Affidavits and Declarations

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Robert Vaughn Young – During his years in Scientology, Vaughn worked in PR for the Guardian’s Office and wrote articles for Freedom Magazine
Stacy Brooks – Stacy Brooks held many positions in Scientology’s Sea Org including being the first editor of Scientology’s magazine, Freedom
Jesse Prince – A former Scientologist and Sea Org member of 16 years, Jesse was a senior executive in the Religious Technology Center, Scientology’s top management and trademark organization.
Lawrence Woodcraft – As an architect, Lawrence warned Scientology that their ship, the Freewinds, was riddled with blue asbestos.  He also described family life inside the Sea Org.
Astra Woodcraft – Raised in Scientology, Astra had a child at 15 to force Scientology to allow her to leave the group.
Zoe Woodcraft – Zoe’s childhood was spent in Scientology’s roach infested properties and put to work at the age of 8
Sarah Heller – Sarah is a Scientologist who knew Zoe Woodcraft. She was enlisted by Scientology to write an affidavit to counter the charges Zoe raised in her declarations and video interviews.
Tonja Burden – Tonja spent her teenage years in Scientology and signed a billion year service contract to enlist in the Sea Org. She writes about the Sea org, the Cadet Org, the EPF and RPF and witnessing people being held in a chain locker on Scientology’s flagship, the Apollo.
Maria Pia Gardini – Maria was defrauded out of $2 million before she finally left Scientology
Alexander Turbyne III – Turbyne explains how a Scientology front group, Sterling Management Systems, lured him into Scientology.
Ed Hattaway – Ed Hattaway is a chiropractor who was defrauded by Scientology.
Tera Hattaway – Tera details the abuse of children she witnessed while in Scientology.
Tory (Bezazian) Christman – Tory spent thirty years in Scientology and worked as a volunteer for the Office of Special Affairs.
Stephen A. Kent, Ph.D. – Stephen Kent is a professor at the University of Alberta in the Department of Sociology. He provides his opinion on Scientology’s Isolation Rundown and whether Scientology is a solely religious practice.
Gerry Armstrong – Gerry was L. Ron Hubbard’s personal archivist. When he discovered that Hubbard and Scientology were lying about important facts in Hubbard’s background, he urged Scientology to clear the record and tell the truth. Scientology responded by attacking Gerry. He left Scientology and provided this affidavit for a former member’s lawsuit
Arnie Lerma – Arnie Lerma’s home was raided by Scientology after he posted their copyrighted material to the internet.
Ron DeWolf – The son of L. Ron Hubbard wrote an affidavit about the fraud he witnessed in Scientology.
Roxanne Friend – Roxanne describes how Scientology held her against her will and even went so far as to kidnap her, throwing her into a van and holding her for up to four weeks. They also deprived her of needed medical care leading to her subsequent death.
David Mayo – David was an important member of Scientology who helped develop some of Hubbard’s Scientology technology including NOTS. Mayo writes about how he was placed forcibly onto the RPF in 1982.
Judge James M Ideman – In 1993, Judge Ideman was presiding over the Fishman trial which was drawn out for years by Scientology’s legal tactics. When Scientology started to harass Ideman’s clerk, the Judge took the extreme step of recusing himself from the case.
Margery Wakefield – As a volunteer for Scientology’s intelligence bureau, the Guardian’s Office (since renamed the Office of Special Affairs), Margery was instructed on how to set-up a judge who was presiding over a case involving Scientology.
Don Larson – Don Larson was the head of Scientology’s International Finance Police which was directed by Scientology’s leaders to extort money out of Mission Holders. Jesse Prince also wrote about this same topic.
Michael J. Calagna – A licensed private investigator, Calagna attempted to serve process on Scientology’s leaders and several Scientology celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Kirstie Alley. In this declaration, he describes how he and others attended an event at Scientology’s L.A. Celebrity Center and attempted to serve papers there.
Paul Kellerhals – Kellerhals is the head of security for Scientology in Clearwater, Florida and was involved in the enforced stay of Lisa McPherson during the last 17 days of her life. He wrote an affidavit for the McPherson criminal case describing some of the threats and attacks he claims Scientology.has faced in Clearwater.
Mike Rinder – Rinder is part of Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs. He writes about a meeting with Stacy Brooks and Vaughn Young in which he tried to get them stop offering testimony against Scientology. Rinder’s version of the events vary wildly from those of Vaughn and Stacy.

