On Fri, 15 Nov 2002 12:01:11 GMT, email@example.com (Diane Richardson) wrote:
>On Tue, 12 Nov 2002 18:07:21 +0100, Gerry Armstrong
>Will you be answering questions about the part you played in
>assisting Robert S. Minton, Jr. (or, if you prefer, "The Minton Unit")
>in money laundering?
It all depends.
And I say that without in any way accepting your term "money laundering," since I received a legal opinion, on which I depended, that there was no "money laundering."
And now that I've answered your question, I have one for you.
Gerry Armstrong signed an agreement with the Church of Scientology, for which he agreed not to talk about Scientology in public in exchange for $850,000. Gerry hid the money, spoke out against Scientology in public, and was sued for breach of contract by the CoS.
That has nothing to do with free speech. Gerry Armstrong signed that contract knowing full well what he was doing. He changed his mind, but rather than being honest and handing the money back to the Church of Scientology, he hid it.
I doubt if there is any European country which permits individuals to break a formal agreement without facing consequences.
You are, naturally, lying.
It's a lie that I "changed my mind."
It's a lie that I signed an agreement to not talk about the cult in public in exchange for $850,000.
It's a stupidity to say that you doubt that there is any European country which permits individuals to break a formal agreement without facing consequences. It's the content, and the conditions at the time of signing, not the formalness (whatever that is) of the "agreement," which will determine its judicial enforceability.
But the lie I want to question you about is your lie that I "hid the money." You repeat this lie when you state that "rather than being honest and handing the money back" to the cult, I "hid it."
This is actually a good example -- since the subject was being discussed here a while back -- of libel.
So my question to you is: what evidence of any kind do you have to support your lie that I hid any of the money the Scientology cult paid me in settlement to dismiss my case against them?
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