Northrup and Hubbard had frequent rows and his violent behaviour towards her continued unabated. It carried out an international campaign against psychiatry, Interpol, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and various other government agencies. CMO staff investigating the GO were physically expelled from the Church of Scientology's Los Angeles headquarters, and the Controller's files were guarded day and night. Commonly armed. [3] In it, she thanked her husband "for having given the most precious gifts of freedom and true beingness to me and my fellow man. "[50], Three weeks later, Hubbard abducted both Northrup and Alexis. Apparently it is the ordinary confidence trick."[19]. According to the Church of Scientology, the reason for the trip was that "amid the constant violence of the turncoat Don J. Purcell of Wichita and his suits which attempted to seize Scientology, Mary Sue became ill and to save her life, Ron took her to England where several Dianetic groups had asked him to form an organization. Hubbard married his third wife, Mary Sue Whipp, in 1952. This, plus her absolute control of the GO, made it difficult for the Church missionaires [Sea Org staff dispatched to achieve a target or specific goal] to get anything done. "[12] Joan Vidal, a friend of the sculptor Edward Harris, who was commissioned by Hubbard to create a bust of him, described Mary Sue as "a rather drab, mousy, nothing sort of person, quite a bit younger than him. Its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, has been described variously as the man who "solved the riddle of the human mind" (by the Church of Scientology), 4 as "a mental case" (by the FBI), 5 and as "hopelessly insane" (by his former wife). The dispute immediately became front-page news: the newspapers ran headlines such as "Cult Founder Accused of Tot Kidnap", "'Dianetic' Hubbard Accused of Plot to Kidnap Wife", and "Hiding of Baby Charged to Dianetics Author". It consists of 'marriage guidance' for Scientologists from the then 'first lady' of the organisation. [27] The trip had the air of a punishment detail and was dubbed the "liability cruise"; conditions on board were reportedly appalling. Please do believe I do so want to help you get Alexis."[64]. in 1941, at Parsons' urging, and was given the title of Soror [Sister] Cassap. "[13] Concluding that she was a vampire, which he defined as "an elemental or demon in the form of a woman" who sought to "lure the Candidate to his destruction," he warned that Northrup was a grave danger to Parsons and to the "Great Work" which the O.T.O. The wife of the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, has filed a $5 million suit against Mr. Hubbard's son, charging "massive fraud" in his 1982 effort to have his father declared legally dead or mentally incompetent. Worried about the chances of his own prosecution or being served with lawsuits, Hubbard slipped away into hiding. [37], On July 8, 1977, 134 agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation simultaneously stormed the Church of Scientology's offices in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, seizing nearly 50,000 documents and other evidence. She had been part of Jack Parsons' group because "she had been sent in there by the Russians. But Dianetics will last 10,000 years for the Army and Navy have it now. The Occult Rocket Scientist Who Conjured Spirits with L. Ron Hubbard Jack Parsons (right foreground) and colleagues prepare for their second-ever rocket engine test in Pasadena, November 1936.. [39] Rather than telling Northrup where Alexis was, he called her and said that "he had cut [Alexis] into little pieces and dropped the pieces in a river and that he had seen little arms and legs floating down the river and it was my fault, I'd done it because I'd left him."[53]. Hubbard, who had left his wife and two children with relatives years earlier, bigamously married Sara. A "Founding Church of Scientology" was established in Washington, D.C. and Mary Sue became its first Academy Supervisor. [93] Rejecting any suggestion that she was some kind of "pathetic person who has suffered through the years because of my time with Ron", Northrup spoke of her relief that she had been able to put it behind her. [33] She later recalled: "I would often entertain him with plots so he could write. Black hair. In 1947, Polly filed for divorce and was granted the custody of her children . [2] She was the granddaughter of Russian emigrant Malacon Kosadamanov (later Nelson) who emigrated to Sweden. I believed Sara absolutely; there was no question about the truth in my opinion. The Hubbards continued to carry out auditing of each other and in February 1960 Mary Sue wrote to a friend to inform her that her husband had discovered that she had been the writer D.H. Lawrence in a past life. My libido is so low I hardly admire her naked. "[14], In August 1945, Northrup met L. Ron Hubbard for the first time. "[10] When Helen