Marty on the Lori Hodgson story. John Allender: ‘how do you like beatings?’

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Scientology and Psychiatry
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Lori Hodgson did not have her family knocked apart by random, unfortunate circumstances. She was subjected to Black Dianetics in the worst sense of the word, including Pain, Drug and Hypnosis techniques. It was carefully planned, artfully and then overtly and quite intentionally executed.

Two key characters in this story were participants on the bizarre raid on my home conducted on April 18th 2011 (which raids continued unabated daily for 199 days), see Squirrelbusters: Day One. Mark Warlick, the silent one, with the camera at the bottom of the stairs, was the Director of Special Affairs Los Gatos Scientology Organization that day. John Allender was the gang leader – a go-to OSA (Office of Special Affairs –the dirty tricks and propaganda arm of corporate Scientology) field operative. Allender’s ‘security rating’ as an OSA operative was certified by Warlick with these words, ‘I trust him with my life.’

Lori’s former husband is a man by the name of Jim Leake. He is pals with Allender and Warlick, mainly by virtue of being a good, reliable, ‘OSA-volunteering’ Scientologist in the San Jose area. John Allender’s wife Lynda – as “Senior Case Supervisor” was overseeing Lori’s Case Supervisor (the Scientology authority who closely supervises auditing sessions, including the intimate states of her client’s minds) through much of her “auditing” in the church.

These characters – and others – conspired over three years to steal Lori’s daughter and son, protect a dead beat dad (whom many states prosecute and jail for extended periods of time), and intimidate so as to obstruct Lori from exercising her legal rights to remedy the injustices. All the while they used Scientology ‘philosophy’ and ‘technology’ to cave her in in an effort to make her think it was she that was lacking spiritually and mentally in demanding that truth and justice prevail. Just as institutional psychiatry was used in dealing with the woman portrayed by Angelina Jolie in Changeling.

In late 2008 – while in the middle of her Dianetics auditing program with the Church of Scientology (as supervised by Lynda Allender), Lori required invasive knee surgery. The first surgery was a gross case of medical malpractice. The problem that was supposed to be cured was exacerbated, leaving Lori crippled and in chronic pain. But Lori was discouraged from seeking redress, since the doctor was a renowned surgeon whose former wife and two kids were on staff at Los Gatos org. He was known not to be too happy with that state of affairs and apparently the church didn’t want that sleeping dog disturbed. Lori had the first surgery corrected in 2009 – which involved extremely intense work to remove the previous surgical product and replace it properly. Both surgeries necessitated Lori taking pain killers over extended periods.

While Lori was being hooked up to IVs with pain killing drugs in preparation for the (first) extensive knee surgery, her former husband Jim Leake was frantically attempting to solve his several year old potential criminal prosecution for violation of dead beat dad statutes. Jim had been in continual arrears on child support for the daughter and son Lori had born and raised, since shortly after 2006 (Lori divorced Jim in 2002.) Jim was creating that debt while continually pitching in at every insistence by the likes of the Allenders and Warlick and their Scientology brethren. Jim’s solution fit hand in glove with the intentions of the Scientology organization. And pursuant to the Scientology ethics system, since Jim’s aims paralleled the Scientology organization interests, he would be backed by the full power of the organization and Lori would be treated as fair game for personal destruction.

Through brainwashing, coercion and fear tactics Jim was seeking to get Lori’s children into the Sea Org, before they developed the maturity to evaluate right and wrong for themselves. In this scenario Scientology would win netting two new second generation Scientologists for a lifetime of unpaid labor, and Jim would win, ‘because how is Lori going to demand child support when he’s deposited both of their children (without a proper education) into Scientology’s ‘religious’ order?’

Before Lori’s surgery ordeal Jim and the Scientology org had already accomplished this with Lori’s then-15 year old daughter Jessica. One day she announced to her mother that she would never go to school again. That was when Jessica was an honor student and was clearly enjoying her traditional education. It was also after high pressure recruitment sessions Jim arranged with Los Gatos org staff. After 6 months of fighting this Lori finally agreed that her daughter could go to a Scientology school to finish High School. Little did she know that recruiters had arranged for, and executed, her daughter to ‘graduate’ in 3 months at the age of 16 and signed a five-year Scientology staff contract. That same year her daughter got home sick while on full-time study at Flag and came home to San Jose; she was straddled with a 12-13,000 dollar debt at age 16.

