THE LIBRARIAN'S PRESENT TO LITIGANTS
[30 Dec 1997]

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Well, geez, *somebody* FAXed this to the ARSCC NOT-A-FAX[tm] machine, with
the following note:

"This affidavit was properly served on respondent Hart through the U.S.
Post Office, sent as Priority Matter on 20 November 1997. Respondent Hart
verified his receipt of service. Respondent Hart is now in DEFAULT, having
not properly responded in the alloted time. Please file in the ARSCC Legal
Documents file, under 'Affidavits.' It may be of use to others. Thank you."

Well, shoot. According to ARSCC Library Directive #4039-65, signed by
Hotdog Committee, I have to POST all AFFIDAVITS to a.r.s. BEFORE filing
them! So, here, as a present to all current and future litigants, is the
Affidavit of Truth:

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AFFIDAVIT OF TRUTH

William M. Hart, of the law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP,
hereinafter "respondent." And other interested parties, David Miscavige,
Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center; Sherman Lenske,
Special Director of Church of Spiritual Technology; Lyman Spurlock, last
known as President of Church of Spiritual Technology; John Doe #1,
Executive Director of Bridge Publications, Inc.; and Guillaume LeSevre,
Executive Director of Church of Scientology International.


1. WHEREAS, respondent Hart concedes that there are no fewer than two
separate and distinctly different editions of "A New Slant on Life"--a.k.a.
"Scientology A New Slant on Life," a.k.a. "Scientology: A New Slant on
Life," a.k.a. "A New Slant on Life / L. Ron Hubbard"--and, further,

2. WHEREAS, the 1988 edition bears a separate and distinctly different
identifying ISBN from the 1965 edition, and, further,

3. WHEREAS, the 1988 edition bears no cite to the 1965 edition copyright,
and, further,

4. WHEREAS, the 1997 edition bears cite to the 1988 edition copyright
information, and bears an ISBN identical to the ISBN of the 1988 edition,
and, further,

5. WHEREAS, respondent Hart concedes that the "1965 edition of that
work...was written by Mr. Hubbard," and, further,

6. WHEREAS, the cover and dustjacket of the 1965 edition bear the
unequivocal statement, "by L. Ron Hubbard," and, further,

7. WHEREAS, respondent Hart concedes that the 1988 edition is a "new
edition," as defined in the "Editor's Foreword" printed in that edition,
and, further,

8. WHEREAS, the 1988 "new edition" does not, anywhere, bear the unequivocal
statement, "by L. Ron Hubbard," and, further

9. WHEREAS, respondent Hart concedes that the 1988 "new edition" contains
"new matter," and, further,

10. WHEREAS, respondent Hart concedes that the 1988 new edition
"includes...text...by the Church of Scientology International," and,
further,

11. WHEREAS, the 1988 new edition contains text, other than the editor's
foreward, that is authored by persons other than L. Ron Hubbard, and,
further,

12. WHEREAS, certain text, other than the editor's foreword, in the 1988
new edition includes revisions to, and re-writes of, text taken from L. Ron
Hubbard's original 1965 edition, and, further,

13. WHEREAS, the revisions and re-writes established in =B6 12 hereinabove
are in no way segregated from L. Ron Hubbard's original 1965 text, and are
in no way identified or identifiable as to authorship, but, indeed, would
appear, to any reasonably prudent person, to be an integal part of L. Ron
Hubbard's original text, and, further,

14. WHEREAS, those revisions and rewrites, as established in =B6=B6 12 and 1=
3
hereinabove were not written by L. Ron Hubbard, and, further,

15. WHEREAS, the Library of Congress lists "Church of Scientology, employer
for hire" in the AUTH (author) datafield for the 1988 new edition, and,
further,

16. WHEREAS, the words "Church of Scientology" do not appear anywhere on
cover or dustjacket of the 1988 new edition, or the 1988-1997 new edition,
in any way that could be perceived or understood, by a reasonbly prudent
person, as representative of authorship, and, further,

17. WHEREAS, the 1988 new edition, and the 1988-1997 new edition,
hereinafter "new editions," are absent eight (8) chapters which were
written by L. Ron Hubbard, and which appeared in the original 1965 edition,
and, further,

18. WHEREAS, the new editions contain no mention of the eight (8) missing
chapters, and, further,

19. WHEREAS, neither of the new editions are identified anywhere on covers
or dustjackets as "revised editions," or "abridged editions," and, further,

