VIA FACSIMILE (702) 782-8362
George Abbott, Esq.
2245-B Meridian Blvd.
P.O. Box 98
Minden, Nevada 89423-0098
Re: Gerry Armstrong
Our File No. SC102-003
Dear Mr. Abbott:
I write in reply to your letter of May 5,
which, as was your last letter, referred to
me for reply. As I am sure you are aware, I have represented the Church of
("CSI") since early 1992 in its efforts to enforce the Settlement
of December 6,
My representation naturally includes dealing
with the various threats and demands which
your client and friend has made in the past five years. His letter of March 6,
1997, is not the
first letter of this type that we have received. I trust that you have
that prior correspondence, so I will not waste time here by discussing it in
It suffices to
note that all of this correspondence follows an all too familiar pattern - a
Armstrong's view of the Settlement Agreement, its alleged unenforceability,
persecution of Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Armstrong's professed desire to make peace
threats to expose certain unspecified facts which Armstrong hints would damage
to Mr. Armstrong's ability to benefit CSI ("With my help, it is entirely
organization can retain its tax exempt status..."), underlying all of
is the odor of
Mr. Armstrong professes interest in "a
sane and lasting peace." That is just what CSI
bargained and paid for in the 1986 Settlement and is just what its efforts to
agreement have been aimed at. Since my involvement began in early 1992, I have
to a multitude of actions on the part of Mr. Armstrong which were clear
action by CSI. Despite these clear provocations, CSI has acted with remarkable
has only sought relief for the most egregious of Mr. Armstrong's actions.
A meeting between Messrs. Miscavige and
would serve no purpose. Mr.
Miscavige has no involvement with Mr. Armstrong and has not even seen him
matter is between Armstrong and CSI. We seek nothing more than the peace we
bargained for. If Mr. Armstrong would simply obey the Court's permanent
would be peace. Armstrong, on the other hand, while he professes only a desire
actually wants to ignore his obligations under the Settlement Agreement and
injunctive order. If he wants peace, he can abide by that agreement, and there
is no need for
any meeting. If he wants something other than that, CSI is unwilling to
in the interests of courtesy, I will be happy to meet with either you or Mr.
of you, on CSI's behalf and to discuss whatever is appropriate.