Declaration of Gerald Armstrong
I, Gerald Armstrong, declare:
1. I have been advised by attorney Joseph A. Yanny that he has been sued by
one or more Scientology entities, hereinafter referred to as "the organization,"
me to breach a settlement agreement I entered into with the organization in
I am making this declaration to show that this allegation is in every respect
2. I received a telephone call from Mr. Yanny to my answering machine on or
about July 10, 1991. He left a message which simply said, "I need
your help." I called
him back at which time he reiterated his request for my help and explained
that because of
organization machinations (which have been detailed in other declarations
parties), Rick and Vicki Aznaran, plaintiffs and counter-defendants against
had been induced to fire their attorney, Ford Greene, and that Mr. Yanny had
the case to ensure they had legal representation. Mr. Yanny also expressed
conversation some personal concerns, which will remain private and confidential
Mr. Yanny and me.
3. I told Mr. Yanny at that time that I would help and that I would travel
Los Angeles on July 12. I asked him for five hundred dollars to cover
my expenses, and
told him he could consider it as purchase of stock in The Gerald Armstrong
(TGAC). I also counseled Mr. Yanny at that time regarding his personal
difficulties. (TGAC is a California Corporation in which, although it
bears my name and
I am its active officer, I own no stock.)
4. I did travel to Los Angeles, did stay at Mr. Yanny's home,
did work in his
office on July 15 and July 16, and did write and execute a declaration
on July 16 giving
my knowledge of the effect of the December 1986 group settlement
agreements on the
ability of the Aznarans and other individuals victimized by the
organization to obtain
proper legal representation. I also discussed with Mr.
Yanny literary and artistic
matters, areas of the law, as a copyright and trademark attorney,
in which he has
expertise. The majority of my time with Mr. Yanny concerned
spiritual matters, an
area in which I have expertise.
5. I refer this Court to my declarations of March 15, 1990 and
1990, and the exhibits thereto. These declarations detail
the circumstances at the time
of the December 1986 settlement and the many instances subsequently
when I was
attacked or threatened by the organization in violation of the
These declarations make it very clear that I consider I have
a right to counter the
organization's attacks, to speak out against its policy of "
fair game" and assaults on the
basic rights of individuals, and to assist those whom I would
depend on for protection
against the organization's legal and extra-legal might and antisocial
acts. It is therefore
the organization itself which induced me, if I was induced by
any human agency to do
anything which the organization might consider a breach of the
6. But more than a desire to protect myself or right the organization's
acts towards me, however, I helped Mr. Yanny for the simple reason
that he asked.
I will do the same for anyone. The organization is aware
of this fact because it
received my letter of June 21, 1991, a copy of which will accompany
as Exhibit 1, and acknowledged the letter's receipt in their
letter of July 3, 1991, a
copy of which will accompany this declaration as Exhibit 2.
It is not only the right
of all men to respond to requests for help, it is our essence.
If I was induced,
therefore, to help Mr. Yanny, or anyone else, it was our Creator
Who induced me.
Mr. Yanny, unlike the organization, was not aware of my dedication
my fellow humans, did not know of my June 21, 1991 letter, so
acted in innocence.
7. I do not ask for or expect a fee for my help, although generally
I do not
refuse whatever is given me. I know that I am sustained
completely by the Great
Coordinator Who sends to me whomever He wants me to help.
cannot be induced by money or whatever anyone can offer me.
I declare under the pains and penalty of perjury under the laws
of the State of California
that the foregoing is true and correct.
Executed this 19th day of July at New York, New York.
||[signed] G. Armstrong]