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[CT 8276]

Gerald Armstrong
[former address]

In Propria Persona


SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN

 CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL,
a California not-for-profit
religious corporation,

      Plaintiff,

vs.

GERALD ARMSTRONG; MICHAEL WALTON; THE GERALD ARMSTRONG CORPORATION
a California for-profit
corporation; DOES 1 through 100,
inclusive,

      Defendants.


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No. 157 680

ARMSTRONG'S SEPARATE
STATEMENT OF DISPUTED AND
UNDISPUTED FACTS IN
OPPOSITION TO MOTION FOR
SUMMARY ADJUDICATION OF
THE 13TH, 16TH, 17TH, AND
19TH CAUSES OF ACTION OF
SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT

Date: 9/29/95
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Dept: One
Trial Date: Not Set

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RESPONDING PARTY GERALD ARMSTRONG'S STATEMENT OF DISPUTED AND

UNDISPUTED FACTS

Defendant Gerald Armstrong ("Armstrong") submits this

separate statement in opposition to Plaintiff Church of

Scientology International's ("Scientology") separate statement of

undisputed facts with reference to supporting evidence pursuant to

CCP Section 437c (b).

 

ISSUE NUMBER I:

Scientology's Claim: CSI Is Entitled To summary

adjudication Of The Thirteenth Cause Of Action because there is no

dispute that the parties entered into a written agreement, that

the Church performed all of its obligations pursuant to the

 

 

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[CT 8277]

agreement, that Armstrong breached the agreement by providing a

videotaped interview to anti-Scientologists Sylvia "Spanky" Taylor

and Jerry Whitfield in which he discussed his claimed Scientology

knowledge and experiences, and that the Church is entitled to

liquidated damaged of $50,000.00 for this breach.

 

PLAINTIFF CSI'S MATERIAL FACTS AND SUPPORTING EVIDENCE DEFENDANT ARMSTRONG'S MATERIAL FACTS AND SUPPORTING EVIDENCE
     

1. Gerald Armstrong

voluntarily entered into a

confidential Mutual Release of

All Claims and Settlement

Agreement (" Agreement") with

Church of Scientology

International ("the Church")

on December 6, 1986.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

1. Request for Judicial

Notice, Exhibit A, Verified

Second Amended Complaint

(hereinafter "Complaint"), ¶¶

1 and 2; Request for Judicial

Notice, Exhibit B, Answer of

Gerald Armstrong and the

Gerald Armstrong Corporation

to Amended Complaint

(hereinafter "Answer"), ¶¶ 1

and 2; Request for Judicial

 

1. Disputed.

A. Armstrong was the target

of Scientology's "fair game"

acts from the time he left

Scientology until the time he

signed the settlement

agreement. These fair game

acts included, but are not

limited to: publishing

"Suppressive Persons

Declares," spying on him,

assault, filing false charges

with Los Angeles DA, filing

false charges with FBI,

attempted entrapment, illegal

videotaping, battery by a car

driven by a hired agent,

attempting to involve him in a

freeway "accident,"filing

false declarations,

 

 

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[CT 8278]

Notice, Exhibit C, Order

Granting Summary Adjudication

of the Fourth and Sixth Causes

of Action; Request for

Judicial Notice, Exhibit D,

Opinion of the Second District

Court of Appeal; Request for

Judicial Notice, Exhibit E,

Order Granting Summary

Adjudication of the Second and

Third Causes of Action of

Armstrong's cross-complaint;

Exhibit 1A, Mutual Release of

All Claims and Settlement

Agreement ("the Agreement"),

page 16; Exhibit 1B,

Declaration of Larry Heller,

¶¶4 and 5, Exhibit A thereto

and Exhibit B thereto, 1:19-2:10.

 

international dissemination of

publications falsely accusing

him of crimes ("black

propaganda"), filing false

contempt of court charges

against him, disseminating

"confidential" statements made

in pastoral "counseling

sessions."

Defendant's Evidence

Exhibit 1, Declaration of

Gerald Armstrong in Opposition

to Motions for Summary

Adjudication of 20th Cause of

Action; and 13th, 16th, 17th &

19th Causes of Action of

Second Amended Complaint,

Authenticating Deposition

Transcripts and Exhibits, 4:8-

6:19, Exhibit 1(G),

Declaration of Gerald

Armstrong in Opposition to

Scientology's Motion for

Preliminary Injunction,

executed March 16, 1992, and

Authenticating Exhibits, 4:26-

7:7; Exhibit 1(G)(C),

"Penalties for Lower

Conditions," Scientology

 

 

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[CT 8279]

   

Policy Letter by L. Ron

Hubbard dated October 18,

1967; Exhibit 1(G)(L),

"Settlement Agreement" between

attorney Michael J. Flynn and

his clients in December, 1986,

at p. 4, (5); Exhibit 1(G)(M)

Letter from Phillip Rodriguez

dated November 7, 1984

purporting to authorize

eavesdropping on Gerry

Armstrong and Michael J.

Flynn; Exhibit 1(G)N, Public

Announcement of Los Angeles

Police Chief Daryl Gates dated

April 23, 1985; Exhibit

1(G)(O), Letter from Los

Angeles County Deputy District

Attorney Robert N. Jorgenson

to Scientology officials dated

April 25, 1986; Exhibit 1(H),

Declaration of Gerald

Armstrong, executed January

13, 1994, and Authenticating

Exhibits, pp. 2,3, ¶¶ 5,6; p.

14, ¶ 15; Exhibit, 1(H)(R)(C)

"Freedom" published by

Scientology April/May, 1985;

Exhibit 1(H) (CC), "Squirrels,"

 

 

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[CT 8280]

   

Scientology Office of Special

Affairs Executive Directive

dated September 20, 1984;

Exhibit 1(B), Declaration of

Gerald Armstrong, executed

December 25, 1990, and

Authenticating Exhibits, p. 1,

¶ 2; Exhibit 1(B)(O)

Declaration of Gerald

Armstrong, executed October

11, 1986, pp. 3-9, ¶¶ 3-8;

Exhibit 1(B)(P), Declaration

of Gerald Armstrong, executed

November 1, 1986, 2:2-3:3,

6:4-7:5, 7:25-11: 12; Exhibit

pages to Ex. 1(B)(P) at 22:24-

26:8; Exhibit 1(I) Declaration

of Gerald Armstrong Executed

August 12, 1994, and

Authenticating Deposition

Transcripts And Exhibits,

Exhibit 1(I)(AA), Suppressive

Person Declare Gerry

Armstrong" dated February 18,

1982; Exhibit 1(I)(BB),

"Suppressive Person Declare

Gerry Armstrong" dated

February 18, 1982, Revised

April 22, 1982; Exhibit 1(A),

 

 

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[CT 8281]

   

Declaration of Gerald

Armstrong, executed March 15,

1990, and Authenticating

Exhibits, p. 1, ¶ 1, Exhibit 1

(A)(A), Memorandum of

Decision dated June 20, 1984

in Scientology v. Armstrong,

LA Superior Court No. C

420153, at 5:3-19; 7:9-12:9;

Appendix thereto, pp. 1-15;

Exhibit 1(C), Opinion of

California Court of Appeal

dated July 29, 1991, 283

Cal.Rptr. 917, at 920, 921,

925; Exhibit 1(A)(L),

Affidavit of Gerald Armstrong,

executed March 7, 1986, at p.

5, ¶ 6; Exhibit 1(E)(E),

Declaration of Gerald

Armstrong Regarding Alleged

"Taint" of Joseph A. Yanny

executed September 3, 1991 and

filed in Aznaran v.

Scientology , US District

Court, Central District of

California, Case No. CV 88-

1786 JMI, pp. 3-5, ¶¶ 13-16;

Scientology's Request for

Judicial Notice in Support of

 

 

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[CT 8282]

   

its Motion for Summary

Adjudication of the 13th

, 16th, 17th and 19th Causes of

Action of Second Amended

Complaint, Exhibit 1(S)

Declaration of Gerald

Armstrong executed February

22, 1994 and filed in

Scientology v. Steven Fishman,

et al., US District Court for

the Central District of

California, Case No. 91-6426

HLH (Tx), and exhibits

thereto; Scientology's

Evidence in Support of Motion

for Summary Adjudication of

the 20th Cause of Action of

Second Amended Complaint

Exhibit 1(A), Mutual Release

of All Claims and Settlement

Agreement; Ex. 1(H), pp. 7,8,

¶ 12.

 

B. Armstrong's attorney

Michael Flynn was the target

of Scientology's fair game

from 1979 through the time of

the signing of the settlement

agreements. Fair game acts

 

 

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[CT 8283]

   

against Flynn included, but

are not limited to,

infiltrating his office,

paying known criminals to

testify falsely against him,

suing him and his office some

fifteen times, framing him

with the forgery of a

$2,000,000 check, and an

international "black

propaganda campaign."

Defendant's Evidence

Exhibit 10, Second Declaration

of Gerald Armstrong in

Opposition to Motion for

Summary Adjudication of 13th,

16th, 17th and 19th Causes of

Action of Scientology's Second

Amended Complaint executed

September 9, 1995, 8:18-9:14;

Ex. 1, 6:20-7:7; Ex. 1(G),

9:6-24; Ex. 1(B), p. 1, ¶ 2,

pp. 3,4, ¶8, pp. 5,5, ¶11; Ex.

1(B)(O), pp. 60-74; Ex. 1(H),

pp. 8,9, ¶ 12; Exhibit 7,

Declaration of Jonathan Atack

in Opposition to Motions for

Summary Adjudication of 20th

Cause of Action; and 13th,

 

 

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[CT 8284]

   

16th, 17th & 19th Causes of

Action of Second Amended

Complaint, and Authenticating

Exhibits, executed April 9,

1995, p. 4, ¶16; Ex. 1(G)(L),

pp. 4,5, (5); Ex. 1(G)(M); Ex.

1(G)(N); Ex. 1(G)(O), Ex.

1(H)(R)(C).

C. Flynn told Armstrong that

if he didn't sign

Scientology's settlement

agreement he would be the

target of more fair game.

Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 1, 9:1-15; Ex. 1(G), 9:6-

12; Ex. 1(B), pp. 3,4, ¶ 8, p.

5, ¶ 11.

D. Flynn told Armstrong that

the other some fifteen people

involved in the "global

settlement" would continue to

be attacked by Scientology if

he didn't sign.

Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 1, pp. 8,9, ¶ 18; Ex.

1(G), 9:6-12, 10:21-11:28; Ex.

1(B), pp. 3,4, ¶ 8, p. 5, ¶

 

 

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[CT 8285]

   

11.

 

E. Flynn had another client

yell at Armstrong when

Armstrong objected to the

language of the "agreement."

Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 1(G), 9:15-19; Ex. 1(B),

p. 4, ¶ 8.

 

F. Flynn stated in the

"settlement agreement" with

his clients, acknowledged by

all his clients, that "he or

his firms's members have been

required to defend

approximately 17 lawsuits

and/or civil/criminal contempt

actions instituted by the

Church of Scientology against

him, his associates and

clients, that he and his

family have been subjected to

intense and prolonged

harassment."

Defendant's Evidence

Exhibit 10, 7:11-8:17;

Plaintiff's Ex. 1(C)(B) at p.

5.

 

 

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[CT 8286]

   

G. Scientology knew of all

of its acts of "fair game"

against Flynn, and its acts of

"fair game" against Armstrong.

Scientology also knew prior to

Armstrong's arrival in Los

Angeles to "sign" the

"settlement contract" that it

had obtained Flynn's agreement

to not represent or defend

Armstrong if it attacked him

after the "settlement."

Scientology knew of all of its

harassment of Flynn and its

judicially condemned "fair

game" policy and practices.

Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 8:18-9:9; Ex. 1, 4:8-

6:28; Ex. G, 4:26-7:14;Ex.

1(G)(L), pp.4,5, (5); Ex.

1(G)(M); Ex. 1(G)(N); Ex.

1(G)(O), Ex. 1(H)(R)(C); Ex.

H, pp. 2,3, ¶¶ 5,6; Exhibit

B, p. 1, ¶ 2; Ex. 1(B)(O), pp.

60-74 " Juggernaut Eval" re

Flynn; Ex. 1, 5:5-7:7; Ex. G,

p. 9, ¶ 14; Exhibit 2, p. 1, ¶

2, pp. 3,4,5 ¶8, ¶11; Exhibit

2-O, pp. 6, ¶ 6, 12; Ex. 7,

 

 

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p. 4, ¶16; Ex. 1(H)CC);Ex.

1(A)(A), at 5:3-19; 7:9-12:9;

Appendix thereto, pp. 1-15;

Ex. 1(C); Exhibit 1(A)(L), at

p. 5, ¶ 6;.

 

H. Armstrong's careful

weighing of his options at the

time of the "settlement"

reflects the duress he was

under. It is not reflective

of an absence of duress.

Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 9:14-16.

 

2. Armstrong received a

portion of a total sum paid to

his attorney, Michael Flynn,

in settlement of all claims of

Mr. Flynn's clients.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

Complaint ¶13; Answer, ¶13;

Request for Judicial Notice,

Exhibit C, Order Granting

Summary Adjudication of the

Fourth and Sixth Causes of

Action; Exhibit 1A, Mutual

Release of All Claims and

Settlement Agreement, ¶3.

 

2. Disputed. The total sum

paid to Flynn was additionally

in consideration of settlement

of all of Flynn's personal

claims.

Defendant's Evidence

Plaintiff's Exhibit 1C(B).

 

 

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[CT 8288]

3. Armstrong received

approximately $800,000.00 from

Michael Flynn as his portion

of the total settlement sum

paid by CSI to Mr. Flynn for

Flynn's settling clients.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

3. Exhibit 1C, Declaration

of Graham Berry, and Exhibit B

thereto; Exhibit 1D Marin

Independent Journal, November

11, 1992, article entitled,

"Is Money The Root of Our

Problems?"

 

 

3. Undisputed, but

irrelevant. Scientology did

not know how much Armstrong

was receiving. As far as

Scientology knew, it could

have been $0.00, it could have

been all of the funds

Scientology paid to Flynn, or

any monetary figure in

between.

Defendant's Evidence

Plaintiff's Exhibit 1A, p. 2,

¶3; Plaintiff's Exhibit 1C,

Exhibit B.

4. On January 27, 1995, this

Court found that Armstrong had

entered into the Agreement

voluntarily, without duress,

and that the liquidated

damages provision contained in

paragraph 7(d) of the

Agreement was valid.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

4. Request for Judicial

Notice, Exhibit C, Order

Granting Summary Adjudication

of the Fourth and Sixth Causes

of Action.

 

4. Disputed. On January 27

this Court stated as follows:

"As to all causes of action,

defendant fails to

raise a triable issue as to

whether the liquidated damages

provision is invalid.

Defendant relies on the law as

it existed prior to July 1,

1978. (See United Sav. & Loan

Assn. v. Reeder Dev. Corp.

(1976) 57 Cal.App.3d 282 and

earlier versions of Civ. Code

§;§;1670 and 1671.) The law

 

 

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now presumes that liquidated

damages provisions are "valid

unless the party seeking to

invalidate the provision

establishes that the provision

was unreasonable under the

circumstances existing at the

time the contract was made."

Civ. Code, §; 1671, Subd.(b).)

Defendant's evidence is not

sufficient to raise a triable

issue in that regard.

Although defendant states in

his declaration that he was

not involved in negotiating

the provision (See D's Ex. 1,

¶12), he goes on to state that

he discussed the provision

with two attorneys before

signing the agreement. (Id.,

¶¶12-13.) Thus he clearly

knew of the provision yet

chose to sign it. He has not

shown that he had unequal

bargaining power or that he

made any efforts to bargain or

negotiate with respect to the

provision. (See H.S. Perlin

Co. v. Morse Signals Devices

 

 

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[CT 8290]

   

(1989) 209 Cal.App.3d 1289.)

Defendant next states that

plaintiff's actual damages are

zero. (D's Ex. 1, ¶12.)

