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From: Gerry Armstrong <gerry@gerryarmstrong.org>
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Subject: Aznaran Testimony
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We've put up a number of declarations and affidavits of Vicki and
Richard Aznaran at
http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/aznaran/index.html
These include Vicki's Sell-Out declarations all executed for the cult
on May 19, 1994. The Sell-Out declarations when compared to the
Aznarans' prior testimony are very revelative of the cult's/Rinder's/
Miscavige's modus operandi with litigants or critics they are able to
turn.

Some of these documents have not been webbed before that we know of.
Wherever possible we've included images of the signature pages. For
some of the documents all we had were webbed copies, so we had no way
of checking the text and correcting errors.

If anyone has additional Aznaran declarations, affidavits or oral
testimony, please let us know. Also if anyone has any hard copies of
the documents for which we only have unverified web versions.

Both Rick and Vicki make some interesting sworn statements about
Scientology cult boss David Miscavige, some of which I've excerpted:

DM, the Big Game Hunter!

At this meeting Mr. Miscavige said that something had to be done
about "squirrels." "Squirrels" is a Scientology term for people who
have left Scientology and offer an altered version of Scientology
technology to the public. I personally heard Mr. Miscavige discuss
getting their "field people" to go out and beat up squirrels. (In
Scientology, field people are Scientologists not employed specifically
by the Church.)

http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/aznaran/decl-aznaran-1988-05- 31.html

DM, the Archivist!

I was also instructed to destroy anything that would show the control
of Mr. Starkey or Mr. Miscavige over Scientology.

DM, the On-Source Scientologist!

At this meeting, David Miscavige ordered that public Scientologists be
organized and motivated to physically attack squirrels and disrupt
their operations. This was stated to be pursuant to the standard
guidelines of Scientology. Pursuant to such directives, efforts were
undertaken to intimidate and disrupt these persons and their
organizations.

http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/aznaran/decl-aznaran-1988-08- 09.html

DM, the Writer!

Mr. Miscavige ordered me to write an order assigning myself to the
Rehabilitation Project Force. Mr. Miscavige told me that if I didn't
he would write it and would fill it full of libelous statements about
me. He said that because of his high position within the cult, his
statements would be believed, and my standing and reputation within
Scientology would be destroyed.

DM, the Warden!

I was guarded the whole time I was in the Rehabilitation Project
Force. I was not allowed to go to the restroom alone. I was not
allowed to shower alone. At night I was locked in a room that had
heavy bunk beds with people sleeping in them and which were pulled in
front of the doors. I repeatedly requested to be able to contact my
husband by phone and letter,and this was denied.

DM, the Marriage Counselor!

During March, 1987 I asked David Miscavige that I be put in touch with
my husband. Mr. Miscavige tried to make me believe that my husband did
not want to communicate with me and had "written me off." As a result
of these statements, I felt isolated from my husband and a sense of
despair about ever seeing him again or continuing with our
relationship.

DM, the Medico!

At that time I was lying under a tree on a hill, as I was sick with a
fever and had been told that I could not see a doctor until Mr.
Miscavige gave his permission. I had been sick for a week. The tin
building where we slept was too hot during the day to sleep in and
that was why I was sent to lie down under a tree.

DM, the Do-Gooder!

When I left "Happy Valley," I did not know where my husband was
located. When one spouse leaves Scientology, it is the practice to get
the other spouse to divorce them. I knew that Mr. Miscavige had been
telling me that my husband "probably didn't care about me or want to
hear from me." I knew that Mr. Miscavige would try to get Richard to
leave me and would tell Richard that I was insane and that Richard
needed to divorce me.

DM, the Matchmaker!

A little before noon on April 1, my husband arrived. He informed me
that he had been up most of the night with Mr. Miscavige and others,
telling him that I had gone insane and he should divorce me if he
could not force me to return.

DM, the Heavy Weight!

