views about his life, his wives, his family and sex.
Much of this was written in the 1930s and 1940s but extended into the
1970s. Some of these papers were diatribes against females and were covered
with red-ink drawings of genitalia around the margins of the pages. He
also graphically described what he wanted to do to women, including hurting
and raping them. Suffice it to say that it was x- rated and sadistic.
This was my initiation into the dark side of Hubbard's views. (These papers
were subsequently locked away so no Scientologist will even know they
exist, let alone allow anyone to see them.)
Hubbard's anti-female attitude appeared first, in private writings in
the 1930s and 1940s. His views of "the psychs" developed after
the publication of his first Scientology books in 1950 when he was courting
"the psychs" for approval of his system. When he was rebuked
and criticized, he became incensed and began to blame them for his troubles
with the press and his customers.
Thus Dr. Geertz is viewed as a part of the international (and intergalactic)
conspiracy that must be annihilated before Hubbard and Scientology can
reign on Earth.
CASE IS PART OF THE "FAIR GAME DOCTRINE" AND "PSYCHS"
ARE FAIR GAME
CSI has a Fair Game Doctrine where any "enemy" can be "destroyed."
This doctrine is practiced against apostates, critics, the press and has
even been used against courts. It has been practiced against Dr. Geertz
(starting with this lawsuit that put him into bankruptcy) and his counsel
in this case (ranging from an investigation that this court ordered stopped
to vandalism of Mr. Graham Berry's property.
I will show how the Fair Game Doctrine started, how it has continued to
this day and how this court has been exposed to these end-justifies-the-means
methods. I will present this using the writings (now called "scriptures")
of Hubbard. These are the ironclad policies of Scientology.
"FAIR GAME": THOSE THAT HAVE NO RIGHTS; THEY AND/OR THEIR
PROPERTY CAN BE DESTROYED
doctrine of Fair Game was codified on March 7, 1965, when Hubbard issued
titled "Suppressive Acts: Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists:
The Fair Game Law" (Attached as Exhibit D) Hubbard wrote,
|By FAIR GAME
is meant, without rights for self, possessions or position, and no
Scientologist may be brought before a Committee of Evidence or punished
for any action taken against a Suppressive Person or Group during
the period that person or group is 'fair game'.
of December 23 1965, changed it to read, "By- FAIR GAME is meant,
may not be further protected by the codes and disciplines of Scientology
or the rights of a Scientologist."
what was a "suppressive person," Hubbard gave the definition:
A SUPPRESSIVE PERSON or GROUP is one that actively seeks to suppress
or damage Scientology or a Scientologist by Suppressive Acts.
SUPPRESSIVE ACTS are acts calculated to impede or destroy Scientology
or a Scientologist and which are listed at length in this policy letter.
(Caps in original.)
of the suppressive acts listed included "public disavowal of Scientology;
public statements against Scientology;" asking for a refund of fees
paid; and "writing anti-Scientology letters to the press." Even
turning a Scientologist into the proper authorities can gain one the label
of a suppressive. The issue also prohibits "1st degree murder, arson,
disintegration of persons or belongings not guilty of suppressive acts."
(Emphasis added.) In other words, killing suppressive persons or destroying
their property promotes Scientology and is therefore ethical within the
Scientology belief system.
WHY SCIENTOLOGISTS CANNOT GIVE UNBIASED TESTIMONY
material just quoted also shows why Scientologists cannot give unbiased
testimony. If the testimony is viewed as critical of Scientology or a
Scientology executive, it would be a "public disavowal" and
a "public statement against Scientology" and would be a suppressive
act. The person could then be kicked out of Scientology and be made Fair
Game and sued. Since Scientologists don't want this to happen to them,
they will not make any critical remarks or remarks that may be deemed
critical. This is why Scientology officials have insisted that only active
Scientologists can be experts" - because they will be biased to Scientology
rather than responding fully and honestly to the Court.