Robert Vaughn Young Declarations

RVY-01Prior to Jesse Prince’s departure, Robert Vaughn Young was the highest ranking member of Scientology to speak out against the church. Vaughn worked in Public Relations for the church and was it’s most effective spokesperson during the period of great turmoil surrounding the uncovering of Operation Snow White.
After leaving the church, he was instrumental in bringing out the truth about what Scientology is and what Scientology does.
While Vaughn was in Scientology, he appeared on several TV shows — including some in which he debated L. Ron Hubbard’s son. I have two of those shows available on the site. The PBS Late Night show from May 24, 1983 and a local talk show called Morning Break from 1982.
I also have an excerpt of a show called Network First in which he and his then wife Stacy Brooks demonstrate some of the Scientology training routines.  He can also be seen in Secret Lives, a biography of L. Ron Hubbard.
Shortly before Vaughn died from cancer, he videotaped a depostion for the Lisa McPherson Civil Case.

Essays from Vaughn Young
Toward a New Model of “Cult Control
The Orwellian Nature of Scientology
Scientology from Inside Out: Strategies for Managing the News Media


Scientology vs. Gerry Armstrong

Declaration of Vaughn Young dated May 12, 1985.  (PDF 5.6 megs) Vaughn was still in Scientology when he wrote this declaration on their behalf. He denounces Gerry Armstrong and criticizes Gerry’s abilities as Hubbard’s official archivist.

Cult Awareness Network

Declaration of Vaughn Young dated September 8, 1993. (PDF 4.4 megs) Vaughn details his career in Scientology and details his knowledge of Scientology’s use of WISE as a recruiting tool.
Declaration of Vaughn Young dated October 31, 1994. (PDF 438k)  Scientology made many attacks on Cythia Kisser’s character. In this declaration, Vaughn states that he has no knowledge of the validity of these charges.

Scientology vs. Fishman

Declaration of Vaughn Young dated October 25, 1993. Vaughn covers in great detail Scientology’s Fair Game policy and shares experiences from his time as a PR person for the organization.
Declaration of Vaughn Young dated November 23, 1993. (PDF 5 megs) Vaughn details his career in Scientology as a trained Public Relations representative for the group. He writes about his experiences and his knowledge of Fair Game and front groups within Scientology.
Declaration of Vaughn Young dated December 29, 1993. Vaughn discusses a video deposition of Heber Jentzsch taken by Graham Berry.
Declaration of Vaughn Young dated March 9, 1994. Vaughn explains how Scientology’s belief that psychiatrists are evil led to their attacks on Dr. Geertz. Vaughn also details the deaths of Hubbard’s son Quentin as well as that of David Miscavige’s mother-in-law. These comments caused Mike Rinder to respond in a declaration of his own.
Declaration of Vaughn Young dated December 14, 1994. (PDF 6.6 megs) Vaughn disputes statements made in a declaration by Scientologist Mike Rinder. In Rinder’s declaration, he accused Vaughn and Stacy of demanding huge sums of money to stop testifying against Scientology.

RTC and Bridge Publications vs. FACTnet

Declaration of Vaughn Young dated February 1997. When Scientology sued Factnet for copyright infringement, Vaughn was asked to examine Scientology’s documents and discovered many important discrepancies in the copyrights of Hubbard’s works.
Declaration of Vaughn Young dated July 26, 1998. (PDF 1.47 megs) Vaughn samples several of the Scientology documents which had been submitted to the court and disputes the validity of the copyrights on altered materials.

Lisa McPherson Civil Suit

Affidavit of Vaughn Young dated October 6, 1999. Vaughn pierces the veil of Scientology’s elaborate corporate structure.