So, what really happened?
In 1978, after developing NED, LRH became very ill. David Mayo was flown in from Flag, and audited LRH to recovery. From his cognitions, LRH, with David's help, constructed the NOTs rundown. The first NOTs issues came down in September 1978. David Mayo was posted as Senior C/S Int in October, and Merrill Mayo was called from Flag to become part of the Snr C/S Int office. The new Snr C/S Int office was at Gilman Hot Springs, a holiday resort purchased by the Church, encompassing some 500 acres. Gilman is between Beaumont and Hemet in Riverside County, California. Gilman was the base for the Commodore's Messengers Organization International (CMO Int), and for CLIO Special Unit (who made the Tech films), and for CMO Gold (Golden Era Studios). It is here that the Tech films were made. At this time, LRH lived in an apartment in Hemet.
In 1979, aware that management was not doing well, LRH ordered CMO Int to do a stat analysis and Data Series evaluation for all Continents. This was the first time CMO had engaged in such an action. This resulted in the 0909 eval of September 1979, which was written by John Nelson of CMO Int, but issued under LRH's name. As neither LRH nor his Messengers could be seen to be managing Scientology, LRH asked CMO to create a separate unit to get Church management back into line. So was born the Watchdog Committee (WDC). Its 7 founding members were CMO Int staff, and its purpose was to put International management back on post. In fact, WDC progressively took over all the eval lines, all comm lines to and from LRH, all missions to orgs, and even became the approval unit for promo. The PR was still that CMO was not a management unit, and WDC remained anonymous, giving many people the idea that LRH must be Chairman WDC. LRH actually left management completely in WDC's hands from 1979 onwards, and in fact, only requested data again in 1982.
In 1980, due to pressing legal matters, LRH went into hiding. He simply disappeared with the Messenger who was on duty at the time - Ann Broeker. This was to be a relatively short cycle, but possibly due to an exaggeration of the legal situation being fed to LRH, LRH has been in a secret location from that time. Ann's husband, Pat Broeker, was used to relay data to and from LRH. LRH has stayed fairly close to Gilman.
In early 1981, a unit was set up under the CO CMO Int Diane (Dede) Voegerding to handle LRH's personal legal scene so that he could come back on lines. The unit consisted of Dede, Gale Irwin, Lois Riesdorf and David Miscavige. The new unit was called the All Clear Unit. Prior to his posting to the All Clear Unit, David Miscavige had been CMO Special Unit cameraman. He was a relatively new Messenger.
It is rumoured that in 1980 or 81, LRH wrote to certain close terminals to say that he expected to drop the body within five years, and was making arrangements with this end in mind. He was spending most of his time writing fiction.
David Miscavige rapidly somehow managed to become a one-man committee - he WAS the All Clear Unit. This unit was not on any Org board.
By 1981, the GO cases were going badly. LRH's own cases were not being handled to David Miscavige's satisfaction by GO Legal. Miscavige decided to remove Mary Sue as Controller, and when Dede Voegerding refused to do this, Miscavige arrived with an order - allegedly from Ron - suspending Dede from post. She was replaced as CO CMO Int by her sister - Gale Irwin - in June 1981. Shortly thereafter, Miscavige, having become Pat Broeker's close confederate, announced that the All Clear Unit was senior to CMO Int. Why this new supremacy was allowed is unknown to the present author.
On August 5th, 1981, a Comm Ev was convened on senior GO terminals (from the Guardian WW down) by WDC. David Miscavige was on the Committee.
On August 26th, Bill Franks as ED Int issued SOED 1789 "Management Change" placing the Controller, and thusly the entire GO, below himself on the Org Board. Subsequently, Mary Sue was removed by David Miscavige. Jane Kember briefly took control of the LA GO but was dissuaded, and left her post.
About this time senior GO terminals were taken to Gilman, and put on a mest-work program. Whilst there, they were referred to as the "crims" by CMO crew.
