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DECLARATION OF LAWRENCE WOLLERSHEIM OF AUGUST 6, 1993
I Lawrence Wollersheim declare:
1.) I am an expert on the nature, tactics, and policy of Scientology
and Dianetics. I was a member of Scientology for 11 years and
for the last 13 years I have been involved in extensive research,
litigation, and litigation consulting against Scientology and
2.) I have read the Petitioners Interrogatories to Respondent
([respondent]) and I am gravely concerned for the following
A.) [respondent] is considered by Scientology to be a strong and
active critic and adversary. In Scientology's terminology he
has been put on their enemies list and has been labeled a suppressive
person. The significance of being put on the enemies list by
being declared by Scientology to be a suppressive person is
better understood from the "Fair Game Policy." "An enemy," [they]
"may be deprived of property or injured by any means by any
Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. . .
may be tricked, sued, lied to, or destroyed."
B.) Scientology and Dianetics are currently considered by most
experts to be one of the most dangerous and destructive of the
global cults (in the category of the Jonestown or Waco group.)
Government investigatory agencies treat the possibility of violence
or harassment against perceived critics or perceived adversaries
as very serious.
C.) The interrogatories filed on [respondent] are remarkably
similar in style to the interrogatories filed directly or
indirectly by the intelligence division of Scientology in many
other cases involving ex-members who are now active critics
of Scientology. It is my expert opinion that the information
requested in these interrogatories was directly or indirectly
created with the assistance of Scientology's intelligence division
and goes far far beyond the very limited and specific information
needed to address and resolve the issues of [respondent]'s suit
against his former wife regarding limited custody and Guardian
D.) It is my opinion that the real reason for the request
of so much unneeded and detailed financial information is to
gather additional information for the intelligence divisions
of Scientology for probable use in future harassment actions
against [respondent]. I believe this to be a credible probability
i.) According to firm Scientology policy [respondent]'s ex-wife
currently a Scientology staff member must assist and work closely
with Scientology's intelligence divisions by turning over all
information on [respondent] that could involved a threat to Scientology
or Scientology's public relations image and consequently their
income. Especially if that threat involves any individual that
she is connected to that is currently criticizing Scientology
publicly (as [respondent] is.)
ii.) I personally have experienced two of Scientology's financial
harassment and Black PR campaigns where either my creditors,
employees, or investors were contacted and discouraged from
continuing their relationships with me by giving them damaging
and alarming false data about me and my businesses. In Aspen
Colorado in a business of mine my creditors, employees, and
investors were called by an individual working for Scientology
and were told I was being invested by the Security and Exchange
commission for fraud.
On another occasion in an earlier business of mine in California,
accounts receivable debtors were contacted by a Scientology
agent and discouraged from paying their bills causing the eventual
collapse of that business. In this same business employees also
were contacted and encouraged to quit. En masse over a 2-4 week
period many left.
iii.) Additionally, it is also Scientology's
firm policy to punish its critics through abuse of the legal
system. One aspect of that is to overwhelm their adversaries
in onerous legal expenses and other harassment as is expressed
in the following quotes from the writings of L. Ron Hubbard:
"The purpose of a lawsuit is to harass and discourage rather
than to win....Don't ever defend. Always attack. Find or manufacture
enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace. Originate
a black PR campaign to destroy the person's repute and to discredit
them so thoroughly they will be ostracized..."
"The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment
on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway, will knowing
that he is not authorized, will generally be sufficient to cause
his professional decease. If possible, of course, ruin him utterly."
From "A Manual on the Dissemination of Material" (1955) by L.
"The goal of the department [of governmental affairs ] is to
bring the government and hostile philosophies or societies into
a state of complete compliance with the goals of Scientology.
This is done by a high level ability to control and in its absence
by a low level ability to overwhelm. Introvert such agencies.
Control such agencies." -- LRH
"The purpose of the legal officer is to help LRH handle every
legal, government, suit, accounting and tax contact or action...
and to bring the greatest possible confusion and loss to its
enemies." -- LRH Documentary evidence in Church of
Spiritual Technology (COST) vs. U.S., November 22, 1989.
3 .) Because of the before mentioned it is my opinion that it
would seriously endanger the livelihood and business of [respondent]
to require the over broad and onerous interrogatories
to be answered in their current form. Because of the proven
dangerous history of the Scientology organization extreme
discretion, precision, and security sensitivity is required
by the court in determining what financial information is
absolutely necessary to be disclosed by [respondent] to resolve
the issues at hand.
I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State
of Colorado that the above is true and correct to the best of
my recollection and understanding.
Executed this ______ day of August, 1993, at Pitkin County,
From the words of L. Ron Hubbard the founder of Scientology
in HCO policy letter of 18 October 1967.
"In my opinion the church has one of the most effective
intelligence operations in the U.S. rivaling even that of
the F.B.I." From Ted Gunderson a former head of the F.B.I's
Los Angeles office. [From the Time Magazine cover story on
Scientology May, 1992.) Upon request, a detailed summary of
government investigation and non-government documents are available
which detail Scientology's history of harassment and intelligence
operations Scientology's intelligence division.
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