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15 matching items found between Jan 1984 and Jun 1984. Furthermore, there are 5 matching items for all time not shown.
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Jun 13, 1984
Judge has L.A. sect testimony — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Testimony has ended in the Los Angeles trial of a former Scientologists charged with stealing thousands of documents, letters and pictures when he fled the controversial sect. A Superior Court judge is weighing the evidence before handing down a decision. "The judge (Paul G. Breckenridge) has taken the case under submission, and we don't know how long it will take," Scientology attorney Barrett Litt said Tuesday. "I assume he'll be working on it and we'll hear sometime in the next little ...
Jun 10, 1984
Trial lawyers call Scientology archivist 'walking time bomb' — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Author(s): Myrna Oliver
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
A former Church of Scientology archivist was a "walking time bomb" at the time he took personal letters and papers of church founder L. Ron Hubbard and his wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, two opposing attorneys agreed Friday at the end of a five-week trial over possession of the documents. The brief and rare point of agreement occurred during closing arguments by Barry S. Litt, attorney for Mrs. Hubbard, and Michael Flynn, attorney for the defendant, archivist Gerald Armstrong, before Los Angeles ...
May 22, 1984
Sect tries the 'unusual' in document trial — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
LOS ANGELES—In an extraordinary move, lawyers for the Church of Scientology have asked that parts of the official court transcript of a civil case be destroyed upon the completion of the trial. The motion was railed "unusual" by Superior Court Judge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr., who denied the request. Breckenridge is ruling over the non-jury trial brought by the sect and Mary Sue Hubbard, the wife of its founder. They are asking for the return of 10,000 documents a former Scientologist ...
May 19, 1984
Hubbard letters entered in trial — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
LOS ANGELES—Scientology lawyers introduced several hundred pages of sealed documents in Superior Court Friday, saying they fracture the defense of a man charged with taking thousands of sect papers when he fled the organization. Letters written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard to his children, parents, and wives were submitted by attorney Barrett Litt in an effort to impugn Gerald Armstrong's testimony. Armstrong, a 37-year-old sect researcher, contends he took 10,000 documents in 1981 to defend himself against an anticipated suit. ...
May 18, 1984
Defendant denies sect employment — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
LOS ANGELES—Gerald Armstrong steadfastly maintained Thursday that for 11 years he worked only for L. Ron Hubbard, and he refused to acknowledge Church of Scientology lawyers' contentions he was actually a sect employee. Time and again during his Superior Court trial, Armstrong brushed off suggestions of his sect employment, insisting he worked for Scientology founder Hubbard—regardless of the chain of command. "I was a Scientologist, and I worked for Mr. Hubbard," the former Scientology archivist told Superior Court Judge Paul G. ...
May 17, 1984
Sect lawyer attack archivist's testimony — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
LOS ANGELES—Church of Scientology lawyers began their cross-examination of Gerald Armstrong in Superior Court here Wednesday, trying to prove he continued collecting sect-related documents after a temporary restraining order prevented him from doing so. Sect lawyers also began eliciting testimony from Armstrong, a former Scientology archivist, that he joined the Clearwater-based church not because of his belief in founder L. Ron Hubbard, as Armstrong testified, but because he believed in the organization and its technology. It was Armstrong's fifth day of ...
May 15, 1984
Hubbard a malingerer, not hero, Armstrong says — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
LOS ANGELES—According to a former high-ranking Scientologist, L. Ron Hubbard was never a war hero; never commanded a squadron of Navy ships; never saw combat and was not crippled and blinded, later healing himself with his theory of Dianetics. Instead, Gerald Armstrong testified Monday that documents sealed by the California Superior Court will prove Hubbard's career was one of "a recurring pattern of malingering, feigning illnesses and false reporting to his superiors." Armstrong said the documents will prove that widely held ...
