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Subject: Armstrong Contrary Facts #1
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A. THE STATED "FACT":

"I did not take the documents but had legal and organization
authorization to provide them to Omar [Garrison]... . Your assertion
that I left $cientology taking a lot of Hubbard documents is a lie."
Gerry Armstrong
16 August 1999
Message-ID: <37b84d4c.416472712@news.dowco.com>


B. THE CONTRARY FACTS:

"Armstrong left the church in 1981, taking with him documents that he
said were to be used for the biography."
Newsweek
December 6, 1982, UNITED STATES EDITION
SECTION: RELIGION; Pg. 125
LENGTH: 781 words
HEADLINE: Is L. Ron Hubbard Dead?
BYLINE: MICHAEL A. LERNER with DAVID T. FRIENDLY
in Los Angeles

"Michael Flynn, in opening statements before Superior Court Judge Paul
Breckenridge Jr., said...archivist Gerald Armstrong made off with a
collection of Hubbard's personal papers... .
"Flynn, who has filed suits against the Church of Scientology
nationwide, said Armstrong brought him the documents for safe keeping
because he was afraid he might be harmed by church members. ..."
U.P.I.
May 3, 1984, Thursday, AM cycle
SECTION: Regional News
DISTRIBUTION: California
LENGTH: 433 words
BYLINE: By DAVID GREENWALD
DATELINE: LOS ANGELES

"Armstrong has said he kept the documents because he feared he would be
sued by the church... . He delivered the records to [Michael] Flynn, a
Boston-based attorney who has filed lawsuits throughout the country
against the church and Hubbard."
U.P.I.
June 8, 1984, Friday, AM cycle
SECTION: Domestic News
LENGTH: 493 words
BYLINE: By DAVID GREENWALD
DATELINE: LOS ANGELES

"Armstrong said he left the church in December, 1981, and took about 2
percent of the accumulated biographical documents that are the subject
of the court suit."
U.P.I.
May 11, 1984, Friday, BC cycle
ADVANCED-DATE: May 10, 1984, Thursday, BC cycle
SECTION: Regional News
DISTRIBUTION: California
LENGTH: 376 words
DATELINE: LOS ANGELES

"Armstrong said he took the documents, which he had been using for a
biography on Hubbard...in order to protect himself against the church."
U.P.I.
June 22, 1984, Friday, AM cycle
SECTION: Domestic News
DISTRIBUTION: Massachusetts
LENGTH: 483 words
BYLINE: By DAVID GREENWALD
DATELINE: LOS ANGELES

"Breckenridge stated in a memo that while the church had proven that
Armstrong had illegally taken thousands of documents from the church
archives and 'may have engaged in overkill' to allegedly build a legal
case, the former church employee's actions could be condoned because 'he
was not a lawyer and cannot be held to that precise standard of
judgment.'
"...Breckenridge stated that Mrs. Hubbard had likewise proven beyond
doubt that Armstrong had taken her personal material and invaded her
privacy, but felt that Armstrong's actions could be overlooked for the
same reasons."
PR Newswire
June 22, 1984, Friday
DISTRIBUTION: TO NATIONAL NEWS
LENGTH: 370 words
DATELINE: LOS ANGELES, June 21

"In December of 1981, Armstrong decided to leave the church, but first
copied many of the documents he had compiled for the biography. He
proceeded to use the documents in his defense at trial... ."
U.P.I.
February 19, 1985, Tuesday, PM cycle
SECTION: Washington News
LENGTH: 386 words
DATELINE: WASHINGTON


 

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