20. WHEREAS, respondent Hart concedes that the 1988 new edition was
prepared "based upon....L. Ron Hubbard writings," which is clearly and
inarguably not the same as being L. Ron Hubbard writings, and, further,

21. WHEREAS, the Library of Congress does not list "L. Ron Hubbard" in the
AUTH (author) datafield for the 1988 new edition, and, further,

22. WHEREAS, respondent Hart concedes that "the name 'L. Ron Hubbard' was
incorporated into the title" in the actual certificates filed with the U.
S. Copyright Office for the 1988 new edition, and is not simply a mistake
in the abstracts, and, further,

23. WHEREAS, so incorporating the name "L. Ron Hubbard" into the title
enables "misrepresentations as to authorship," and, further,

24. WHEREAS, L. Ron Hubbard, in Hubbard Communications Office Policy
Letters, hereinafter "HCO PLs," specifically forbade any misrepresentations
as to authorship of his works, declaring, "The field and public must not be
led to believe that I have written or issued things I have not," and,
further,

25. WHEREAS, L. Ron Hubbard, the man and the author, did not issue the new
editions, which have text authored by unknown others, and which have had
eight (8) chapters removed, and, further,

26. WHEREAS, the Church of Scientology International, Bridge Publications,
Inc., and the Religious Technology Center are legally bound to uphold and
abide by HCO PLs, and, further,

27. WHEREAS, the words "L. Ron Hubbard" appear prominently on the covers
and dustjackets of the new editions in a position and size that would be
construed by any reasonably prudent person to represent sole authorship by
L. Ron Hubbard, and, further,

28. WHEREAS, the words "L. Ron Hubbard" and "Hubbard" are currently
registered trademarks under the control of Religious Technology Center,
hereinafter "RTC," and, further,

29. WHEREAS, respondent Hart--on a document dated November 14, 1997, and
identified as a FAX cover sheet, with the identifying number "No. 703
P001"--states CLIENT NAME to be RTC (Religious Technology Center), and
states CLIENT # to be 24437.00600, and, further,

30. WHEREAS, the publisher of the new editions of "A New Slant on Life" is
Bridge Publications, Inc., and, further,

31. WHEREAS, respondent Hart--on a document dated November 14, 1997, and
identified as the first page of a letter to Affiant, VIA FACSIMILE, with
the identifying number "No. 703 P002," and with further identification as
"FILE NO. 24437.00600," and headed, "Re: 'A New Slant on Life'"--states,
"This firm is intellectual property litigation counsel to Bridge
Publications, Inc.," and, further,

32. WHEREAS, both RTC and Bridge Publications, Inc. are indispensible to,
and are each and both principals in the advertising, and in the final
marketed presentation of the new editions of "A New Slant on Life," and,
further,

33. WHEREAS, respondent Hart represents himself as counsel to both parties,
and, further,

34. WHEREAS, the advertising and the final marketed presentation of the new
editions of "A New Slant on Life" would lead any reasonably prudent person
to believe that L. Ron Hubbard was the sole author, and, further,

35. WHEREAS, the new editions are edited, abridged, and revised, and, furthe=
r,

36. WHEREAS, the words "edited," "abridged," or "revised" are present
nowhere in the advertising, marketing, or outward presentation of the new
editions, and, further,

37. WHEREAS, the trademark "L. Ron Hubbard" is featured prominently on the
covers and dustjackets of the new editions in a place and manner most
likely to lead any reasonably prudent person to believe that L. Ron Hubbard
was the sole author, and, further,

38. WHEREAS, the Church of Spiritual Technology, is, by assignment, the
current holder of the copyrights to the new editions, and, further,

39. WHEREAS, the Church of Scientology International, the Religious
Technology Center, the Church of Spiritual Technology, and Bridge
Publications, Inc. have all had, at all relevant times, implied and actual
notice of all the foregoing, and, further,

40. WHEREAS, neither Church of Scientology International, Religious
Technology Center, Church of Spiritual Technology, nor Bridge
Publications, Inc., have taken any action to correct or rectify any of the
foregoing, and, further,

41. WHEREAS, respondent Hart, representing, as counsel, both RTC and BPI,
has characterized the foregoing as "baseless allegations," even while
conceding many of the points contained hereinabove, and, further,

