IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
SECOND APPELLATE DISTRICT
DECLARATION OF GERALD ARMSTRONG
I, Gerald Armstrong, declare:
1. I am the defendant in the case of Church of Scientology and Mary
Sue Hubbard vs. Gerald Armstrong, Los Angeles Superior Case No. C420153.
I am familiar with the records in this case and related cases or publications.
2. Attached hereto are true and correct copies of the following
3. During the 1984 Los Angeles Superior Court trial in Armstrong I
became acquainted with Mrs. Brenda Yates who attended many of the daily
proceedings. Mrs. Yates, whose husband owned a copy service in Los
Angeles at that time, offered to make copies of the reporters' transcripts of
proceedings, which were being obtained daily by my attorney, Michael J.
Flynn. By the end of the trial I learned that Mrs. Yates possessed a complete
set of the trial transcripts. At the end of the trial I also provided Mrs. Yates
for copying a complete set of the trial exhibits which I had in my possession.
This did not include any exhibits from the sealed documents which had been
the subject of the trial, as these were segregated and sequestered by Judge
Paul G. Breckenridge, Jr., who presided at the trial, and not copied by my
attorneys or made available to the public.
4. Since the trial I have communicated with Mrs. Yates from time
to time right up to a few days ago when I talked with her regarding her
distribution of the trial transcripts, Judge Breckenridge 's June 24, 1984
Memorandum of Intended Decision and the trial exhibits. Mrs. Yates recalls
that she sold and distributed approximately twenty-five copies of the
complete trial transcript within the year following the trial. She recalls
distributing about eight copies of the trial exhibits. She does not recall how
many copies of the Breckenridge decision she distributed but felt that it was
all over the world.
5. Mrs. Yates also said that she selected out of the complete transcript
various parts of the trial testimony totalling about one hundred fifty pages,
which she formed into a pack which she also copied, sold and distributed.
She recalls that she distributed approximately one hundred of this pack.
Under penalty of perjury pursuant to the laws of the State of
California I hereby declare that the foregoing is true and correct according to
my first-hand knowledge, except those matters stated to be on information
and belief, and as to those matters, I believe them to be true.
Executed on October 16, 1991, at San Anselmo, California.