It was clear their marriage was breaking up she was very critical of him and he told me she was fooling around with Hollister and he didn't trust her. His wife was in prison and his estranged son believed he was either dead or insane. Despite this, she still "felt so guilty about the fact that he was so psychologically damaged. I please her physically until she weeps about any separation. He told me how he had met Northrup. By that time, however, he had moved to Wichita, Kansas. . in October 1969, the newspaper printed a statement attributed to the Church of Scientology (but written by Hubbard himself) that asserted: Hubbard broke up black magic in America L. Ron Hubbard was still an officer of the US Navy because he was well known as a writer and a philosopher and had friends amongst the physicists, he was sent in to handle the situation. L. Ron Hubbard (1911 - 1986), often referred to by his initials, LRH, was an American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology. , In June 1941, at the age of seventeen, she began a passionate affair with Parsons while her sister Helen was away on vacation. Her allegations produced more lurid headlines: not only was Hubbard accused of bigamy and kidnapping, but she had been subjected to "systematic torture, including loss of sleep, beatings, and strangulations and scientific experiments". When she first came to me with this wild story about how her husband had taken her baby I was determined to help her all I could. I want her always. Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard served in the US Navy in the 1940s. Without him, none of this would have been possible; and so to Ron goes my everlasting gratitude for having provided for all of us the road to Clear. Quentin committed suicide in Las. Meals for the Commodore and his family were cooked in a separate galley by their personal chef, using ingredients brought by couriers from the United States.. , Many years later, another of his followers, Virginia Downsborough, recalled that during the mid-1960s he "talked a lot about Sara Northrup and seemed to want to make sure that I knew he had never married her. ", Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, "Scientology and the Occult: Hugh Urban's new exploration of L. Ron Hubbard and Aleister Crowley", Miller, Russell. In the late 1990s, Hubbard fell ill with breast cancer and died in 2002. Further, through Parsons, she was strangely intimate with many scientists of Los Alamo Gordos [Alamogordo in New Mexico was where the first atomic bomb was tested]. ", After divorcing Hubbard, Northrup married Miles Hollister and bought a house in Malibu, California. After six weeks of operation it was replaced in April 1952 by the Hubbard Association of Scientologists, established in Phoenix, Arizona, to promote Hubbard's newly announced "science of certainty". members, Northrup's usurpation of Helen's role led to conflict between the two sisters. The veins in his forehead would engorge" and he would hit her "out of the blue", breaking her eardrum in one attack. Mary Sue was given partial responsibility for running the new Dianetics establishment. Granada's reporter commented: "What Hubbard said happens to be untrue. One of its principal figures was David Miscavige, a 21-year-old Messenger who had worked as a cameraman for Hubbard. Although he bluffed it out initially, a warrant was issued for his arrest in August. Hubbard would evolve into the leader of the Church of Scientology. ", On January 26, 1967, Mary Sue was confirmed as a Scientology "Clear", a somewhat elite rank at that time. Parsons told Helen to her face that he preferred Northrup sexually: "This is a fact that I can do nothing about. My wife Sara.". The arrival of Hubbard and Northrup three weeks after the divorce was filed scandalized Hubbard's family, who deeply disapproved of his treatment of Polly. During his interview with him, he got Lafayette to refer to Hubbard's wife Mary Sue Hubbard as Mary, before informing him that Hubbard used to call her Suzy.  Northrup was able to dissuade Parsons from pressing his case by threatening to expose their past relationship, which had begun when she was under the legal age of consent. The primary exponent of Scientology is the Church of Scientology, a centralized and hierarchical organization based in Florida, although many practitioners . She played a central role in the financial management of the Church of Scientology's two principal corporations, the Church of Scientology of California and the United Kingdom Church of Scientology. ", Mary Sue became pregnant again four months after Quentin's birth and on February 13, 1955, in Washington, D.C., she gave birth to her second daughter, Mary Suzette Rochelle Hubbard. The O.T.O. According to his public relations assistant, Barbara Klowden, Hubbard became increasingly paranoid and authoritarian due to "political and organizational problems with people grabbing for power. L. Ron Hubbard PO Box 24152 Tampa, FL 33623 28 November 1980. The protagonist, "a bastard child", would be the son of the three most virile men in the town (a satire of the Holy Trinity).  The original sentence of five years imprisonment was not carried out, and the court ordered a study of her claimed medical problems, before eventually replacing her sentence with a four-year term of imprisonment, with parole set at 40 months. 