While Lori was flat on her back recovering from (her 1st) surgery, Jim took Lori’s 15 year old son Jeremy to a three hour high-pressure session with Sea Org recruiters. Following the event, Jim and Scientology recruiters sent Jeremy to Lori’s house demanding that she sign away her parental rights so that he could join the Sea Org. While Lori was recovering, in intense pain and while on heavy pain killers, Jim and the recruiters kept sending Jeremy after Lori pestering her to sign the papers. Finally, a group of Sea Org recruiters arrived unannounced at Lori’s home, and while she was in excruciating pain in the bathroom, they pounded on her front door shouting and demanding entry (much like the Allender crew did at my home on April 18th 2011). Lori attempted to protest this activity, but her own auditor – the one working under the Snr C/S Lynda Allender – persuaded her to shut up. Lori continued to protest, but Lynda Allender (Senior C/S) ignored her pleas and ordered her to focus on her ‘Scientology assists.’

Just two weeks before the second surgery Lori finally succumbed to the collective pressure and complied with demands that she sign parental consent for Jeremy to join the Sea Org.

After the messy, complicated second knee surgery, on day two in recovery at the hospital, Lori’s daughter was sent in to tell her mother ‘good bye’, informing she was leaving for the Sea Organization (to fulfill a billion year contract she had signed).

Jeremy lasted only 7 months in the Sea Org. He cried many nights to come home, but never was allowed to tell his mom. He finally did come home.
But when she tried to remedy whatever he had experienced in the Sea Org that caused him so much terror and grief, she was rebuffed because Jeremy was forced to sign a non-disclosure bond that threatened him with a $3 million fine if he told his mother anything about his Sea Org experience.

Jessica lasted even less time in the Sea Org.


After recovering, Lori attempted to pursue Jim Leake for his nearly two years of delinquent child support payments. The Director of Special Affairs Mark Warlick stalled her from going to court using Scientology policy against ‘suing’ fellow Scientologists as authority. Finally, in 2010 Lori began to educate herself on the Black Dianetics nature of the Scientologist church. She traveled to Corpus Christi for a few day visit with Carol Kramer, Mosey and myself. She resolved to return to utilize Dianetics and Scientology techniques to remedy her engrammic Scientology church experiences.

Within a day of her return to San Jose Lori was stalked, assaulted, and threatened by John Allender. Allender hid in the (parking lot) by her office and spied on her for hours. When he saw her leave for the day and that she was alone, he assaulted her and threatened her in the parking lot, asking ‘how do you like beatings?’

Lori’s daughter Jessica and son Jeremy were then put into long, mind control sessions with Rick Melrose at the San Jose Mission. Rick with the help of Jim Leake, convinced Jessica and Jeremy to disconnect from their mother. They also convinced them that Lori was “imagining” that John Allender had assaulted her, that there was something wrong mentally with Lori. Jeremy was so viciously brainwashed that he coolly looked Lori in the eye and told her that it was her reactive mind telling her that Allender had assaulted her. Taking the pre-1950s psychiatric abuse of Changeling to a whole new level, not only the ‘practitioners’, but the child of the target was recruited to convince his truth-telling mother that she was crazy.

On the morning of 18 April 2011, Lori and I had a long counseling session where we addressed all of the above – attempting to mitigate and repair the pain and suffering she had been subjected to. When we broke for lunch, the Scientology team of Allender, Warlick and two other thugs with cameras – dressed out of some ugly, nightmarish implant – stormed my home. The very day of the raid Lori received papers from Jim Leake’s attorney – clearly paid for by the church or at its direction – since Leake cannot even see fit to pay for his children’s upbringing. The papers announced Jim was going to vigorously oppose Lori’s attempt to have her rights vindicated in court. The four creeps being sent to Corpus Christi was clearly timed to prevent Lori’s personal recovery and also to intimidate her into dropping charges that were pending – an attempt to cut her trip short so that she would have to return home to continue her legal battle against dead beat Leake.

Many people have speculated why I momentarily appeared to lose my temper during this incident and rip the microphone out of Allender’s hand when I learned his identity. Perhaps this sheds more light on the context. Less than ten minutes earlier Lori had run through Allender’s previous stalking and threats leveled against her in San Jose. Lori was frighteningly watching and listening to this entire incident as it was happening right outside her window in the downstairs apartment just behind me in the video.

