from 1971 through 1981. During much of that time, I worked
directly for L. Ron Hubbard in a variety of positions.
of L. Ron Hubbard including those concerned with hiding
him physically to thwart attempts to have him served with
summonses or subpoenas. Scientology organizations and
Scientologists were used by Hubbard to achieve his conceal-
ment and the frustration of due process.
in 1979 and early 1980. The exact location was known to
only a few Scientologists. In or about March of 1980, he
fled from that location and went into even deeper hiding,
taking with him two Scientologists, Pat and Anne Broeker.
the purpose of which was to resolve Hubbard's legal pro-
blems and to establish a series of buffer corporations
which would allow him to retain control of Scientology
organizations without being legally responsible for the
organization's tortious or criminal acts. I learned at
the start of this mission from Hubbard's communications
that he fled because of his fear of being subpoenaed as
a witness in the then pending IRS tax case against Scientology
in which inurement of the organization's funds to Hubbard
was an issue, and that he would be served in other civil
cases where he had been or would be named as a defendant.
He also expressed a concern because an Oregon case, Christofferson
v. Scientology, had resulted in a 2.1 million dollar judgment.
All of these concerns were expressed in correspondence Hubbard
sent to the mission I had been appointed to, and I saw this
correspondence due to my duties in this mission. The cor-
respondence had been sent to the mission at least a month
before any attorneys were involved. I was also briefed
extensively at the start of the mission on these matters,
including Hubbard's fear of being served in the various
cases then known about, by Laurel Sullivan, Hubbard's re-
presentative and personal public relations officer.
Public Relations Office of L.Ron Hubbard and I was familiar
with the shore story on where Hubbard was and what he was
doing, as well as the truth of the matter. For "legal"
reasons, so that service of Hubbard could not be effectuated
by litigants using organization communication channels,
we all were told to state and did state that we had no means
of communicating to Hubbard. This was a lie because we
all knew, at my level in the organization, that communications
could and did go to Hubbard via David Miscavige, a top
messenger in Hubbard's messenger unit of Scientology. I
received an order from Hubbard in mid-1980 to send him a
copy of a particular manuscript and I was able to do so
using Scientology organization communication channels.
6. The shore story was that Hubbard had gone into
seclusion to research and write novels. But each of us
knew that he was in hiding because of the several lawsuits
in which he had been named as a defendant. In 1981,
Laurel Sullivan, Hubbard's Senior Personal Public Relations
Officer, briefed the Guardian's Office (GO) staff in Los
Angeles, and laid out very clearly that Hubbard was hiding
because of his involvement in all the lawsuits and the
GO's failure to resolve his legal problems including having
him removed as a defendant in the various cases. I attended
this briefing which was recorded by Ms. Sullivan and the
GO. No attorneys were present and Ms. Sullivan did not
conduct this meeting on the advice of attorneys.
7. In mid-1981 another "legal mission" was initiated
utilizing personnel from Hubbard's messenger organization.
An offshoot from this mission was "Mission All Clear", the
purpose of which was to remedy all Hubbard's legal pro-
blems so it would be "all clear" for Hubbard to come out
of hiding. This "legal" mission in the various Scientology
organizations is still ongoing.
8. Hubbard's policies and practices, to avoid legal
process have formed a pattern going back many years. In
December 1972, I knew that Hubbard had left the ship "Apollo,"
then in Portugal, and gone into hiding in the U.S. to avoid
extradition to France in a fraud case then pending. In
1976, I was present in Dunedin, Florida, when Hubbard fled
to avoid being served in cases being brought against the
organization in Florida. In this instance, Hubbard had
one of his personal staff, Joyce Popham, create the illusion
that he was still in the area by forging his signature and
handwriting on memos going to staff in the nearby Scientology
organizations. In 1977, Hubbard fled from the Scientology
base in LaQuinta, California, because of the fear that he
might be named in the federal criminal case in which his
wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, and 10 others were convicted of
obstruction of justice. When Hubbard returned to LaQuinta,
after learning from the organization legal personnel that
he would not be charged in the federal case, he set up a
system of guards and a radio alert so he could escape if
any government agent, marshal, sheriff or process server
arrived at the property. I was posted as a guard during
that period and was instructed to tell anyone who arrived
and asked about Hubbard that he was not on the property.
A getaway car was kept nearby for Hubbard's use at all times.
Each person on the base was briefed and drilled to lie
about Hubbard's presence, to refuse and kick away any papers
being served by officials or process servers, and to alert
others on the base so Hubbard could escape.
Hubbard's personal communications unit, holding the post
of Deputy LRH External Communications Aide, at Dunedin,
Florida. During that time, I saw Hubbard's Program, "Code
Name: Power", attached hereto as Exhibit [A]. I also
saw various compliance reports and other correspondence
concerning "Power" including "Project: Early Warning System"
written by Deputy Guardian for the U.S., Henning Heldt,
attached hereto as Exhibit [B]. These documents show Hubbard's
order to the Guardian Office to set up a warning system
so he could avoid service of process, and the GO's massive
operation to comply with that order.
Signed this 2nd day of October, 1985, under the pains
and penalties of perjury.