Letter indicates Dianetics founder, baby fled to Cuba
May 1, 1951
Indications that Dianetics founder L. Ron Hubbard, 40, has fled to Cuba with the baby daughter he is accused of kidnapping were contained today in a letter submitted to the court by Mrs. Sara Northrup Hubbard, 25.
Mrs. Hubbard, who is suing for divorce on the grounds her husband is insane and who accused him of having kidnapped their daughter, Alexis, 13 months, last February 24th, presented to Superior Judge W. Turney Fox a letter written by Hubbard to her last April 15th.
The letter was submitted to bolster her request to serve Hubbard with divorce papers by publication since he has not been located for personal service. Judge Fox granted the petition.
This is Hubbard's letter to his wife:
Mrs. Hubbard who
seeks custody of her little girl, said that Hubbard's Dianetics foundation
did a $1,000,000.00 business last year.