However, "the amount of

damages actually suffered has

no bearing on the validity of

the liquidated damages

provision..." (See Law

Revision Commission comment to

§; 1671.) Finally defendant

points to the fact that other

settlement agreements contain

a $10,000 liquidated damages

provision. (See D's Exs. 2C

and 2D.) This alone is not

sufficient to raise a triable

issue in that defendant has

not shown that circumstances

did not change between 12/86

and 4/87 and that those

settling parties stand in the

same or similar position to

defendant (i.e., that they

were as high up in the

organization and could cause

as much damage by speaking out

against plaintiff or that they

have/had access to as much

 

 

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[CT 8291]

   

information as defendant.)

"Defendant has not raised a

triable issue regarding

duress. Defendant's own

declaration shows that he

carefully weighed his options.

(See D's Ex. 1, ¶10.) It

certainly does not show that

he did something against his

will or had no reasonable

alternative to succumbing."

(See In Re Marriage of Baltins

(1989) 212 Cal. App. 3D 66,

84.) In addition, Defendant

is relying on the conduct of a

third party (Flynn) to

establish duress, yet he sets

forth no fact or evidence in

his separate statement showing

that plaintiff had reason to

know of the duress. See

Leeper v. Beltrami (1959) 53

Cal.2d 195, 206"

Defendant's Evidence

Plaintiff's Request for

Judicial Notice, Exhibit C.

 

5. On November 6, 1992,

Armstrong gave a videotaped

  5. Undisputed.
 

 

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[CT 8292]

interview to Sylvia "Spanky"

Taylor and Jerry Whitfield, in

which he discussed his alleged

Scientology knowledge and

experiences for 95 minutes.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

5. Videotape, Exhibit 1TT to

Separate Statement in Support

of Motion for Summary

Adjudication of Twentieth

Cause of Action, separately

lodged; Transcript of Video,

Exhibit 1E.

 

   

6. The venue for Armstrong's

taped interview was a Los

Angeles hotel in which the

Cult Awareness Network ("CAN")

was holding its annual

meeting.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

6. Deposition of Gerald

Armstrong, Vol V, 598:6-

600:15, Exhibit 1F.

 

  6. Undisputed.

7. During the course of

Armstrong's 95 minutes

interview, Whitfield explained

his purpose in making the

  7. Undisputed.
 

 

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videotape to be the following:

MR. WHITFIELD:
The reason I'm
saying this, it's
very difficult for
somebody in
Scientology to
conceive that the
great L. Ron
Hubbard, whom you
have never met but
have only heard
these wonderful
things about, to
even perceive or
comprehend that this
might have been --
this might have
occurred with this
man. How can this
man be human? And
he's not human.
He's L. Ron Hubbard.
So the reason that
we are doing this
interview is so that
other people can
know. It's very
easy for a non-
Scientologist to
understand those
things. It's very
difficult for a
Scientologist,
because
Scientologists don't
get the type of
information that
non-Scientologists
get.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

7. Videotape, Exhibit 1TT,

Separately lodged: Exhibit 1E,

p. 9.

 

   

8. During the interview,

Taylor and Armstrong had the

following exchange:

  8. Undisputed.
 

 

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[CT 8294]

TAYLOR: We're
here with Gerry
Armstrong on the 6th
of November, 1992.
Hi, Gerry.

ARMSTRONG: Hi,
Spanky.

TAYLOR:
Basically , what
we're doing here is
I want to find out a
little bit about
your Scientology
experience, or, more
than a little bit --
as much as we can,
starting from when
you got involved.

ARMSTRONG:
O.K.

TAYLOR: So,
tell me about that
first.

TAYLOR: I got
involved in 1969 in
Vancouver, British
Columbia, Canada.
And . . . I spent a
year and a half . . . .

Armstrong then proceeded to

describe his claimed

Scientology history in detail

for 95 minutes, breaking to

attend sessions of the CAN

convention which was

proceeding in the hotel

conference rooms.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

8. Videotape, Exhibit 1TT,

separately lodged; Transcript,

   
 

 

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Exhibit 1E; deposition of

Sylvia Taylor, 152:9-155:19,

Exhibit U.

 

   

During the interview,

Armstrong stated:

They brought a
lawsuit to attempt
to enforce the
settlement
agreement. Out of
it . . . in May of
this last year,
there was a hearing
here in Los Angeles,
in Superior Court,
in front Judge
Sohigian. The
organization claims
that they got a
great big win out of
it and that I am
enjoined pursuant to
the settlement
agreement. Not
true! The judge
specifically said
that he would not
enforce the
settlement agreement
other than one very
narrow issue. The
very narrow issue is
that I cannot except
pursuant to a
subpoena, assist
someone intending to
file a claim or
pressing a claim
against the
organization. Now
then we are
appealing even that
narrow ruling,
because that's
unenforceable
because if you
construe that my . .
. .that this video
could possibly
indirectly help

  9. Undisputed.
 

 

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someone in the
future, I can't do
this. . . . .

* * *

It's unenforceable
hence I feel that I
am completely at
liberty to associate
with whomever I
want, to talk to
whomever I want, and
I act in life that
way. And that is in
part why I am here
at this event now,
why I came to the
CAN conference.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

9. Videotape, Exhibit 1TT,

lodged separately; Transcript

Exhibit 1E.

 

   
ADDITIONAL DISPUTED FACTS (RE SCIENTOLOGY'S ISSUE NO. 1)

9A. Armstrong attended the

1992 CAN Conference because

this is a group a people who

share a common experience with

him of either abuse by a

dangerous cult or having a

family member ensnared in or

abused by a dangerous cult.

He depends on people such as

CAN members for psychological

support and for defense.

Armstrong supports CAN in its

 

9A. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 11:5-12-1; Exhibit

10(A), videotape of Armstrong

taken by Ingram, lodged

separately.

 

 

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purposes of educating the

public about dangerous cults

and in its defense from those

cults such as Scientology

which seek to keep the public

uneducated about their

destructive practices and

natures. When he arrived at

the conference he observed

Eugene Ingram and a bunch of

Scientologists harassing,

taunting and videotaping CAN

conferees. Armstrong observed

Scientologists agents verbally

abuse the conferees, calling

them, for example, kidnappers

and criminals. Ingram taunted

Armstrong, accused him of

having AIDS, said Armstrong

looked like he was dying of

AIDS, said someone in his

attorney Ford Greene's family

had AIDS, insinuating in his

statement that Mr. Greene and

Armstrong were involved in

homosexual sex. This is part

of Scientology's "black

propaganda" campaign discussed

by former Scientology

   
 

 

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[CT 8298]

operative Garry Scarrf in his

declaration executed February

11, 1993 and filed in this

case. Armstrong was shocked

by Ingram's and Scientology's

attacks on him and on the

other innocent conferees, and

it was largely because of

these attacks that he

determined to do whatever he

could when called upon to

oppose and expose

Scientology's dangerous

practices and defend people

from those dangerous

practices. Thus he gave an

interview. Armstrong did not

come to the CAN Conference to

harass Ingram and Scientology;

they came to the conference to

harass him and his friends.

 

   

ISSUE NUMBER II:

Scientology's Claim: CSI is entitled to summary

adjudication of the Sixteenth Cause of Action because there is no

dispute that the parties entered into a written agreement, that

the Church performed all of its obligations pursuant to the

agreement, that Armstrong breached the agreement by providing

interviews to Charles Fleming, a reporter for Newsweek magazine,

 

 

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[CT 8299]

in which he discussed his claimed Scientology knowledge and

experiences, and that the Church is entitled to liquidated damages

of $50,000.00 for this breach.

CSI Incorporates herein Undisputed Facts and Evidentiary

Support nos. 1 to 4, supra.

 

PLAINTIFF CSI'S MATERIAL FACTS

AND SUPPORTING EVIDENCE

DEFENDANT ARMSTRONG'S MATERIAL

FACTS AND SUPPORTING EVIDENCE

 

10. In June, 1993, Armstrong

gave an interview concerning

his claimed Scientology

knowledge and experiences to

Charles Fleming, a reporter

for Newsweek magazine.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

10. " Scientology in the

Schools," Newsweek, June 14,

1993, Exhibit 1G; Armstrong

Depo., Vol. VI, pp. 736-737,

Exhibit IH.

 

  10. Undisputed.

11. According to Mr.

Fleming's article, Armstrong

said, inter alia, that the

founder of the Scientology

religion, L. Ron Hubbard,

wanted "rich Scientologists to

buy huge quantities of this

  11. Undisputed.
 

 

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[CT 8300]

book for distribution. He

wanted to go down in history

as a scientist or a

philosopher or both."

Plaintiff's Evidence:

11. Newsweek article, Exhibit

1G.

 

   

12. In or about June, 1993,

Armstrong spoke to Mr.

Fleming, about Larry

Wollersheim's case against the

Church of Scientology of

California, and attempted to

interest him in reporting on

that matter.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

12. Armstrong letter to

Goldowitz, June 30, 1993,

Exhibit 1I.

 

  12. Undisputed.

13. In or about August, 1993,

Armstrong sent Mr. Fleming a

letter to which he attached

several documents detailing

his claimed Scientology

knowledge and experiences,

urging Mr. Fleming to write

about Armstrong's litigation

 

13. Disputed. The documents

sent by Armstrong to Mr.

Fleming were Scientology's own

complaints against him. The

details of Armstrong's

knowledge and experiences

about Scientology in these

documents were written by

 

 

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[CT 8301]

with CSI.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

13. Armstrong letter to

Fleming, August 20, 1993,

Exhibit 1J.

 

 

Scientology itself. The cases

in which Scientology has sued

Armstrong are in open court.

He is not barred from sending

any document filed in these

cases to anyone in the world.

He is not barred from talking

to the media about his cases.

Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, at 12:2-13;

Plaintiff's Evidence, Exhibit

1J, Armstrong letter to Fleming.

 

ADDITIONAL DISPUTED FACTS (RE SCIENTOLOGY'S ISSUE NO. II)

 

13A. All of what Armstrong

told Mr. Fleming of Newsweek

about the Wollersheim case he

learned after December, 1986.

Even by the "settlement

contract" Armstrong is not

barred from discussing any

knowledge he learned about

Scientology after the

"settlement."

 

 

13A. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 12:23-13: 2.

13B. Armstrong believes that

he is not and cannot be barred

 

13B. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 14:1-15: 6; Ex. 1,

 

 

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[CT 8302]

from discussing broad and

important public issues

involving Scientology such as

its efforts to infiltrate L.

Ron Hubbard's booklet "The Way

to Happiness" into public

schools. Armstrong views

Scientology's efforts as

covert and dangerous and

should be opposed by anyone

who knows anything about this

organization. Armstrong knows

that inside Scientology "The

Way to Happiness" is part of

its " scriptures," its "mental

technology." Armstrong

knows that outside Scientology, the

organization calls the booklet

"non-religious." Armstrong

knows that it is used as a

vehicle to get people

interested in Scientology,

which claims to be a

"religion." Armstrong knows

that Scientology employs a

similar bait and switch with

his fellow Christians.

Scientology promotes that it

is compatible with

 

 

2:22-28, 25:15-26:24; Exhibit

2, Declaration of Hana

Whitfield in Opposition to

Motions for Summary

Adjudication of 20th Cause of

Action; and 13th, 16th, 17th &

19th Causes of Action of

Second Amended Complaint, and

Authenticating Exhibits,

executed April 6, 1995, 12:23-

16:21; Exhibit 2(B), "Routine

3 Heaven" Scientology Bulletin

by L. Ron Hubbard dated May

11, 1963; Exhibit 2(C),

"Resistive Cases Former

Therapy" Scientology Bulletin

by L. Ron Hubbard dated

September 23, 1968; Exhibit 3,

Declaration of Dennis Erlich

in Opposition to Motions for

Summary Adjudication of 20th

Cause of Action; and 13th,

16th, 17th & 19th Causes of

Action of Second Amended

Complaint, and Authenticating

Exhibits, executed April 6,

1995, 1:19-2:16; Exhibit 4,

Declaration of Margery

Wakefield in Opposition to

 

 

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[CT 8303]

Christianity and

" Scientologists hold the Bible

as a holy work and have no

argument with the Christian

belief that Jesus Christ was

the Savior of Mankind and the

Son of God." In its core,

however, Scientology teaches

that Christ and God are

"implants, " false ideas

installed in humans millions

of years ago by pain and

electronics to enslave

mankind. Armstrong, a

Christian, views it as

completely unfair and

dishonest that Scientology's

" scriptures" (Way to

Happiness) are covertly

infiltrated into the public

schools as "non-religious," to

act as recruiting devices for

the anti-Christian Scientology

cult, whereas the scriptures

of openly religious Christians

are barred from public

classrooms. Religion in

public schools and the

separation of church and state

 

Motions for Summary

Adjudication of 20th Cause of

Action; and 13th, 16th, 17th &

19th Causes of Action of

Second Amended Complaint, and

Authenticating Exhibits,

executed April 7, 1995;

Exhibit 4 (A), Paper, "What

Christians Need to Know About

Scientology" by Margery

Wakefield.

 

 

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are current and important

public issues, and Armstrong

believes he cannot be denied

the right to enter into

discussions, studies and

reports on such issues.

Armstrong has a duty as a

Christian and citizen to

oppose Scientology's

duplicitous efforts to subvert

the school system and ensnare

the country's youth.

Armstrong knows that

Scientology promotes that its

mental technology raises IQ a

point per hour of "auditing."

Armstrong sees that not only

does not, but it makes its

adherents actually less

intelligent, as well as more

aggressive and antisocial.

 

   

ISSUE NUMBER III:

Scientology's Claim: CSI is entitled to summary

adjudication of the Seventeenth Cause of Action because there is

no dispute that the parties entered into a written agreement, that

the Church performed all of its obligations pursuant to the

agreement, that Armstrong breached the agreement by providing

interviews and comments to E!TV, in which he discussed his claimed

 

 

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[CT 8305]

Scientology knowledge and experiences, and that the Church is

entitled to liquidated damaged of $50,000.00 for this breach.

CSI Incorporates herein Undisputed Facts and Evidentiary

Support nos. 1 to 4, supra.

 

PLAINTIFF CSI'S MATERIAL FACTS

AND SUPPORTING EVIDENCE

DEFENDANT ARMSTRONG'S MATERIAL

FACTS AND SUPPORTING EVIDENCE

 

14. In August, 1993,

Armstrong was interviewed by

E! TV reporters concerning his

claimed Scientology knowledge

and experiences.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

14. Portions of E! TV

segment, Exhibit 1K; Portions

of Transcript of E! TV

segment, Exhibit 1L.

 

  14. Undisputed.

15. During the interview with

E! TV reporters, Armstrong

discussed his claimed

Scientology knowledge and

experiences, asserting that he

had difficulty leaving

Scientology, that the Church

had a policy called "fair

game," that the instant

lawsuit was improper, and the

  15. Undisputed.
 

 

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[CT 8306]

Agreement was illegal.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

15. Portions of E! TV

segment, Exhibit 1K; Portions

of Transcript of E! TV

segments, Exhibit 1L.

 

   

16. Armstrong also gave E! TV

a copy of a manuscript

entitled " One Hell of A

Story." Armstrong claims that

this manuscript is a treatment

for a screenplay which details

his claimed Scientology

experiences.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

16. Portions of E! TV

segment, Exhibit 1K; Portions

of Transcript of E! TV

segments Exhibit 1L; Armstrong

letter to Wollersheim, Exhibit

1M; Armstrong Depo., Vol. VII,

875-876, Exhibit 1N.

 

  16. Undisputed.

ADDITIONAL DISPUTED FACTS (RE SCIENTOLOGY'S ISSUE NO. III)

 

16A. By August 1993, when

Armstrong was interviewed on

E!TV, Scientology had sued him

 

16A. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 16:4-17: 3.