In early November 1981, a small Mission Holders Conference was called by Bill Franks at Flag. The meeting was conducted by Jens Bogvad of CMO and the Acting Controller, Gordon Cook. Data had come to light that the GO had had a program called "Control of US Missions", issued as a Guardian Order in 1975. This program was put forward in case the US Internal Revenue Services won their tax cases against the Church, and thusly managed to close down the Church Orgs. The Missions were to immediately become Orgs in a new network. To achieve this end, several top mission holders (the Kemps and Bent Corydon, for example) had been declared. The Mission Holders Conference was held to handle these false declares.
On December 1st 1981, Gale Irwin was replaced as CO CMO Int by John Nelson.
Nelson had had only 25 hours of auditing at this time. He was posted by Miscavige.
A much larger Mission Holders Conference was held at Flag in December 1981. Bill Franks arrived late with a CMO escort. Up to this point, no Policy Letter had been issued concerning the seniority of WDC to Franks, and HCOPL 11 Dec 80RA "The ED Int" states that the ED Int is the senior ecclesiastical post in the Church. Consequently, Mission Holder Brown McKee assigned a condition of Confusion to CMO Int for their assumption of supremacy over Franks. The condition was upheld by many of those at the meeting (Mission Holders, SO and GO crew).
CMO Int, perhaps correctly, viewed this as a mutiny. On December 23rd, they issued the Policy Letter "International Watchdog Committee" which was signed International Watchdog Committee. This states "The International Watchdog Committee is the most senior body for management in the Church of Scientology International." On December 27th, Bill Franks was removed from post as ED Int by John Nelson. He was replaced with Kerry Gleeson.
Meanwhile, the Religious Technology Center was being formed. It was incorporated on January lst 1982. Originally, it was to have been a small body at the side of the Church, simply keeping the trademarks of Scientology. Its members were to be Class 8, FEBCs on NOTs. David Mayo was a signatory, but somehow, unbeknownst to him, the articles were changed - to remove the foregoing conditions of membership.
Another body was being formed at this time. Author's Services Incorporated (ASI) - to act as agent for LRH's fiction works. It was staffed with CMO and SO crew who had to resign from Church staff to join, as ASI is a non-Church profit-making business. David Miscavige, Norman Starkey, Terri Gamboa, Julie Watson and Lyman Spurlock - five of the seven incorporators of RTC - became ASI staff in 1982, thusly resigning from Church staff.
Also, in early 1982, the first attempts at forming the International Finance Police were made. This was apparently Pat Broeker's idea. Wendell Reynolds was sent to recruit staff from the Flag Executive Briefing Course, and was recalled, and put on mest work by John Nelson (as CO CMO Int) for trying to rip-off FEBC students.
In April 1982, in a lengthy, hand-written dispatch, LRH handed over his Tech hats to David Mayo for 20-25 years. (This was witnessed by several others who have since attested to it having happened.)
At the end of June of 1982, John Nelson was removed and replaced with Marc Yaeger, who was then eighteen. Wendell Reynolds was taken off mest-work, and made International Finance Dictator, under Mark Ingber, the WDC for Finance.
On August 29th 1982, the entire Senior C/S Int Office was removed. In September, Kerry Gleeson was replaced as ED Int by Guillaume Lesevre. Kerry, along with the Deputy ED Int, Allen Buchanan, was taken to Gilman. David Mayo; Merrill Mayo (Snr C/S Int assistant); Julie Gillespie (office of Snr C/S Int); John Nelson (ex CO CMO Int); Emile Gilbert (CO Canada); Roger Barnes (CO SMI); John Axel (Church Management Exec over Missions); Peter Warren (ex senior to Public Divisions); Maureen Caneen (CO CMO Gold); Pat Hunter (International Management Org); Jay Hurwitz (IMO Missionaire, CO LA Day); Janice Mead (IMO Missionaire, PES LA Day); Bess Sullivan (OP 4D Sec IMO); Peggy Darresman (International Field Exec Sec); Chris Stevens (CMO); and Angelika Zimmerman (LRH Comm LA Day) were all at Gilman for Comm Ev by October 2nd, 1982. The Comm Ev took three weeks, and the Findings and Recommendations cover more than 90 pages. Before and during the Comm Ev the Interested Parties were subjected to gang sec-checks - where a group of interrogators fired questions at the Interested Party on the meter. David Miscavige, Stephen Marlowe (Inspector General RTC), Marc Yaeger and Vicki Aznaran (Deputy Inspector General RTC) were amongst the interrogators.