EXAMPLE OF HUBBARD IMPLEMENTING FAIR GAME
Scientologists like to find instances where Hubbard applied a doctrine
so they can imitate it. Hubbard gave an example of how Fair Game should
be applied shortly after he created the doctrine. Hubbard gave specific
orders on how to apply the Fair Game doctrine in HCO Executive letter
27 September 1965 or. "Amprinistics " (attached as Exhibit E)
This was what he called a "splinter" group, a group that was
using Scientology "technical" methods without his control. Hubbard's
three-page issue blasts the Amprinistics leaders with a variety of sexual
charges (one of his favorite topics for accusations) and says what should
are each fair game, can be sued or harassed. Horner can be barred
out of any Commonwealth Country or England as he was the subject
of a deportation order from England and his file has come alive
again in the Home Secretary's Office. Harry Thompson's wives and
victims are always looking for him to have him arrested. Watson
is a set-up for arrest as a homosexual. Any meeting held by them
should be torn up. The names of any persons attending should be
collected and they should be labeled SP [suppressive person] as
they have left Scientology. These people are SP because they are
seeking to avoid auditing and retain their withholds. Once labeled,
these persons will not then be covered by amnesty and will never
be admitted to further training and processing. Persons messing
themselves up with Amprinistic [techniques] should be refused any
assistance. If these persons move into your area act through any
agency you can to have them deported or arrested on whatever grounds.
England is currently too hot for them so they may tour about. Horner's
UK deportation order, Thompson's police record and Watson's homosexuality
make them very vulnerable to deportation or arrest."
does not stop there. He goes on to issue a five-step order that includes:
these persons in any possible way....
"(4) Tear up any meeting held and get the names of those attending
and issue SP orders on them and you'll have lost a lot of rats."
order is has never been canceled and is still "scripture" as
an example how to attack "enemies." In fact, as an example of
how Fair Game was being implemented against another defendant, attached
as Exhibit F is a declaration from former member David Mayo who describes
how he was held captive for six months and was told he would "never
leave the property alive." (See pages 4-8) He describes the duress
and threats as he became the target of the Fair Game Doctrine (or "Fair
SCIENTOLOGY USES INVESTIGATION AND THE MEDIA TO ATTACK AND HARASS CRITICS
In 1966, Hubbard began to codify those sections of Scientology that would
implement Fair Game. For example, on February 17, 1966, he created the
Public Investigation Section with a policy letter of that name and date.
(Attached as Exhibit G) He said it would serve "the useful functions
of an intelligence and propaganda agency. It finds the data and sees that
it gets action." The statistic of the unit included "the number
of derogatory news stories appearing that week related to enemies of Scientology."
Hubbard also urged the priority of finding evidence of "murder, assault,
destruction, violence, sex and dishonesty, in that order. Investigations
which can uncover these factors in the activities of individuals or a
group attacking Scientology are valuable in the degree that they contain
a number of these factors." And note that Hubbard's use of such evidence
is not for law enforcement but to the media. "In that way,"
he wrote, "we then Get rid of suppressive groups by investigation
and disclosure." (Emphasis added.)
The next day, on February 18, 1966, Hubbard wrote "Attacks on Scientology"
(Attached as Exhibit H) in which he again urged the use of investigations.
Suppressives, he said, have by definition committed criminal' acts. "These
people who attack have secrets. And hidden crimes. They are afraid."
He thus urged they be investigated as this, he said, would cause the attacker
A week later, on February 25, 1966, he wrote another "Attacks on
Scientology" policy letter (Attached as Exhibit I) in which he urged,
to"Start feeding lurid, blood sex crime actual evidence on the attackers
to the press.
See also Hubbard's "How To Do a Noisy Investigation" of 5 September
1966 (Attached as Exhibit J). The target is "attackers of Scientology".
FAIR (GAME DOCTRINE SPECIFICALLY INCLUDES THE FILING OF LAW SUITS
On October 18, 1967, he issued "Penalties for Lower Conditions"
(Attached as Exhibit K) whereby Fair Game was automatically issued on
anyone (including staff members) who was an "enemy." Such people
were, he said, "Fair game. They may be deprived of property or injured
by any MEANS by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist.
May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed." (Emphasis added.)
CANCELLATION OF FAIR GAME ONLY MEANT NOT USING THE WORDS ANY MORE BECAUSE
IT CAUSED "BAD PUBLIC RELATIONS"
In the late 1960s, Hubbard was having growing public relations problems.
One problem was Fair Game. To deal with it, Hubbard wrote an issue that
is often cited by CSI as evidence that Fair Game was canceled.
a careful reading will show that nothing has changed but semantics. The
issue is "Cancellation of Fair Game" dated 21 October 1968.
(Attached as Exhibit L) The entire text of the policy letter (P/L) is
"The practice of declaring people FAIR GAME will cease. FAIR
GAME may not appear on any Ethics Order. It causes bad Public relations.