121669 should complain about invasion of privacy. She accompanied her husband to Phoenix, Arizona, where they established the Hubbard Association of Scientologists the forerunner of the Church of Scientology, which was itself founded in 1953. She worked with her husband, completing tasks for him and helping to dull his temper when he raged at other members.  She originally intended to work in petroleum research, but a friend persuaded her to travel with him to Wichita, Kansas, in mid-1951 to take a Dianetics course at the Hubbard Dianetic Foundation. I know, because I personally met with her and obtained her resignation At first, Mary Sue Hubbard was not willing to resign. In July 1949 I was in Elizabeth, New Jersey, writing a movie. His search was unsuccessful and he released her at Yuma Airport across the state line in Arizona. " He later told Hubbard's unofficial biographer, Russell Miller: I liked Sara and Miles a lot.  The trip had the air of a punishment detail and was dubbed the "liability cruise"; conditions on board were reportedly appalling. On October 8, a deal was struck between the government and the Church that the nine defendants including Mary Sue would each plead guilty to one charge of conspiracy if they agreed to sign a written stipulation by the government (essentially a public confession) of what they had done, thus avoiding a lengthy trial. Her salary was relatively modest, amounting to $30,430 ($150,732 in 2007 prices) between 1970 and 1972, though she did also benefit from tens of thousands of dollars a year in living expenses paid for by the Church of Scientology. " When Helen returned, she found Northrup wearing Helen's own clothes and calling herself Parsons' "new wife." You are a greater person.  She lost her final appeal in April 1982 and was ordered to begin a prison term in January 1983. Her actual true name is a Russian name. An archive of documents released by FBI about L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. She intended to make use of this discovery by writing a book that would be "completely anti-Christ". Northrup, who was beginning a pregnancy, was said to have been delighted with the location. There he wrote a letter informing the FBI that Northrup and her lover Miles Hollister whom he had fired from the Foundation's staff and, according to Hollister, had also threatened to kill were among fifteen "known or suspected Communists" in his organization. But Dianetics will last 10,000 years for the Army and Navy have it now. Currently intimate with them but evidently under coercion. I am better suited to her temperamentally we get on well. I hope my heart lasts.  The couple moved to a rented trailer in North Hollywood in July 1947, where Hubbard spent much of his time writing stories for pulp magazines. She gave Hubbard an ultimatum: get treatment or she would leave with the baby. She made a striking impression on the other lodgers; George Pendle describes her as "feisty and untamed, proud and self-willed, she stood five foot nine, had a lithe body and blond hair, and was extremely candid. I felt as though he had given so much to our country and I couldn't even bring him peace of mind. According to the Church of Scientology, the reason for the trip was that "amid the constant violence of the turncoat Don J. Purcell of Wichita and his suits which attempted to seize Scientology, Mary Sue became ill and to save her life, Ron took her to England where several Dianetic groups had asked him to form an organization. Mary Sue Hubbar On the night of February 24, 1951, Alexis was being looked after by John Sanborne while Northrup had a night at the movies. , The relationship was not an easy one. I believe she is under duress, that they have something on her and I believe that under a grilling she would talk and turn state's evidence.. The Guardian Office was no respector of anyone's civil rights, particularly that of privacy. " He accused Northrup of having conspired in a bid to assassinate him and described how he had found love letters to his wife from Hollister, a "member of the Young Communists." According to Northrup's later recollections she repeatedly refused him but relented after he threatened to kill himself. He replied, "You know, I'm a public figure and you're nobody, so if you have to go through the divorce, I'll accuse you of desertion so it won't look so bad on my public record. Hubbard face was washed to polish the skin, put the hair and dressed his body in expensive suit, tucked under the collar silk scarf and to heighten the effect, put a stack of neatly arranged entourage books.Hubbard lit around the floodlights, and four-point system of Hollywood lighting, already guaranteed a quality image. Although Hubbard himself was much admired by Scientologists, his wife was said to be much less popular. He stated: In 1981, a Church investigation was begun into the activities of the GO. Mary Sue conspired with her subordinates to concoct alibis for Meisner and work out how to keep him out of the hands of the authorities, keeping him in hiding under a series of false identities. Currently missing somewhere in California. Its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, has been described variously as the man who "solved the riddle of the human mind" (by the Church of Scientology), 4 as "a mental case" (by the