Jon Atack: Scientology has a history of flip-floppers, including the founder's son - 2017-07-06

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F347.png Jon Atack: Scientology has a history of flip-floppers, including the founder's son July 6, 2017, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

L. Ron Hubbard Jr. was a fascinating character. We've written about him numerous times, and he's featured prominently in our book about Paulette Cooper, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely.

Nicknamed "Nibs," he was in and out of favor with his famous father over the years. In 1952, Hubbard brought his then 18-year-old son to join him in Phoenix, where Nibs helped his father get Scientology off the ground after the Dianetics movement had failed. The next year, in 1953, Nibs was one of several signatories, including his father, to the creation of the first "Church of Scientology" corporation, in Camden, New Jersey.

By 1959, however, Nibs had soured on the "church" and left the movement. He later testified against his father in IRS proceedings aimed at Scientology, but then in 1972 recanted that testimony.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Jon Atack: Scientology has a history of flip-floppers, including the founder's son | url = https://tonyortega.org/2017/07/06/thursday-2/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = July 6, 2017 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}