Extract from David Mayo's Affidavit.Emphasis
14. On August 29, 1982, David Miscavage, and others, acting on the orders
of L. Ron Hubbard,
kidnapped me and subsequently kept me captive and physically and mentally
abused me for six
months During this period, David Miscavage, an officer and director of
RTC, told me in the
presence of Vicki Aznaran, President of RTC, Mark Yaeger, Commanding
Officer, CMO INT of
CSI that if I ever escaped, he would personally see to it that the
resources of the Church of
Scientology would destroy my character and reputation internationally.
During that six-month
period of captivity, I was forced to run around a tree in the desert in
temperatures of up to 110
degrees for 12 hours a day, 7 days a week for 3 months. I was under
tremendous coercion and
duress. I was refused medical and dental treatment (after escaping
captivity I lost six teeth and
required thousands of dollars of dental work to save the rest of my teeth)
I was not permitted to
make or receive phone calls and all letters I wrote were read by
Scientology security guards. I was
often awakened during the night and interrogated (mainly by Jesse Prince).
In early February 1983,
I was told by Rick Aznaran, Director of Security, RTC, (husband of Vicki
Aznaran, President of
RTC), to get the idea of leaving out of my head because I would never
leave the property alive.
15. From 1983 through to the present, Plaintiffs have engaged in a
concerted campaign to destroy
me in accordance with the Scientology "Fair Game Law," which allows
opponents of the Church
to be "deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist
without any discipline of
the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed."
The above is just a short extract. You are advised to read
From Andre Tabayoyon's affidavit:
72. In 1987, I observed Miscavige order Vicki Aznaran incarcerated
at a place called Happy Valley. Happy Valley is a ranch 11 miles away
from the Gold base near Hemet. It was then one of the Rehabilitation
Project Force ("RPF") Scientology correction and detention facilities.
Vicki had been the senior executive in RTC. Miscavige won a power
struggle and took her off that post. He ordered her into the RPF which
was part of Gold, a unit in CSI.
73. I was at the Happy Valley complex when Vicki was driven up.
She arrived in one car. Miscavige arrived in another car right behind
her. After Vicki and Miscavige had left the respective cars in which
they arrived, I heard Miscavige scream at Vicki, "You're going to do the
f --- ing RPF." I did not see or hear Vicki make any response. I saw
her go into the berthing facility.
74. A short time later, I spoke to Miscavige during his inspection
of the stairs and patio of a building which was under construction at
the base. He was wearing a new captain's uniform, a rank to which he
appointed himself. I complimented Miscavige on his new uniform.
Miscavige told me that Vicki, Jessie Prince and Spike Bush had been
consigned to RPF. He said, "I'm almost positive they won't make it
through the RPF. They're criminals."
75. Vicki spent 120 days on the RPF. As Director of Renovations
and Construction Gold, a CSI department at the Gold base, I was in
charge of supervising the work performed by the RPF at the time.
Miscavige instructed us to keep a close watch kept on Vicki because he
feared she would try to escape.
76. For 12 hours every day, for the duration of her stay, except
for the few occasions when she was too ill to move, I saw her run around
a pole ("the running program"). This is one of the most severe forms of
RPF. It is reserved for persons deemed to be in a very low ethics
status. It is often regarded as a program to contain persons regarded
as crazy by the Scientology hierarchy. In addition to the running
program Vicki was also working on other projects for an additional 5
hours a day.
77. Eventually Vicki successfully escaped from the RPF. She is
now suing Scientology.
The complete affidavit from which the above is taken is available on
Dennis Erlich has given this
short description of an incident when he was punished.