FBI), 5 and as "hopelessly insane" (by his former wife). , A Scientology spokesman informed the press that she had been left "a very generous provision" in her husband's will, though the details were kept secret. The Hubbards had four children: Diana (born 1952), Quentin (19541976), Suzette (born 1955), and Arthur (born 1958). member, wrote to Karl Germer to explain the situation: As you may know by this time, Brother John signed a partnership agreement with this Ron and Betty whereby all money earned by the three for life is equally divided between the three. It carried out an international campaign against psychiatry, Interpol, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and various other government agencies. I remember he said to me I was the only person he knew who would set up a white silk tent for him. In August 1978, she was indicted by the United States government on charges of conspiracy relating to illegal covert operations mounted by the Guardian's Office against government agencies. In 1923 the family moved to Pasadena, a destination said to have been chosen by Olga using a Ouija board. " A few days later while still married to Northrup he proposed marriage to Klowden. He walked right in there and bought it for me, cash! He thought I had thrown in with the psychiatrists, with the devils. Hubbard took with him only two people, a married couple named Pat and Anne Broeker.  L. Ron Hubbard died on January 24, 1986, at his ranch near Creston, California.  The targets were not just external enemies but dissident Scientologists; in 1969, Mary Sue wrote an order directing the GO to cull information from the confessional folders of Scientologists, breaking a rule of confidence that was supposedly sacrosanct. " They were married in the middle of the night of August 10, 1946 at Chestertown, Maryland after awakening a minister and roping in his wife and housekeeper to serve as witnesses. She filed for divorce in an effort to try and create a false record that she had been married to him." , On July 8, 1977, 134 agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation simultaneously stormed the Church of Scientology's offices in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, seizing nearly 50,000 documents and other evidence. She was a highly intelligent woman who helped her husband with his research and writing. Helen and Jack were engaged in July 1934 and married in April 1935. " She agreed to sign a statement, written by Hubbard himself, that retracted the allegations that she had made against him: I, Sara Northrup Hubbard, do hereby state that the things I have said about L. Ron Hubbard in courts and the public prints have been grossly exaggerated or entirely false. Share it! Mary Sue was grief-stricken, though she later attempted to persuade friends that Quentin had died from encephalitis. Nothing of this known to me until a few weeks ago. John Sanborne, who worked with Hubbard for many years, recalled: Earlier on (before the divorce) he made this stupid attempt to get Northrup brainwashed so she'd do what he said.  The raids were in response to the federal government's discovery that the Church of Scientology had been carrying out a secret and highly illegal "dirty tricks" campaign against government agencies, individuals, and institutions deemed to be enemies of Scientology.  In March 1976, she approved an illegal plan to obtain "non-FOI data" from the government, meaning classified documents not available through the Freedom of Information Act. She was credited with helping to coin the word "Scientology". Numerous other Guardian's Office personnel were purged as well. In 1984 she acted as an "intervenor" in the Church of Scientology of California's lawsuit against Gerry Armstrong.  The Hubbards' relationship was unconventional, as their butler, Ken Urquhart, later recalled: "Neither Ron nor Mary Sue lived the way one might have expected in a house like that. Northrup agreed but Hubbard reneged on the deal and flew to Chicago, where he found a psychologist who wrote a favorable report about his mental condition to refute Northrup's accusations.  She stood down again, being replaced by a South African Scientologist named Gordon Cook, and Jane Kember was replaced by David Gaiman, a British Scientologist.. I didn't know why it was so important to him; I'd never met Sara and I couldn't have cared less, but he wanted to persuade me that the marriage had never taken place.  Parsons' interest in the occult led in 1939 to him and Helen joining the Pasadena branch of the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.). Speaking several years later to the St. Petersburg Times newspaper, Miscavige commented: I knew if it was going to be a physical takeover we're going to lose because they had a couple thousand staff and we (the "messengers") had about 50. My first wife is dead. " She was so desperate to leave by the time she got to the airport that she left behind her daughter's clothes and her own suitcase and one of Alexis's shoes fell off as she dashed to the plane. She had been part of Jack Parsons' group because "she had been sent in there by the Russians. "I just ran across the airfield, across the runways, to the airport and got on the plane. Had been friendly with many Communists. I can never pronounce her name. Mary Sue Hubbard (ne Whipp; June 17, 1931 - November 25, 2002 ) was the third wife of L. Ron Hubbard, from 1952 until his death in 1986. They set up home in a villa on the outskirts of the Moroccan city of Tangier. He went to live at the house and investigated the black magic rites and the general situation and found them very bad. She was convicted in December 1979 and was sentenced to five years' imprisonment and the payment of a $10,000 fine.  