Cc: Stefani Hutchison
I have been informed that pursuant to a DMCA claim Stefani Hutchison has had three documents taken down that Corey Andrews had posted to his WordPress site. These are articles Hutchison wrote and published for the purpose of black PRing Andrews, Allen Stanfield and me. She then removed two of the black PR articles, but has done nothing to correct their lying and black PR.
Hutchison’s articles are nasty, her use of the DMCA to hide her lies and black PR is nasty, and her threatening behavior to stigmatize Andrews is nasty. I am writing you about her sadistic behavior because she is your de facto PR and you have incited her, or directed her, in her black PR of me and others. Indeed she is acting pretty much as Hubbard and Miscavige paid you to act when you were handling their PR; even right down now to fair game by copyright law. I am sure you know very clearly how demonic these PR jobs are.
Following is one of the subject documents, a black PR attack entitled “Down The Rabbit Hole With Gerry Armstrong,” which Hutchison published on March 5. I’ve already written a bit about this article. http://gerryarmstrong.ca/moving-on-for-good/
Because of the underlying antisociality, I’m going to do an in-depth analysis, and parse her prose where called for. But I want people to see, with negligible comment from me, what she is bullying her more vulnerable target Corey Andrews about.
You did the same thing for Scientology: target the seemingly easy-to-pick-off. Hutchison is using a fabricated, fake-ego need to hide her nastinesses as an opportunity to fair game him. Her DMCA claim isn’t just to suppress material that shows her cruelty, because she invited every person on the planet to share it. It’s to be crueler still.
Fair use abounds for me. And fair use abounds for Andrews. You control this out-of-control woman. Please get her to withdraw her sadistic, Scientology-serving DMCA claim.
Down The Rabbit Hole With Gerry Armstrong
Leah Remini and Mike Rinder dragged Scientology kicking and screaming into mainstream consciousness with the airing of The Aftermath on A&E Network. Because of the interest the award winning docuseries raised, people became more curious than ever to learn as much as they could. What was once thought of as just that “crazy Hollywood thing” has been revealed to be much darker and profoundly more sinister.
People wanted, and still want, answers.
Turning to the internet Never Ins were introduced to names like Paulette Cooper, Lisa McPherson, Jeffrey Augustine and Tony Ortega, the latter two on whose blogs they learned that there was so much more to Scientology than previously imagined.
Outraged newcomers to the subject of this abusive cult were exposed to ever deepening abuses and scandals, one horrible tale led to yet another in a seemingly never ending spiral downward into a morass of evil.
There is so much written about Scientology with so many names, dates, court cases and mysteries that sometimes the players are hard to follow.
COS’ history spans decades so it is easy for beginners to get lost amongst the details or even in some cases, be led astray.
Gerry Armstrong is one name that can be a conundrum for Never Ins new to Scientology activism.
To the uninitiated he is presented as a dedicated fighter, a sorely persecuted victim. Someone recently even described him to this writer as a “gentleman”.
So who is this leader amongst men and what activism is he involved with today furthering the cause to bring Scientology into the light?
Gerry Armstrong was in Scientology from 1969 to 1981. Eleven of those years were spent in the Sea Organization where he held the positions of Legal Officer, Public Relations Officer and Intelligence Officer while on board the Flagship Apollo working alongside L. Ron Hubbard.
According to Armstrong he had twice been ordered by Hubbard to the Rehabilitation Project Force, or RPF for an accumulated total of twenty-five months where he was subjected to “hundreds of hours of sec checks”.
Gerry Armstrong’s final mission was the task of collating an archive of Hubbard’s personal documents, and engaging in further research all of which would be used in his biography. To his shock Armstrong uncovered and documented irrefutable proof that Hubbard and thus other Scientology higher ups had lied about virtually every part of the Founder’s life; his education, degrees, family, explorations, military service, war wounds, and most importantly that his “sciences” – Dianetics and Scientology were all baseless.
Upon bringing his discoveries to the executives in charge of the project, he was immediately ordered to undergo sec checking and the RPF yet again.
He explains “Rather than being again locked up and forced to submit to further abuse and degradation, I fled.” He was declared a Suppressive Person in 1982 and was subject to the Fair Game Policy.
When Armstrong blew he took copies of many of the documents with him which he subsequently gave into the safe keeping of his attorney. This resulted in a lengthy court battle between Armstrong and the church which sued Armstrong, claiming he took confidential archive materials for his own use and shared those documents with unauthorized persons, thereby breaching his fiduciary duty to Scientology.
They not only wanted the material returned but they sought monetary damages from Armstrong who counter sued the church for the fair game he endured.