returned, she found Northrup wearing Helen's own clothes and calling herself Parsons' "new wife." [42] Mary Sue continued to manage the GO from her various residences aboard the Apollo, and the villa in Tangier. Mary Sue enforced the rules rigidly but shared the privations, and was scrupulously fair and popular. Mary Sue strongly opposed these changes and reappointed herself Controller, rescinding the CMO's permission to investigate the GO. Within a day of Mary Sue Hubbard's resignation, senior GO officials secretly met with Mary Sue Hubbard and conspired to regain control of the GO. The boat was soon sold to ease the couple's shortage of cash. L. Ron Hubbard started beating his wife during summer 1946. [18] Not long afterwards Hubbard bought Saint Hill Manor at Saint Hill Green, near East Grinstead, West Sussex. Liked this page? In 1960, Leni Riefenstahl and L. Ron Hubbard briefly collaborated on a screenplay that was to be a remake of her popular 1932 film directing debut, Das blaue Licht ('The Blue Light'). [2], Although she later remembered her childhood with warmth, Northrup's upbringing was marred by her sexually abusive father, who was imprisoned in 1928 for financial fraud. Hubbard took with him only two people, a married couple named Pat and Anne Broeker. IAS Patrons, Impact #53 (1994), pp. His family wasn't there. ismertebb nevn L. Ron Hubbard amerikai sci-fi -r s a szcientolgia egyhz alaptja. By this time, Mary Sue had become a key figure within the nascent Scientology movement. [33] The couple moved to a rented trailer in North Hollywood in July 1947, where Hubbard spent much of his time writing stories for pulp magazines. . The fact is that Hubbard had been married 3 times at the time of the interview. L. Ron Hubbard was not in any way a nice guy, he was a deeply horrible person (who was also correctly described by our moderator freezoneandproud as a "rat bastard"). After the vessel had been renovated by Scientologists, Mary Sue and the children moved into the upper-deck accommodation in November 1968. "[90], After the documentary-maker Alex Gibney directed the film Going Clear, based on Wright's book of the same name and citing Northrup's words about Hubbard, the Church published a video calling Northrup a "failed gold digger" and "self admitted perjurer" who was responsible for "a get-rich-quick scheme [concocted] by the woman and her publicity starved lawyer to try to shake down Mr. Hubbard for money and take over the Hubbard Dianetics Foundation after Dianetics soared to the top of national bestseller lists. Because of his "crazy misconduct" she was in "hourly fear of both the life of herself and of her infant daughter, who she has not seen for two months". She obtained a Hubbard Dianetic Auditor's Certificate and joined the Foundation's staff. The only reason a person gives up a study or becomes confused or unable to learn is because he or she has gone past a word that was not understood.', and 'To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. [76], A Scientology spokesman informed the press that she had been left "a very generous provision" in her husband's will,[77] though the details were kept secret. Since. I remember going past a Lincoln dealer and admiring one of those big Lincolns they had then. Jack Parsons was also an avid student and practitioner of the occult. Mary Sue Hubbar Her achievement was commemorated in a special tribute edition of the Scientology newspaper The Auditor, titled simply: "Mary Sue Hubbard Clear #208". Recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation files show that just over a year after L. Ron Hubbard created the the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, a precursor to the Church of Scientology, he offered to become an informant for the Bureau, and provide the FBI with a list of its members and copies of their fingerprints.. Alec Nevala-Lee, author of Astounding, a forthcoming book on the history of science fiction, digs into the writing career of L. Ron Hubbard, gaining new insights into the life of the controversial founder of dianetics and the origins and nature of Scientology itself. The other five defendants received lesser sentences and fines. She became involved in Hubbard's Dianetics in 1951, while still a student at the University of Texas at Austin, becoming a Dianetics auditor. Currently missing somewhere in California. He urged the FBI to start a "round-up" of "vermin Communists or ex-Communists", starting with Northrup, and declared: I believe this woman to be under heavy duress. Mary Sue Hubbard (Ron's wife and mother to four of his children) and some other leading Guardians Office personnel were imprisoned as a result. By this time the Foundation had filed for bankruptcy, and Hubbard's erstwhile backer, Don Purcell, was left to deal with its substantial debts. Fearing arrest, he fled to Washington, D.C. with a handful of aides while Mary Sue was left behind in Florida continuing her day-to-day