     
 

 

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three times based on false

allegations, including false

statements about his pre-

settlement history, and had

published and disseminated

"dead agent" packs about him

and his history, and "black

propaganda" (Hubbard's term

for lies intended to destroy

someone's reputation) about

him, which included false

and/or perverse ad hominem

attacks. These attacks

include, but are not limited

to, e.g., that Armstrong is an

agent provocateur of the US

government; that he committed

perjury; that he posed nude in

a newspaper; that his defense

in his 1984 trial was a sham

and a fraud; that the LAPD

authorized [Scientology's]

illegal videotaping of him;

that he wanted to plant

fabricated documents in

Scientology files and tell the

IRS to conduct a raid; that he

wanted to plunder Scientology;

that his motives in writing

   
 

 

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attorney Eric Lieberman

regarding the Nothling case

were money and power; that he

was incompetent as a

researcher on the Hubbard

biography project; that he

wanted to orchestrate a coup

in which members of the US

Government would wrest control

of Scientology; that he was

formerly a heavy drug user;

that he was paid to provide

homosexual sex; and that he

had AIDS. None of these

charges relate to his alleged

breaching of Scientology's

evil " contract," but were

personal attacks on his

character and history, to

which he is not barred by the

" contract" from responding.

Scientology was also during

that period attempting to have

him jailed on false contempt

of court charges. Armstrong

wrote the treatment for a

movie to be done about his

Scientology history to clear

his name in the most profound

   
 

 

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manner he could, and he agreed

to the E!TV interview for the

same purpose.

 

   

ISSUE NUMBER III:

Scientology's Claim: CSI is entitled to summary

adjudication of the Nineteenth Cause of Action because there is no

dispute that the parties entered into a written agreement, that

the Church performed all of its obligations pursuant to the

agreement, that Armstrong breached the agreement by providing

declarations to Graham Berry, counsel for Uwe Geertz, in which he

discussed his claimed Scientology knowledge and experiences, and

that the Church is entitled to liquidated damaged of $50,000.00

for this breach.

CSI Incorporates herein Undisputed Facts and Evidentiary

Support nos. 1 to 4, supra.

 

PLAINTIFF CSI'S MATERIAL FACTS

AND SUPPORTING EVIDENCE

 

DEFENDANT ARMSTRONG'S MATERIAL

FACTS AND SUPPORTING EVIDENCE

Steven Fishman and Uwe

Geertz are defendants in an

action brought by the Church

of Scientology International

for defamation.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

17. Request for Judicial

Notice, Exhibit F, Complaint,

  17. Undisputed.
 

 

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Church of Scientology

International v. Steven

Fishman, etc al., United

States District Court for the

Central District of

California, Case No. 91-6426

HLH (Tx).

 

   

18. In or about August 1992,

Armstrong agreed to be an

"expert" witness for Fishman

and Geertz concerning his

claimed Scientology knowledge

and experiences.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

18. Defendant's list of

Proposed Witnesses, Exhibit

10; Defendant Uwe Geertz,

Plaintiff's Brief Narrative

Statements Regarding Expected

Testimony of Expert Witnesses,

Exhibit 1P.

 

  18. Undisputed.

19. In or about January,

1994, Armstrong spoke multiple

times with Geertz's counsel,

Graham Berry, concerning his

claimed Scientology knowledge

and experiences.

19. Disputed.

Armstrong stated in the

deposition excerpt Scientology

cites: "I don't think beyond,

very generally, if at all,

that is, if it was discussed

 

 

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Plaintiff's Evidence:

19. Armstrong Depo., Vol. VI-

A, 782-789, Vol. VIII, 1057-

1059, Exhibit 1Q.

 

at all, whether the specifics

of what I would testify to go

into, but I think that Mr.

Berry's understanding of my

history, and my present

involvement in litigation, and

what I've said about myself,

and my areas of expertise are

pretty well known and

accepted."

Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 18:10-20; Plaintiff's

Exhibit 1Q at 788:13-20.

 

20. Geertz attorney asked

Armstrong for help in

identifying other potential

witnesses interested in making

derogatory statements about

Scientology. Armstrong sent

Berry a letter describing the

claims made by several other

active anti-Scientologists.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

20. Armstrong Depo., Vol.

VIII, 1057-1059, Exhibit 1Q;

Armstrong letter to Graham

Berry, Exhibit 1R.

 

20. Disputed.

Nowhere in the deposition

excerpt Scientology cites is

there any mention by Armstrong

of being asked by anyone to

identify potential witnesses

interested in making

derogatory statements about

anything.

Defendant's Evidence

Plaintiff's Exhibit 1Q.

 

 

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21. In 1994, Armstrong met

with Berry and a group of

other anti-Scientology

litigants and would-be

witnesses, at Berry's office,

wherein all discussed

Scientology, their claimed

knowledge and experiences, and

the Fishman case.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

21. Armstrong Depo., Vol. VI-

A, 782-789, Exhibit 1Q.

 

21. Disputed.

Armstrong met with no anti-

Scientology litigants and

would-be witnesses at Berry's

office. He met with three

anti-"fair game" individuals

who are honest-to-God

witnesses. Nowhere in the

deposition excerpt cited to by

Scientology is there any

statement that they discussed

their claimed knowledge and

experiences. Armstrong stated

in deposition that the

substance of the conversation

at Mr. Berry's office

" principally concerned the

Fishman case, and that around

that time Scientology had

either dismissed the case or

found something to dismiss the

case or it was in that stage

toward the end of the

litigation. And the

communications -- the only

ones which stand out were on

that subject....There was a

dismissal in progress .... and

my recollection was that we

 

 

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communicated about that during

the brief time I was there for

lunch."

Defendant's Evidence

Plaintiff's Exhibit 1Q, 784:7-

785:13.

 

22. In February and April,

1994, Armstrong furnished

Berry with two declarations

describing his claimed

Scientology knowledge and

experiences, one of which was

filed in the Fishman case in

February, 1994.

Plaintiff's Evidence:

22. Declaration of Gerald

Armstrong dated February 22,

1994, Exhibit 1S; Declaration

of Gerald Armstrong dated

April 21, 1994, Exhibit 1T;

Armstrong Depo., Vol. VII,

798-801, Vol. III, 1045-1046,

Exhibit 1Q.

 

  22. Undisputed.

ADDITIONAL DISPUTED FACTS (RE SCIENTOLOGY'S ISSUE NO. IV)

 

23. Armstrong's being an

expert witness in the Fishman

 

23. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 17:18-18: 9;

 

 

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case is allowed by the

preliminary injunction issued

by Judge Ronald Sohigian in

this case in May, 1992. Where

Scientology required by its

"contract" that Armstrong

avoid service of subpoenas,

Judge Sohigian permits him to

be reasonably available for

such service. Where

Scientology's "contract"

required that Armstrong not

assist or cooperate with any

person adverse to Scientology

in any proceeding and not

cooperate in any manner with

any organization aligned

against Scientology, Judge

Sohigian permitted him to

assist any organization in any

manner and any person

defending against Scientology

in any manner; and he required

only that Armstrong not assist

persons prosecuting or

intending to prosecute claims

against Scientology, unless

pursuant to subpoena. Steven

Fishman and Uwe Geertz were

 

Scientology's request for

judicial notice in support of

motion for summary

adjudication of the 20th cause

of action of plaintiff's

second amended complaint,

Exhibit P, Minute Order, at p.

2.

 

 

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[CT 8315]

defendants against

Scientology, not claimants.

Armstrong would have made

himself available for service

of subpoena before he assisted

any claimant.

 

   

24. Graham Berry is a

specialist expert attorney in

Scientology litigation. He is

one of Scientology's major

"fair game" targets. He has

represented several people

against the Scientology

organization. He also

represented Joseph A. Yanny as

intervenor and amicus curiae

in this case.

 

 

24. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 18:20-25;

Scientology's Evidence Exhibit

1C, declaration of Graham E.

Berry to all evidence filed

herein May 7, 1992.

25. Graham Berry knows

Armstrong's history and areas

of Scientology expertise in

such detail Armstrong has not

had to tell him anything for

him to know what Armstrong

would testify about as an

expert; and Armstrong did not

personally provide Mr. Berry

 

25. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 18:28-19: 4;

Scientology's Exhibit 1P.

 

 

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[CT 8316]

with any of the information he

included in his brief

narrative regarding

Armstrong's expected

testimony.

 

   

26. Armstrong's January 27,

1994 letter to Graham Berry,

contains none of his

experiences in Scientology or

knowledge gained in

Scientology.

 

  26. Defendant's Evidence
Ex. 10, 19:6-11.

27. Armstrong's declarations

of February 22, 1994 and April

24, 1994 are in direct

response to post-"settlement"

actions taken by Scientology

concerning him and his

history.

 

 

27. Defendant's Evidence
Ex. 10, 20:28-21:8; Exhibit

1(O), Declaration of David

Miscavige, executed February

8, 1994 and filed in

Scientology v. Steven Fishman,

supra at 31:22-32:14.

28. Armstrong's February 22,

1994 declaration was in direct

response to perjurious

statements made about his

history by Scientology supreme

commander David Miscavige in

Miscavige's declaration

executed February 8, 1994 and

 

28. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 21:21-26; Ex. 1(P),

31:22-32:14.

 

 

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[CT 8317]

filed in Fishman.

 

   

29. Armstrong had not filed

anything or made any statement

in the Fishman case before

Miscavige made his statements

about Armstrong and his

history.

 

 

29. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 21:26-28.

30. Miscavige states in his

declaration that "In a police-

sanctioned investigation,

Gerry Armstrong was captured

on video tape acknowledging

his real motives, namely a

plot to overthrow the Church

leadership and gain control of

the Church."

 

 

30. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 21:28-22: 2; Ex. 1(P),

31:28-32:3.

31. There was no "police-

sanctioned investigation."

Miscavige's organization and

its head private investigator

Eugene Ingram, who works

directly for Miscavige, paid a

corrupted Los Angeles Police

Department officer to sign a

phony "authorization." When

the fact of the phony

 

31. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 22:3-27; Scientology's

Evidence, Exhibit S,

Declaration of Gerald

Armstrong executed February

22, 1994, and Exhibits

thereto: Ex. S(B), "Find a

Better Basket; "Ex. S(C),

"Authorization" to wiretap and

eavesdrop upon Gerry Armstrong

 

 

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[CT 8318]

authorization and illegal

videotaping surfaced, LAPD

Chief Daryl Gates issued a

public announcement which

stated:

"It has come to my

attention that a

member of the

L.A.P.D. very

foolishly, without

proper authorization

and contrary to the

policy of this

Department, signed a

letter to Eugene M.

Ingram, believed to

have been drafted by

Ingram himself. The

letter purports to

authorize Ingram to

engage in electronic

eavesdropping. The

letter along with

all the purported

authorization, is

invalid and is NOT

from the Los Angeles

Police Department.

The Los Angeles

 

and Michael Flynn from LAPD

Officer Phillip Rodriguez to

Eugene Ingram; Ex. S(D),

Public Announcement of LAPD

Chief Daryl Gates.

 

 

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[CT 8319]

Police Department

has not cooperated

with Eugene Ingram.

It will be a cold

day in hell when we

do.

I have directed an

official letter to

Ingram informing him

that the letter

signed by Officer

Phillip Rodriguez

dated November 7,

1984, and all other

letters of purported

authorizations

directed to him,

signed by any member

of the Los Angeles

Police Department

are invalid and

unauthorized."

 

   

32. Chief Gates' public

announcement has been filed in

many Scientology cases, all of

which Miscavige oversees and

directs.

 

32. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 22:28.

 

 

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33. Miscavige's calling the

illegal videotape operation,

which he also oversaw and

directed, "police-sanctioned,"

is perjury. The rest of his

statements about Armstrong,

the Breckenridge decision and

Armstrong's history are

likewise false.

 

 

33. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 22:28-23: 3;

Scientology's Evidence, Ex. S,

Ex. S(B), Ex. S(C), Ex. S(D).

 

34. Armstrong had every right

to respond to Miscavige's

false statements because they

occurred after the 1986

"settlement," and Armstrong is

not barred from responding to

post-"settlement" statements.

 

 

34. Defendant's Evidence
Ex. 10, 23:3-6; Scientology's

Evidence, Exhibit A.

35. Armstrong also had every

right to respond because

Miscavige's statements are

perjurious and Armstrong is

specifically permitted by the

Sohigian order to report such

criminal activity.

 

 

35. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 23:6-9;

Scientology's request for

judicial notice in support of

motion for summary

adjudication of the 20th cause

of action of plaintiff's

second amended complaint,

exhibit P.

 

36. Armstrong sees that   36. Defendant's Evidence
 

 

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[CT 8321]

Miscavige considered his

statements about him so

indispensable in Miscavige's

prosecution of the Fishman

case that he was willing to

commit perjury to get them

before the Court. Armstrong

sees that his statements to

provide the truth correcting

Miscavige's perjury can be no

less indispensable in the

case. Armstrong views it as

unfair, unamerican and

obstructive of justice to bind

someone with a contract by

which he is unable to respond

to false charges made about

him in our courts of law.

Armstrong considers it an

outrage that the perjurer,

Miscavige, who operates all

Scientology litigation, now

presses this Court to rip

Armstrong for $50,000 for

telling the truth.

 

  Ex. 10, 23:9-18.

37. After Armstrong's

February 22, 1994 declaration

was filed in Fishman,

 

37. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 23:19-21;

Scientology's evidence, Ex. T.

 

 

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[CT 8322]

Scientology sought to have the

declaration sealed. Thus

Armstrong wrote his April 24,

1994 declaration opposing the

sealing.

 

   

38. Armstrong sees the goals

of Scientology's efforts to

seal files and documents such

as his declarations are to

generate confusion, give

Scientology unwarranted

opportunities to bring charges

against its enemies, and to

rewrite its criminal and

antisocial history. Armstrong

sees that these goals add up

to obstruction of justice.

 

 

38. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 23:21-26; Exhibit

1(E), Gerald Armstrong's

Opposition to Motion to Seal

Record on Appeal, filed

October 15, 1991 in

Scientology v. Armstrong, Case

No. B 025920, B 038975, pp. 5-

25.

39. Armstrong believes that

he had a right to oppose

Scientology's effort to seal

his declaration for his own

defense; and that he had a

right, as permitted by the

Sohigian order, to report

Scientology's criminal

activities; i.e., its

obstruction of justice.

 

39. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 23:26-28;

Scientology's request for

judicial notice in support of

motion for summary

adjudication of the 20th cause

of action of plaintiff's

second amended complaint,

Exhibit P.

 

 

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40. Armstrong sees that the

authority to whom such

activities should be reported

in that context was the

Federal Court Judge presiding

over the Fishman case; and

that is what Armstrong did

through his April 24, 1994

declaration.

 

 

40. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 23:28-24: 3.

 

ADDITIONAL DISPUTED FACTS (APPLICABLE TO ALL CAUSES OF ACTION)

Armstrong's Claim: Scientology is not entitled to summary

adjudication of the Thirteenth, Sixteenth, Seventeenth and

Nineteenth Causes of Action because: 1. The liquidated damages

provision was unreasonable under the circumstances existing at the

time the "contract" was made; 2. Scientology had a completely

overwhelming bargaining power at the time of the "settlement;" 3.

Scientology's calculation of the liquidated damages is

unfathomable; 4. Scientology obtained Armstrong's signature on the

subject settlement document by duress; 5. Scientology obtained

Armstrong's signature on the subject settlement document by fraud;

6. the settlement agreement is unfair, unreasonable,

unconscionable and cannot be specifically performed; 7.

Scientology's hands are unclean in this transaction and

Scientology is therefore barred from obtaining the relief it

seeks; 8. the settlement agreement and Scientology's enforcement

thereof are obstructive of justice; 9. all of Armstrong's

 

 

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[CT 8324]

experiences concerning which Scientology seeks to silence him are

religious in nature and the silencing of the expression of such

experiences by court order is completely barred by the First

Amendment to the United States Constitution; 10. all of

Armstrong's activities which Scientology claims are violations of

the subject agreement are religiously motivated and completely

protected by the First Amendment, and the Religious Freedom

Restoration Act of 1993; and, 11. before Armstrong made the video

at the CAN Convention in which he discussed his experiences,

before Armstrong communicated to Newsweek, before Armstrong was

interviewed on E!TV, and before he communicated with attorney

Graham Berry and anyone else about the Fishman case, Scientology

had subjected him to post-"settlement "fair game," attacked him,

put him in danger, and published its own version of his

experiences to which he was not barred in any way from responding.