Scientology eventually offered to settle the suit in exchange for an agreed upon sum and a gag order. Armstrong held out until his attorney had negotiated the maximum amount Scientology was willing to part with, settling on $800,000 (approximately $2.1 million today) and Gerry freely agreed to be silenced. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tctpyYKtzA&t=453s
This $800,000 payoff is more justice than any other SeaOrg member has ever received.
Scientology bought and paid for his silence with, for all intents and purposes, blood money. Money collected from parishioners who donated huge sums in the hopes of attaining the impossible promises made, money saved by denying their most dedicated, the SeaOrg, their basic human rights.
Gerry Armstrong freely made a choice to stay silent for the sum of $800,000.
December 1986 Armstrong agreed to the terms of the agreement not to either publicly speak of nor reveal in writing any information about his experience with Scientology.
Fully knowing going forward that he would be liable for $50,000 for each breach of this agreement did not faze him in the least.
Less than 10 years later in 1995, a California court determined that Armstrong had breached the agreement and awarded COS $321,932 in damages and $334,671.75 in court costs.
Undeterred, Gerry continued to thumb his nose at the Court.
June 1997, February 1998 and December 2000 he was again found to be in contempt. These new violations resulted in $3,600 in fines along with being sentenced to jail for 26 days.
Rather than serve his sentence, he fled to British Columbia, Canada where he stays to this day.
Armstrong would have his readers believe that the ensuing years since his honor was bought he has been the victim of unceasing Scientology torment. That he is desperately fighting the cult that has ruined his life and continues to persecute him.
The fact is that upon applying his signature to the settlement agreement, he was legally binding his obedience to the Court not to Scientology. His fight with CSI ended upon his acceptance of the proffered terms. When he freely and without coercion signed the settlement documents, he was effectively promising to abide fully with the decision the California Court had rendered.
Scientology was no longer a part of the equation except insofar as holding to their side of the settlement.
On April 2, 2002, COS sued Armstrong for $10,050,000 for further breaches of his settlement agreement. Gerry admitted he had violated the terms more than 200 times, now claiming that parts of the agreement were illegal, unconstitutional and unenforceable in a weak attempt to justify his actions. It is notable that he’d raised none of these concerns at the signing.
The Judge proving the lie that the agreement was unenforceable, ruled that while Armstrong was guilty of 131 violations, it would be unjust to fine him damages in excess of the original $800,000. Taking into consideration that Armstrong had previously been punished by the Court $300,000, a new judgment was entered in favor of COS in the amount of $500,000.
Gerry was found in contempt of court which is a charge that cannot be appealed. Since his flight from the U.S. to Canada he has yet to serve his jail time or even begin to address his fines. He is considered a fugitive from justice and because of this the law of Fugitive Disentitlement Doctrine, which “provides that the fugitive from justice may not seek relief from the judicial system whose authority he or she evades” applies to him. Until he addresses his Warrant, he cannot seek justice from the U.S. legal system for any of his perceived wrongs. This is not him being persecuted by the Courts, it is the LAW.
Ultimately the truth of the matter is that this all boils down to the simple fact that Gerry Armstrong sold his honor for $800,000, broke his sworn word to the California Courts, ran away from his legal obligations into Canada, is now a fugitive who would be arrested were he to return to the U.S. and falsely blames Scientology (later including Mike Rinder) for his current predicament.
Had he obeyed the terms of the settlement from the outset none of this would have happened. Had he refused to take the low road by selling his ability to freely fight Scientology, things may have been different. He had the potential to become one of the foremost champions against the cult that destroys so many lives.
Yes his life would have been terrible under Fair Game, but how wonderful is his situation now? The money is gone, Gerry gave it all away under the saintly claim that God wanted him to; “I believe that in exchange for my willingness to renounce what were my worldly assets in August, 1990, I have received consideration far beyond what I imagined at the time. I could not and did not attempt to predict in August, 1990 what would happen in the years that have followed. I proceeded with the faith that our Creator was the Source of the idea of renunciation and that I could trust Him to guide me and care for all my needs. The subsequent years have shown me that my willingness flowed from His grace and that my trust was exceedingly well placed.”
It is more logical to consider that rather than devoutly wishing to appease God, Armstrong was making certain that the money he now owed in full back to Scientology was gone.
He consistently insists that he is the wronged victim of both the courts and Scientology. His various writings misrepresent the facts of the cases and his own conduct. It has been his choices that have landed him in the bed he now occupies and the rage fueled tantrum he throws defies all logic and reality.
