See 'Going Clear' star Hana Whitfield describe L. Ron Hubbard in a leaked 1997 interview - 2015-04-23
Hana Eltringham Whitfield was one of the stars of Alex Gibney's documentary about Scientology, Going Clear. Her memories as the captain of L. Ron Hubbard's flagship as he ran Scientology from sea in late 1960s and early 1970s was one of the highlights of the film. Now, we have a leak from a previous documentary, UK Channel 4's excellent 1997 Secret Lives — L. Ron Hubbard, which featured Hana prominently.
Here, for the first time, is a much more complete version of her interview, just one of many outtakes from the 1997 documentary that a source has been making available for us.
Previous segments that we've released from the Secret Lives files have featured Hubbard's literary agent, Forrest Ackerman; his press assistant and lover, Barbara Klowden; one of Hubbard's fellow science fiction colleagues, Arthur Jean Cox; the former mayor of Clearwater, Florida, Gabe Cazares; Hubbard's former medical officer, Jim Dincalci; archivist Gerry Armstrong; former Los Angeles Times reporter and postwar Hubbard roommate, Nieson Himmel; Washington State Representative Robert MacDonald Ford, who knew Hubbard and his first wife well; Robert Vaughn Young, who had been Scientology's spokesman; and Mike Goldstein, who had been appointed Hubbard's finance "dictator."