She was sent to the federal prison in Lexington, Kentucky, to serve her sentence, though in the end, she was released after only a year of imprisonment..  The couple had three daughters. . Your passion for Betty also gave you the magical force needed at the time, and the act of adultery tinged with incest, served as your magical confirmation in the law of Thelema. I then confronted the mutineers, and persuaded Mary Sue Hubbard to again resign, which ended the last vestige of GO resistance.. It just never occurred to me he was a liar. After breakfast he would go into his office and I would rarely see him again until six-thirty when I had to have the table laid for dinner. Perhaps in your criminal files or on the police blotter of Pasadena you will find Sara Elizabeth Northrop, age about 26, born April 8, 1925, about 5'9", blond-brown hair, slender . ", On June 12, Hubbard was awarded a divorce in the County Court of Sedgwick County, Kansas on the basis of Northrup's "gross neglect of duty and extreme cruelty", which had caused him "nervous breakdown and impairment to health.  They were reunited in September 1973, when the possibility of extradition had passed. Suspected only. , Although she later remembered her childhood with warmth, Northrup's upbringing was marred by her sexually abusive father, who was imprisoned in 1928 for financial fraud. She was born into a criminal atmosphere, her father having a criminal record. Hubbard's financial troubles were reflected in his attempts to persuade the Veterans Administration to increase his pension award on the grounds of a variety of ailments which he said were preventing him finding a job. He was a cruel man who designed the Church of Scientology for his personal enrichment and glorification at the expense of his loyal . .  Its eventual downfall was to result from the use of illegal methods, ordered and authorized by Mary Sue, to further its campaign. I've been married twice. " He told her that he didn't want to be married "for I can buy my friends whenever I want them" but he could not divorce either, as the stigma would hurt his reputation. He moved in with me about two months ago, and although Betty and I are still friendly, she has transferred her sexual affection to Ron. " Three weeks later, on September 24, 1952, she gave birth to her first child, Diana Meredith de Wolfe Hubbard. She did, however, resurface on a few occasions during the remaining years of her life. Who Is L. Ron Hubbard's Wife? If she could not break it up by making social engagements with key personnel she, and her gang, would go out to a bar and keep calling in asking for certain people to come to the telephone.  Rejecting any suggestion that she was some kind of "pathetic person who has suffered through the years because of my time with Ron", Northrup spoke of her relief that she had been able to put it behind her. They married April 25, 1909, in Omaha, Nebraska. How many girls is a man entitled to in one lifetime, anyway? Ironically, the wedding took place only 30 miles from the town where Hubbard had married his first wife thirteen years previously. There, creased between space adventures and tales of alien invasion, were the pages . Recommended Hubbard married his third wife, Mary Sue Whipp, in 1952. ", By October, the Foundation's financial affairs had reached a crisis point. Sharp chin, broad forehead, rather Slavic. Heber Jentzsch, president of . His family wasn't there. " The entire crew was forced to wear gray rags to symbolize their demotion; it was said that even Mary Sue's corgi dog, Vixie, had a gray rag tied around her neck. Parsons initially attempted to obtain redress through magical means, carrying out a "Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram" to curse Hubbard and Northrup. Despite insisting on clean living and even prohibiting followers from taking necessary medication, Hubbard loved to party.  Around the end of February 1980, Ron Hubbard went into hiding and remained in seclusion in the small town of Creston, California, for the remaining six years of his life.  He wrote: Sara, my sweetheart, is young, beautiful, desirable. In April 1969, Mary Sue was promoted by Hubbard to serve as the captain of the Royal Scotman and ordered to cruise up and down the coast of Spain to train the vessel's inexperienced crew of Scientologists, who had made a string of mistakes that infuriated Hubbard.  and had a son in 1943 who bore Parsons' surname but who was almost certainly fathered by Smith. , In October 1976, Hubbard's eldest son by Mary Sue, Quentin, died by suicide at the age of 22. Father of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. His second wife, Sarah, claimed mental and .  