Lori pursued the court action to remedy the law mandated 60% child custody Lori was deprived of by Scientology and Leake’s causing Jeremy and Jessica to disconnect from their mother. Lori also sought to raise the issue of her son being made to sign a $3 million gag order upon leaving the Sea Org. Scientology and Leake ultimately dragged out the war against Lori until after her son Jeremy turned 18. While Lori was awarded financial restitution, by the time Jeremy turned eighteen the court was powerless to do anything about the forced disconnection of her children.
 

ExElronComm

Patron
Thank you Marty for sharing Lori's story. It's incredibly heartbreaking and the emotions I feel regarding her story run from intense and overwhelming anger through intense and overwhelming sadness. She is living a true nightmare and all I can share with her are my highest hopes that it all works out for her and her children.

I spent the better part of 5 years fighting to avoid that nightmare 10 to 15 years before her nightmare started.

I worked with John Allender, Lynda Allender, and Jim Leake at $tevens Creek Org from the early to late 80's. After leaving staff in late 87 I was riding the fringe of the cult for another 4 or so years in an effort to avoid a custody battle with my daughters' bio Dad who was still in. During this time I was making plans and getting us ready to disappear.

I'd been told by Jim Leake's sister Debbie Leake while trying to get me back on staff that if I didn’t come back the cult was going to back my daughter's bio Dad in getting custody of her. I was never sure whether to believe this but one takes no chances with the cult so I took it for true. I played that role on the fringe until I could get us far away. By 92 my daughter and I were in hiding a couple thousand miles away. We didn't come back until 01 and it took 2 more years for the cult to find me. By then my daughter was 18 and I'd made sure through the years that she was well aware of how they operate. They'd never have her.

Your blog also reminded me of something else that happened. Sometime within the year before I left staff Jim Leake asked me if I wanted to go for a drive. I recall it was late on a Thursday night. I knew him but not real well and I was on guard. We went for a drive into the mountains and we stopped at a pull off in the road. I don't recall us talking much on the way and only really remember him asking once we stopped, "Have you ever thought about leaving? We could leave and go far away and they'd never find us. If you want to leave we can go pack and leave tonight."

By then I'd already been laying plans of my own to leave. For all the reasons that Exes already know, I replied with no. No, I'd never thought about leaving and no, I did not want to leave.

He actually left. I was surprised and happy that he’d left. And then he came back. Inside of a year he was back and doing cult crap to stay. By the time he came back I was already playing my role on the fringe and was soon to be gone. No way was I ever going back.

While on the fringe Lynda Allender and Debbie Leake came to $Reg$ me on a Wednesday night. Before they'd arrived I'd told my non-cultist roommate who owned the house they were coming to; and of course they knew that he owned it, that no matter what I said to them or to him to not believe me and just say NO! You know that they were just dying to get their hands on $'s from his house. It got heated and went on for hours and hours. He hung in there and said NO. They left with nothing. A few days later someone told me that Lynda thought I'd set it up to fail. Hmm, well, let's see...The cult, and Debbie Leake specifically, had threatened to take my child away from me and they're trying to $Reg$ me?!

I'd spent years telling $O recruiters NO. They put me on post, my first and only post for 5 years as LRH Comm (Known as LC at SNC.) knowing I wasn't $O and thinking I'd sign after. The horror of those stories for another time.

Re John Allender, he was a non-entity to me, just Lynda's husband. Now that I know he abuses women he's moved down to coward. My daughters bio Dad was abusive, even while on post, and so was the then ED's husband, also while on post. I wrote it up and nothing was done other than my ending up at Big Blue being harassed again for weeks to sign an $O contract. I don't know if the ED ever wrote up her husband. Staff and public had seen and heard both guys go at us repeatedly and some of them had written it up. They couldn't miss the screaming, throwing things, knocking things over, shoving, and door slamming in and out of offices that were next to and across from class rooms. One couldn't call the police and writing up anything did nothing but make it our fault for 'pulling it in'. What bullshit. No wonder coward Allender thinks nothing will happen when he abuses a woman. Nothing happens to an abuser in the cult. They are still in the dark ages of blaming the abused instead of the abuser. I wonder if Lynda sleeps with a knife under her pillow. I did for years after leaving the cult and a pocket knife is never far away to this day.
 

CO2

Patron Meritorious
local background

ExElronCom,


wow. Rape, beatings, forced marriage!

just wow.