In 1982, I witnessed David Miscavige (with a large male staff member
there to back him up) physically attack three people who were
incarcerated at Gilman Hot Springs. Mr. Miscavige made them stand
there while he hit them in the face.

DM, the Knight in Shining Armor!

Mr. Miscavige told me on more than one occasion how he had physically
attacked a female who was a fellow "Commodore's Messenger" in 1981. He
said he beat her up and threw her off post.

DM, the Patron of the Arts!

On another occasion, Mr. Miscavige called me out of his office. He had
a revolver in his hand, and stated he was very angry with the "Golden
Era Musicians," as they had not handled some of the music on an album
properly. He had a copy of the album cover in his hand. He spread open
the album cover to show the pictures of the musicians. He said he
would like to be able to shoot the musicians, but could not. So
instead he was going to put a bullet in their heads in the picture. He
then proceeded to shoot the picture, of each of them in the head.

DM, the Marksman!

On another occasion, Mr. Miscavige expressed fantasies about shooting
Michael Flynn, an attorney who had claims against Scientology, with
his rifle.

DM, the Holy Man!

The first time Mr. Miscavige told me he was going to "blow my head
off," I had walked into his office by mistake. This was at Gilman Hot
Springs, where I had just arrived to become part of the staff of
Religious Technology Center. I was very shocked and did not know how
to take it. The second time he told me he was going to blow my head
off was when he thought I had sent up an unfavorable report on his
wife and upset her. The last time he made such a statement was when he
sent me to the rehabilitation Project Force. Even though he was not
aiming the gun at my head when he said it, from the prior incidents
that I had witnessed and the prior statements that he had made, I felt
he was capable of, and indeed obsessed with, committing acts of
physical violence against others.

http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/aznaran/decl-aznaran-1988-09- 23.html

DM, the Strategist!

Patrick Broeker and Ann Broeker were also senior trustees over
Scientology in 1982 and for some time thereafter. Miscavige convinced
the Broekers to turn over their trusteeships to him in order to avoid
the IRS criminal investigation that was ongoing. This left Miscavige,
Spurlock and Starkey as the trustees that could control Scientology.

DM, the People Person! (Indeed, the Lenskes' (oops) People Person!)

Mr. Spurlock and Mr. Starkey frequently issues orders to me concerning
litigation and tax matters concerning RTC, CSI, CSC and other
Scientology entities. Mr. Spurlock also set up the current corporate
structure of Scientology. This includes the set up of RTC, CSI and
CST. Mr. Spurlock set up these structures and, along with Miscavige
and Starkey, chose the directors, trustees and officers.

DM, the Amicus Curiae!

In 1982 Norman Starkey and David Miscavige ordered me to get Dick
Story of the Guardians Office World Wide to hire a private
investigator named Dick Bast to compromise Judge Krentzman, who was
the judge on a case against Scientology in Florida. Judge Krentzman
had been giving Scientology unfavorable rulings in the case.

DM, the Ghostwriter!

From 1981 up until the time I left, Starkey, Spurlock and Miscavige
closely supervised all litigation brought either for or against the
various Scientology corporations. The settlement initiated by
Scientology for all of the cases that Michael Flynn had brought
against them was ordered by Miscavige, Starkey and Spurlock with no
consultation with the various corporations who were sued, such as
Church of Scientology of California. In fact, this settlement was
considered top secret and the officers and directors of the various
corporations who were supposedly settling with Mr. Flynn did not even
know the specifics of the settlement. The various officers of the
Scientology corporations know that they do not, in fact, make
decisions about their respective corporations. They are told and
understand that they sign what they are told to and that this is done
in order to comply with the suppressive government requirements and
avoid having to pay taxes to the suppressive IRS.

DM, the Oil Baron!

Additionally, Starkey and Miscavige bought into the oil venture (with
their personal funds) in Oklahoma and were able to get much better
deal for themselves due to putting Hubbard's and Scientology money
into the venture.

