Re: Tom Cruise v. Bauer Publishing Company, et al.

Now that Tom Cruise v. Bauer Publishing has been dismissed, I will publish my November 11 letter to the defendants and their attorneys, who I understood at the time were involved in the case. My letter is relevant regarding the Scientologists’ Suppressive Person doctrine far beyond Cruise’s narrow claim against Bauer for the way they portrayed his application of the doctrine to his daughter and wife after they fled.

I assume the Bauer people and attorneys shared my letter with Bert Fields, et al., but I don’t know for sure what they did with it.

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From: Gerry Armstrong
Sent: Monday, November 11, 2013 8:47 PM
To: ‘lizmcnamara; ‘deborahadler’; ‘gwelch’; ‘dwakeford’; ‘jshapiro; ‘rbiermann’
Subject: Cruise v. Bauer Publishing, et al.

Elizabeth A. McNamara
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1633 Broadway, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10019-6708

Deborah Adler
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1633 Broadway, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10019-6708

Gregory Welch
General Counsel
In Touch / Life & Style
Bauer Publishing Group
270 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Dan Wakeford
Editor-in-Chief
In Touch / Life & Style
Bauer Publishing Group
270 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Jared Shapiro
Editorial Director
In Touch / Life & Style
Bauer Publishing Group
270 Sylvan Ave.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Rachel Biermann
Entertainment Director
In Touch / Life & Style
Bauer Publishing Group
270 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

By Email

Re: Tom Cruise v. Bauer Publishing Company, et al.

Dear Ms. McNamara, Ms. Adler, Mr. Welch, Mr. Wakeford, Mr. Shapiro and Ms. Biermann:

I am writing about Scientology’s “Suppressive Person” doctrine, which is central in every Scientologist’s life, and which apparently is a factor in this case.

On November 8, the New York Daily News wrote about Mr. Cruise’s September 9 deposition:

Attorneys also asked him to define “a suppressive person” in Scientology, which Cruise said is someone who is antisocial and dishonest.

When asked if Holmes was an “SP,” he dodged the question by saying there were “many different aspects to it.”

The superstar actor had admitted Holmes dumped him to spare their daughter from Scientology, according to the deposition.

But he later backtracked off that and said “Katie has never told me that this was a reason for our divorce.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/cruise-compares-working-movie-set-serving-tour-afghanistan-report-article-1.1511177#ixzz2kNivzAKh

If he stated that about SPs, Mr. Cruise defamed the SP class and did not tell the truth under oath. Nevertheless, what he is reported as saying is consistent with how Scientologists view SPs. The few deposition transcript pages that the Daily News posted with its article did not contain any of mention of Suppressive Persons.

SPs are not people who are antisocial and dishonest at all, any more than Jews are people who are antisocial and dishonest. Stated in the simplest form, SPs are people who tell the truth about L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology and Scientologists. For a deeper understanding of who or what SPs are, please see this statement I made in July this year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RPPjOSFKok

SPs are a religious denomination and class created by Scientology religious scripture. They are as clearly a class as Jews are a religious class. Mr. Cruise is very cruelly adding his power and celebrity to the demonizing of a religious class as surely as Nazi celebrities used their power and status to add to the Jews’ demonization. It is ironic that, in prosecuting his claims, Mr. Cruise and his attorneys are doing their damnedest to link Bauer, et al. to the Nazis.

The Scientologists’ SP doctrine is so repugnant, destructive and indefensible, it is entirely reasonable for people to think the worst of a celebrity Scientologist like Mr. Cruise; just as it is reasonable for people to think the worst of Nazis because of their Jewish doctrine. Mr. Cruise lies about the SP class, in fact, to defend the indefensible SP doctrine. He defines us as “antisocial and dishonest” to justify his hatred and aggression toward us.

