DECLARATION OF VICKI J. AZNARAN
I, VICKI J. AZNARAN, hereby declare as follows:
1. I am over 18 years of age and a resident of the State
of Texas. I have personal knowledge of the matters set forth
herein and, if called upon to do so, could and would competently
2. From 1972 until 1987, 1 was a member of various Church of Scientology
("Church") entities. During that time I held a number of senior positions
corporate and ecclesiastic hierarchy of the Church.
3. From 1981 onward I knew both Vaughn and Stacy Young, whom I met and had
contact with as a result of my work as a staff. r,ember in the Church of
Scientology. I am familiar with their positions in the Church.
4. In my staff capacities in the early 1980s, and later in my executive
positions in the Religious Technology Center, I was directly or closely involved
in meetings with senior staff members of various Church corporations. These
senior staff made significant or major decisions which affected the future of
the Church. I know that neither Vaughn nor Stacy Young were included in such
senior decision-making processes. They were never senior or key Church
executives.. They were not consulted regarding, nor were they privy to, the
meetings where major issues were discussed and decisions made.
5. I am informed that the Youngs have made claims to specialized knowledge
about the corporate status and structure of the Church. Such claims are false.
Neither of the Youngs were in a position to have detailed knowledge of the
corporate and fiscal structures and operations of any Church of Scientology. In
fact, Vaughn Young worked in the area of Public Relations for the entire time
that I was acquainted with him. Stacy was primarily a writer in the Church
public relations department.
6. Another false allegation is Vaughn Young's claim to be not only
knowledgeable about but personally affected by a dispute in 1986 and 1987
between David Miscavige and Pat Broeker concerning Scientology scriptures. I was
with Broeker during this period and was aware of this situation. To my knowledge
Vaughn Young was not in a position to know what happened during this dispute.
7. That Vaughn and Stacy Young are experts is not true. They are being
called experts not due to expertise in Scientology but in order to collect
insurance money for their testimony. When Graham Berry retained me for $2,500
write declarations, he made it clear to me he would get me classified as an
"expert" so the insurance company would pay.
8. What this creates, and what the Youngs are part of, is a stable of
people who, for pay, write declarations. The Fishman case is a good example.
Neither the Youngs nor I have ever met Steve Fishman.
9. Stacy Young apparently claims special expertise regarding Scientology
scriptures. This is just another part of the sham that has been erected around
this litigation. She doesn't hold herself out as an "expert" in her
of this litigation. It is only when testimony is needed for Mr. Berry th at the
"expert" title is used.
10. To give an example of how this "expert" plan works, Vaughn Young
as an "expert," that Steven Fishman was known and discussed by senior
executives and staff. For years in the inid-1980s I was one of the highest
ranking executives in all of the Churches of Scientology. Furthermore, I never
heard David Miscavige or Marc Yager, whom I had regular contact with, ever
mention his name. Thus it is inconceivable to me that Vaughn Young would have
heard any Church staff member or executive talk about Fishman. He was not in a
position to know and I was.
11. The Youngs rely on innuendo to make allegations under the guise of "
knowledge." Here are some specific exanples: a) that End of Cycle within
Church means committing suicide. There is no such policy and in fact this is
totally contrary to Church policy and they know this; b) that members of the
Church are involved in murder of adversaries. This never occurred at any tire
and it is a lie that anyone connected with he Church would recognize including
the Youngs; c) Vaughn Young implied that there might be something suspicious
about the death f L. Ron Hubbard. This is fictitious scandal. I was a senior
executive and can state that L. Ron Hubbard's death was not by anything other
than natural causes; d) inferring that the death of Flo Barnett was covered up
by Mr. Miscavige. There was never ny question that the cause of her death was
due to self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Additionally, the facts are that there was
never any order by David Miscavige or anyone else to keep the matter quiet. If
such an order existed, I would have known about it: e) an additional forum in
which this false information is spread in FACTNET. This is a computer base which
seeks to create the impression that Scientology is somehow responsible for the
deaths of certain individuals. Anyone who knows Scientology or has been involved
with it knows this is not realistic.
12. The above are examples of the falsehood and innuendo created by the stable
of false "expert" witnesses that has been created here.
I declare under the penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States
America, and under the laws of each individual state thereof, including the laws
of the states of California and Texas, that the foregoing is true and correct.
Executed this 19th day of May, 1994 in Dallas, Texas.