An escape for the ages

It was thirty-five years ago today, I blew the cult and there was hell to pay. I was thirty-five. Now over half my life I’ve been fair game. I wrote this “official note of resignation” to Barbara DeCelle, my org board senior, knowing she would get it to “the proper person:” http://gerryarmstrong.ca/ga/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Letter-from-GA-to-Barbara-1981-12-12.pdf The handwritten words […]

Sounding the Sheep Dip for Bubbles

I cannot find where anyone at Tony Ortega’s blog has spoken up to correct inaccuracies in Jon Atack’s September 10, 2016 article about Scientology cult collaborator L. Fletcher Prouty, so I am doing my best now. The article and the inaccuracies I’m correcting also concern testimony in the 1984 trial in the case the Scientologists […]

To Mark Rathbun about the IRS deal, Monique Yingling and villainy

 8 June 2015 Dear Mark: As you well know, I have beseeched you fairly determinedly for several years to step up and tell what you know from your time in the Sea Org about fair gaming me, and people close to me, particularly Michael Flynn. Where your actions and information are extremely important is in […]

Letter to Alex Gibney on the IRS deal, public policy, and calling out Rathbun and Rinder

March 6, 2015 Alex Gibney Chelsea Pictures 33 Bond Street Unit 1 New York, NY 10012 By e-mail: Re: Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Dear Mr. Gibney: In the recent televised interviews or discussions about Going Clear, you and Lawrence Wright called out Scientologist celebrities Tom Cruise and John Travolta to get […]

The Unbreakable Miss Lovely and me

Tony Ortega’s book is intriguing, both in content and composition, and will be useful for all of us who stand against the Scientologists for all their victims. Paulette Cooper’s history with the Scientologists intersects with mine at a number of points, and we shared the fortune of being clients of the same almost famous Boston […]

Secret Lives interview (1997)

This interview was in Vancouver, BC in 1997. I had left the US earlier that year when I had discovered online a piece of what the Scientologists filed to get their 1993 IRS tax exemption, which included black PR on me. I’ve written about this a number of times.   Recently Caroline and I have […]

Request to Jesse Prince

Dear Jesse: Great to read you’re feeling good. There are a few fact errors in what you’ve written about the Scientology v. Armstrong litigation and war,1which I will deal with later. Just now, I am writing to ask from you essentially what I have been asking from Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder for the past […]

Russell Miller and me

DamOTclese2 commented on Tony O’s blog:  Of primary importance — for me, any way — is what Gerry thinks about all this. We all have opinions about wrongs that Scientology people have committed against others, and I would love to hear Gerry comment on the re-release of BFM as well as what he thinks about […]

Plea to Paulette Cooper

Tl;dr Thanks Paulette. [WWP post.] Can you please tell the truth about your false affidavits and how you came to sign them. WRONG — While Mike and I are not on good terms, we did not sue each other (please, 19 lawsuits against me from Scientology were enough). I think we both understand where the […]

SCHUMCO’s Defense Tech

fishypants said: He’s pleading the Shaggy defence? Rathbun does use the Shaggy Defense – “a strategy of flatly denying guilt and refusing to engage with the evidence against you, no matter how overwhelming.” Rathbun uses pretty well all the defenses out of Fe Lon Hubbard’s psycho-playbook. I think Hubbard stated the all-time classic Shaggy in […]