It is actually expected that a Scientologist will abandon family members, even a child, because of that Scientologist’s adherence to and compliance with Scientology’s Suppressive Person doctrine. This is called in Scientology scripture “disconnection,” I am sure you know, and is a very standard, if antisocial, Scientology practice. Therefore, the magazine had a legitimate reason to question if Mr. Cruise was applying the disconnection policy to Ms. Holmes and Suri, and even sound a warning. Although the Scientologists claim that disconnection is not policy, there is overwhelming evidence that it is policy, and the Scientologists have never refuted this evidence.

Because of his star status, his multimillions, and his personal relationship with Scientology cult head David Miscavige, Mr. Cruise is not treated in the same degrading way that other non-star, non-mogul Scientologists can treated. For the same reasons, he would not be directed to treat his fleeing wife and daughter as other Scientologist men might be ordered to treat their disaffected wives and children. There would, however, be no reasonable expectation by wogs, and wog publications such as In Touch, that he would not apply the disconnection policy as ordinary Scientologists are compelled to. In fact, Mr. Cruise would himself probably take the position that he is not treated differently from the way other Scientologists are treated.

I have been a declared SP for almost 32 years, and am an example of what can happen to someone who dares to tell the truth about Hubbard, Scientology and Scientologists. With my wife Caroline Letkeman, who is also an SP and also knowledgeable about these subjects, I started the Suppressive Person Defense League: http://www.suppressiveperson.org/ I have been the target and victim of the Scientologists’ litigation fair game, have written many declarations providing my experiences and knowledge, and have testified 70+ days in Scientology-related trials or depositions. My online legal archive: http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/archives/category/legal

I have written and spoken publicly about the SP doctrine for several years, and have written about Mr. Cruise in relationship to the doctrine.
http://www.suppressiveperson.org/writings/cruise-executing-sp-doctrine.html
I wrote him an open letter in 2008 because he is a huge celebrity beneficiary in the Scientologists’ conspiracy against my and others’ rights. http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/archives/30

What Mr. Cruise wished for the SP class in his famous 2004 Scientology video is reminiscent of what the Nazis must have wished for the Jewish class:
http://suppressiveperson.org/2008/01/17/tom-cruise-on-the-sp-doctrine/

They said, “So like have you met an SP?” And I looked at them and ah you know and I thought, how what a beautiful thing because maybe one day it’ll be like that. You know what I’m saying. Maybe one day it’ll be that – Wow SPs! Like they’ll just read about those in the history books, you know?

Any I just go through that tech and it’s it’s literally, it’s not how to run from an SP. It’s PTS SP how to shatter suppression; how to confront and shatter suppression. You apply it, it’s like, boom.

Because they don’t come up to me and do that. Uh they don’t do it to me, not to my face, you know, or anywhere in my vicinity where they feel they can be confronted yeah. They just don’t do it.

This also explains why Ms. Holmes might refrain from telling Mr. Cruise the truth that Scientology is a big reason, or the reason, she fled with Suri. Ms. Holmes knew, as Scientologists learn very early, that telling the truth about Scientology – merely that it doesn’t work, and is destructive to relationships — would mean that Ms. Holmes is an SP and can be given an SP’s treatment. If she comes up with some other, even bogus, excuse, and doesn’t threaten to tell the truth that involves Scientology, she won’t be targeted, at least overtly, for fair game. What people don’t come up to Mr. Cruise and do is tell the truth about Hubbard, Scientology or Scientologists. Mr. Cruise can probably feel confident about saying that Scientology was not her reason for leaving, even if it’s ridiculous, because he knows she has been shuddered into silence, by contract or otherwise, and won’t contradict him.

Please feel free to contact me about the SP doctrine, your case or anything else you wish. Caroline and I ask that you take the time to understand who or what SPs are so that you properly represent what our class is in this very high profile case, and not accept Mr. Cruise’s representations, which are black propaganda. To do so, I believe, would also not be helpful for your defense.

Finally, if you look into my life and my relationship with the Scientologists, please do not be dismayed by the mass of black PR they have generated about me.

Sincerely,

Gerry Armstrong

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