Affidavit of Ronald DeWolf
a.k.a. L. Ron Hubbard junior
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS
LA VENDA VAN )
SCHAICK, et al )
) CIVIL ACTION
v. ) NO.
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF )
CALIFORNIA, et al, )
I, Ronald DeWolf, formerly L. Ron Hubbard, Jr., hereby do and
state as follows under the penalties of perjury:
1. I have personal knowledge of the facts set forth in this
2 .I am the oldest son of L. Ron Hubbard, having been born on
May 7, 1934 in Encinatas, California.
3. Between 1949 and 1959 my father and I worked together on a
regular basis in organizing, developing and promoting many
organizations and corporations. which collectively became known
as the Church of Scientology.
4. My father promoted the Church of Scientology with the sale
of his books and publications based on his Various theories
relating to the "science of mind" as the most "exact science"
ever developed. He represented in writing in most of the Church
publications that he possessed degrees from George Washington
University, Princeton University, that he was a nuclear
physicist, that he served four years in combat, was seriously
wounded and healed his war wounds with his theories on the
"science of the mind", which is the foundation of Scientology.
Throughout the development years of Scientology and to the
present date, the Church of Scientology has made the foregoing
representations and most individuals who have joined the
organization that I personally know, relied specifically on my
father's represented qualifications and credentials.
The stated representations are all false. He never obtained degrees from
those universities, or ever served in combat. He was relieved
of duty three times as being unfit, and ended up in a
psychiatric hospital at the end of the war. He is a fraud and
has always been a fraud.
5. My father's fraudulent conduct is exemplified in the
structure of his corporations including the Church of
Scientology of California. In connection with each and every
corporation which we created under general heading of 'the
Church of Scientology', my father always required all of the
Directors and Officers of all corporations to give him undated
signed resignations in advance which he held. In that manner,
he always has retained complete control over every corporation
including its bank accounts. In the early years, my father
regularly emptied out these corporation bank accounts whenever
the A.M.A., or a local district attorney, etc. posed a threat
to one of his organizations.
A copy of express instructions on this point in my father's
handwriting is enclosed.
6. My father represented orally and in writing that his
theories relating to the "science of the mind" were based on 30
years of case studies conducted on a scientific basis by him as
a nuclear physicist and scientist. Most people that I knew who
paid money to my father's corporation to learn about this
science also relied on the above stated representations in
addition to my father's credentials. Similarly, the above
stated representations are false.
My father wrote his books off
the top of his head based on his imagination.
There were no
case studies. He is not a nuclear physicist and flunked nearly
all of his science related courses in high school and college.
7. My father obtained the rights to the E-meter in 1952 from
Volney Mathison in the same manner that he does everything -
through fraud and coercion. My father learned about the E-meter
from Mathison who developed it and my father fraudulently
extracted those rights from Mathison so that my father could
use it in Scientology auditing.
8. My father has always used the confidential information
extracted from people during auditing sessions to intimidate,
threaten and coerce them to do what he wanted, which often
meant getting them to give him money. My father routinely used
false threats and auditing information particularly about
crimes people had committed to extort money from them.
9. My father has always held out Scientology and auditing to be
based purely on science and not on religious "belief" or faith.
We regularly promised and distributed publications with
"scientific guarantees". This was and has always been common
My father and I created a "religious front" only
for tax purposes and legal protection from fraud claims.
We almost always told nearly everyone that Scientology was really
science, not a religion, but that the religious front was
created to deal with the government.
10. My father's basic policies relating to "suppressive
persons", "Fair Game", "attack the attacker", etc. have always
been and will always be an integral part of Scientology. The
organizational structure of Scientology and the theories of
Scientology cannot operate and Scientology would not be
Scientology without such policies. The entire basis of my
father's "science" is the suppressive person theory, just
as Nazism would not be Nazism without the theories of Aryan
supremacy and anti-semitism. My father and I discussed the
basic theories of dealing with suppressive persons, such as
what eventually became designated as the "Fair Game Doctrine",
on many occasions. These policies have never changed.
Signed under the pains and penalties of perjury
// - RONALD DeWOLF