[Emphasis added.] This P/L [policy letter] does not cancel any policy
on the treatment or handling of an SP. [suppressive person] L. Ron
THE SO-CALLED "CANCELLATION" OF FAIR GAME DID NOT CANCEL THE
USE OF FAIR GAME TACTICS
The original directive that CSI uses to say the Fair Game Doctrine was
canceled expressly establishes that the only change was to stop using
the words "Fair Game.". Hubbard was quite clear that tactics
were not to change...only the use of the words in public.
evidence of Fair Game continuing, Hubbard later wrote"Confidential:
Targets, Defense" on February 16, 1969, (Attached as Exhibit M) in
which he listed "vital targets on which we must invest most of our
time..." The first and most important: "T1. Depopularizing the
enemy to a point of total obliteration."
MILITARY TACTICS ARE TO BE USED IN FAIR GAME
On the same day, February 16, 1969, he wrote "Confidential: Battle
Tactics" (Attached as Exhibit N) where he urged the use of military
tactics and strategy in dealing with the "enemy." He wrote,
general expends the maximum of enemy troops and the minimum of his
own. He makes the war costly to the enemy, not to himself. One cuts
off enemy communications, funds, connections. He deprives the enemy
of political advantages, connections and power. He takes over enemy
territory. He raids and harasses. All on a thought plane--press, public
opinion, governments, etc." (Emphasis added.)
GAME TACTICS EXPLAIN THIS LAWSUIT
When the Fair Game Doctrine and Scientology's "Final Solution"attitude
towards "psychs" (psychologists and psychiatrists) are understood,
this lawsuit can be understood. It will also be seen that what was at
issue was not the deposition of the "celebrities" but those
of the executives who were in noncompliance with this Court's Order. The
reason was simple: they are the ones who directed this entire campaign.
HOW SCIENTOLOGY ATTORNEYS ARE USED TO CLAIM "ATTORNEY WORK PRODUCT"
Surveillance is one of the standard tactics used by Scientology and CSI.
It is often done by staff from the Office of Special Affairs ("OSA").
Tougher or more important assignments are given to private investigators
who are paid by attorneys so the investigation can be called "attorney
work product." This practice was because the 1977 FBI raid shattered
Scientology's intelligence network.
The court should note that it has been told that such practices were done
by a previous Scientology administration that has been eradicated. This
is not true. I am attaching the billings of a private investigator who
was doing surveillance on author Omar Garrison and apostate Gerry Armstrong
in 1982. (Attached as Exhibit O) These were billed to attorney John Peterson.
("Peterson") However this investigation was being directed by
David Miscavige ("Miscavige")
who at the time (mid-1982) was my senior in an organization called Author
Services, Inc. ("ASI") ASI was a for-profit group that was purportedly
a literary agency handling Hubbard's books. We
did handle Hubbard's works but our real function was to serve as Hubbard's
personal arm into the non-profit Church of Scientology. This investigation
by Tin Goose of Omar Garrison and Gerry Armstrong was paid for by Church
of Scientology funds on Miscavige's orders while Tin Goose reported directly
to Miscavige. Peterson was merely the "cutout," to make it appear
that it was attorney work product and to keep it away from ASI.
HOW MISCAVIGE USED A "DOUBLE-BLIND" TO GO AFTER AN ATTORNEY
In 1982 a "double-blind" system was initiated by Miscavige when
he was directing the campaign against Boston attorney Michael Flynn. ("Flynn")
Flynn had been representing plaintiffs in suit against Scientology and
Hubbard, and Miscavige was demanding that Flynn be destroyed. (This is
the Fair Game Doctrine although the words were never used, per Hubbard's
orders.) Peterson was told to hire another attorney who had no connection
or any knowledge of Scientology. That fresh attorney was to hire the private
investigators to undertake certain harassing actions on Flynn.
The purpose of the double-blind was if the investigator was caught and
traced to an attorney, it would not be one hired by a Scientology group
and any illegalities could be protected twice as attorney work product.
With the formation of the firm of Bowles and Moxon (attorneys for plaintiff
in this case), investigations were moved to them rather than attorneys
like Peterson because Bowles & Moxon are Scientologists and can be
manipulated and threatened. Peterson was not a Scientologist and could
not be so controlled.
