Michael Flynn, the attorney for Gerald Armstrong, cross-examines Mary Sue Hubbard in the prosecution of Armstrong for stealing documents from the Church of Scientology.
Mary Sue Hubbard is the third wife of the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and is the key witness in the case against Armstrong.
Armstrong's defense is that the documents weren't secret and he was entitled to use them. The Clearwater Sun reports:
Holding a copy of Hubbard's book "All About Radiation" — which refers to Hubbard as a nuclear physicist and medical doctor — Flynn asked Mrs. Hubbard whether her husband of 32 years was actually a nuclear physicist.
"No, he wasn't," she replied in a husky voice. "He took a course. ... But he's not a nuclear physicist."
"Is he a medical doctor?" Flynn asked.
"No," Mrs. Hubbard replied quietly, adding that an English physician co-authored the book. She was not able to name the doctor.
Flynn tells the court:
"He [Gerald Armstrong] was L. Ron Hubbard's archivist and was personally appointed by Hubbard to collect these documents. And he did a good job of collecting them.
And far from being personal and private, many of the secret documents will prove that Hubbard falsified his background, military history, and educational accomplishments in a systematic plan to defraud millions of Scientologists who believed his claims of healing and inner peace."
Mary Sue Hubbard has developed a reputation for ruthlessness in the Church of Scientology and she doesn't seem to be afraid of using her power over others to enforce her vision of what Scientology should be like.