Incomplete draft declaration

From: Keith Henson <>
Date: 25 Aug 2000 09:00:19 GMT
Message-ID: <8o5cj3$8q5$>

Declaration of H. Keith Henson in reply to Motion to Dismiss etc.

My reluctance to provide non-financial data to RTC stems from the use to which they put such data. For example, I was recently ordered by this court to permit an appraiser to enter my property. The appraiser entered and took photographs against my wishes.

A few days later, the city inspectors called saying a neighbor had reported me for certain conditions in my back yard. My (tiny) yard is fenced so it is almost impossible for anyone to see in, and my neighbors know me as the one who two months ago entered a next door neighbor house and put out a kitchen fire. They also know of my disagreement with Scientology (RTC) because of the regular pickets of my house and the private investigators who watch my house and follow me whenever I leave (the neighbors are highly supportive and play a game called spot the PI). This does not constitute proof, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone other than RTC agents used the appraisal inspection information ordered by this court to cause me this trouble with the city inspectors.

They have not only used information about where I work to cause trouble for my consulting clients (which is within the bankruptcy rules) but in the last deposition where I responded to Mr. Rosen question about where I had recently interviewed, his immediate response was that he proposed to subpoena the person who had interviewed me! (most recent deposition, page 423) If the court wonders why I am reluctant to provide non financial information such as where I or my wife work to a "creditor" like RTC, perhaps this will make it clear. (Word about this threat in deposition went out to my potential clients/employers because Scientology vs. the Net is widely followed, and I reported on alt.religion.scientology. Last week this was the most widely read news group in the world.) I have not had a job or consulting interview since then.

RTC complains about my not reporting gifts. Gifts are not income, and do not have to be reported to the IRS. Since this court imposed a requirement to log such gifts, I have asked that none be sent to me to prevent RTC from attacking these people the way they do me. (And have received no gifts since that date.)

In spite of court rulings to the contrary, defendant still believes that his original purpose, to call attention to the dangerous and abusive policies and practices of Scientology which hurt, defraud, or kill its members was both in the public interest and within the scope of the fair use exception of copyright act. At least a hundred people have died as a result of scientology's practices and policies, of which the one I quoted, NOTs, 34 is a sample. A long list of many needless deaths may be found at

The most famous is Lisa McPherson,

"On November 18, 1995, Lisa was involved in a minor car accident. She was apparently not hurt, but she got out of her car and took all her clothes off and seemed mentally unstable. She was taken to a hospital where she was physically evaluated as being unharmed, but the hospital wanted her to be psychologically cared for. However, some Scientologists arrived and stated that Lisa did not believe in psychiatry, and she checked out after a short evaluation and left with the Scientologists. She went with them to the Ft. Harrison Hotel for "rest and relaxation" according to the church, but church logs from Lisa's stay there (or here) from November 18 to her death December 5 show differently. Some logs are missing, and a high ranking ex-Scientologist has written an affidavit in which he claims that the church has in the past destroyed documents that might get the church in trouble."

Lisa died of a blood clot after losing 40 pounds in 17 days of captivity. She was unconcious the last day or two and had places on her where cockroaches had fed. Exhibit A is before and after photos.

RTC complains about me picketing many days since June. but they do not say where or why. These pickets mostly occurred at "Gold Base," a difficult to escape from compound near Hemet, California. The pickets were in response to two recent deaths there. The first was Ashlee Shaner, a 16 year old high school student, who was killed May 17, 2000 as a result an RTC related part of Scientology requiring a contractor to work late. For some reason an unlighted piece of equipment could not be left till morning, but had to be driven at night on a public highway where Ashlee collided with a front loader bucket being used to block a lane of traffic (and was decapitated). A copy of the accident report is included as Exhibit B. (sealed since an indictment is pending)

Five weeks later, June 25, Stacy Moxon Meyer, the 20 year old daughter of Kendrick Moxon of Moxon and Kobrin (Scientology's in house law firm listed on the motion) was electrocuted and burned beyond recognition in a transformer vault at the same location. She died under extremely strange circumstances. It was claimed that she removed a very heavy lid from the vault and entering it with a stepladder two feet shorter than the vault is deep. (See Exhibit C or for the government report.) This death is particularly disturbing since Scientology is well known for confining people in dangerous industrial spaces such as chain lockers on ships. I have a daughter whose age is between that of Ashlee and Stacy so these deaths hit close to home.

RTC's complaint about my income is much like that of a person who has killed their parents and then asks the court for mercy because they are an orphan. They (Scientologists under their direction) have done the best they could to make it hard for me to do consulting work. They have invaded the offices of one client, picketed two of my clients, and within the last month picketed my wife's place of employment, trying to get *her* fired. Recently their private investigators followed me to an interview for consulting work. The investigators may have interfered with my chances of getting work at this new company. People under the control of RTC maintain a web site (note the s) which any prospective client or employer will find. The web site accuses me of vile crimes. They put up posters in my neighborhood, and near a client's offices, samples of which were provided in a previous declaration (August 25, 1999). It has since been removed from the web site, but as may be seen in that declaration, they showed photographs that I was being stalked in the client's parking lot.

If this is not acting in bad faith by RTC I don't know what would be.