EXPERTS AND COUNSEL ON THIS CASE WERE KEPT UNDER SURVEILLANCE
The court was advised of the investigation of counsel Graham Berry and
ordered that it be stopped. (It was not because CSI cannot stop. Such
investigations are required by Hubbard's "scriptures.") A similar
investigation and surveillance was done of other experts on this case
including myself and my wife. This went on for months. We have been tailed
on the freeways, in shopping malls and even while a hundred miles from
home on a day off. (In one instance, a tail I accosted confessed that
he was tailing me and that he was Scientology staff.) Our trash has also
been pilfered and former employers and associates interviewed. All of
this is in keeping with the Fair Game Doctrine, hoping that they will
find something to intimidate the person with. (If that doesn't happen,
then something is concocted. They are now doing that with me, asserting
that I assaulted a Scientologist in the city of Hemet. Their insistence
that I be charged is being led - appropriately enough - by one of their
key public relations people, Ken Hoden, who gets his orders from David
Miscavige ("Miscavige") who is the head of the Scientology empire.
At this writing, nothing has come of their baseless allegations.)
EXAMPLE OF TARGETING A PERSON IN LITIGATION WITH SCIENTOLOGY
Attached as Exhibit P is a Scientology program ("Julie's Background")
designed to deal with a court problem in 1979. Julie Christofferson. She
had sued the church and this program was written to document that the
people involved in the Christofferson case are criminals with criminal
backgrounds and criminal records and that they engage in a criminal conspiracy
to defraud the organization under the guise of "home and mother."
Julie appears to be pure as the driven snow, so considerable background
data [Scientology's euphemism for covertly obtained data] on her is needed
to give us direction in locating the real facts of interest about her.
Those "real facts of interest" are stated in the next paragraph
as to what Scientology wants on the plaintiff. The criminal background,
drug history, record of arrests, former employment, perversions of Julie,
fully known and documented, as needed.
The program then goes on for pages to tell how to do this. There is nothing
to indicate there is anything to find, merely the Hubbard-driven assumption
that anyone who sues Scientology or attacks Scientology must by definition
be a criminal. The program was written on Hubbard's direction.
CSI'S REFUSAL TO COMPLY IS BECAUSE OF CSI'S COMPLETE DISDAIN FOR ANY
SYSTEM OTHER THAN HUBBARD'S
(CSI's general noncompliance with the orders of this Court was because
of the disdain that Hubbard and the current leadership have for this and
any court as well as the law. Time and again Hubbard wrote how his system
of "justice" was superior to any system. Additionally Hubbard
and Scientology were constantly being challenged by the courts. In Hubbard's
view, neither he nor Scientology should have to answer to anyone.
TO THE SCIENTOLOGY BELIEF SYSTEM. THE COURTS ARE PART OF A CRIMINAL PLAN
DIRECTED BY "THE PSYCHS"
Another reason Hubbard and Scientology hold the courts in such disdain
is Hubbard's view that the purpose of the justice system is to support
psychologists and psychiatrists. This is done by "psychs" creating
criminals who keep the courts alive who feed them back as a self- perpetuating
system, funded entirely by the government. Hubbard wants to have the criminals
fed to Scientology and to replace the legal system of justice with Hubbard's
system, thus collecting the money that he felt is going to the psychiatrists
and psychologists. (See attached as Exhibit Q "The Criminal Mind
and The Psychs," attached as Exhibit R "The Cause of Crime,"
attached as Exhibit S "Criminals and Psychiatry," and attached
as Exhibit C "Pain and Sex.")
THE ORDERED DEPOSITIONS SHOULD HAVE PROCEEDED
The Court ordered David Miscavige, Norman Starkey, Mark Yager, Ray Mitoff,
Lyman Spurlock, Marty Rathbun, Greg Wilhere and Jonathan Epstein to deposition.
in turn, filed declarations to explain why they know nothing that is germane
to this case. To the contrary, these are the executives who know more
about this case than any other people.
Despite Miscavige's protests, he runs all of Scientology, regardless of
corporate lines. In Scientology, there is only Scientology. Corporate
lines are set up as ways to deflect the courts, the IRS and the authorities.
When it comes to everyday work, Miscavige is appraised of every part of
Scientology, from the church to the secular. He also issues orders to
all sectors and approves all major transactions. His role is as the head
of Scientology is well known within Scientology. It is only when it comes
to matters such as this suit that he and his lieutenants must suddenly
conjure up the corporate lines and claim ignorance.