 

ARMSTRONG'S ISSUE NO. I

Armstrong's Claim: The liquidated damages provision was

unreasonable under the circumstances existing at the time the

contract was made.

Armstrong incorporates herein his Disputed Facts, Additional

Facts and Evidentiary Support Nos. 1-40, supra.

 

41. Armstrong had been the

target of Scientology's "fair

game" attacks since 1982.

 

41. Ex. 1(A)(A)hibit 1-A,

Appendix pp. 13-15; Ex. 1(C)

at 920, 921, 925. Armstrong

specifically repeats and

includes herein his facts and

evidence in Nos. 1A-1H,

 

 

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[CT 8325]

   

supra.

 

42. Armstrong had not

subjected Scientology to "fair

game," and did not have a

policy or practice of "fair

game."

 

  42. Ex. 10, 2:4,5.

43. Scientology had

contracted with Armstrong's

attorney, Michael Flynn, to

not represent him or defend

him in the event Scientology

continued to attack Armstrong;

which it did.

 

 

43. Ex. 10, 2:8-11; Exhibit

1(S), Ex parte application to

continue hearing on motions

for summary adjudication and

declaration thereto executed

April 7, 1995, at 4:26-6:23.

44. The liquidated damages

provision applied to over

seventeen years of Armstrong's

life, about which it was

impossible for him to be

silent. On its face the

"settlement contract," does

not " permit" Armstrong to

communicate his experiences to

a doctor, lawyer, girlfriend,

counselor, minister, or any

agency of the government; or

face a $50,000 penalty.

 

44. Ex. 10, 2:12-25;

Plaintiff's Exhibit 1A.

 

 

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45. Scientology was not

intending to honor its promise

to cease " fair game," but was

intending to subject Armstrong

and his friends to more "fair

game," including publishing

its own untrue and perverse

accounts of Armstrong's

history.

 

  45. Ex. 10, 2:26-3:1.

46. Immediately after the

"settlement," Scientology

provided its account of

Armstrong's history and

documents concerning him to at

least the Los Angeles Times,

and shortly thereafter to at

least the London Sunday Times.

Scientology continued to

attack Armstrong and subject

him to more "fair game" after

the settlement.

 

  46. Ex. 10, 3:1-3:5; 9:17-10:16.

47. Scientology, by its

"settlement contract," was

going to maintain its action

in the Court of Appeal against

Armstrong after the

"settlement." Through

  47. Ex. 10, 3:6-11.
 

 

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Scientology's acts, known by

Scientology and its lawyers at

the time of the settlement,

Armstrong's whole history

contained in the trial record,

became a public record.

 

   

48. Scientology maintaining

its appeal, coupled with its

intention to continue to

subject Armstrong to "fair

game," kept the pot of

controversy boiling.

 

  48. Ex. 10, 3:6-16.

49. Scientology had not been

damaged in any way monetarily

by any statement Armstrong

had made at any time prior to the

"settlement."

 

  49. Ex. 10, 3:17-19.

50. There was and is no

relationship between actual

damages sustained by

Scientology and the amount of

the liquidated damages.

 

  50. Ex. 10, 3:19-21.

51. All the money Scientology

has spent on litigation

concerning Armstrong has been

  51. Ex. 10, 3:21-24.
 

 

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to further its "fair game"

goals in violation of his

basic human and civil rights,

not on "repairing" "damage" he

has done.

 

   

52. The unreasonableness of

the liquidated damages

provision is clearly

demonstrated by the way

Michael Flynn dealt with it.

When Armstrong protested the

unreasonableness and the

impossibility of being silent

about his seventeen years of

experiences, Flynn said, "It's

not worth the paper it's

printed on;" "it's

unenforceable." Flynn also

said that "Scientology won't

change it." For that reason

and that reason alone there

was no discussion of the

liquidated damages provision

beyond that point.

 

  52. Ex. 10, 3:25-4:3.

53. Armstrong saw the

liquidated damages provision

at the time of the

  53. Ex. 10, 4:3-9.
 

 

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" settlement" as stupid, cruel

and diabolic. Flynn said

"It's not worth the paper it's

printed on; " but "Scientology

won't change it." Armstrong

was left with only one option:

if Scientology wants to keep

the stupid, cruel and diabolic

clauses in its enforceable

"contract," so be it.

 

   

54. Michael Flynn continues

to say the liquidated damages

provision is evil and

unenforceable; but is afraid

of Scientology's revenge if he

comes forward to so state.

Armstrong has called or

written to Flynn on dozens of

occasions to request him to

put this statement and the

underlying facts in a

declaration. Without

Scientology's release of him

to help, he will not come

forward.

 

  54. Ex. 10, 4:10-14.

55. Nancy Rodes, another

Flynn client in the 1986

 

55. Ex. 10, 6:9-14; Exhibit

1(AA), Excerpts from

 

 

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"global settlement," signed a

"settlement contract" which

also includes a $50,000

liquidated damages provision.

 

 

transcript of deposition of

Nancy Rodes, taken herein

August 30, 1994, and "mutual

release agreement," at p. 4, ¶ 6D.

56. Ms. Rodes testified

that she was paid $7,500.00 in

settlement of her claim.

 

  56. Ex. 1(AA), 35:7-14.

57. Ms. Rodes testified

concerning the condition

prohibiting her talking about

her life that she had been

told by Flynn that "he didn't

feel that that aspect of the

Agreement would stand up."

 

  57. Ex. 1(AA), 38:18,19.

58. Ms. Rodes testified that

she had been told by Flynn

that the " settlement

agreement" is "not really

enforceable...no legal

document can really take away

your rights."

 

  58. Ex. 1(AA), 64:24-65:1.

59. Ms. Rodes testified that

Flynn "gave [her] the

understanding that the clause

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which prevented [her] from

discussing or communicating

[her] experience in

Scientology would not be

enforceable."

 

   

60. Ms. Rodes testified that

in her decision to sign she

relied "to a fairly large

extent" on Flynn's telling her

that he thought the provisions

with respect to maintaining

silence were not enforceable.

 

  60. Ex. 1(AA) 74:1-6.

61. Ms. Rodes testified that

since the " settlement" she has

"discussed [her] experiences

in Scientology with friends

and people [she is] close to.

 

  61. Ex. 1(AA), 73:1,2.

62. Ms. Rodes testified that

she "didn't have so much to

say, so much knowledge."

 

  62. Ex. 1(AA), 65:18-19.

63. Michael Douglas, another

Flynn client, testified in

this case that he executed an

"agreement" like that of Nancy

Rodes and was paid $7,500.00

 

63. Exhibit 1(Z) Excerpts

from transcript of deposition

of Michael Douglas, taken

herein August 30 and September

2, 1994, at 54:12-24.

 

 

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as part of the 1986 "global

settlement."

 

   

64. Mr. Douglas testified

that his " settlement contract"

also contained a $50,000

liquidated damages provision.

 

  64. Ex. 1(Z), 92:15-23.

65. Scientology's Exhibit

1(C)-B is a "settlement

agreement" prepared by Michael

Flynn and involving him and

his " settling" clients. At

page 4 it states: "[W]e

acknowledge that many of the

cases/clients involved in this

settlement have been in

litigation against the Church

of Scientology for more than

six to seven years, that many

have been subjected to

intense, and prolonged

harassment by the Church of

Scientology throughout the

litigation, and that the value

of the respective claims

stated therein is measured in

part by the (a) length and

degree of harassment; (b)

 

65. Ex. 10 at 7:11-8:3;

Scientology's Exhibit 1(C)-B

"settlement agreement" at p. 4.

 

 

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length and degree of

involvement in the litigation;

(c) the individual nature of

each respective claim in

connection with either their

involvement with the Church of

Scientology as a member and/or

as a litigant; (d) the unique

value of each case/client

based on a variety of things

including, but not limited to,

the current procedural posture

of a case, specific facts

unique to each case, and

financial, emotional or

consequential damage in each

case." The "settlement

agreement" involving Flynn and

his clients does not anywhere

state that the amount paid to

the various "settling" parties

by Scientology was related to

the rights they were "giving

up" by signing Scientology's

"settlement agreement," nor

how much damage each person

could cause by speaking out

against Scientology.

   
 

 

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66. Before the 1986

"settlement" Armstrong had

been subjected to intense, and

prolonged harassment by the

Church of Scientology

throughout the litigation, and

had been severely damaged

emotionally by Scientology's

intense and prolonged

harassment. Scientology paid

him to dismiss his lawsuit

concerning its years of

harassment which resulted in

my emotional damage.

Scientology did not pay

Armstrong to be able to

subject him to further intense

and prolonged harassment and

further emotional damage.

Armstrong believes that

because of Scientology's

intense and prolonged

harassment before the

"settlement," and because of

the emotional damage it

inflicted, it owed him a duty

to be extra careful not to

subject him to any further

harassment and any further

 

66. Ex. 10 at 8:3-17;

Scientology's Exhibit 1(C)-B

p. 4. Armstrong specifically

repeats and includes herein

his facts and evidence in

Nos. 1A-1H, supra.

 

 

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emotional damage.

Scientology's duty is

reflected in its promise to

cease all "fair game"

activities as an inducement to

" settle" Armstrong's lawsuit.

 

   

ARMSTRONG'S ISSUE NO. II

Armstrong's Claim: Scientology had a completely overwhelming

bargaining power at the time of the "settlement;"

Armstrong incorporates herein his Disputed Fact and

Evidentiary Support Nos. 1-66 supra.

 

67. Armstrong had an utterly

unequal bargaining power at

the time of the "settlement,"

and yet made a sincere effort

to address the provision and

negotiate.

 

  67. Ex. 10 at 4:19-22.

68. Armstrong was positioned

by Flynn and Scientology as a

"deal breaker." He was flown

to Los Angeles from Boston

without seeing one word of the

"settlement contract." He was

flown to Los Angeles to "sign"

after Flynn's other clients

had been brought to Los

  68. Ex. 10 at 4:22-5:3.
 

 

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Angeles. He was told by Flynn

that there would be no deal

for anyone unless he signed.

He was told by Flynn that

Scientology would continue to

subject him, all Flynn's other

clients, and himself to "fair

game" unless Armstrong signed.

Armstrong was told by Flynn

that Scientology was promising

to cease " fair game" against

everyone, and that the

cessation of "fair game"

depended on Armstrong's

signing.

 

   

69. Armstrong estimates that

Scientology at the time of the

"settlement" had a net worth

estimated at $500,000,000.

Armstrong had a net worth of

zero.

 

  69. Ex. 10 at 5:3-5.

70. Prior to Armstrong's

arriving in Los Angeles

Scientology had already got

Flynn to agree to sign a

contract to not represent or

assist him if Scientology

  70. Ex. 10 at 5:5-11.
 

 

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attacked him after the

"settlement." Flynn's co-

counsel in Armstrong's case,

Julia Dragojevic, was not

representing his interests,

but was going along with

whatever deal Flynn obtained

from Scientology. Armstrong

was essentially without an

attorney representing his

interests and broke.

 

   

71. Scientology had millions

of dollars, a formidable

litigation machine in-place

and operating, and Armstrong's

own attorney intimidated and

compromised.

 

  71. Ex. 10 at 5:12-14.

72. Nevertheless Armstrong

objected to the liquidated

damages provision and

attempted to negotiate, only

to be told by Flynn that "it's

not worth the paper it's

printed on."

 

  72. Ex. 10 at 5:14-16.

73. Flynn statement that

"it's not worth the paper it's

  73. Ex. 10 at 5:16-22.
 

 

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printed on" was not a shock to

Armstrong because he had been

required to sign similar "non-

disclosure" documents with

liquidated damages provisions

while inside Scientology, and

Flynn had stated many times

that such documents were "not

worth the paper they were

printed on." These documents

were also found to be

unenforceable by the Court in

Armstrong's original case with

Scientology.

 

   

74. If Flynn had stated or

even implied at the 1986

"global settlement" that the

liquidated damages provision

was valid and enforceable

Armstrong would never have

signed the document.

 

  74. Ex. 10 at 5:22-25.

 

ARMSTRONG'S ISSUE NO. III

Armstrong's Claim: Scientology's calculation of the

liquidated damages is unfathomable.

Armstrong incorporates herein his Disputed Fact and

Evidentiary Support Nos. 1-74 supra.

 

 

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75. In its first amended

complaint, Scientology claims

that for a single letter

Armstrong wrote on December

22, 1992, in which he

attempted to bring peace to

Scientology's conflict, it is

due $950,000.00 in liquidated

damages.

 

 

75. Ex. 10, 24:6:12;

Scientology's request for

judicial notice, Exhibit A,

First amended complaint,

fourteenth cause of action,

at 20:8-21:7.

In Scientology's motion

it claims that Armstrong

"spoke multiple times with

Geertz' counsel, Graham Berry,

concerning his claimed

Scientology knowledge and

experiences; " "met with a

cadre of other anti-

Scientology litigants and

would-be witnesses, at Berry's

office, wherein all discussed

Scientology, their claimed

knowledge and experiences;"

and " furnished Berry with not

one, but two declarations

describing his claimed

Scientology knowledge and

experiences." For all these

"breaches" involving all these

 

76. Ex. 10, 24:6:12;

Scientology's motion for

summary adjudication of 13th,

16th, 17th and 19th causes of

action, at 9:11-10-4.

 

 

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people Scientology seeks a

"mere" $50,000.00.

 

   

77. To Armstrong, there

appears to be no rhyme nor

reason to Scientology's

calculation of its "damages;"

only whim. To Armstrong these

unfathomable, whimsical

calculations simply

demonstrate the ridiculous

nature of the "contract,"

rendered, in Scientology's

untrustworthy hands, horribly

cruel.

 

  77. Ex. 10, 24:21-25.

 

ARMSTRONG'S ISSUE NO. IV

Armstrong's Claim: Scientology obtained Armstrong's

signature on the subject settlement document by duress.

Armstrong incorporates herein his Disputed Fact and

Evidentiary Support No. 1, A-H, supra.

 

ARMSTRONG'S ISSUE NO. V

Armstrong's Claim: Scientology obtained Armstrong signature

on the subject settlement document by fraud.

Armstrong incorporates herein his Disputed Fact and

Evidentiary Support Nos. 1, A-H, supra.

 

 

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78. Flynn advised Armstrong

prior to Armstrong's signing

the settlement agreement that

Scientology had promised that

in exchange for his signing

the agreement it was ceasing

all fair game activities and

all attacks against Armstrong,

and everyone else.

 

 

78. Ex. 1, 9:1-15; Ex. 1(B),

p. 4, ¶9, p. 5, ¶11, pp. 17,

18, ¶¶ 27; Ex. 1(G), 9:25-10:4,

11:15-17; Exhibit 1(S),

Ex parte application to

continue hearing on motions

for summary adjudication and

declaration thereto executed

April 7, 1995, 5:10-22.

78. The settlement agreement

contains the following

language:

7 I. "...the "slate" is

wiped clean concerning past

actions by any party."

18. "(D) The parties

hereto and their respective

attorneys each agree not to

disclose the contents of this

executed Agreement. Nothing

herein shall be construed to

prevent any party hereto or

his respective attorney from

stating that this civil action

has been settled in its

entirety.

(E) The parties further

agree to forbear and refrain

 

79. Plaintiff's Evidence,

Exhibit 1A, Mutual Release of

All Claims and Settlement

Agreement, pp. 11, 15.

 

 

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from doing any act or

exercising any right, whether

existing now or in the future,

which act or exercise is

inconsistent with this

Agreement."

 

   

80. Armstrong believed that

the above quoted clauses in

the settlement agreement

required that Scientology

forbear and refrain from

further acts of fair game

against him, and that

Scientology would not say or

publish anything about him,

other than that the case had

been settled in its entirety.

 

 

80. Ex. 1, 15:1-10; Ex. 1(G),

p. 12, ¶18.