My wife and I left the Co$ in 1976, before we were married. She was married, at that time, to the (then) mission holder in Palo Alto.

I don't remember who owned Los Gatos, at that time, Probably Allan Albert, maybe Joey Allessandrini. I had started the Los Gatos center in my living room in Willow Glen in about 1973. At some point, I sold to Allan Albert.

My wife and I, each of us, left the Co$, for our own reasons (integrity, money). She had started a private school in Los Altos (K-12). The Co$ was pressuring her for 10% of her gross income. As a class Vlll, and a Founding Scientologist, she eventually told them to go fuck themselves.

I was disillusioned with Standard Tech, OT3, and with the addition of 10% increases of prices across the board every month, I quietly walked away.

After, I had chosen to leave, the two of us hooked up. She moved out of the house she was sharing with her husband. We moved in together with their two children, her step son, a foster child, and we added to that menagerie as we went. Close to forty years later, we're still together.

My wife's (then) husband, who was a very upstat mission holder, was not at all pleased that we (SPs) were raising his kids. Since he wasn't paying child support (he stopped once he realized several weeks after we had moved in together that we were no longer good little churchies), we really didn't give a shit what he thought. Around 1980, in front of the kids, as I was trying to show him to the door, his nose ran hard into my fist. My ear hit his fist pretty hard too. The Los Altos Police were called, and he was shown the door.

As back drop for this, he was losing faith in the Co$ also, and had arranged to sell Palo Alto to another friend of ours. Within another year or two, he was gone from the Co$ too, on his own determinism. The guy he sold it to, ended up handing it to David Mayo and company. We are all still thick as thieves.

Around about 1979, we remember Lori going on a date with our oldest boy (my wife's step son). It didn't go well. Lori doesn't remember this. That is my only encounter face to face with her. I've talked with her on the phone in recent years.

By the time of the San Francisco Mission Holders meeting and Clay Primrose and Kingsley Wimbush being declared, and the Santa Clara Mission looted by the Sea Org, my wife's then ex husband and I picked up Clay. My wife's ex husband gave him some auditing, and I gave Clay a job. and as they say, he lived happily ever after.

It is just amazing how something, that so many of us found valuable for a time, became such an evil killing machine.

I've heard the story of Rick Melrose's involvement. I know Rick; I've known Rick since 1968. That story just kills me. It is straight out of Nazi Germany. What a mind fuck.

PS: our children, because of me, all know how to handle a variety of guns. Our youngest, a daughter, does kick boxing. Self defense is a good thing to know. It wouldn't be a bad thing to take some self defense classes with your daughter.
 
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ExElronComm

Patron
Re: local background

Thanks so much CO2 for the 'prequel' to my time in the local cult! You really brought back the memories if the people and stories I was hearing when I first started at $NC. I arrived on the scene just a few months after...

"By the time of the San Francisco Mission Holders meeting and Clay Primrose and Kingsley Wimbush being declared, and the Santa Clara Mission looted by the Sea Org, my wife's then ex husband and I picked up Clay. My wife's ex husband gave him some auditing, and I gave Clay a job. and as they say, he lived happily ever after."

A few months after that $NC mission was to become an org and they were on the hunt for an LC...

Very happy that you and your wife and all of the others got out and that there are many happily ever afters. I'm curious to go back now and read your other posts and hear more of your story. Also curious as to Rick's story because the name is ringing a thousand bells but why is eluding me!

Yes, the transformation from something valuable for a time to an evil killing machine is amazing, and also nauseating. I feel the end of the cult coming and whether it's from the inside, outside, or a combo pack I look forward to a time when the only thing left of it are the stories about it. (Totally heartfelt; but think I brought enough :melodramatic: to it?! :wink2: )
 

CO2

Patron Meritorious
Re: local background

Very happy that you and your wife and all of the others got out and that there are many happily ever afters. I'm curious to go back now and read your other posts and hear more of your story. Also curious as to Rick's story because the name is ringing a thousand bells but why is eluding me!

Rick Melrose was the best ever intro lecture giver at SFO (the org, not the airport). He did land office business for years. he did it by giving snippets of Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health; That, alone, is impressive. The book is not exactly A Catcher in the Rye or Lady Chatterly's Lover.

From that, he became one of the original SFO Class Vls to be sent to Flag, to do the original Vlll course with Ron on the boat.

He has always been a nice guy, who makes me feel good to be around him.

That story in the OP, is the only story I've ever heard, that paints him in a different light.