MISCAVIGE KNEW OF FISHMAN AND CROSSED CORPORATE LINES TO DEAL WITH FISHMAN'S
Additionally, Miscavige knows about Defendant Steve Fishman ("Fishman")
and the amounts of money that Fishman contributed to Scientology. Miscavige
had people removed from their positions because of the Fishman's money
and now Miscavige claims he knows nothing. But Miscavige knew of the massive
amounts of money the Fishman had contributed. Miscavige gave a briefing
at Golden Era Studios near Hemet, California, in 1987 to hundreds of staff
(that included staff from non-CSI corporations) about Fishman's contribution
of about $80,000 for a library of "leather-bound" tapes. In
that briefing, Miscavige screamed and cursed at the head of Golden Era
Studios (Wendall Reynolds) because there were no such tapes to be sold.
Miscavige (who is Chairman of the Board of the Religious Technology Center,
a non-CSI entity) removed Reynolds from his position on the spot and assigned
Reynolds to the gulag known as the Rehabilitation Project Force where
he worked at hard labor for over two years. (I was sentenced to the same
gulag for 14 months. Reynolds was there when I arrived.) Thus Miscavige
not only knows of Fishman but has admitted it to hundreds of others. His
claim he knows nothing is false testimony, as many can testify.
The others (Starkey, Yager, Mitoff et al) are Miscavige's immediate lieutenants
who carry out his orders into their various sectors. They too know about
the lack of corporate integrity and any role that Fishman played in Scientology.
They also know about the various Hubbard directives I have quoted from.
WAS BEING URGED TO INVEST IN "SPECIAL PROPERTIES," WHICH IS
NOTHING BUT A FINANCIAL SCAM
The idea of "leather-bound tapes" is part of a line of "special
properties" that was created by Miscavige in 1982 when he was Chairman
of the Board at Author Services, Inc. ("ASI") I joined ASI in
February, 1982, and left it in 1989. One of ASI's functions was to make
millions of dollars for Hubbard. One way was by investments of Hubbard's
fortune, which Miscavige directed, even though Miscavige had no investment
background. Miscavige poured millions of dollars into oil speculation
and lost it without telling Hubbard. (At one point the estimate was that
Miscavige had lost about $50 million of Hubbard's.) "Special Properties"
was Miscavige's idea on how to recoup the millions before Hubbard (and
the IRS) found out. The idea was to create "leather-bound special
editions" and other items that could be sold at outrageous prices
as an "investment". Those who bought books at thousands or even
tens of thousands of dollars were then told a few months later how their
"investment" had increased. Meanwhile, on the open market, the
books were worth perhaps a hundred dollars, which was why Miscavige prohibited
the open sale of these "Special Properties." (ASI now denies
that there ever was a line of properties for investment.") This was
how Fishman came to spend an astounding $80,000 for a set of "leather-bound"
tapes, which didn't even exist, and why Miscavige knew.
CSI HAS MISREPRESENTED ITS ROLE IN RELATION TO THE "CELEBRITIES"
CSI's claim that it didn't want to put its "celebrities" through
a hardship is patently ridiculous. In my 20+ years in Scientology (which
included working with many of them), I never once heard anything like
this. To the contrary, it was just the reverse: "celebrities"
would complain how they were being used, how they were being ordered to
promote Scientology and being made to make media appearances when there
was a legal problem or a problem in the media. The fact that these "celebrities"
did not appear for their ordered depositions shows the control that CSI
has over them. Now CSI turns it upside down again, claiming their welfare
is why they want to drop a three-year old suit that has cost millions
THE DEPOSITIONS OF THE "CELEBRITIES" DID NOT INVOLVE CONFIDENTIAL
CSI has made it a point that several "celebrities" will be exposed
to "confidential" material if forced into deposition. I know
what material CSI was referring to and those materials had nothing to
do with the ordered depositions. The "confidential" material
is what is called "upper level" material in Scientology. This
material is reserved for certain steps in Scientology "counseling,"
and had nothing to do with the ordered depositions of "celebrities,"
none of whom are even familiar with them.