May 12, 1984
Hubbard siphoned Scientology funds, ex-member testifies — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
LOS ANGELES — Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard put more than $200-million in church funds into Swiss bank accounts while keeping secret control of the church, an attorney for a former church member said Friday. Attorney Michael Flynn said at the trial of Gerald Armstrong, a former member and archivist accused by Scientology officials of stealing documents from the church, that the documents will show Hubbard received more than $200-million from various Scientology corporations while claiming he was receiving ...
May 10, 1984
Writer tells of Hubbard's 'faked past' — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
LOS ANGELES—An author hired to write a biography of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard testified Wednesday that he is not "an image maker" and he refused to write a "puff piece" on the reclusive 72-year-old. Omar Garrison described himself as "an honest reporter (and) biographer (to whom) anything about the subject is grist for the mill" during the trial of a former Scientology archivist accused of stealing 10,000 documents the Clearwater-based sect contends it owns. "The Church (of Scientology) has provided ...
May 8, 1984
L. Ron Hubbard's wife testifies to 'mental rape' — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
LOS ANGELES—The wife of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard testified in Superior Court here Monday that a 37-year-old California man stole thousands of sensitive documents which belong to her and the Clearwater-based sect. Mary Sue Hubbard also testified she has been "mentally raped" knowing that others have seen the papers. Mrs. Hubbard, wife of the reclusive Scientology founder and science-fiction author, said Gerald Armstrong, a former Scientologist and sect archivist, has no right to the documents. She also testified Armstrong's attorney, ...
May 8, 1984
Loss of papers in Scientology case called 'mental rape' — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Author(s): Myrna Oliver
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Mary Sue Hubbard, wife of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, testified Monday that she considered the taking of the couple's personal letters and other documents by a former church archivist akin to "mental rape." The church and Mrs. Hubbard, former controller of the worldwide organization, are suing the archivist, Gerald Armstrong, for return of some 20 boxes of personal papers now in the custody of the Los Angeles County clerk pending outcome of the trial. She testified on the ...
May 4, 1984
Ex-Scientology aide called 'vigilante' in fight for documents — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Author(s): Myrna Oliver
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
A former Church of Scientology archivist who left the organization and allegedly took with him thousands of documents concerning church founder L. Ron Hubbard was described Thursday by a Scientology attorney as a "self-serving vigilante of the worst kind" as trial began in the organization's civil suit to recover the material. Barrett S. Litt, attorney for Hubbard's wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, claimed in opening statements in the non-jury trial before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr. that former ...
May 4, 1984
Lawyer blasts Hubbard for 'lies' — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
LOS ANGELES (AP)—Stacks of papers show that reclusive Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard packed lie after lie into his books, a lawyer contended in court Thursday. Boston attorney Michael Flynn is representing the man who acquired the papers before they were sealed by the court. Flynn told Superior Court Judge Paul G. Breckenridge that defendant Gerald Armstrong received the papers legally from a British writer who was preparing a biography on Hubbard. The plaintiffs, the church and Hubbard's wife, ...
May 4, 1984
Salvos open Scientology trial — Las Vegas Review Journal
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Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
LOS ANGELES — Stacks of papers show reclusive Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard packed lie after lie into his books, a lawyer claimed in court Thursday. Boston attorney Michael Flynn is representing the man who acquired the papers before they were sealed by the court. Flynn told Superior Court Judge Paul G. Breckenridge defendant Gerald Armstrong received the papers legally from a British writer who was preparing a biography on Hubbard. The plaintiffs, the church and Hubbard's wife, Mary ...
Apr 13, 1984
Scientology suit against ex-archivist waits for courtroom — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
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Author(s): Henry Unger
Source: Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
The church aims to show that Armstrong invaded the privacy of the Hubbards and breached a trust when he allegedly kept documents and then released them to attorneys representing former church members and others who had filed suits against the Scientologists. The trial of a Church of Scientology suit against a former member and archivist needs a judge and a courtroom to get the battle under way over custody of 10,000 pages of sensitive documents, most of which belong to church ...
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