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DECLARATION OF TONJA BURDEN
I, TONJA BURDEN, declare:
1. I have personal knowledge of the facts sworn to herein and if called as a witness to testify thereto could do so of my own personal knowledge.
2. I became involved with the Church of Scientology of California ("California") and the "Sea Org" in March 1973 at the age of 13 when I was recruited by its agents. The "Sea Org" is an elite para-military organization of "California" with uniforms and military discipline.
3. In the summer of 1974, I was placed on board the Apollo, L. Ron Hubbard's ("Hubbard") Flagship which carried about 300-500 people. After about three months of indoctrination, I became Hubbard's personal messenger.
4. As Hubbard' s personal messenger, I dressed and undressed him, combed his hair, lit his cigarettes, caught the ashes, prepared his shower and toiletries and took care of his personal needs.
5. I carried messages between Hubbard, Mary Sue Hubbard and the Telex machines and radio operators on the Apollo and later after September, 1975 in Daytona and Clearwater, Florida.
6. I personally delivered messages concerning "Operation Snowhite", "Operation Goldmine" and "Operation Freakout", and other Scientology covert operations.
7. I personally delivered messages concerning the above operations to Hubbard, Mary Sue Hubbard and the Guardian's Office and I personally filed messages concerning these and other operations in Hubbard's personal filing cabinet.
8. Prior to February - April, 1976, when Hubbard left Clearwater, Florida, I carried numerous messages between Hubbard and others concerning Paulette Cooper. These messages concerned operations to attack and destroy Paulette Cooper.
9. Between February and April, 1976, when "Operation Freakout" was in the planning stages, I coded and decoded messages concerning this operation.
10. I escaped from Scientology in November, 1977, but was later kidnapped in Las Vegas, Nevada by two of Hubbard's agents and taken to Los Angeles where I was locked in a room and "security checked" on an E-Meter.
11. Between September 1974 and December, 1977, I have personal knowledge that L. Ron Hubbard and Mary Sue Hubbard operated and controlled the Church of Scientology of California and all other Scientology operations worldwide.
12. I have personal knowledge that Hubbard and Mary Sue were personally involved in controlling covert operations against Paulette Cooper for the purpose of destroying her.
I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.
Executed this 7th day of November, 1983, at Las Vegas, Nevada.