Scientology founder breaks silence - 1983-02-19
DENVER -- L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, broke a 15-year silence to assure his followers he is alive and to restate his opposition to nuclear proliferation, the Rocky Mountain News reported.
In its Sunday editions, the newspaper published a copyright article giving Hubbard's written answers to questions submitted by reporter Sue Lindsay through his attorneys. Hubbard wrote a cover letter in his own hand to assure Lindsay she had 'an exclusive' and 'to alleviate any concern others may have' about the interview's authenticity.
Ms. Lindsay began seeking an interview with Hubbard in 1980, when she wrote a five-part series on Scientology. Last fall, associates of Hubbard said he might agree to a written interview in conjunction with publication of his latest science fiction novel, 'Battlefield Earth,' which is set in Denver.