Having spent over a decade in the SeaOrg, Gerry Armstrong knew full well how Scientology dealt with their enemies. That they subjected him to Fair Game after he knowingly violated the terms of the settlement agreement numerous times can be no surprise. Rather, it should have been an inevitable expectation on Gerry’s part.
He bearded the lion in it’s own den then got offended when it bit him.
A rather familiar behavior given Corey Andrews’ recent actions on social media.
He chose his path therefore he chose the consequences.
Armstrong brags; “I am an expert in the identification of the organization’s fraudulent nature, practices and statements, and “fair game,” the organization’s fundamental philosophy and practice of
opportunistic hatred, and I have testified as an expert in these areas. Because of what I know and my willingness to communicate freely to anyone who wants to hear, I am fair game’s target. I have been subjected to the organization’s cynical and dangerous legal and extralegal operations from 1982 to the present. I have documented dozens of instances of fair game in action toward me in my earlier declarations and oral testimony.”
But this is nothing he should be proud of. This is him shouting his dishonor, his defiance of our court system. He has no legal right to participate in any of those activities. This is not commendable, instead it is just proof that he’s a confirmed scofflaw.
“I have been subjected to the organization’s cynical and dangerous legal and extralegal operations from 1982 to the present.”
Scientology did nothing wrong in holding Armstrong accountable for violating their court sanctioned agreement.
He is not an innocent victim here, he is by any legal definition, wrong.
Refusing the payoff from Scientology would have left him free to engage in what would then be an honorable, admirable pursuit. But he made a choice, agreeing to be muzzled in exchange for Scientology blood money knowing fully what that entailed, then reneged on his sworn, notarized word.
Armstrong continues to wallow in the mud pile he created. This situation is now nothing more than a simple contempt case. Scientology’s part in it ended with the contempt charges being leveled.
Of course Fair Game is evil, however if you purposefully reach into the fire you have no righteous complaint for the burns. Being angry at the fire is just stupid.
Gerry Armstrong is accountable to the Courts for his actions.
Were he to return to the United States and serve his jail time he would then be free to remain.
That he is angrily stuck in Canada is completely his own choice.
As for his so-called activism, there is none.
Activism is “the policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change”.
The only vigorous campaigning Gerry Armstrong has involved himself in since he was bought out has been his personal obsession with Mike Rinder and Scientology. Persistently alleging he is the innocent victim of persecution is frankly untrue and ultimately unsupported by the reams of evidence available for anyone to find online.
There has been no action designed to bring about the end of Scientology. He does not write about the current abuses, does not contribute to the discussions ongoing today about Scientology. There has been no comment on Danny Masterson, on the missing Shelley Miscavige or any support shown for any of his fellow former SeaOrg members. Where true activism is concerned Armstrong follows the settlement agreement to the letter. No comment either in writing or in word.
His entire focus is on himself.
His erroneously perceived wrongs.
Actual activists are engaged in the exposition of the ongoing lies and abuses by Scientology, are diligently taking steps to address the issues of fraud, human trafficking, human rights violations and the revocation of the tax exemption. There are social media discussions designed to keep current the information so newcomers are accurately informed. Letter writing campaigns, petitions, blogs and books are written.
Gerry Armstrong concerns himself with his self created mess, lashing out at Scientology not because of their societal destruction but because of his selfish paranoia and inability to take responsibility for his own actions.
Danny Masterson’s multiple victims are suffering under extreme persecution, meanwhile back at the ranch, Armstrong is snarling at Mike Rinder behind the scenes.
Corey J Andrews, one of Armstrong’s newest devotees hypocritically proclaimed, “Always think, always QUESTION despite what the ‘top critics’ push out as the only narrative. There is much deception and twisting of facts and information…”
Interestingly, Scientology’s OSA once secretly recorded Gerry Armstrong in Griffith Park along with a Private Investigator and LAPD. Gerry was beyond furious about the recording.
Is it not the height of hubris then for his collaboration with Corey J Andrews and John McGhee when Karen DeLaCarriere was secretly recorded with Armstrong posting the recording on his blog?
Gerry continues to want an apology from Rinder in part for recording him, although he insists this isn’t true; “Several people have been saying I want or am trying to get an apology or an “I’m sorry” from Rinder. Before that, several people claimed I wanted an apology from Mark Rathbun. People were also saying that Rathbun should apologize to me, and are now saying Rinder should apologize. Please be assured I am not seeking and do not want an apology from either of them.“
In spite of this public avowal his private correspondence to this writer clearly states his thoughts which are something quite different; “I am sure I would not reject an apology if I received one, but I have not received one, however, and only the truth would make any such apology real.“
When can we expect an apology to Karen DeLaCarriere for his part in the exact same betrayal of her?