42. WHEREAS, respondent Hart, representing, as counsel, both RTC and BPI,
has issued threats to the Affiant of "substantial legal consequences" for
the dissemination of the incontrovertible facts contained hereinabove, and,
further,

43. WHEREAS, Affiant avers that all the foregoing is true and accurate to
the best of his knowledge and belief,


THEREFORE,


44. Notice is hereby given that Affiant demands a response within ten (10)
days, from respondent, sworn under penalty of perjury, to each and every
statement of fact in =B6=B6 1 through 43 hereinabove. A response, sworn unde=
r
penalty of perjury, that contradicts any one of the statements of fact in
any of =B6=B6 1 through 43 hereinabove shall have no bearing on any other
statement of fact contained in any other =B6 hereinabove. Any statement of
fact contained hereinabove that is not contradicted by direct response,
sworn under penalty of perjury, shall stand as true and uncontested.

45. Notice is hereby given that lack of said response, sworn under penalty
of perjury, by respondent shall be construed as willful bad faith on the
part of respondent in regard to all matters referenced in =B6=B6 1 through 4=
3
hereinabove.

46. Notice is hereby given that lack of said response, sworn under penalty
of perjury, by respondent shall constitute an estoppel in pais for every
statement of fact in =B6=B6 1 through 43 hereinabove, and shall debar
respondent from gainsaying or denying the uncontested truth of any
statement of fact in =B6=B6 1 through 43 hereinabove.

47. Affiant specifically reserves to himself his sovereign and inalienable
rights to communicate the incontroverted facts contained in =B6=B6 1 through=
43
hereinabove to anyone of his choosing, including any person whose life,
liberty, or pursuit of happiness may be adversely affected by an
unawareness of the facts contained in =B6=B6 1 through 43 hereinabove, and
reserves to himself all rights and remedies that are his under God and
under law, whether express or implied.


=46urther, Affiant Saith Not.

Subscribed and sworn to this 20th day of November in the year 1997


(Signature of Stephen Mitchell)
[L.S.}__________________________________SEAL
My Hand and Mark as Subscriber


California state )
)ss.
Los Angeles county )

On this 20th day of November 1997, before me, Trisha Welsh, Notary Public,
personally appeared Stephen Mitchell personally known to me or proved to me
on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the man whose name is
subscribed within the instrument, and Stephen Mitchell acknowledged to me
that he executed the same and that by his mark and seal on the instrument,
Stephen Mitchell executed the instrument.

Purpose of Notary Public is for administering oath and/or identification
and cannot be construed as representing any entrance into a foreign
jurisdiction.


(Signature--Trisha Welsh)
________________________________________
Notary Public

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Well, gosh, this darn thing seems to be pretty well backed up by the things
I've been sending to all these *darling* boys out there in ARSCCland, like
Zed, and William, and Sheriff (sigh) Ron and others.

So, *see*! I *told* you that "busty" doesn't automatically mean "dumb"!

But this is, like, really *legal* stuff! Pshew! This kind of stuff just
gives me the *shivers*! I don't understand all this legal jargon, but does
this mean that this Hart guy is, like, screwed or something? I mean,
according to this, he can just never, *ever* go into court now and deny
*any* of this. Wonder why he would *default* on something like this? Do you
think he just couldn't counter any of it, or something? I mean, his offices
are on *Park* *Avenue,* so he's just *got* to be a big, bad, gnarly,
smooth, slick, unctuous, scary *lawyer,* doesn't he? And...

Oh, dear me. I'm prattling again, aren't I? It's this legal stuff, I tell
you. I get so *hot* and *flushed.* See, I get this little reddish patch
here on my chest up near my throat, and down here on my thighs--never mind!
You're *not* going to look *there*!

Well, the truck with the champagne for the New Year's party just backed
down the alley to the back door of the ARSCC Chimerical Library, so I've
got to go show them where to put it, and I can *not* run in these spiky
heels. Thanks again, Bob! Tell Bill that I just *love* this slinky little
silver sequined number that he sent me to wear for the party, but it's
*not* very "Librarianish." I mean--look! It-is-slit-up-to *here*! (Blush!)
I just hope I never find out that *Marla* wore it! Hmph!

--<The ARSCC Librarian>

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*The ARSCC, like its long-haired, big-breasted, college-fresh,
money-hungry, power-groupie librarian, does not exist.