management activities. The Church sued in 1982 and Mary Sue joined the suit, charging that Armstrong had committed an "invasion of privacy". In three years of marriage to Hubbard, she had set up home in seven different states and had never stayed in one place for more than a few months. She may have a record . Around the summer of 1951, he explained his flight to Cuba as being a bid to escape Northrup's depredations: "He talked a lot about Sara. A curly haired, middle-aged woman - who US magazine National . [42] Northrup recalled that "he used to Northrup's daughter Alexis, who was by now twenty-one years old, attempted to contact her father but was rebuffed in a handwritten statement in which Hubbard denied that he was her father: "Your mother was with me as a secretary in Savannah in late 1948 . I thought she was going to blow my head off. Instead, he said, if Northrup really loved him she should kill herself. "[77] He notes as an example of "this apparent erasure of Sarah Northrup from his mind"[77] a 1968 interview with the British broadcaster Granada Television, in which Hubbard denied that he had had a second wife in between his first, Polly, and the present one, Mary Sue:[77], HUBBARD: "How many times have I been married? I then confronted the mutineers, and persuaded Mary Sue Hubbard to again resign, which ended the last vestige of GO resistance.[63]. [36] This eventually became the first draft of Hubbard's book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, which marked the foundation of Dianetics and ultimately of Scientology. Ronald DeWolf, L. Ron Hubbard's son, told the News-Herald that his father took amphetamines, hallucinogens, and cocaine. Meanwhile, Ron and Betty have bought a boat for themselves in Miami for about $10,000 and are living the life of Riley, while Brother John is living at Rock Bottom, and I mean Rock Bottom. [50] Her husband avoided being indicted but was extremely concerned that Mary Sue would betray him. Hubbard would evolve into the leader of the Church of Scientology. And I'm very happily married just now. [59] Hubbard fled to Havana, Cuba, where he wrote a letter to Northrup: I have been in the Cuban military hospital and I am being transferred to the United States next week as a classified scientist immune from interference of all kinds. [22] Northrup was able to dissuade Parsons from pressing his case by threatening to expose their past relationship, which had begun when she was under the legal age of consent. Mary Sue Hubbard (ne Whipp; June 17, 1931 November 25, 2002[1]) was the third wife of L. Ron Hubbard, from 1952 until his death in 1986. L. Ron Hubbard PO Box 24152 Tampa, FL 33623 28 November 1980. Hubbard subsequently returned to the Foundation in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The Hubbards moved to a new house in Elizabeth to be near the Foundation. On the night of February 24, 1951, Alexis was being looked after by John Sanborne while Northrup had a night at the movies. Lafayette Ron Hubbard is a controversial figure. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 350 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most enduring and widely read authors of our time. The Hubbards lived at a house on Tatum Boulevard (now 5501 North 44th Street)[10] on the slopes of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix for the remainder of 1954. Mary Sue Hubbard (ne Whipp; June 17, 1931 - November 25, 2002 [1]) was the third wife of L. Ron Hubbard, from 1952 until his death in 1986. For more than a decade, the whereabouts of Shelly Miscavige, the reportedly missing wife of Scientology leader David, has been hotly debated. "[34] One night while they were living beside a frozen lake in Stroudsburg, Hubbard hit her across the face with his .45 pistol. "[63], The divorce writ prompted a deluge of bad publicity for Hubbard and elicited an unexpected letter to Northrup from his first wife, Polly, who wrote: "If I can help in any way I'd like toYou must get Alexis in your custodyRon is not normal. You are a greater person. [27] The Royal Scotman was later renamed the Apollo. "[6] Three weeks later, on September 24, 1952, she gave birth to her first child, Diana Meredith de Wolfe Hubbard. [59], In July 1981, all remaining GO staff were ordered to join the Sea Org, which would thus secure the CMO's control of the Guardian's Office, and the current Guardian, Jane Kember who was one of those convicted on conspiracy charges was to be removed. Share it! And since then, the Church of Scientology has maintained in biographical . Northrup, who was beginning a pregnancy, was said to have been delighted with the location. [15] Hubbard soon began an affair with Northrup after beginning "affairs with one girl after another in the house. She soon began an affair with Hubbard, who had just been divorced from his second wife Sara, and moved in with him within only a few weeks of arriving in Wichita. He was furious and threatened to kill