I Malcolm Claude
Nothling, the undersigned, hereby state the
following under oath:
1 I am a Caucasian male 38 years of age, born on
2 I was a dedicated member of The Church of Scientology
3 I served in the Special Forces in the South African
Force. During this period I became highly skilled in handling
firearms. This information was known by senior members of the
Church of Scientology in South Africa.
4 In May 1986 I was requested to take up an
position at the Church of Scientology's headquarters in Los
5 I arrived in Los Angeles on 6th June 1986 expecting
to take up
an administrative post that urgently needed to be filled. A
week after arriving I was seconded to assist with
demonstrations outside the Los Angeles Supreme Court in which
the case between Lawrence Wollersheim and the Church of
Scientology was being heard.
6 I was also promised by the Church of Scientology, on
Los Angeles, that they would attend to some of my previous
counselling that had gone horribly wrong. I was experiencing
suicidal .feelings and feelings of anger and destruction. It
required a tremendous effort on my behalf to restrain myself. I
had previously submitted a report to the Religious Technology
Centre of my condition.
7 During June/July 1986 I was approached by two
from the San Francisco area, specifically Concorde.
Unfortunately I cannot recall their names but one of them had a
signwriting business in that area. They proposed that I should
assasinate Larry Wollersheim. They would organise the weapon
and whatever else I needed to accomplish this task. I cannot
say with any accuracy wether or not they had been instructed to
organise this from a higher level within the organisation.
However, I now find it disturbing that Scientologists, myself
included at the time, can consider this method of resolving
what they consider to be a problem. In fact I blame the policy
within the Church of Scientology known as the 'Simon
Bolivar' which encourages these acts against supposed enemies.
At the time I seriously considered committing this crime but
believed that I was going to be used as the "fall guy" because
it would have been easy thereafter to show that I was
demonstrating and stating that I found myself in an unstable
condition. When I declined I fell out of favour with the Church
of Scientology and was expelled without a hearing and on
trumped up charges for which I am currently suing the Church of
8 The above is true and 1 am willing to submit to a
test or any other method to establish the integrity of my