FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI 297
[this letter is undated, but is stamped by the FBI "FEB 13 1975
Chief, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Ninth and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
On February 13, 1973, my mother, [BLACKED OUT] wrote you a disturbed
letter concerning my involvement in the Church of Scientology. As I feel
partially responsible for the letter, I am writing to inform you of the
erroneous nature of her letter, and to give you the correct information.
First of all, the true source of lies contained in the letter was not my
mother but a mutual "friend" by the name of [BLACKED OUT] maliciously
plotted to cause a schism between my mother and myself by spreading
unfounded rumors about my mental state and my involvement in Scientology.
I am attaching a letter that [BLACKED OUT] wrote me in April of 1974 in an
attempt to make up the damage he had done. Unfortunately, my mother is
still feeling the effects caused by [BLACKED OUT] vicious plotting and
frequently experiences staes of extreme depression.
On the brighter side, I am pleased to report that I am still a member of
the Church of Scientology and, in spite of that enturbulated period of my
life, I am becoming a much saner, more aware person. My mother's fears
that through Scientology I would loose [sic] a measure of my
self-determinism are unfounded. Contrariwise, through Scientology's help,
I find myself growing in responsibility, desirous for the first time in my
life to make this world a better place.
I am sorry for any concern that my mother may have caused you regarding my
involvement in Scientology but please understand that her usual
good-natured self was overwhelmed by the ruthlessness of [BLACKED OUT]
If you would like me to clarify further my involvement in the Church of
Scientology, please feel free to write me at the above address.
Very truly yours,
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