DM, the Travel Agent!

One of the reasons why Scientology elects to manage its far-flung
enterprises in this manner is to try to sheild its management from
legal process. Front men are designated to hold figure-head posts,
while the real management power is held by others outside the
corporate structure. To this end, Scientology will go to extreme
lengths to conceal upper management personnel from service of process,
subpoenas and depositions. When alive L. Ron Hubbard was protected in
this manner. In addition personnel have been driven around the city in
covered vans to protect their identities and whereabouts. Moreover,
when deemed necessary, personnel are sent out of this country in order
to avoid legal process.
For example, in 1984 when the IRS was conducting criminal
investigation against various Scientology entities, the personnel who
had knowledge of criminal behavior as regards Scientology funds were
hidden or sent away. Fran Harris, who was involved with Bridge
Publications and Church and L. Ron Hubbard's funds, was sent to
Denmark for a year. Mark Ingber, WDC member for Finance, was also sent
to Denmark for a year. Wendel Reynolds, who had similar knowledge, was
put away on the RPF in Happy Valley.

DM, the Houdini!

Miscavige, Starkey and Spurlock took great precautions with their
travels, offices and residences so that they could not be found or
served. Miscavige has been known to actually rent clandestine quarters
away from any Scientology facility, paid for with Scientology funds,
simply so that he could hide out from process servers.

DM, the Bypasser!

Miscavige took off for over two months and lived in Portland, Oregon
in order to oversee and direct the attorneys for Scientology on a
daily basis during the entire trial in the case of Julie
Christofferson Titchbourne, which she had brought against Scientology.
Mr. Spurlock also spent most of his days in Portland during the trial.
During the Wollersheim trial, Miscavige, Starkey and Spurlock
supervised the attorneys representing CSC on a daily basis throughout
the nearly three-month trial in Los Angeles.
Miscavige, Starkey and Spurlock stay briefed on a daily basis on all
legal matters of any consequence involving any Scientology entity. All
papers filed by the Scientology entities involved in the consolidated
Scott/Wollersheim cases had to be sent via Spurlock and Miscavige for
authorization before they could be filed.

DM, the Bystander!

I destroyed such information as it related to the involvement and
control over Scientology by L. Ron Hubbard, Mr. Starkey and Mr. David
Miscavige.

http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/aznaran/decl-aznaran-1988-10- 27.html

DM, the Byliner!

I was forced to assign myself to the RPF. I was told that if I did not
write an issue assigning myself that David Miscavige would write it
and it would be far far worse than anything I could ever imagine. In
other words he would write anything he wished to and make it broadly
known. One example of this is a case where a girl refused to conform
as ordered to and the Scientologists wrote an issue stating that the
girl was a lesbian and published it to all of her friends. She escaped
them and sued for libel and slander. It turned out that it was
completely false and the Scientologists paid her to drop her suit and
be quiet. This was in the San Francisco area in 1982. I was informed
of this by the cult member in the Office of Special Affairs who
handled the lawsuit.

http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/aznaran/decl-aznaran-1989-01- 15.html

DM, the Trucker!

Miscavige told the meeting that Scientology organizations had not been
aggressive enough in combatting squirrels (individuals who had broken
with the Church of Scientology but were still using ideas similar to
Scientology). These individuals and groups are on Scientology's list
of enemies and subject to Scientology's "fair game" policy. " Fair
game" is a policy (actually it is part of Hubbard's " scriptural"
writings) which mandates that enemies of Scientology may be
"deprived of property or injured by any means by any of Scientologist
without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued,
lied to or destroyed." HCO Policy Letter October 18, 167.
In order to get an attack program activated, Miscavige told those at
the meeting that they should take the lead from Hubbard's suggestions
of violence and personal attacks against squirrels both as written in
the fair game policy and in Professional Auditor's Bulletin No. 53 in
which Hubbard said the way to treat a squirrel is to hurt him so hard
that he "would have thought he had been hit by a Mack truck" and,
Hubbard continued, "I don't mean thought-wise." That same Bulletin
also encouraged destroying squirrels financially and personally,
noting that:
"Each and every one of the squirrels of
yesteryear have met disaster. The biggest
squirrel in Great Britain, Derricke Ridgeway
was recently to be found in bankruptcy court.
I wonder how he got there? We wouldn't know
anything about _that_, of course!" (Emphasis in
original.)