Alexis rather than let Northrup care for her: "He didn't want her to be brought up by me because I was in league with the doctors. But the Church of Scientology denies the existence of this woman,. [32] Northrup had no idea of Hubbard's first marriage or why people were treating her so strangely until his son L. Ron Hubbard Jr. told her that his parents were still married. They eventually married and got a house in Malibu and we became friends; I remember they introduced me to pot. On July 13, 1981, a matter of weeks after we had uncovered what was going on, and with no advance warning to the GO, a coordinated series of CMO missions were sent out concurrently to take over the GO. He was severely depressed and repeatedly threatened suicide, and Northrup believed "he must be suffering or he wouldn't act that way".[33]. I had hoped that you could straighten him out. [41] The Dianetics Foundation was making a huge amount of money, but problems were already evident: money was pouring out as fast as it was coming in, due to lax financial management and Hubbard's own free spending. [51] She stated that she was "not interested in revenge; I'm interested in the truth. Her husband's reaction was one of fury, blaming Quentin for in his eyes letting him down. Hubbard decided to take to the high seas in a bid to liberate Scientology from the attentions of hostile governments. [17] Although they got on well as fellow occultists, tensions between the two men were apparent in more domestic settings. A young girl is nearly dead because of this effort. She is heavily sexed. Mary Sue Hubbard, third wife of L. Ron, was sentenced to four years and given a fine of $10,000. In the UK alone, it issued hundreds of writs against the media for publishing negative reports on Scientology. "[72], After divorcing Hubbard, Northrup married Miles Hollister and bought a house in Malibu, California. Outspokenly disloyal to the U.S.[56], In another letter sent in March, Hubbard told the FBI that Northrup was a Communist and a drug addict, and offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who could resolve Northrup's problems through the application of Dianetics techniques.[57]. He told her that she was "in a state of complete madness" due to being dictated to and hypnotized by Hollister and his "communist cell". Mr. Ronald Reagan President . Hubbard was an Eagle Scout. carry huge amounts of cash around in his pocket. At age 15, Northrup moved in with sister Helen and her husband Jack, while she finished high school. That's what he was really worried about, that she would reveal during the case that she was only relaying his orders. She was Hubbard's personal auditor and along with Hubbard, one of the seven members of the Dianetics Foundation's Board of Directors. They traveled to Phoenix for Christmas 1953 and it was there on January 6, 1954, that Mary Sue gave birth to her second child, Geoffrey Quentin McCaully Hubbard.[9]. During his interview with him, he got Lafayette to refer to Hubbard's wife Mary Sue Hubbard as Mary, before informing him that Hubbard used to call her Suzy. In the summer of 1972, Hubbard ordered that around $2 million in cash be transferred from OTC bank accounts in Switzerland to the Apollo, where it was stored for the next three years in a locked file cabinet to which Mary Sue Hubbard had the only set of keys. Her half-sister was an inmate of an insane asylum. [41] Its eventual downfall was to result from the use of illegal methods, ordered and authorized by Mary Sue, to further its campaign. Various Scientology experts are now comparing David's disappearance to that of founder L. Ron Hubbard, who died in 1986 after spending years dealing with lawsuits and legal battles until he became . He was 74 years old. I make this statement of my own free will for I have begun to realize that what I have done may have injured the science of Dianetics, which in my studied opinion may be the only hope of sanity in future generations. Mary Sue and two others received the heaviest penalties, a five-year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine. [44], One of their primary targets was the IRS, with which Scientology was engaged in a bitter battle over tax exemptions. [32], The relationship was not an easy one. Under his doctrine he believed that "mistakes do not just happen, somebody causes them, always". Entitled "Marriage Hats". [63] Hubbard continued to develop Dianetics (and ultimately Scientology), through which he met his third and last wife, Mary Sue Whipp, in late 1951 only a few months after his divorce. Why is he lying about this? On one occasion, while Northrup was pregnant, Hubbard kicked her several times in the stomach in an apparent though unsuccessful attempt to induce an abortion. [2] Parsons' interest in the occult led in 1939 to him and Helen joining the Pasadena branch of the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.).
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