Rick and Penny live in Sunnyvale near Wolfe and ECR. They have a light high tech gadget that they manufacture. He's looking for seed money. Give him a call.
 
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TG1

Angelic Poster
Sounds like NoCal has a decades-long culture that is particularly anti-family and misogynistic.

Yeah, Hubbard laid the bedrock for this crap. But when this kind of decades-long culture develops, it always stems from some opinion leader(s) who was perceived as "positive," despite his "few faults." Those faults become the acceptable ways for people to behave under stress. They become the default behaviors -- the culture.

So sorry about all the troubles caused in that area. So very, very sorry.

TG1
 

CO2

Patron Meritorious
Sounds like NoCal has a decades-long culture that is particularly anti-family and misogynistic.

Yeah, Hubbard laid the bedrock for this crap. But when this kind of decades-long culture develops, it always stems from some opinion leader(s) who was perceived as "positive," despite his "few faults." Those faults become the acceptable ways for people to behave under stress. They become the default behaviors -- the culture.

So sorry about all the troubles caused in that area. So very, very sorry.

TG1

NorCal is a pretty broad generalization. Silicon Valley is where this occurred. Somehow, I don't think Stanford University is a woman hating, family wrecking center of the world.

I like what you have to say about opinion leader(s) with flaws, such as LRH, I presume, setting examples. That rings very true to me.

[video=youtube;a97cOa2Sy9A]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a97cOa2Sy9A[/video]

Lori and the soap opera described in the OP happened under the auspices of SNC (which is what Santa Clara became) and Los Gatos.

Both were successful missions that were crushed by Ron's fiscal storm troopers. They had a name, I just don't remember it.

Prior to that blitzkrieg, good people flocked to Santa Clara, Los Gatos, and Palo Alto.

Allan Albert, who I sold my center to (which became Los Gatos) had a wife and three children. When he decided to move away from the Co$, partly because of information that I fed him, his wife decided to chuck him and keep the one true tech. he ended up committing suicide. This was a man with two masters degrees, one in physics and one in electrical engineering. He was a guru to Joan Baez's guru. This was a wonderful man, a man the Co$ broke.

Los Gatos was stolen from Joey Allessandrini, after he had taken it to new orders of success. Joey is still in, but they broke him too.

Palo Alto, most recently, was run by a nice woman. She got her baby back from the SO.

What Marty describes in the OP is mainly just the doings of a handful of chicken shit assholes, who could never have created what they now have their hands on. The help they had from the crushing of the real people is what sticks.

Those of us, male and female, who walked away from Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and Los Gatos, with the exception of Allan Albert, for the most part, fared well in life and with our families.
 

TG1

Angelic Poster
CO2,

Thanks for your further comments.

Clarification -- I didn't mean "Northern California in general," although I realize I wasn't specific. What I was really alluding to in my prior post was "Northern California Church of Scientology cultures."

TG1
 

CO2

Patron Meritorious
CO2,

Thanks for your further comments.

Clarification -- I didn't mean "Northern California in general," although I realize I wasn't specific. What I was really alluding to in my prior post was "Northern California Church of Scientology cultures."

TG1

sounds to me like the fingerprints of the DM culture all over the description : violence, and condoning /hiding violence for the good of the group
 

CO2

Patron Meritorious
Bullies

this may come across as preachy and invalidate. I don't mean it as such.


<SNIP> My daughter's bio Dad was abusive, even while on post, and so was the then ED's husband, also while on post. I wrote it up and nothing was done other than my ending up at Big Blue being harassed again for weeks to sign an $O contract. I don't know if the ED ever wrote up her husband. Staff and public had seen and heard both guys go at us repeatedly and some of them had written it up. They couldn't miss the screaming, throwing things, knocking things over, shoving, and door slamming in and out of offices that were next to and across from class rooms. One couldn't call the police and writing up anything did nothing but make it our fault for 'pulling it in'.<SNIP> I wonder if Lynda sleeps with a knife under her pillow. I did for years after leaving the cult and a pocket knife is never far away to this day.

The above lines have bothered me all day

I have a friend, who is a former Navy SEAL. He instructs police departments and private groups how to protect themselves

With a knife you have to be very close to inflict damage.

A more reasonable, yet just as damaging weapon, that you don't need to get too close to your assailant, is a belt. A common leather belt with a sharp metal buckle can be slung like nunchucks, and be devastating.

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