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Aug 27, 1986 The Bare-Faced Messiah Interviews // Interview with Kima Douglas
Kima Douglas was very much a typical Scientologist during her years in the Church, from 1968 to 1980: she was young, English-speaking, well-educated and totally committed. She was well-qualified to join L. Ron Hubbard's naval élite, the Sea Org, which had been founded in 1967. Her past nursing experience in her home country of Rhodesia was discovered at a time when Hubbard's health was rapidly deteriorating and for seven years, from 1973 to 1980, she became a unique combination of nurse, ...
Aug 10, 1984 Letters // Rubber and Glue // I Remember Mammon — L.A. Weekly (California) More: link
L.A. Weekly (California)
[...] Rubber and Glue
I am a member of the Church of Scientology. I have been so officially since I took my first course in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1971. I find your article (
"Did Scientology Defraud Members?" L.A. Weekly, July 20-26
) rather disgusting — which is a personal remark, so I won't spend column inches indulging my repugnance. So, to go right to the point. The Church of Scientology as a group and as it represents the applied ...
Jul 20, 1984 Insights // Did Scientology defraud members? — L.A. Weekly (California) More: link
L.A. Weekly (California)
Is it the beginning of the end for the Church of Scientology? In the past senior church officials have refused to discuss the inner workings of L. Ron Hubbard's empire, but according to a recent story in the
New York Times, disillusionment with Hubbard and a power struggle within the organization have prompted several church officials to meet with police investigators and testify against Scientology in a number of court cases. At a trial that just ended in Los Angeles County ... Jul 12, 1984 Charges Hubbard diverted funds called "garbage" — Daily News More: link
Charges by church defectors that Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard diverted more than $100 million in church funds to foreign bank accounts was described Wednesday as "garbage" by the sect's president. "I call it hyperspace junk writing," said Heber Jentzsch, president of the Church of Scientology International. The former senior church officials, who have testified about the church's inner workings in Los Angeles court, told the New York Times that Hubbard directed them to establish shell corporations to channel much of ...
Jul 11, 1984 Scientology chief got millions, ex-aides say — New York Times More: link, nytimes.com
New York Times
Former officials of the Church of Scientology say they helped L. Ron Hubbard, the reclusive founder of the cult-like organization, to secretly divert more than $100 million from the church into foreign bank accounts he controlled. The organization, long a subject of investigations in this country, Britain, France, Australia, South Africa, Spain and elsewhere, has maintained that Mr. Hubbard cut his ties to it in the mid-1970's, that he has received only a token consulting fee of $35,000 annually since then ...
Jun 20, 1984 Church of Scientology of California vs. Gerald Armstrong: Decision — Superior Court of the state of California
Superior Court of the state of California
In this matter heretofore taken under submission, the Court announces its intended decision as follows: As to the tort causes of action, plaintiff, and plaintiff in intervention are to take nothing, and the defendant is entitled to Judgment and costs. As to the equitable actions, the court finds that neither plaintiff has clean hands, and that at least as of this time, are not entitled to the immediate return of any document or objects previously retained by the court clerk. All ...
Nov 13, 1982 Son of Scientology founder believes Hubbard dead or ill // Petition filed requesting estate trustee — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California) More: link
Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
The oldest son of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology, believes his father is either dead or mentally incompetent, according to a petition filed In Riverside Superior Court. The son, Ronald E. DeWolf, also claims in the court papers filed Wednesday that officials in the church have stolen millions of dollars, gems and securities either from his 71-year-old father or from Hubbard's estate in the last 12 months. DeWolf, 48, of Carson City. Nev., is asking the ...
Oct 19, 1982 Affidavit of Gerald Armstrong
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