DM, the Crime Fighter!

Miscavige's order to the assembled group was accepted and immediately
put into action under the direction of McShane on behalf of RTC who
directed Mike Rinder at the Office of Special Affairs U.S. under one
of the Scientology organizations but I am not sure which at this time.
Rinder did, in fact, immediately begin several actions against
squirrel groups and I received reports of such completed actions.
These actions included, but were not limited to burglaries, stealing
records, and sending provocateurs to infiltrate squirrel events and to
provoke fights. These activities were also directed against Bent
Corydon, including break-ins at his office, physical attacks upon him,
and the use of spies to infiltrate his group.

http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/aznaran/affi-aznaran-1989-02- 08.html

DM, the Judicial Advisor!

Q. And what did you tell the FBI about the first
judge on the Wollersheim case?
A. Well, supposedly he had a son who was
homosexual, and there was some -- some operation with
the son's boyfriend, which was brought up to the Judge
in order to try to get rid of that Judge, if --
Q. Do you recall any more --
A. I believe that's what I told him, the drift of
it, anyway.
.....
Q. And what is the source of your information
concerning the first Judge on the Wollersheim case?
A. I believe David Miscavige.

http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/aznaran/depo-aznaran-1989-05- 09.html

DM, the Youth Counselor!

Before and during the trial in Wollersheim v Church of Scientology of
California, MFTC and WOLLY ran a number of operations directed against
Wollersheim, his counsel, and the Court. One of these operations was
an attempt to put pressure on Bill Swearinger, the son of the trial
judge in the Wollersheim case, based on his alleged homosexuality. The
idea was to dig up, or manufacture (perhaps by setting the son up in a
compromising sexual position with a minor boy), dirt on the son which
could be used to pressure the Judge to rule favorably for Scientology,
or else to get the Judge disqualified.

http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/aznaran/decl-aznaran-1993-06- 29.html

DM, the Channeler!

After Hubbard's death in 1986 Miscavige successfully ousted the
Broekers from power and consolidated his position as the most powerful
individual in Scientology.
David Miscavige was the Chairman of the Board of Author Services Inc.,
("ASI") in 1984 and 1985. ASI was incorporated to be the funnel
through which profits from Scientology were channelled to Hubbard and,
therefore, it was very important within Scientology. Miscavige
represented Hubbard in all aspects of controlling Scientology. He
attended regular meetings with myself and other top officials of
Scientology organizations to review the status of all Scientology's
activities including its litigation and dirty tricks campaigns against
Scientology's enemies.

DM, the Next Best Friend of Mankind!

Similarly, there could be no doubt that Miscavige meant that all types
of attack be used, including physical attacks, defamation, and efforts
to cause Corydon to go into bankruptcy. Miscavige had been known to
personally use violence against recalcitrant followers: slapping,
striking, and spitting them in the face. Also, economic pressure,
preferably to force people to bankruptcy, was always high on the list
of acceptable Scientology attacks against enemies.

http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/aznaran/affi-aznaran-1989-09- 26.html

DM, the Autograph Collector!

That during the period of my employment by the RTC I reported to David
Miscavige, who was at that time Trustee of the corporation. Miscavige
maintains absolute control over all officers and board members of this
corporation, controlling these other members of the board of directors
by fact of his possessing undated, signed resignations of each member,
the holding of which gave and gives him complete control over each
member of the board.

DM, the Next War Hero!