At no time has attorneys for Dr. Geertz asked me for any assistance in
handling this material, as to what it might mean, how they might ask questions
about it, how they might use it or how the material might be presented
to a person in any deposition, let alone indicate in any way that they
intend to use those materials with those "celebrities." Nor
are attorneys for Dr. Geertz capable of doing this without expert help
for the material in question is highly arcane, complex and bizarre and
will make absolutely no sense to anyone outside of Scientology. Thus the
idea that attorneys for
Defendants will somehow expose these "celebrities" to this "upper
level" material is merely a sham and an excuse. What was feared was
that the other depositions would occur, namely that of Miscavige, Starkey,
CSI's attempt to use their own refusal to comply with the court as the
reason for dismissal is a classical Scientology through-the-looking-glass
DENIAL OF LEGAL LIABILITY WAS A TACTIC TAKEN ORIGINAL WITH HUBBARD
It was a long a well-known fact to Scientology executives that Hubbard
ran Scientology, even though he had made public claims he was not. That
was why there were programs to make it appear that Hubbard had no legal
connection to the church. That tactic is what is now being used for Miscavige
who has taken over Hubbard's position at the top of Scientology, even
though Miscavige runs it just as Hubbard did. (See Exhibit T for "Operation
Bulldozer Leak", a program designed to create that impression.)
HAS NOT REFUTED YOUNG'S STANDING AS AN EXPERT
In the declarations filed to claim discovery is complete, CSI has tried
to refute my standing as an expert, even going to far as to twist the
facts. For example, Miscavige tries to refute my claim that I arrived
on the scene of Hubbard's before the authorities by saying that I arrived
with some gardeners and cooks. This is not only not true but ridiculous
since I arrived in the same entourage as Miscavige himself, two private
investigators and attorney Earl Cooley who handled the disposition of
Hubbard's body. Miscavige knows that I was a top Hubbard aide who was
privy to considerable material and so do many others. He (Miscavige) can
no more tell the truth about my role than he can about his, that he runs
all of Scientology. I stand by my declarations and the documents supplied
with them and am confident that the Court can winnow the wheat from the
HUBBARD'S DEATH CREATED A POWER STRUGGLE THAT MISCAVIGE WON
Hubbard died in hiding in January, 1986. He had been in hiding for several
years. Even though we were in weekly written communication with him at
Author Services, Inc., it was our task to pretend we were not, to keep
the authorities from knowing how to reach him. During this time, Hubbard's
closest confidant was Pat Broeker who was living with him as his aide.
When Hubbard died, a power struggle erupted between Broeker and Miscavige
as to who would run Scientology. Miscavige won. Those on Broeker's side
were purged. That included me. I was sent to a desert gulag for 14 months.
Broeker's wife Annie gave in and arrived while I was there. She later
escaped once and was captured and returned and kept under 24-hour guard.
Pat disappeared and no one has heard of him since. It is not known if
he is alive.
HUBBARD'S AND OTHER MYSTERIOUS DEATHS IN SCIENTOLOGY
When it comes to the issue of deaths in Scientology, there are some important
ones to use as a measure, starting with that of its founder, Hubbard,
who died in January, 1986. I arrived at his secret ranch near San Luis
Obispo, California, within hours of his death, well before the authorities.
I went with Miscavige, attorney Earl Cooley, two private investigators
and a few other key, selected staff. It was our collective task to take
command of the situation. The greatest fear was that there would be a
panic in the Church of Scientology if the circumstances of Hubbard's death
were known. For example, while Hubbard's condition deteriorated in the
final weeks, his personal physician (Dr. Gene Denk) was sent to Reno to
gamble, leaving Hubbard with no medical attention. Or that Hubbard's primary
source of Scientology help was a person who had taken LSD over 1000 times.
Or that the story that Hubbard decided to "leave the body" (Scientology's
way of saying "died") was dreamt up at the next morning to calm
Scientologists. Or that the body was quickly disposed of to avoid any
autopsy that would reveal "medicines" that he had been taking.
Thus the actual truth of Hubbard's death has yet to be told.
Hubbard's son Quentin also died under mysterious circumstances in 1976.
He had disappeared from his home in Clearwater, Florida, and was found
unconscious in a car next to the Las Vegas airport. (Coroner's report
is attached as Exhibit U. He died unidentified, as a "John Doe.")
The engine of the car was on and a hose ran from the exhaust pipe (although
it appeared to have fallen off when the authorities arrived) to the window,
making it appear to be a suicide. But, like his father's death, there
were a number of nagging questions. For example, Quentin was found unkempt
with a beard stubble, a state that no one who knew Quentin could accept.