81. Indeed, Scientology

entity Author Services, Inc.'s

attorney Lawrence Heller, who

"was personally involved in

the [1986] settlements,"

stated in a declaration

executed November 1, 1989 in

support of Scientology's

motion to delay or prevent the

taking of certain third party

 

81. Ex. 1(A)(D) Notice of

Motion and Motion by Defendant

Author Services, Inc to Delay or

Prevent the Taking of

Certain Third Party

Depositions by Plaintiff dated

November 1, 1989 in Corydon v.

Scientology, LASC No. C

694401, declaration of

Lawrence E. Heller, 8:27-9:16.

 

 

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depositions, including

Armstrong's, that:

"The non-disclosure

obligations were a key part of

the settlement agreements

insisted upon by all parties

involved."

 

   

82. Attorney Heller repeated

this averment in the

memorandum of points and

authorities, stating:

"One of the key

ingredients to completing

these settlements, insisted

upon by all parties involved,

was strict confidentiality

respecting: (1) the

Scientology parishioner or

staff member's experiences

with the Church of

Scientology; (2) any knowledge

possessed by the Scientology

entities concerning those

staff members or

parishioners."

 

  82. Ex. 1(A)(D), 4:9-19.

83. In his call to Armstrong

on November 20, 1989, Heller

 

83. Ex. 1(A), p. 21, ¶ 44;

Ex. 1(B), p. 6, ¶ 13, pp.

 

 

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also stated that Scientology

had signed a non-disclosure

agreement as well and as far

as he knew had lived up to the

agreement. Armstrong listed

out for Heller statements made

by Scientology in violation of

the agreement.

 

 

12,13, ¶19; Ex. 1(B)(L), Notes

of Gerald Armstrong of

telephone conversation with

Lawrence Heller on November

20, 1989; Ex. 1(B)(M),

Transcript of Gerald

Armstrong's side of telephone

conversation with Lawrence

Heller on November 20, 1989 p.

2.

 

84. If Armstrong had known

that the meaning of the

settlement agreement was that

Scientology was free to attack

him or anyone else, that it

was going to continue fair

game as before, and that he

would be legally unable to

respond or defend himself or

anyone else, he would never,

for all the money in the

world, have signed the

document.

 

 

84. Ex. 1, 15:1-10; Ex. 1(H),

p. 18, ¶17.

85. Since Armstrong signed

the settlement agreement,

Scientology reneged on its

 

85. A. Ex. 1(A), pp. 7-9, ¶¶

15-19, p. 20, ¶ 43; Ex.

1(A)(E), Excerpts from 1987

 

 

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promise and continued its fair

game attacks on him. These

fair game attacks after

December, 1986, but prior to

any acts by Armstrong, which

Scientology alleges are

breaches of the agreement,

include, but are not limited

to:

A. Delivering "dead

agent documents, " on him to

various media representatives.

 

 

Scientology "Dead Agent"

document.

B. Publishing its own

false descriptions of his

Scientology experiences.

 

 

B. Ex. 1, 10:12-24; Ex.

1(A), pp. 7-9, ¶¶ 15-19; Ex.

1(A)(E).

C. Disseminating to the

media an edited, misleading

and defamatory version of a

secret and illegal videotape

its agents made of him.

 

C. Ex. 1(A), p. 20, ¶ 43; Ex.

1(A)(N), Business card of

Eugene M. Ingram on copy face

of videocassette; Ex. 1(G),

14:24-15:3.

 

D. Disseminating his

own documents which

Scientology itself had

requested be sealed.

 

D. Ex. 1(A), pp. 10-12; Ex.

1(A)(F), First Affidavit of

Kenneth Long executed October

5, 1987 and filed in

Scientology v. Miller &

Penguin Books, High Court of

 

 

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Justice, London, England, Case

No. 1987 C 6140, p. 2-14, ¶¶

2-26, and all exhibits

thereto.

 

E. Filing affidavits

about him in a civil lawsuit

in England which falsely

asserted, inter alia, that he

violated court orders and was

an admitted agent provocateur

of the US Government.

 

E. Ex. 1(A), pp.9-18, ¶¶ 21-

39; Ex. 1(A)(F), p. 2-14, ¶¶

2-26; Ex. 1(A) (G), Second

Affidavit of Kenneth Long

executed October 5, 1987 and

filed in Miller, p. 2-17, ¶¶

3-32; Ex. 1(A) (H), Third

Affidavit of Kenneth Long

executed October 5, 1987 and

filed in Miller, p. 2, ¶ 3, p.

4, ¶¶ 8,9; Ex. 1(A)(I), First

Affidavit of Sheila Chaleff

executed October 5, 1987 and

filed in Miller, p. 3, ¶ 7;

Ex. 1(A)(J), Fourth Affidavit

of Kenneth Long executed

October 7, 1987 and filed in

Miller, p. 2-8, ¶¶ 2-16; Ex.

1(A)(K), Fifth Affidavit of

Kenneth Long executed October

8, 1987 and filed in Miller,

p. 2-7, ¶¶ 3-15.

 

F. Threatening him with   F. Ex. 1(A), p. 9, ¶ 20.
 

 

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being sued if he even talked

to attorneys in the case in

which the false charges were

being made about him.

 

   

G. Threatening to

expose a private writing if he

did not assist Scientology's

effort to prevent a civil

litigant, Bent Corydon from

obtaining access to the

Armstrong case file.

 

  G. Ex. 1(A), p. 18, ¶ 40.

H. Threatening him with

being sued if he testified

about his Scientology

experiences even pursuant to a

subpoena.

 

H. Ex. 1, 11:2-11; Ex. 1(A),

pp. 2,3, ¶4, pp. 3,4, ¶¶ 7,8,

pp. 7-9, ¶ ¶ 15-19; pp. 20,21,

¶44; Ex. 1(B), pp. 9,10, ¶ 16;

pp. 11-13, ¶¶ 18, 19; Ex.

1(B)(J), Notes of Gerald

Armstrong of telephone

conversation with Lawrence

Heller on October 23, 1989;

Ex. 1(B)(K), Notes of Gerald

Armstrong of telephone

conversation with Lawrence

Heller on October 25, 1989;

Ex. 1(B)(L); Ex. 1(B)(M); Ex.

1(H), p. 11, ¶ 14.

 

 

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I. Threatening him with

being sued for being in court

to attend a hearing concerning

his own deposition.

 

 

I. Ex. 1(A), p. 23, ¶ 51;

Ex. 1(B), pp. 11, 12, ¶18, Ex.

1(B)H, Declaration of Gerald

Armstrong, executed March 26,

1990.

 

86. The first thing Armstrong

did in response to

Scientology's post-settlement

fair game attacks was to file

two petitions in the

California Court of Appeal to

be able to respond in the then

pending appeal Scientology had

taken from the 1984 decision

in the Armstrong case, and the

appeal Scientology had taken

from the unsealing by Bent

Corydon of the Armstrong court

file. Over Scientology's

objections, the Court of

Appeal granted his petitions.

The Court also unsealed the

subject settlement agreement,

which Armstrong had filed as a

"sealed exhibit" to his

petitions.

 

86. Ex. 1, 11:11-20; Ex. 1(A)

and all Exhibits thereto; Ex.

1(A), pp. 23,24, ¶¶ 52-54; Ex.

1(A)(P), Respondents's

Petition for Permission to

File Response and for an

Extension of Time to File

Response filed in the

California Court of Appeal

February 28, 1990 in

Scientology v. Armstrong, Case

No. B025920; Ex. 1(A)(Q),

Defendants's Petition for

Permission to File Response

and for Time to File filed in

the California Court of Appeal

March 1, 1990 in Scientology

v. Armstrong , Case No.

B038975; Ex. 1(B), and all

Exhibits thereto; Ex. 1(G),

15:25-16:4.

 

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petitioned the Court of

Appeal, Scientology has

continued its fair game

attacks on him without

ceasing. These fair game

attacks include, but are not

limited to:

A. Disseminating to the

media "dead agent packs" of

"black propaganda" on him

which provide Scientology's

false version of Armstrong's

experiences and include at

least the following lies:

a. that Armstrong

testified falsely at trial in

1984;

 

 

A, Exhibit O, Set of Bates-

stamped Scientology

publications, known as "dead

agent documents" concerning

Gerald Armstrong and Judge

Paul G. Breckenridge, Jr.,

produced by Scientology

herein, and authenticated by

Scientology representative

Lynn R. Farny, at Bates

stamped pages 200048, 200054;

200191; 200196.

b. that he "has adopted

a degraded life-style;"

 

  b. Ex. 1(O), 200049; 200191.

c. that he was

"apparently naked" in a

newspaper photo;

 

  c. Ex. 1(O), 200049, 200191.

d. that he is connected

to Cult Awareness Network

described as "a referral

agency for those who engage in

  d. Ex. 1(O), 200049; 200191.
 

 

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the illegal activity of

kidnapping adults for the

purpose of forcibly persuading

them to abandon their

religious beliefs;"

 

   

e. that Armstrong's defense

at his 1984 trial "was

a sham and a fraud;"

 

 

e. Ex. 1(O), 200049, 200050;

200192; 200359.

f. that the LAPD

"authorized [Scientology's]

videotapes of Armstrong;

 

 

f. Ex. 1(O), 200050; 200192;

200360.

g. that Armstrong

wanted to plant fabricated

documents in Scientology files

and tell the IRS to

conduct a raid;

 

 

g. Ex. 1(O), 200050-200052;

200360; 200361; 200669.

h. that he wanted to

plunder Scientology for his

own financial gain;

 

  h. Ex. 1(O), 200051; 200193.

i. that he never

intended to stick to the terms

of the settlement agreement;

 

 

i. Ex. 1(O), 200053; 200196;

200362.

j. that Armstrong's   j. Ex. 1(O), 200054; 200196.
 

 

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motives in writing attorney

Eric Lieberman regarding the

Nothling case were money and

power;

 

   

k. that he was

incompetent as a researcher on

the Hubbard biography project;

 

 

k. Ex. 1(O), 200054; 200196;

200367.

l. that he wanted to

orchestrate a coup in which

members of the US Government

would wrest control of

Scientology.

 

  l. Ex. 1(O), 200052; 200194.

B. Using transcripts

and other documents to attack

Armstrong which Scientology

itself has insisted be sealed.

 

 

B. Ex. 1(O), 200072-200094;

200096-200013; 200670; 200054

("section 11"); 200055

("section 13"); 200196

("section 11"); 200670 ("(See

letter, page 31)"); 200361

("Section 2"); 200368

("Section 19").

 

C. Publishing "black

propaganda" on Armstrong

without stating its source

which provide Scientology's

 

C.a. Exhibit 1(L), Scientology

publication entitled

""FACTNet"- Perversions,

Criminality and Lies."

 

 

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[CT 8352]

false version of his

experiences and include at

least these false and/or

perverted charges:

a. that he was formerly

a heavy drug user;

 

  Scientology at p. 3.

b. that he was paid to

provide homosexual sex;

 

  b. Ex. 1(L), at p. 3.

c. that a Marin

Independent Journal photo

showed him in the nude holding

the globe;

 

  c. Ex. 1(L), at p. 3.

d. that he is a

psychotic and lives in a

delusory world;

 

d. Exhibit 1(M), Scientology

publication entitled

""FACTNet" Still Off the

Rails," at p. 2.

 

D. Scientology (CSI)

director Michael Rinder on May

9, 1994, wrote a letter to the

Mirror Newspaper Group in

London, United Kingdom in

which he stated that Armstrong

"has now distinguished himself

by posing naked in a

newspaper;"

 

D. Exhibit 1(N), Letter from

Michael Rinder, Church of

Scientology International

executive and director of

plaintiff herein, to Mirror

Group Newspapers in London,

United Kingdom dated May 9,

1994, at p. 2.

 

 

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E. Church of

Scientology International

President Heber Jentzsch on

August 5, 1993 wrote a letter

to E! Television in which he

stated that Armstrong "has no

relation to art or

artists...except, of course,

for the photo of himself,

nude, hugging the globe;"

 

 

E. Exhibit 1(U), Letter from

Church of Scientology

International President Heber

Jentzsch to E! Television

dated August 5, 1993.

F. Scientology agent

Eugene Ingram spread the rumor

that Armstrong has AIDS;

 

F. Ex. 1, 23:20-23, Exhibit

10, Second Declaration of

Gerald Armstrong in Opposition

to Motion for Summary

Adjudication of 13th, 16th,

17th & 19th Causes of Action

of Second Amended Complaint,

executed September 9, 1995,

10:1-6, 11:13-25; Exhibit

10(A), Videotape taken by

Eugene Ingram of Gerald

Armstrong at November, 1992

Cult Awareness Convention,

produced by Scientology herein

(lodged separately).

G. Scientology agent

Garry Scarff was briefed by

 

G. Exhibit 1(K), Declaration

of Garry L. Scarff, executed

 

 

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[CT 8354]

Ingram to expand on the "fuck

buddy" relationship between

attorney Ford Greene and

Armstrong;

 

 

February 11, 1993 and filed

herein in opposition to order

to show cause re contempt, at

4:6-10, 5:10-12.

H. Filing declarations

in various courts containing

false charges, and then using

the settlement agreement to

prevent him from responding or

punish him for responding;

 

H. Exhibit 1(P), Declaration

of David Miscavige, executed

February 8, 1994 and filed in

Scientology v. Steven Fishman,

supra, 31:22-32:14;

Scientology's Request for

Judicial Notice, Exhibit A,

second amended complaint, 19th

cause of action, at 25:16-

26:18; Scientology's motion

for summary adjudication of

13th, 16th, 17th & 19th causes

of action, at 9:9-10:4;

Exhibit 1(E)(C), Scientology's

Supplemental Memorandum in

Support of Defendant's Motion

to Dismiss Complaint with

Prejudice, filed August 26,

1991 in Aznaran, supra, at

5:11-6:12, and declaration of

Lynn R. Farny appended

thereto, at pp 39-41;

Scientology's evidence in

support of motion for summary

 

 

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adjudication, Exhibit 1J,

declaration of Gerald

Armstrong executed September

3, 1991, and filed in Aznaran.

 

I. Attempting to have

Armstrong jailed for contempt

of court based on

mischaracterization of his

actions and manufactured

actions;

 

I.Ex. 1(H)(DD),

Scientology's Ex parte

Application for Order to Show

Cause Why Gerald Armstrong

Should Note Be Held in

Contempt, filed herein

December 31, 1992; Exhibit

1(J) Declaration of Gerald

Armstrong in Opposition to

Motions for Summary

Adjudication Fourth, Sixth and

Eleventh Causes of Action of

Second Amended Complaint,

Authenticating Exhibits, 7:20-

8:12; Ex. 1(J) (L); Exhibit

1(J)(M), " Why Thetans Mock

Up," Scientology Bulletin by

L. Ron Hubbard dated October

1, 1969, Bates stamped p.

700576; Plaintiff's Evidence,

Exhibit 1EEEE, declaration of

Gerald Armstrong, executed

February 2, 1993.

 

 

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J. Providing

documentation to Premiere

magazine about Armstrong,

including partial transcripts

of the illegal Ingram

videotaping of Armstrong and

then using the settlement

agreement to punish Armstrong

for responding;

 

 

J. Exhibit 1(Q), Article

"Catch a Rising Star," by John

H. Richardson in Premiere,

September, 1993, p. 88;

Scientology's motion for

summary adjudication, at 8:18;

Scientology's evidence,

Exhibit 1GGG, letter from

Gerald Armstrong to Premiere.

K. Providing a press

release to the Marin

Independent Journal concerning

the Court's ruling of January

27, 1995, which discusses

Armstrong's Scientology

experiences and contains the

false statement that he

"promised [in the settlement

agreement] to refrain from

spreading falsehoods about

[Scientology]; " and then using

the settlement agreement to

punish Armstrong for

responding;

 

 

K. Exhibit 1(T), Scientology

press release from Nancy

O'Meara and Andrew H. Wilson

regarding January 27, 1995

ruling by Judge Gary W. Thomas

granting summary adjudication;

Scientology's motion for

summary adjudication, at

14:22-15:5; Scientology's

evidence, Exhibit 1IIII,

letter from Gerald Armstrong

to Nancy O'Meara.