That also, to my certain knowledge, David Miscavige conceived, planned
and ordered the implementation of the basic strategic and tactical
actions of the church against those whom he considered to be causing
legal or public relations conflicts against any church or against his
personal and absolute control of Scientology. He also ordered the
allocation of and made available funding for the financing of these
actions, which included the declaring of those whom he considered to
be his "enemies' as Suppressive Persons, the implementation of the
policies known as "Fair Game" against these persons once so declared,
the infiltration of private and governmental environments which he
deemed hostile to his absolute control over Scientology, the
organization of vigilante groups within the organizations of
Scientology to be used against those individuals whom he deemed to be
his enemies.

http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/aznaran/decl-aznaran-1992-01- 27.html

DM, the Historian!

I understand that Lynn Farny has submitted a declaration stating that
Scientology complied with Judge Swearinger's order in the Wollersheim
case to produce Wollersheim's pre-clear files. This is false. As I
stated in my Fishman declaration, I personally culled and destroyed
(shredded) from these files evidence which would help Wollersheim and
hurt Scientology in the case. I was personally ordered to do so by
David Miscavige, the head of Scientology, and Marty Rathbun. The
culling and destruction took place at the Fountain Avenue building in
Los Angeles. I was assisted in the document destruction by then
Scientologist Jessie Prince.

http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/aznaran/decl-aznaran-1993-06- 29.html

DM, the Big Being!

When David Miscavige was one of the targets of an IRS CID
investigation (there were several individuals targeted), he expressed
great concern over having to go to jail. Due to his diminutive size,
he was very concerned that he would be sexually harassed while in a
jail with common criminals." At this time he devised several schemes
to flee the country should the IRS decide to make arrests. Avoiding
service of process is a tactic that Miscavige is well acquainted with.

DM, the Musical Chairman!

During the time I held the post of Chairman of the Board of RTC, David
Miscavige held the post of Chairman of the Board of ASI. During this
time, he maintained control of the executives at the top of
Scientology's command channels, Marc Yager, CO CMO Int and head of the
Watchdog Committee, Guillaume Lesevre, ED International, Ray Mithoff,
Senior C/S International, myself as Inspector General and COB of RTC.
Miscavige became head of RTC in March of 1987, at this point he moved
Marc Yager and Ray Mithoff from their positions in CSI into RTC. He
also moved Mark Rathbun, LRH Legal IC or Special Project L, and Greg
Wilhere from their positions in ASI into RTC. I now see from the
declarations of Marc Yager and Ray Mithoff, that Miscavige has now
placed them back into CSI. This is but one small illustration of his
ongoing control over the CSI corporation.

DM, the Economist!

Miscavige has, since 1981, been the decision maker over what lawsuits
are filed by Scientology and how any lawsuits Scientology is engaged
in are to be litigated. He does this without regard to the particular
Scientology corporate entity (s) involved in the litigation. Miscavige
has never allowed anyone else to make the final decisions concerning
such matters. During my tenure as Inspector General of RTC, as well as
the head of the 040 mission which took over the US Guardian's Office,
as outlined in Miscavige's declaration, I attended many meetings and
saw countless orders from Miscavige concerning Scientology's
litigation. During all trials, Miscavige receives daily transcripts
and issues orders directly to the attorneys, no matter which
particular Scientology corporate entity has been chosen to bring the
litigation or which entity has been sued. The heads of CSI would never
be allowed to independently bring or initiate a lawsuit. During my
tenure in RTC, Miscavige received a "legal daily report", of which I
received a copy. This report contained summaries of everything that
occurred on any of Scientology's lawsuits. Miscavige would issue
orders and call meetings concerning these matters on a regular basis.
Litigation is very costly and can result in severely adverse PR.
Therefore, Miscavige was never willing for the decisions concerning it
to be turned over to anyone else.

DM, the House Cleaner!