(He was ultra meticulous in his appearance.) Or that the license plate
of the car was missing and found under a rock some distance away. Or that
his wallet was gone, making identification impossible. Or that a near-empty
bottle of liquor was found, as if he had been drinking, when Quentin did
not. Or that there were needle marks on his arms, when he did not use
Another mysterious but key death was that of Flo Barnett, Miscavige's
mother-in-law. She died in 1985 of three shots to the chest and one to
the temple from a semiautomatic rifle. Two suicide notes were found. Although
she was only 5'3" tall (and weighed only 114 pounds), the examiner
determined she shot herself three times in the chest (with a rifle) before
shooting herself through the head. (See coroner's report attached as Exhibit
V.) What the authorities didn't know was that she had left Scientology
and was associating with apostates, to the anger of her son-in- law Miscavige.
Defendant Uwe Geertz was prepared to present information about other mysterious
deaths, murders and suicides of Scientologists and former Scientologists.
CSI DID NOT COMPLY WITH DISCOVERY
One unfamiliar with Scientology systems might think there would be no
other information to be provided but as a 20-year veteran and one intimately
familiar with the unchanging system, I can attest there is considerable
information that was not provided although requested by Dr. Geertz.
CSI has repeatedly protested how many documents and people it made available
to Dr. Geertz. Being intimately familiar with Scientology files and data-gathering
procedures, I can say that CSI has not turned over large volumes of requested
material and personnel to Dr. Geertz that are germane to this case. For
example, there are extensive files (including computerized) that would
enable a person to determine the effect of adverse press. These are kept
and maintained on weekly basis. I personally know of them for I have worked
with and have seen these files. They have been kept by Scientology for
decades. These were not provided to Dr. Geertz. Nor were other material
that would have been collected on Dr. Geertz such as reports from private
investigators, credit checks, all standard actions in Scientology proceedings.
Nor has CSI supplied material regarding their investigation of Fishman's
role in Scientology even though CSI's corporate secretary Lynn Farny said
he had seen and reviewed such material.
Nor has CSI supplied those personnel that would know most about the truth
or falsity of the facts in question in the Time
magazine article. Those people are Miscavige. Yager, Willhere and
Mitoff, Epstein, Spurlock and Starkey would know about Fishman's financial
roles and Scientology financial scams.)
IT IS ROUTINE TO ALTER SCIENTOLOGY RECORDS AND FILES TO AVOID THE AUTHORITIES
As early as 1971, I was introduced to the practice of altering Scientology
records and files to thwart the authorities. This occurred when I worked
as the Temporary Assistant Guardian in San Francisco. Under me was the
Intelligence Bureau which was where Scientology was running its spies
and agents. One day I received an order from the Guardian's Office United
States (in Los Angeles) and was told to do a "cleanup" on any
reference to Marsha Williams because she was going to become staff of
the Intelligence Bureau in Los Angeles and possibly become an agent. What
a "cleanup" meant was that I was to find and remove any reference
to her anywhere in the San Francisco organization, where she had served,
so there would be no record of her in the organization. This was to thwart
any investigation of her or any trace on her by any authorities. I removed
her name from various records and files and sent the material to Los Angeles.
I later saw her in Los Angeles, as Intelligence staff, when I joined the
US Guardian's Office.
After the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") raided three
Church of Scientology locations in 1977 to obtain documentation regarding
violations of the law, I worked with scores of other people to quickly
destroy any further evidence to keep it from falling into the hands of
the authorities. We were all verbally briefed how we had to go through
files and look for (1) any documents showing illegal activity and (2)
any documents to show that Hubbard was running Scientology (which he was
but we were trying to tell the authorities that he wasn't) and to destroy
these documents. In this campaign, the amount of documents that were destroyed
were in cardboard boxes stacked down halls. I do not know the page count
but the stack was about four feet wide, four feet high and about 60 feet
long. And this was from the location with the least amount of files. And
there was no doubt that we were doing this to destroy incriminating evidence.
In fact, several of us questioned this and were told to shut up and keep
Circa 1983 when I worked at Hubbard's "literary agency" Author
Services, Inc., we were told there was a threat of an IRS raid on us and
we had to move documents. These went to another floor in the building
where we kept watch on them. There were about 50 bankers boxes of files
that we were keeping hidden from the authorities who were also serving
subpoenas to get records. Our task was to keep these other records secret.
The files were kept on that other floor for a couple of months.
This last instance is cited in particular to anticipate the reply of CSI
that the earlier examples were from an earlier regime that has been overthrown.