L. Secretly videotaping

him.

 

L. Ex. 1(E)(E), pp. 29-33,

Letters of August 21 and

August 22, 1991 to Scientology

 

 

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[CT 8357]

   

attorney Eric Lieberman.

 

88. Scientology has also

continued to carry out fair

game against its other

perceived enemies, many of

them Armstrong's friends and

associates who include Ford

Greene, Hana Whitfield, Dennis

Erlich, Lawrence Wollersheim,

Jonathan Atack, Margery

Wakefield, Nancy McLean and

Malcolm Nothling.

 

88. Ex. 1, 24:5-24; Ex. 10,

11:5-12:7; Ex. 9, 1:18-5:21;

Ex. 9(B), in toto; Ex. 2,

1:12-27, 8:20-26, 6:21-12:18;

Ex.2(A), 8:5-29: 17, 38:4-41:7;

Exhibit 3, Declaration of

Dennis Erlich in Opposition to

Motions for Summary

Adjudication of 20th Cause of

Action; and 13th, 16th, 17th &

19th Causes of Action of

Second Amended Complaint, and

Authenticating Exhibits,

executed April 6, 1995, 3:9-

19; Exhibit 4, Declaration of

Margery Wakefield in

Opposition to Motions for

Summary Adjudication of 20th

Cause of Action; and 13th,

16th, 17th & 19th Causes of

Action of Second Amended

Complaint, and Authenticating

Exhibits, executed April 7,

1995, 3:25-3:17; Exhibit 4(B),

Scientology's Motion for Order

to Show Cause Why Plaintiff

Should Not Be Held in Criminal

 

 

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Contempt, filed February, 1993

in Wakefield v. Scientology,

US District Court for the

Middle District of Florida,

Case no. 82-1313-Civ-T-10;

Exhibit 5, Declaration of

Keith Scott in Opposition to

Motions for Summary

Adjudication of 20th Cause of

Action; and 13th, 16th, 17th &

19th Causes of Action of

Second Amended Complaint,

executed April 5, 1995,

3:6:15; Exhibit 6, Declaration

of Malcolm Nothling in

Opposition to Motions for

Summary Adjudication of 20th

Cause of Action; and 13th,

16th, 17th & 19th Causes of

Action of Second Amended

Complaint, and Authenticating

Exhibits, executed April 2,

1995, 2:6-11, 2:17-21; Exhibit

6(A), Sworn Statement, pp 1,2,

¶¶ 3-7; Ex. 7, pp. 1-3, ¶¶ 6-

12, p. 4, ¶ 16; Exhibit 7, §;

"General Report on Scientology

- Declaration of Jonathan

Caven-Atack," p. 1, ¶2, pp.

 

 

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12-16, ¶ ¶68-90; Exhibit 7(A)

Booklet " Total Freedom Trap:

Scientology, Dianetics and L.

Ron Hubbard, by Jon Atack,

Theta Communications, Ltd.,

1992, pp. 18,19, 28; Exhibit

7(B), Scientology Booklet

"Anatomy of a Propagandist"

Theta Communications

International, undated. pp. 1-

end; Exhibit 8, Declaration of

Nancy McLean in Opposition to

Motions for Summary

Adjudication of 20th Cause of

Action; and 13th, 16th, 17th &

19th Causes of Action of

Second Amended Complaint, and

Authenticating Exhibits,

executed April 5, 1995, 1:17-

3:6; Ex.1(L), pp. 1-5; Ex.

1(M), pp. 1-3.

 

 

ISSUE NO. VI

Armstrong's Claim: The settlement agreement is unfair,

unreasonable, unconscionable and cannot be specifically performed.

Armstrong incorporates herein his Disputed Facts, Additional

Facts and Evidentiary Support Nos. 1-88, supra.

 

 

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89. Scientology's

interpretation of the

settlement agreement is that

it can say whatever it wants

to anyone in any form at any

time about Armstrong and that

he has no right to respond.

 

89. Ex. 1, 15:1-3; Ex.

1(B)(F), Declaration of

Lawrence Heller executed March

27, 1989 and filed in Corydon,

supra., 34:26-35-13;

Scientology's motions for

summary adjudication of 20th

cause of action, and 13th,

16th, 17th and 19th causes of

action of second amended

complaint filed herein.

 

90. Armstrong has been "fair

game"since 1982.

 

90. Ex. 1(A)(A), 5:3-19; 7:9-

12:9; Ex. 1(A)(A) Appendix,

13:4-15:3; Ex. 1(B), pp. 17,

18, ¶ 27; Ex. 1(C), at 920,

921, 925; Exhibit 1(I)(U),

Deposition testimony herein

July 11 and July 26, 1994 of

Lynn Farny ("Farny") Secretary

and corporate representative

of plaintiff CSI, at 250:24-

251:6; Ex. 1(I)(AA); Ex.

1(I)(BB); Ex. 1(I)(CC),

"Suppressive Persons and

Suppressive Groups List, Flag

Executive Directive" dated

July 25, 1992, (alphabetical

list). Armstrong specifically

 

 

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repeats and includes herein

his evidence in additional

facts Nos. 85 and 87, supra.

 

91. Armstrong's cross-

complaint against Scientology

for fraud and years of fair

game attacks was set in

December, 1986 to go to trial

in March, 1987.

 

91. Ex. 1(A) p. ¶ 1; Ex.

1(A)(A), 12:10-16; Exhibit

1(A)(B) Opinion of California

Court of Appeal dated December

18, 1986 in Scientology v.

Armstrong, Case No. B005912,

at 13; Ex. 1(G), 11:7-10; Ex.

1(H), p. 18, ¶17.

 

92. Armstrong agreed, in

exchange for monetary payment,

Scientology's cessation of

fair game against him and

others and its release of him

from all acts and claims, to

dismiss his cross-complaint

and release Scientology for

all its acts and claims up to

the date of settlement.

Nowhere in the agreement does

it state that Armstrong

released Scientology from

future acts, that Scientology

may say or publish whatever it

wants about him, nor that he

 

92. Plaintiff's Evidence,

Exhibit A, p. 1-6, ¶¶ 1-6C;

Ex. 1, 9:1-25; Ex. 1(B), p. 4,

¶9, p. 5, ¶11, pp. 17, 18, ¶¶

27; Ex. 1(A)(D), declaration

of Lawrence E. Heller, 8:27-

9:16; Ex. 1(G), 9:25-10:4,

11:15-17; Ex. 1(S), and

declaration thereto, 5:10-22.

 

 

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waived any right to respond to

any such statement.

 

   

93. The settlement agreement,

however, specifically states

that Armstrong waived his

right to respond in any appeal

Scientology might take from

the 1984 decision in his case

by Judge Breckenridge.

 

 

93. Plaintiff's Evidence,

Exhibit A, pp. 4,5, ¶¶ 4A, 4B.

94. In spite of that specific

waiver, the Court of Appeal

granted Armstrong's petition

to respond, which was based in

part on his assertion that

being held by contract from

not responding worked a fraud

upon the Court.

 

  94. Ex. 1(A)(P).

95. The Court of Appeal also

granted Armstrong's petition

to respond in the appeal

Scientology had taken from the

unsealing of the Armstrong

court file, which petition was

based in part on his assertion

that being held by contract

from not responding worked a

 

95. Ex. A, and all exhibits

thereto; 1(A) (Q); Ex. B, and

all exhibits thereto; Ex. C.

 

 

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fraud upon the Court, and on

the acts of fair game

perpetrated against him by

Scientology after the 1986

settlement.

 

   

96. Flynn advised Armstrong

that what Scientology was

paying him for in the

settlement was his dismissal

of his cross-complaint and his

release of Scientology for all

its prior acts.

 

 

96. Ex. 1(B), p. 3, ¶7;

Plaintiff's Evidence, Exhibit

A, ¶¶1,4,5,6,8; Ex. 1(G),

8:28-9:5.

97. Armstrong never agreed

to permit Scientology to

continue fair game, to be

himself a punching bag, or a

willing victim, to be a tool

of Scientology's obstruction

of justice or its suppression

of our brothers; and would

never agree to such a

condition for any amount of

money.

 

 

97. Ex. 1, 14:28-15:10; Ex.

1(A), p. 7, ¶ 14, p. 22, ¶ 46;

Ex. 1(B), pp. 17, 18, ¶27; Ex.

1(H), p. 18, ¶ 17.

98. Other people who

understand Scientology's fair

game philosophy and practices

 

98. Ex. 9, 4:4-5:13; Ex. 2,

17:13-26; Ex. 3, 3:20-4:8; Ex.

4, 3:9-17; Ex. 5, 1:21-3; Ex.

 

 

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also view Scientology's

interpretation of the

settlement agreement

unconscionable.

 

 

6, 1:23-4:6; Ex, p. 3, ¶¶ 12-

16.

99. Nancy McLean and Margery

Wakefield, view the way

Scientology is using the

settlement agreements as so

unconscionable that they have

risked court orders and prison

to continue to speak out

against Scientology's

antisocial practices.

 

 

99. Ex. 1, 24:5-24; Ex. 4,

2:25-17; Ex. 4(B); Ex. 8,

2:22-25.

100. On December 23, 1991, at

the hearing of a motion

brought by Scientology in the

original Armstrong case to

enforce the settlement

agreement, Los Angeles

Superior Court Judge Bruce R.

Geernaert, stated regarding

the agreement:

"So my belief is Judge

Breckenridge, being a very

careful judge....if he had

been presented that whole

agreement and if he had been

 

100. Exhibit 1(Y), Partial

transcript of proceedings,

December 23, 1991, in

Scientology v. Armstrong, Los

Angeles Superior Court No. C

420153, at 52:5:19.

 

 

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asked to order its

performance, he would have dug

his feet in because that is

one .... I'll say one of the

most ambiguous, one-sided

agreements I have ever read.

And I would not have ordered

the enforcement of hardly any

of the terms if I had been

asked to, even on the threat

that, okay the case is not

settled. ¶ I know we like to

settle cases. But we don't

like to settle cases and, in

effect, prostrate the court

system into making an order

which is not fair or in the

public interest."

 

   

101. On February 19, 1992,

fifteen days after Scientology

filed the instant case,

Armstrong's attorney Ford

Greene wrote to Scientology

attorney Laurie Bartilson and

requested that Scientology

release Armstrong's attorneys

Michael Flynn, Bruce Bunch and

Julia Dragojevic from any

 

101. Exhibit 1(V), Letter from

Ford Greene to Laurie

Bartilson dated February 19,

1992.

 

 

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contract by Scientology which

prohibited them from providing

Armstrong with a declaration

or otherwise assisting him in

this case.

 

   

102. On February 24, 1992,

Greene wrote to Bartilson and

requested that Scientology

release other settling

parties, specifically, Nancy

Dincalci, Kima Douglas,

Michael Douglas, Robert

Dardano, Warren Friske,

William Franks, Laurel

Sullivan, Edward Walters,

Howard Schomer, Martin

Samuels, Julie Christopherson,

Nancy McLean, Tonja Burden,

Gabe Cazares and Margery

Wakefield, from any contract

by Scientology which

prohibited them from providing

Armstrong with a declaration

or otherwise assisting him in

this case.

 

 

102. Exhibit 1(W), Letter from

Ford Greene to Laurie

Bartilson dated February 24,

1992.

103. On March 3, 1992

Bartilson wrote to Greene,

 

103. Exhibit 1(X), Letter from

Laurie Bartilson to Ford

 

 

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refusing to release

Armstrong's attorneys or other

settling parties. Scientology

has refused throughout this

litigation to release either

Armstrong's attorneys or the

settling parties from any

contracts by which they are

prohibited from assisting

Armstrong.

 

   

104. Flynn recently told

Armstrong that if he were free

to do so he would testify

that:

Scientology prior to and

during the time he was

involved in litigation used

the legal system and force

against perceived critics and

targeted "enemies" to

eliminate ideas antithetical

to its own; that this went

under the heading "fair game,"

and included the concepts of

"attack the attacker," and

"black propaganda;" that

Scientology swore to give up

these practices and begged for

  104. Ex. 1(S), 4:26-6:23.
 

 

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a settlement as a means of

obtaining an opportunity to

prove that it had given up

these practices; that, but for

Scientology's promise that it

was giving up all fair game

practices, he would never have

agreed to sign, nor had

Armstrong or any other client

agree to sign, Scientology's

settlement documents; that the

depth of his and Armstrong's

principles and extent of

dedication to the truth is

manifested by the successful

litigation of the case

Scientology v. Armstrong, Los

Angeles Superior Court No. C

420153; that intrinsic to the

agreement was the recognition

that the Armstrong cross-

complaint was about to go to

trial, that Scientology had

substantial liability therein,

and that there had been a

verdict of $30,000,000 against

Scientology in the case of

Wollersheim v. Scientology,

also in LA Superior Court

   
 

 

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within less than five months

of the December, 1986

settlement; that he was the

subject of fair game from 1979

through 1986, had been sued

fifteen times by Scientology,

had been harassed

unmercifully, framed,

threatened, his marriage

ruined and his family and

career threatened, and that he

was desperate to get out of

the fair game threat; that

there were no negotiations

concerning the liquidated

damages condition of the

settlement agreement; that

there were no negotiations

involving Armstrong; that he

believed that, despite

Scientology's refusal to not

include the condition, it was

and is unenforceable, and told

Armstrong so at the time; that

there is no reasonable

relationship between

Scientology's actual damages

and the liquidated damages;

that the bargaining power of

   
 

 

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[CT 8370]

the parties was completely

lopsided in Scientology's

favor; that there was supposed

to be a " clean slate," after

the settlement; and, that if

Scientology published anything

about Armstrong after the

settlement Armstrong was not

prohibited from responding to

such post-settlement

statements.

 

   

105. On April 6, 1995,

Armstrong applied to Judge

Gary W. Thomas ex parte for an

order releasing Flynn from the

contract by which Scientology

prohibited him from helping

Armstrong. Scientology opposed

Armstrong's application and

Judge Thomas denied it.

 

  105. Ex. 1(S).

ISSUE VII

Armstrong's Claim: Scientology's hands are unclean in this

transaction and Scientology is therefore barred from obtaining the

relief it seeks.

Armstrong incorporates herein his Disputed Facts, Additional

Facts and Evidentiary Support Nos. 1-105, supra.

 

 

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106. In his decision after the

1984 trial in the Armstrong

case Judge Breckenridge ruled

that Scientology did not have

"clean hands," with respect to

Armstrong as a result of its

"suppressive person" declares

and the fair game actions

which followed.

 

  106. Ex. 1(A), 1:25-28.

107. This decision was

affirmed in its totality by

the Court of Appeal in 1991,

which also noted that the

"declares" subjected Armstrong

to the "Fair Game Doctrine,"

"which permits a suppressive

person to be "tricked, sued or

lied to or destroyed...[or]

deprived of property or

injured by any means by any

Scientologist."

 

  107. Ex. 1(C).

108. Following the

Breckenridge decision,

Scientology continued to

subject Armstrong to fair

game.

 

 

108. Ex. 1, 5:5-6:19; Ex.

1(G), 6:13-7:7;Ex. 1(G)(M);

Ex. 1(G)(N); Ex. 1(G)(0); Ex.

1(B), p. 1, ¶ 2; Ex. 1(B)(O),

3:15-8:16; Ex. 1(B)(P), 6:4-

11:12.

 

 

 

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109. Scientology subjected

Armstrong's attorney Michael

Flynn to fair game.

 

109. Ex. 1, 6:20-7:7; Ex.

1(G), 9:6-24; Ex. 1(B), p. 1,

¶ 2, pp. 3,4,5 ¶8, ¶11; Ex.

1(B)(O), pp. 60-74; Ex. 1(H),

pp. 8,9, ¶ 12; Exhibit 7, p.