The Interested Parties were taken to Happy Valley in an Indian Reservation not far from Gilman, and those that remained were subjected to the "Running Program". This "rundown" consisted of running around a tree for up to twelve hours a day.
On October 17th 1982, the third Mission Holders Conference was held in San Francisco. Here the US Mission holders were berated by Miscavige and other ASI & CMO staff for several hours. Three Mission holders were verbally Declared with neither a Comm Ev nor a written order. Amongst these was Kingsley Wimbush, whose Stevens Creek Mission had contributed over $154,000 of the $808,000 world-wide Missions GI for the week ending September 2nd 1982. The world's biggest Mission holder, Martin Samuels, holder of the five Davis Missions, and founder of Delphi, was gang sec-checked prior to his removal. (He is currently suing the Church for $72 million.) Brown McKee was Declared forever. None of these injustices has been righted.
Then, the International Finance Police conducted a campaign of "verification", where Mission holders were charged $15,000 per day for IFP investigation. Fines were also levied. Bent Corydon paid $40,000 to the IFP, before deciding to withdraw his Riverside Mission from the Church. Martin Samuels and Kingsley Wimbush lost all of their assets to the IFP. It is claimed that $2 million was collected within 10 days of the Conference. Similar tactics were applied to field auditors by IHELP, and to businessmen by WISE.
In 1982, Declare Orders began to pour forth - there have been almost 2000 since January 1982.
In response to this, several Mission holders removed their Missions from the Church, and so the Independent movement - in existence since the establishment of the California Association of Dianetic Auditors in 1951 - suddenly exploded to life.
The International Finance Police have quieted down - their Dictator, Wendell Reynolds, has been removed. It is rumoured that Stephen Marlowe, the Inspector General of RTC, has also been removed for his failure to handle the "splinter groups". Ann and Pat Broeker, and David Miscavige are still in control of the Church. Where LRH is, and what his views are, is unknown. The authenticity of RJ38 has been questioned because, certainly, some of the data on it is false. The Dianetic Information Centre of East Grinstead is long-since closed due to lack of traffic. The Church certainly doesn't have "PR area control" in East Grinstead. According to SMI (Scientology Missions International) stat sheets, Mission stats crashed during 1983 to less than 25% of the 1982 figures (measured September 1982 to October 1983 - GI down from $808,000 to $171,000).
The foregoing is correct to the best of my knowledge. Data was gathered by personal interview with Jay Hurwitz (ex-IMO missionaire); Vincent Barnes (ex-CMO Int/WDC); Captain Bill Robertson (ex-CMO); Harvey Haber (ex-CMO); John Nelson (ex-CO CMO Int, Chairman WDC), and from the tape or written debriefs of Jay Hurwitz; Vince Barnes; Captain Bill Robertson; John Nelson; Dede Voegerding (ex- CO CMO Int); Merrill Mayo (Class 12, ex-Snr C/S Int office); Bent Corydon (Riverside Mission Holder); Peter Greene (Mission holder); Jon Zegel (field auditor - father of Marc Yaeger), Kingsley Wimbush (Mission holder), and from confidential interviews with and letters from several other ex-Church of Scientology executives.
Org Board of International Management
? ! Ann & Pat Broeker David Miscavige ! !--------------------------------------------! Religious Technology Center Author's Services Incorporated (A profit-making corporation) Church Legal Church Finance Church Corporate Affairs Church of Scientology International Marketing ! Watchdog Committee !--------------------------------------------! Commodore's Messenger Organization International Finance Police ! Executive Director International ! Executive Strata ! International Management Organization !--------------------------------------------! Flag Operations Liaison Offices Scientology Missions International
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