As early as 1940, L. Ron Hubbard had found that a useful method of causing problems for those he disliked was to denounce them to the authorities (he would have had a ball in Soviet Russia). By 1951, he was obsessed with the "Red Scare" and was, if anything, more McCarthyite than McCarthy. The anti-communist hysteria gave him an opportunity to do something about his belief that the Communists were trying to "get him". On 3 March 1951, he denounced fifteen of his staff to the FBI. At the top of the list were his wife and her lover, Miles Hollister.
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