4, ¶16; Ex. 1(G)(L), pp. 4,5,

(5); Ex. 1(G)(M); Ex. 1(G)(N);

Ex. 1(G)(O).

 

110. Scientology promised to

discontinue fair game against

Armstrong and others as an

inducement for settlement;

then reneged on that promise

and have continued fair game

against Armstrong since the

settlement.

 

 

110. Ex. 1, 9:1-15; Ex. 1(B),

p. 4, ¶9, p. 5, ¶11, pp. 17,

18, ¶¶ 27; Ex. 1(G), 9:25-

10:4, 11:15-17; Ex.1(S), 5:10-

22. Armstrong specifically

repeats and includes herein

his evidence in additional

facts Nos. 85 and 87, supra.

111. Prior to Armstrong

speaking publicly about his

experiences in Scientology,

Scientology engaged him in

public controversy by

publishing and disseminating

its own versions of his

experiences, and has continued

thereafter to publish and

disseminate its versions of

his experiences.

 

111. Armstrong specifically

repeats and includes herein

his evidence in additional

facts Nos. 85 and 87, supra.

 

 

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[CT 8373]

ISSUE VIII

Armstrong's Claim: The settlement agreement and Scientology's

enforcement thereof are obstructive of justice.

Armstrong incorporates herein his Disputed Facts, Additional

Facts and Evidentiary Support Nos. 1-111, supra.

 

 

112. Scientology claims that

by the settlement it was free

to comment upon Armstrong's

statements, and that Armstrong

could not respond to

Scientology's post-settlement

comments.

 

 

112. Ex. 1, 15:1-3; Ex.

1(B)(F), 34:26-35-13;

Scientology's motions for

summary adjudication of 20th

cause of action, and 13th,

16th, 17th and 19th causes of

action of second amended

complaint filed herein.

 

113. Scientology characterized

Armstrong's statements, which

it claims it is free to

comment on, as "often bizarre

allegations."

 

113. Ex. 1(B)(E),

Scientology's Opposition of

Defendants to Motion for an

Order Directing Non-

Interference with Witnesses

and Disqualification of

Counsel, filed March 27, 1990

in Corydon, supra, 14:25-15:1.

 

114. Lawrence Heller testified

that "[a]t the time of the

Armstrong settlement,

information from Mr. Armstrong

  114. Ex. 1(B)(F), 35:2-4.
 

 

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[CT 8374]

was being used in a number of

cases around the world."

 

   

115. Scientology staff member

Kenneth Long stated in a

declaration executed January

19, 1995 that prior to

December, 1986, Armstrong had

testified in 15 cases a total

of 28 trial days, had been

deposed for 19 days, and had

executed 28 declarations in 15

cases all of which concerned

Scientology and its related

entities.

 

 

115. Exhibit 1(BB),

Declaration of Kenneth D. Long

in support of plaintiff's

reply in support of motion for

summary adjudication of the

fourth, sixth and eleventh

causes of action of

plaintiff's second amended

complaint, filed herein

January 20 1995, 1:24-28.

116. In the same declaration

Long describes Armstrong as,

inter alia, "an anti-Church

litigant and a professional

witness against the Church in

other litigation" and "a

paralegal who worked

extensively on anti-Church

cases."

 

  116. Ex. 1(BB), 1:20:22.

117. In Armstrong's expert

opinion, "[t]he whole set of

"settlement agreements," which

  117. Ex. 1, 15:10-20.
 

 

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[CT 8375]

are commonly known as the

"Flynn agreements," are unfair

to anyone who litigates either

as a defendant or plaintiff

against Scientology, since

these agreements remove

knowledgeable witnesses from

the legal arena and drive up

litigation costs. The

"agreements" are also unfair

to the public because they

allow Scientology's leaders to

rewrite history, lie about

judicially credited

information, attack the

sources of that information

without response, and convey

the idea that it is futile to

speak the truth or oppose

their tyranny. These

"agreements" obstruct

justice."

 

   

ISSUE IX

Armstrong's Claim: All of Armstrong's experiences concerning

which Scientology seeks to silence him are religious in nature and

the silencing of the expression of such experiences by court order

is completely barred by the First Amendment to the United States

Constitution.

 

 

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[CT 8376]

Armstrong incorporates herein his Disputed Facts, Additional

Facts and Evidentiary Support Nos. 1-117, supra.

 

118. Scientology claims to be

a religion.

 

 

118. Plaintiff's Evidence:

Request for Judicial Notice,

Exhibit A, face; all papers

filed by Scientology herein.

 

119. Scientology claims in its

By-Laws to be "an association

of persons having incorporated

exclusively for religious

purposes under the laws of the

State of California as the

same relate to Nonprofit

Religious Corporations."

 

 

119. Exhibit 1(CC), Revised

By-Laws of Church of

Scientology International. p.

1, preamble.

120. In its By-Laws

Scientology defines "Religion

of Scientology" and

" Scientology" as "the

religious doctrines, beliefs,

tenets, practices, applied

religious philosophy and

technology for its application

as developed by L. Ron Hubbard

and as the same may hereafter

be developed by L. Ron

Hubbard."

 

  120. Ex. 1(CC), p. 3, ¶ c.
 

 

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121. In its By-Laws

Scientology defines

"Scriptures"as "the writings

and recorded spoken words of

L. Ron Hubbard with respect to

Scientology and organizations

formed for the purposes

thereof."

 

  121. Ex. 1(CC), p. 3, ¶ d.

122. Scientology's By-Laws

state that the purposes of "a

Church of Scientology:" "The

corporation shall espouse,

present, propagate, practice,

ensure and maintain the purity

and integrity of, the religion

of Scientology, as the same

has been developed and may

further be developed by L. Ron

Hubbard."

 

  122. Ex. 1(CC), p. 4, Article III.

123. Scientology's By-Laws

state that the purposes of its

"religious orders" shall be

the carrying out of the

religious and administrative

activities of [Scientology],"

the " supervision of

ecclesiastical affairs of

  123. Ex. 1(CC), p. 28, §; 3.
 

 

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[CT 8378]

other churches of

Scientology."

 

   

124. Armstrong was a member of

Scientology's "religious

order," the Sea Organization,

members of which sign a

billion year contract, from

1971 through 1981, the period

of almost all of his

significant experiences about

which Scientology seeks to

silence him.

 

  124. Ex. 1, 27:23-27.

125. Armstrong believes that

his experiences in Scientology

are religious, indeed sacred,

because they were created and

motivated by God for His

Glory.

 

  125. Ex. 1, 27:10-13.

126. Armstrong believes that

through God's Grace and Wisdom

he came to see that the faith

he put in Hubbard, and in his

philosophy, mental "science"

and organizational policies,

throughout his Scientology

years was misplaced. He came

  126. Ex. 1, 2:28-3:23.
 

 

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[CT 8379]

to see that despite that

misplaced faith, God never

deserted him, that God was

with him, keeping him safe

every moment. Armstrong

believes that throughout his

Scientology years, through

abuse, danger, and betrayal,

He kept his heart from being

hardened beyond salvation.

Armstrong believes that God

kept him from being completely

taken over by Scientology

through all the years of

indoctrination, mind control,

"ethics, " threat and

punishment, and through the

more than a thousand hours of

"auditing." Armstrong

believes that when Hubbard

assigned him twice to the

Rehabilitation Project Force

(RPF), Scientology's prison,

for a total of twenty-five

months, when Hubbard had his

messengers order Armstrong's

wife to leave him, when he was

ordered security checked for

questioning Hubbard's

   
 

 

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truthfulness, God brought him

through safely, made him

stronger and wiser, and kept

his heart from hardening.

Armstrong believes that he was

so deeply involved with

Scientology, so devoted to an

ungodly man and his ungodly

teaching, only God's Own

leading him, through His

mysterious way, could have

saved him. Armstrong believes

that God led him into the

Hubbard archive and biography

project, brought him to study

the Hubbard's secret papers

and document his duplicity,

and freed Armstrong's faith

from Scientology, on which it

had been misplaced.

 

   

127. Armstrong believes that

in his post-Scientology

period, when first in the

outside world, confused and

afraid, God took him in His

Hands for particular care and

teaching. Armstrong believes

that when Scientology's

  127. Ex. 1, 4:5-5:1.
 

 

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leaders sent hired private

investigators to spy on him

and his wife, and to terrorize

them, God kept him,

emotionally intact. Armstrong

believes that at the first

hearing in his case in 1982,

God somehow put into his hands

a tiny tract of Bible quotes

which he held and put his

heart on as fear gripped at

him. Throughout the 1984

trial, where Armstrong was on

the stand for about ten days,

he depended on the Twenty-

third Psalm to calm his mind

and heart.

 

   

128. Armstrong believes that

for His Purposes God allowed

him to be terrorized by

Scientology agents, his car

broken into, his drawings and

writings stolen, other

writings and ideas of his

perverted and held up to

ridicule. Armstrong believes

that God allowed Scientology's

leaders to become intoxicated

  128. Ex. 1, 5:14-6:1.
 

 

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by their own lies so that they

would try time after time to

have Armstrong jailed on their

false and manufactured

criminal charges. Armstrong

believes that God allowed the

self-deception of

Scientology's leaders, so that

they concocted a perverse

intelligence scheme to entrap

Armstrong in a crime and have

him prosecuted. Armstrong

believes that God allowed

Scientology's leaders to put

their faith in a base private

investigator, Eugene Ingram,

whom they would use to

illegally videotape Armstrong,

and who threatened to put a

bullet between Armstrong's

eyes. Armstrong believes that

God allowed the heart of an

Los Angeles Police Department

Officer, Philip Rodriguez, to

be tempted by greed, and paid

for a false authorization to

Scientology to illegally

videotape Armstrong.

Armstrong believes that God

   
 

 

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allowed Armstrong's friend Dan

Sherman to use their

friendship to betray

Armstrong, to lead him with

kind words into danger, to set

him up, to trick from him his

thoughts and writings, and to

break his heart.

 

   

129. Armstrong believes that

God allowed Scientology's

leaders to attack Michael

Flynn, Armstrong's attorney,

good friend, benefactor and

champion in the legal battle.

Armstrong believes that God

allowed Scientology to sue

Flynn some fifteen times, to

threaten him, his family and

career, to frame him with

forgery, to pay known

criminals to bear false

witness against him, and to

attempt his assassination.

Armstrong believes that God

allowed Scientology's leaders

to think they could destroy

Flynn with their "black

propaganda, " "dead agent"

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[CT 8384]

packs, " noisy investigations,"

and the compromise and turning

of other clients. Scientology

worked for seven years to

achieve this destruction.

Armstrong believes that God

brought him to Flynn, and

Flynn to Armstrong, and

brought them to fight

alongside each other in a

legal and spiritual battle

against the threat and evil of

Hubbard and his organization

from 1982 through 1986.

   

130. Armstrong believes that

during the years of the

Scientology battle he was

brought by God ever closer to

Him. Armstrong believes that

when he was alone, at times in

terrible fear, God kept him

safe, and allowed his heart to

break, over and over.

Armstrong believes that God

spoke to him, and that at

times, as early as 1983, he

wrote God's Words under His

guidance in what seemed to be

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[CT 8385]

dialogues. Armstrong believes

that God gave him the idea for

the true protection of His

Children in this world, and

moved Armstrong in 1986 to

found a church based on this

concept for His Glory.

 

   

131. Armstrong believes that,

at a time when Scientology

faced tremendous exposure and

liability in Armstrong's

cross-complaint for years of

outrageous fair game attacks,

and had just suffered a

$30,000,000 verdict in the

case of Lawrence Wollersheim

v. Scientology, Los Angeles

Superior Court No. C 332027,

God, for His Glory, allowed

Flynn to lose heart. Flynn

" negotiated" a deal with

Scientology which involved

getting his clients to agree

to the organization's demanded

contractual condition of

silence about their

"experiences," while not

demanding the same protection

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[CT 8386]

for his clients. Many of

these clients had been the

target of Scientology's "black

propaganda" campaigns. He

also agreed to get his clients

to agree to a "liquidated

damages" penalty of $50,000

per comment about their

experiences. Flynn did this

while believing, and having

ample experience to justify

believing, that the settlement

agreements were evil, as was

the entity which was insisting

on the " agreements" being

signed as a condition of

settlement. Flynn knew

Scientology's word was not to

be trusted, yet he conveyed

and gave support to

Scientology's "promise" that

it was going to discontinue

fair game.

 

   

132. Armstrong believes that

God allowed Scientology to

harass, threaten and

compromise Flynn, and allowed

Flynn to be persecuted and

  132. Ex. 1, 8:14-28.
 

 

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compromised, for His Purpose

to His Own Glory. Armstrong

believes that God allowed

Flynn to state to Armstrong,

when Armstrong protested the

impossibility of the

settlement agreement and the

insanity of the liquidated

damages clause, "Gerry, it's

not worth the paper it's

printed on. It's

unenforceable. You can't

contract away your

Constitutional rights."

Armstrong believes that God

allowed Flynn to point out to

Armstrong his release of

Scientology and Armstrong's

dismissal of his lawsuit, and

allowed Flynn to say, "That's

what they're paying you for."

 

   

133. Armstrong believes that

God made him aware of His

Spirit during the "settlement"

when he was rejected from Mike

Flynn's heart. Armstrong

believes that God showed him a

glimpse of the future at that

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moment; that he might be left

alone, that he might be

persecuted, but that he should

not fear; and that he should

at that time give everyone

involved what they wanted,

what they thought they needed

to be free. Because of

Flynn's promise of the

agreement's unenforceability,

Armstrong's desire to end the

threat if possible for

everyone, Scientology's

promise to end fair game, and

what he believed was God's

Assurance, Armstrong did sign.

 

   

134. Armstrong believes that

after the "settlement," God

gave him a time of some quiet

and joy to write, draw, get

strong after years of

deteriorating health, to hang

out with friends, and to be

drawn ever closer to Him.

Armstrong believes that in

1987 God chose him and came to

him in the undeniable Physical

Substance of His Love, and

 

134. Ex. 1, 9:26-10:11; Ex.

1(H), p. 38, ¶ 28, pp. 39-41,

¶ 30; Exhibit 1(H)(X),

Advertisements by Gerald

Armstrong in "Common Ground,"

in 1989; Exhibit 1(H)(R)(CC),

Letter from Gerald Armstrong

to Jonathan Marshall dated

July 28, 1987; letter from

Gerald Armstrong to "Dear

Captors" dated July 28, 1987;

Exhibit 1(H)(R) (DD), Writing

 

 

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gave Armstrong a greater view

of his future role in God's

Plan. Armstrong believes that

in 1988 God brought him to

offer his life in exchange for

the captives then held in

Lebanon. Armstrong believes

that God schooled him in the

understanding of His Nature

and set Armstrong on the path

to become by 1989 one of His

Teachers. Armstrong believes

that in 1989 God also gave

him an understanding of the

valuelessness of money, and a

glimpse of God's solution for

the grinding cruelty of the

world's economic system.

Armstrong believes that God

brought to him a glory of

four-leaf clovers. Armstrong

believes that God showed

Armstrong that through his

life God could bring to the

world the mathematical proof

of His guidance. Armstrong

believes that God moved him to

run like the wind, and to pick

up the world's trash, all for

 

by Gerald Armstrong dated

December 31, 1987;

1(H)(R)(EE), "Margaret,"

drawing by Gerald Armstrong;

1(H)(R)(FF), "Mitzi," drawing

by Gerald Armstrong; Exhibit

1(H)(S), Letter from Gerald

Armstrong to Jonathan Marshall

dated October 14, 1989 with

article "A Crash Course in

Speculation."

 

 

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His Glory.

 

   

135. Armstrong believes that

during the post-settlement

years, God also allowed the

hearts of Scientology's

leaders to grow ever harder

and to manifest in attack

after attack on Armstrong's

character and credibility. It

became clear, and saddened

Armstrong greatly, that these

leaders had not stopped "fair

game," but were using the

cessation of the litigation by

Flynn and his clients as an

opportunity to continue their

antisocial practices

unchecked. Armstrong believes

that God allowed his heart to

be broken by each attack and

the daily knowledge that

Scientology had not ceased

fair game, yet God kept

Armstrong from responding with

anything other than sadness

for almost three years. Then,

in the fall of 1989, Armstrong

was served with a deposition

  135. Ex. 1, 10:12-11:20.
 

 

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subpoena by the attorney for

Bent Corydon in the case of

Corydon v. Scientology, Los

Angeles Superior Court No.