Kendrick Moxon, currently an attorney for Scientology in this very
case, and a member of the Sea Organization, was a prominent
participant in the criminal activities of the Guardian's Office. Prior
to becoming an attorney at Scientology's expense, he was a Guardian's
Office staff member in Washington, D.C. Moxon was involved in the
Scientology conspiracy to infiltrate the U.S. government. This
conspiracy was uncovered by the F.B.I. in 1977. Scientology then
stipulated to their crimes which included Moxon's involvement in those
crimes. Nine senior Scientologists, including Hubbards' wife, went to
jail as a result of these criminal activities conducted by, and on
behalf of, the Church of Scientology. I became familiar with certain
documents, which are attached hereto, while being in charge of the
1981/82 040 mission to take over the USGO. Moxon was involved in the
criminal activity, attempted cover-ups and obstruction of justice. The
US government subsequently prosecuted 11 top officials of Scientology
and named Moxon as an unindicted co-conspirator... This is but one
small example to illustrate that Miscavige has not and will never
offload the criminal element from Scientology's ranks. Miscavige is
well aware of Moxon's status and maintains him as a high level legal
staff in the Sea Organization.

http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/aznaran/decl-aznaran-1994-03- 07.html

DM, the Brave Heart!

Part of our security checking was so that we could be interrogated on
how much we knew and so that the potential threat of our leaving could
be analyzed by David Miscavige. Miscavige trusts few people and lives
in constant fear that his crimes will become public and land him in
jail as it has the cult's earlier leaders.

DM, the Sheriff!

Miscavige made it clear that he did not want us to stay in southern
California but wanted us to go to Texas. He did not want us connecting
up with any of our friends in southern California be they current or
former scientologists.

DM, the Executive!

David Miscavige, the Chairman of the Board at Author's Services, Inc.
had final say over what did or did not occur and constantly issued
streams of orders concerning everything from personnel transfers to
finances. Miscavige either directly or indirectly oversaw all major
decisions and even minor ones if it were his whim.

DM, the Manager!

there is a basic tenet in scientology's ethics policies which state
that if you fail to assign someone to the RPF and your boss feels you
should have then you can be assigned to the RPF with them. In other
words it is enforced from the top down. Miscavige as the senior person
often assigned people for no other reason that whim. I saw him do this
to others and he threatened me on several occasions. He considered
such activities his "management style".

DM, the Family Man!

At the time of my wife's escape from Happy Valley I was called in by
Miscavige and Mithoff and interrogated until four o'clock in the
morning in an attempt to get me to break up with her.

http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/aznaran/decl-r-aznaran-1989-01- 15.html

DM, the Good Citizen!

Based on his statements to me David Miscavige particularly detested
Bent Corydon an ex-Scientology "squirrel" who had defected in 1982.
Corydon had previously come by the facility at Gilman Hot Springs and
therefore was particularly annoying to David Miscavige. I was
instructed by David Miscavige to brief the Deputy Sheriffs that
Corydon had earlier been charged with attempted homicide with a motor
vehicle. I was to convey that Corydon was a threat to our physical
safety so that the Deputy Sheriffs would be responsive in the event
that Corydon came again. Hopefully the Deputy Sheriffs would tend to
believe our representations rather than visa versa. I was also
specifically instructed that if I could I was to hurt Corydon
physically if I could arrange for it to appear justified.

DM, the Next Humanitarian!

Later, Miscavige called me to his office where I was questioned as to
my handling of Corydon's visit. Miscavige was enraged over the fact
that the Deputy Sheriffs had not taken
Corydon to jail nor had he been injured. Miscavige was yelling at me
and threatening me with loss of my position and with ethics conditions
for not having carried out Miscavige's instructions.
The bottom line was that Miscavige wanted Corydon physically and
mentally punished.Miscavige perceived Corydon's visits as "taunting"
his (Miscavige's) authority.

http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/legal/aznaran/affi-r-aznaran-1989-10- 31.html

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