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Daughter of Scientology founder is questioned

Title: Daughter of Scientology founder is questioned
Date: Saturday, 18 October 1980
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Craig Roberton
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Attorneys for former Clearwater Mayor Gabriel Cazares questioned the daughter of L. Ron Hubbard Friday afternoon in an apparent attempt to ascertain the whereabouts of her elusive father — the founder of Scientology.

According to one attorney present at the closed deposition, Diana Horowich testified that she does not know where her father is.

The 28-year-old woman, whose bright red hair and round face resemble her father's, said she communicates with the 69-year-old Hubbard by means of messages left at the church's communications center, Church of Scientology attorney Paul Antinori said.

"It was very uneventful," Antinori said. "The questions were rather innocuous."

Antinori said the questions, posed by Cazares' attorney Walt Logan, also dealt with the whereabouts of Mrs. Horowich's mother and other church officers and with the functions of certain church officers.

Kinney refused to permit a St. Petersburg Times reporter to attend the deposition, saying that the testimony is outside normal court proceedings. Logan would not comment later about Mrs. Horowich's testimony. Kinney could not be reached for comment.

The deposition was taken in connection with Cazares' $1.5-million civil suit against the church. He and Mrs. Cazares allege they have been subjected to the church's "fair game policy" in which Hubbard, in 1967, wrote that church "enemies" can he "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."

The church says it has long-since abandoned that policy.