C694401. Following this

Armstrong received a series of

calls from Scientology

attorney Lawrence Heller who

threatened that, even pursuant

to this subpoena, if Armstrong

testified about his knowledge

of Hubbard and Scientology he

would be sued. Armstrong was

deeply troubled by Heller's

threats, the idea of

succumbing to those threats,

and the injustice and evil the

settlement agreements had

spawned. Armstrong believes

that God brought him at that

time to a determination to do

what he could to bring to

light and correct that

injustice and evil. When

Armstrong began to research

his rights, responsibilities

and how to proceed, he learned

that through the intervening

five years Scientology had

   
 

 

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been able to maintain an

appeal, Scientology v.

Armstrong, No. B025920, from

the 1984 Breckenridge

decision, and Armstrong's

first actions concerned that

appeal.

 

   

136. Around March 12 and

continuing for about two weeks

Armstrong experienced what he

believes was both his

spiritual death and his

rebirth, brought on him by

God. Armstrong believes that

God showed him the nature of

the evil that he had been

chosen by God to oppose, and

God showed him the spiritual

battle with that evil.

Armstrong believes that God

showed him that persecution

must be endured for His Cause,

and God assured Armstrong that

He would never leave him. God

showed Armstrong the souls he

fought for, and why God chose

him to fight through all those

years. Armstrong believes

  136. Ex. 1, 24:25-25:14.
 

 

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that God brought him to

surrender his battle to Him

that His Will be done, for

unless God does it Armstrong

hasn't got a prayer.

Armstrong believes that he

will run whatever race God

calls him to run as fast and

as far as God moves him.

Armstrong believes that

sometimes God will appear to

lose the race on earth to win

it in Heaven.

 

   

ISSUE X

Armstrong's Claim: All of Armstrong's activities which

Scientology claims are violations of the subject agreement are

religiously motivated and completely protected by the First

Amendment, and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.

Armstrong incorporates herein his Disputed Facts, Additional

Facts and Evidentiary Support Nos. 1-136, supra.

 

137. Armstrong is a Christian.  

137. Ex. 1, 1:22; 1:23-30:31;

Ex. 1(H), pp. 30-32, ¶ 25, p.

42, ¶ 33, pp. 52, ¶ 43; Ex.

1(J), 1:18-28, 3:14-27; Ex.

1(J)(C), Declaration of

Michael Rinder executed

October 27, 1994, and filed in

 

 

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Scientology v. Steven Fishman

& Uwe Geertz, US District

Court for the Central District

of California No. 91-6426-HLH

(Tx), at 11:9-11;

Scientology's Evidence, Ex.

1Q, letter of Gerald Armstrong

to David Miscavige dated

December 22, 1992, at p. 9;

Scientology's Evidence, Ex.

1O, letter of Gerald Armstrong

to Eric Lieberman dated June

21, 1991; Scientology's

Evidence, Ex. 1N, Declaration

of Gerald Armstrong executed

July, 1991, at pp. 7-9, ¶¶ 6,7

 

138. Armstrong believes that

his life, in every moment and

breath, is God's and in God's

Hands. Armstrong believes

that he has been saved from

eternal separation and hell to

become a son of God by God's

Grace alone, and drawn by God

to trust and follow His Son

Jesus Christ as his Lord and

Savior. Armstrong believes he

  .138. Ex. 1, 1:24-2:4.
 

 

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has been filled with God's

Holy Spirit, and given by Him

all peace, wisdom and love.

Armstrong believes that he has

been saved for God's Purposes

to His Glory. Armstrong

believes that God's Purpose

for him and all the world is

salvation. Armstrong believes

that the only difference of

any meaning at any time

between him and anyone else on

earth is this belief in God's

Plan for salvation.

 

   

139. Armstrong believes that

as a Christian and as a son of

God he has been led and will

be led into all of his life's

situations and to all of the

people he has encountered and

will encounter for God's

Purposes alone. Armstrong

believes that from God come

all things, including the

trust in Him, the willingness

to believe on Him, free will,

peace, wisdom and love.

  139. Ex. 1, 2:5-10.
 

 

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140. Scientology professes in

its public promotions and

publications to be compatible

with Christianity.

 

 

140. Ex. 1, 2:22-28, 25:15-23;

Ex. 2, 12:23-13: 15, 15:5-8;

Ex. 5, 2:4-8; Ex. 6, 3:17-20.

141. Scientology states in its

"catechism, " published in 1992

in its promotional book What

is Scientology?,

" Scientologists

hold the Bible as a

holy work and have

no argument with the

Christian belief

that Jesus Christ

was the Savior of

Mankind and the Son

of God...¶ There are

probably many types

of redemption. That

of Christ was to

heaven."

 

  141. Ex. 1, 25:16-23.

142. In fact, however,

Scientology is anti-Christian.

 

142. Ex. 1, 25:15-26:24; Ex.

1(J), 2:1-23; Ex. 2, 13:16-

16:21; Ex. 3, 1:19-2:16; Ex.

4, 1:19-2:10; Ex. 4(A); Ex. 6,

3:20-4:2.

 

 

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143. Once initiated into

Scientology, people are

secretly taught, and must

believe, that Christ, God and

Heaven are false ideas

"implanted" in humans by

electronic means to enslave

them.

 

 

143. Ex. 1, 25:24-26:24; Ex.

2, 13:16-16:21; Ex. 2(B),

"Routine 3 Heaven" Scientology

Bulletin by L. Ron Hubbard

dated May 11, 1963; Ex. 2(C),

"Resistive Cases Former

Therapy" Scientology Bulletin

by L. Ron Hubbard dated

September 23, 1968; Ex. 3,

1:19-2:15; Ex. 3(A); Ex. 3(B);

Ex. 4(A); Ex. 1(J)(A),

"Operating Thetan Section

III," by L. Ron Hubbard

(Handwritten and Typed

Versions) at Bates stamped

pages 700684, 700707.

 

144. Scientology secretly

teaches its initiated

adherents that its "auditing"

procedures are the only way to

free mankind from "Christian"

slavery and the "Creator of

Heaven."

 

 

144. Ex. 1, 25:24-26:24; Ex.

2, 13:16-16:21; Ex. 2(B); Ex.

2(C); Ex. 3, 1:19-2:15; Ex.

3(A); Ex. 3(B); Ex. 4(A).

145. The main target of

Scientology's promotion and

marketing are Christians. The

largest percentage of

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Scientology's members come

from Christian backgrounds.

The second largest percentage

comes from Judaism.

 

   

146. Scientology enforces the

acceptance of its teachings

that Christ, God and Heaven

are false "implanted" ideas

with Scientology's system of

"ethics" punishments, its

"auditing procedures," and its

institutionalized mockery of

God and Christ. Anyone in

Scientology who professed a

belief in Christ, or God, or

who sought help through

prayer, was viewed and handled

as a " psychotic."

 

 

146. Ex. 1, 26:8-24; Ex. 2,

15:4-11; Ex. 3, 2:5-16.

147. Jesus states at Mark

3:28,29:

"28 Verily I

say unto you. All

sins shall be

forgiven unto the

sons of men, and

blasphemies

wherewith soever

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they shall

blaspheme:

29 But he

that shall blaspheme

against the Holy

Ghost hath never

forgiveness, but is

in danger of eternal

damnation."

 

   

148. Armstrong believes that

when Hubbard asserts that

Christ and God are "implants,"

he blasphemes the Holy Spirit,

the one unforgivable sin.

 

  148. Ex. 1, 27:6-8.

149. Armstrong believes that

people drawn into Scientology

and brought to adopt this

blasphemy are in grave

spiritual danger.

 

  149. Ex. 1, 27:8-9.

150. Armstrong believes that

Scientology is the clever

human invention of a clever

human who took his human

cleverness as far as it would

go for his own glorification.

Armstrong believes that God

  150. Ex. 1, 3:24-4:7.
 

 

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used Armstrong to accomplish

part of God's Plan for

Scientology, Scientologists

and salvation. Armstrong

believes that it took someone

with a God-given history,

character and skills such as

He gave Armstrong to bring out

of Scientology, to the light,

and to the minds and hearts of

all those whom God sent to

listen, a testimony of the

character of Scientology's

product and "source."

Armstrong believes that God

continues to use him to

reflect the unworthiness and

bankruptcy of Hubbard's

attempt to create his own

salvation plan, against the

infallibility and peaceful

grandeur of God's Plan.

 

   

151. Margery Wakefield, who

also signed a "Flynn

agreement," believes that she

is saved by the Grace of God

through her faith in His Son

Jesus Christ. She believes

  151. Ex. 4, 1:19-2:24.
 

 

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that she was called to speak

out concerning the illegal

practices of Scientology, its

mind control techniques, and

its anti-Christian nature and

teachings. Ms. Wakefield

recently wrote an essay

entitled " What Christians Need

To Know About Scientology."

She has been motivated in

speaking her thoughts based on

her knowledge and experiences

by the desire to reach the

minds of people who are in

Scientology and held by its

anti-Christian mind control

and pseudo-scientific dogma,

and the minds of people who

might be drawn into

Scientology by its

misrepresentations concerning

its intentions, practices and

religion. She believes that

it is every Christian's

motivation and desire to reach

the unsaved with the message

of the true gospel and a

warning about false teachers

like L. Ron Hubbard and false

   
 

 

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gospels like Scientology. She

has felt that the right to

speak and teach in this way is

something that no court in

this country should nor can

take away. Ms. Wakefield

believes that under the US

Constitution she is free to

speak and cannot contract away

her right to speak about those

Scientology's "religious"

scriptures, practices and

experiences. She believes

that what she experienced in

Scientology was her own

religious experiences, and

what she experienced regarding

Scientology after leaving are

her own religious experiences,

about which she cannot be

silenced.

 

   

152. Keith Scott has a

Christian ministry called the

Cults Awareness Ministry. A

vital aspect of his ministry

is to offer advice born of

experience to people who are

going in or thinking about

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coming out of Scientology. He

does this work from a

Christian perspective, using

the strength and truths he has

gained through his faith in

Jesus Christ as his Lord and

Savior. Mr. Scott exposes the

untruths of Scientology and

explains the dangers to the

spiritual well-being and

future of people who follow

those untruths rather than the

truths of the Word of God. Mr.

Scott believes that he was

saved from the manipulation

and mind control of

Scientology by the Grace of

God recognized through his

faith in His Son, Jesus

Christ.

 

   

153. Other knowledgeable

people use the information

about Hubbard, his philosophy

and practices which Armstrong

brought to the light, to

educate and free the

misinformed.

 

 

153. Ex. 2, 8:27-9:20; pp.

8,9, ¶¶ 14,15; Ex. 3, 3:20-

4:8; Ex. 5, 1:4-2:4; Ex. 6,

4:3-6; Ex. 7, pp. 1,3, ¶¶

6,13; Ex. 9, 4:4-5:13.

 

 

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154. Armstrong believes that

as Christ taught, and as a

child of God, Armstrong's

practice is forgiveness.

Armstrong believes that as all

that he has done has by Christ

been forgiven, Armstrong has

forgiven everything anyone has

ever done to me, every act or

thought of persecution.

Armstrong believes that what

he cannot forgive, however,

for he has not the power to

forgive it, is Hubbard's,

Scientology's leaders'

Scientologist's and anyone

else's blasphemy of God's Holy

Spirit.

 

  154. Ex. 1, 29:13-19.

155. Armstrong believes that

Scientologists will not

recognize their need for

forgiveness as long as they

blaspheme the Holy Spirit, and

they will persecute Armstrong

as long as they commit and

promote this blasphemy.

Armstrong asks them to stop.

Armstrong believes that when

  155. Ex. 1, 29:20-30:23.
 

 

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Scientology persecutes the

"little ones," those who are

the least among us, those

whom Scientology's leaders call

"suppressive persons," "PTSes"

or " degraded beings"

Scientology persecutes Christ

Himself. Armstrong asks them

to stop this practice as well.

Armstrong believes that God

for His Purposes chose

Armstrong to be persecuted;

and to care and hurt when the

little ones are persecuted.

Armstrong cares what

Scientology does to him

because he believes

Scientology is doing it and

will do it to anyone else.

Armstrong believes that is to

all of these who are

persecuted, and to all those

in Scientology, that God has

sent him. Armstrong believes

that we are in the end times,

and that God has sent His

messengers, teachers and

prophets onto His Elect,

wherever they are, in whatever

   
 

 

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country, city, prison, church

or cult, to gather them onto

Himself. Armstrong believes

that God chose him to be

persecuted by Scientology's

leaders, using their

organization's tax-exempt

millions, and in violation of

the nation's Constitution, as

Apostles of old were

persecuted, and all God's

Disciples have been persecuted

throughout history. Armstrong

believes that this need not

be, for persecution can end in

no time and without downside.

Armstrong believes,

nevertheless, God allows and

uses the persecution of His

Children, His Messengers,

Teachers and Prophets to prove

His great Mercy and Love and

the power of His marvelous

plan of salvation, both for

the persecutors and those

persecuted. Armstrong

believes that God knows which

souls He will reach through

Armstrong's words, story and

   
 

 

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persecution. Armstrong

believes that they may be few;

nevertheless, God desires that

all should be saved.

 

   

 

ARMSTRONG'S ISSUE NO. XI

Armstrong's Claim: Before Armstrong made the video at the CAN

Convention in which he discussed his experiences, before Armstrong

communicated to Newsweek, before Armstrong was interviewed on

E!TV, and before he communicated with attorney Graham Berry and

anyone else about the Fishman case, Scientology had subjected him

to post-"settlement "fair game," attacked him, put him in danger,

and published its own version of his experiences to which he was

not barred in any way from responding.

Armstrong incorporates herein his Disputed Facts, Additional

Facts and Evidentiary Support Nos. 1-155, supra.

 

156. Every act by Armstrong

which Scientology considers a

breach of its "settlement

contract" was precipitated by

Scientology's refusal

following the "settlement" to

discontinue its acts of "fair

game." These acts are

shocking and have caused

Armstrong extreme emotional

hurt. They involve

Scientology's publication and

 

156. Defendant's Evidence

Ex. 10, 9:17-10: 16. Armstrong

specifically repeats and

includes herein his facts and

evidence in Nos. 85 and 87

supra.

 

 

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international dissemination of

perverse and false statements

concerning his history in

Scientology and in his

litigation battle with

Scientology. Armstrong

believes that there can be no

doubt that Scientology

considers him "fair game,"

considered him "fair game"

after the " settlement," and

that he is in grave personal

danger. Scientology's

publication of perverse and

false statements about his

history and the personal

danger it continues to put him

in requires his response to

defend himself in every legal

way possible. Scientology's

head private investigator,

Eugene M. Ingram, a former

vice sergeant of the Los

Angeles Police Department,

reputed to have been busted

from the force for pandering

and taking payoffs from drug

dealers, has threatened to

murder Armstrong, illegally

   
 

 

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[CT 8409]

videotaped him, pressed false

criminal charges against him,

and spread the false rumor

Armstrong has AIDS. To defend

himself and others Armstrong

believes he must be able to

speak freely, write freely and

meet freely with people who

are likewise Scientology's

"fair game" targets.

Scientology attacks Armstrong

church and religion

(Christianity), and lies

publicly about its

relationship to his church and

religion, and for those

reasons, even if Scientology

had not attacked him

personally and had not

threatened his life, Armstrong

believes he must speak out

against its antireligious

nature. Armstrong believes

that no court under this

country's Constitution, can

legally order him to not

oppose and expose

Scientology's anti-Christian

writings and nature.

   
 

 

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[CT 8410]

Dated: September 17, 1995   Respectfully submitted,

[signed]
Gerald Armstrong

 

 

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