She had consulted doctors who "concluded that said Hubbard was hopelessly insane, and, crazy, and that there was no hope for said Hubbard, or any reason for her to endure further; that competent medical advisers recommended that said Hubbard be committed to a private sanatorium for psychiatric observation and treatment of a mental ailment known as paranoid schizophrenia.". Lafayette Ron Hubbard is a controversial figure. I have a lovely wife, and I have four children. Hubbards mission was successful far beyond anyones expectations. , The Scientology fleet was finally disbanded in 1975, when Hubbard decided to move ashore and establish a "land base" in Florida. ", In July 1986 she was interviewed by the ex-Scientologist Bent Corydon several months after Hubbard's death, which had reduced her fear of retaliation. Mary Sue enforced the rules rigidly but shared the privations, and was scrupulously fair and popular. David was an original deputy to the late founder L. Ron Hubbard and had been working in the upper hierarchy of the Church since he was a teenager. He issued an internal directive in 1979 asserting that major failures must result from the presence of multiple Suppressives, who would need to be rooted out along with their "connections". ", In October 1984, Mary Sue filed a $5 million lawsuit against her husband's first son, Ronald DeWolf, accusing him of "massive fraud" for attempting to have his father declared legally dead or mentally incompetent. caused further tensions in the house, which Aleister Crowley heard about from communications from her housemates.  She met him in Wichita to resolve the situation. [It] was made clear that we had no choice but to overthrow the GO and dismiss everyone who had violated Church policy or the law. It consists of 'marriage guidance' for Scientologists from the then 'first lady' of the organisation. The Ole Doc Methuselah series was done that way. Maybe he should be reincarnated as a rabbit. , Klowden recalled later that "he was very down in the dumps about his wife. Screen grab Lawrence Wright, the author of the best-selling book on Scientology, "Going Clear," says his research found. One of his aides, David Mayo, was dispatched by Hubbard to suggest that Mary Sue might consider a divorce.  Her parents not only knew about her unconventional living arrangements but supported Parsons' group financially. A curly haired, middle-aged woman - who US magazine National . Apart from captaining the Royal Scotman for a period, Mary Sue's duties included managing the sprawling empire of the Guardian's Office agency within the Church of Scientology and serving as the chair of an executive group known variously as the Commodore's Staff Aides, the Aides Council, and the International Board of Scientology Organizations.  Hubbard wrote to the FBI to further denounce Northrup as a Communist secret agent. Russell Miller notes: They were indeed an unlikely couple a flamboyant, fast-talking extrovert entrepreneur in his forties and a quiet, intense young woman twenty years his junior from a small town in Texas. by nevalalee February 1, 2017. Playing along, she told Hubbard that he was right and that the only way she could break free of their power was by going through with the divorce. She was a sole signatory to the Church of Scientology's trust accounts and was also a director of the Operation Transport Corporation (OTC), a company established in 1968 that served as a conduit for cash transfers from the Church of Scientology to L. Ron Hubbard personally; it was characterized by US Tax Court as a "sham corporation" whose role was the enrichment of the Hubbards. In 1933, Northrup's 22-year-old sister Helen met the 18-year-old Jack Parsons, a chemist who went on to be a noted expert in rocket propulsion. To that end he wrote Dianetics, proving to all the world just how mediocre a writer he was . ", HUBBARD: "I never had a second wife.". Illustration by Pat Barrett. At age 15, Northrup moved in with sister Helen and her husband Jack, while she finished high school.  She stated that she was "not interested in revenge; I'm interested in the truth. A change in the visa regime in the UK enabled foreigners to remain indefinitely if they had sufficient means to support themselves. L. Ron Hubbard, the science fiction writer who founded the Church of Scientology three decades ago, has died of a stroke, the church said tonight. Following the birth, the Hubbards moved into a house in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Hubbards continued to carry out auditing of each other and in February 1960 Mary Sue wrote to a friend to inform her that her husband had discovered that she had been the writer D.H. Lawrence in a past life. I have no revenge motive nor am I trying to angle this broader than it is. was carrying out in California. , In 1981, the "All Clear Unit" was established within the CMO, tasked with the purpose of making it "All Clear" for Hubbard to come out of hiding. In June 1951, she finally secured the return of Alexis by agreeing to cancel her receivership action and divorce suit in California in return for a divorce "guaranteed by L. Ron Hubbard". Although she was a committed and popular member, she acquired a reputation for disruptiveness that prompted Crowley to denounce her as a "vampire." His wife is Mary Sue Whipp (30 October 1952 - 24 January 1986) ( his death) ( 4 children), Sara Northrup (10 August 1946 - 13 June 1951) ( divorced) ( 1 child), Margaret Louise Grubb (13 April 1933 - 24 December 1947) ( divorced) ( 2 children) L. Ron Hubbard Net Worth Hubbard turned up and took the child.