This is not true. In fact, the 1983 instance at ASI was conducted by Miscavige
who currently runs all of Scientology.
Thus the cleaning up of files to remove embarrassing or incriminating
material was routine and the nonappearance of Fishman's name in certain
groups is not indicative that he was not there.
CONTRARY TO THEIR DECLARATIONS, CSI IS STILL USING THE ORIGINAL GUARDIAN
On a number of occasions, CSI has tried to disassociate itself from the
Guardian's Office that was raided by the FBI in 1977 and the Guardian
Office staff that went to jail, including Hubbard's wife, Mary Sue. It
has been CSI's contention that those associated with the crimes were purged.
This is not true.
The precise target of the FBI raid was the Snow White Program in the Intelligence
Bureau of the Guardian's Office. In 1989 the Snow White Program was still
active and one of its key staff was Grace Marie Haddy. (See "Non-Existence
Formula" dated 12/16/89 from Show White Pgms Chief OSA US attached
as Exhibit W) Grace Marie Haddy was a key executive of the intelligence
bureau and was privy to all communications detailing the illegalities
that subsequently sent the 11 executives to jail.
Handling CSI's case before this court is Kendrick Moxon ("Moxon")
who was named as an unindicted co-conspirator when Mary Sue and the others
were indicted. Moxon was head of the Guardian Office Legal Bureau in Washington,
D.C. (See the "Stipulation of Evidence" attached to the declaration
of Vicki Aznaran, also filed 3/9/94 which includes a description of Moxon's
role in obstructing the investigation of the Department of Justice.)
THIS CASE DOES NOT CONCERN PLAINTIFF CSI
With over 20 years as a staff member in various Scientology entities,
both inside the Church of Scientology and in secular Scientology groups,
I can say with confidence that after reading the article in Time magazine
and the section for which Fishman and Dr. Geertz are being sued, I did
not think of CSI. Although I was well aware that CSI existed, it would
have been one of the last entities that would have come to mind. The article
and the sections in question are about Scientology as a subject and practice,
including the secular side of Scientology. (The secular side of Scientology
is a multi-million dollar activity that has been kept hidden from the
court. This side promotes that Hubbard's writings - the same ones used
in this case as scriptures" are non-religious and "secular"
and can be used in commercial enterprises to help the business or a client.
This is the Jekyll & Hyde syndrome of Scientology, how they pretend
to be a religion or a business, according to the potential customer or
CSI'S CASE DOES NOT HAVE MERIT FOR SEVERAL COGENT REASONS
Besides the fact that the Time article is not about CSI, there are additional
reasons why CSI's case has no merit. Some of these have already been covered.
(1) CSI refused to comply with discovery. (2) CSI never intended to complete
discovery because the suit was brought solely for malicious reasons (to
punish a member of a group Scientology has promised to destroy, according
to the Fair Game Doctrine.) (3) CSI is not the true plaintiff. Being familiar
with the ecclesiastical and corporate structures of Scientology, I know
by reading the passages at issue that Dr. Geertz was not speaking of Plaintiff
Church of Scientology International ("CSI"). However that is
one of the roles that CSI has, to intervene, because it has the manpower
to wage lawsuits and to carry out the Fair Game Doctrine via the Office
of Special Affairs. (4) There is a likelihood that what Dr. Geertz said
is true, that Fishman was told to "end cycle" and to kill Dr.
Geertz. CSI's refusal to provide information and deponents has prevented
an adequate defense. But based on my 20 years in Scientology and seeing
the level of criminality that was able to permeate the organization -
always kept from the view of all but a select few - I cannot discount
his allegations. (5) Even if Defendants statements are false, CSI was
not hurt. By their own admission. CSI has no members that can be wronged.
Additionally by Scientology's own writings, no press ever hurts them,
especially anything in Time magazine. To the contrary, they have claimed
that they grow in the face of such adverse publicity. Thus CSI must either
admit that they were not harmed or admit that their Hubbard's claims of
Scientology's infallibility are false.
The simple truth of this case boils down to this: the suit was brought
under the "anti-psych" Fair Came doctrine by an entity without
members and without standing (CSI) because it has an anti-"psych"
arm whose function is to take over the field of mental health and destroy
Hubbard's enemies. I know because I worked at that echelon for nearly
20 years and know it and the tactics intimately.
I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States
of America and the State of California that the foregoing is true and
Executed in Los Angeles, California, this 9th day of March, 1994.
Robert Vaughn Young