April 23, 2002
137 Fremont Road
Sandown, NH 03873
RE: Wollersheim v. Church of Scientology
I wish to acknowledge our conversation of the 15 th of this month in which you requested that I withdraw your declaration from consideration by the court. I advised you that while I understood the pressure that both you and Bob were under I could not ethically withdraw this declaration and fulfill my duties to Lawrence Wollersheim.
I did however, inform the judge as I told you I would that you do not desire to have your declaration used in this case and would not consent to voluntarily make yourself available to testify.
I would urge you to re consider. Scientology has been putting various de degrees of pressure on you for years to prevent you from testifying. This new round of pressure is simply an indication that Scientology is very concerned about the status of this matter and the McPherson case. They have been successful in the past and escaped examination of their actions in court by intimidating witnesses. Because this past intimidation has succeeded they will simply continue to bully you and others that know the truth until you "Shudder into Silence".
If you will reconsider and agree to appear and testify, honestly and truthfully, you can break this chain of intimidation and free both yourself and others from this overbearing organization.
There will be an evidentiary hearing held in this matter commencing at 9:30 a.m. on May 9 and continuing through May 15th. The hearing will take place in Department 24 of the Los Arigeles County Superior Court located at I I I North Hill Street in Los Angeles.
April 23, 2002
Please contact me in writing within five days of the date of this letter and let me know if you will consent to testify. While we can not legally compel your attendance, I would urge you to give every serious consideration to this request.
Very truly yours,
LEIPOLD & SHIPE, LLP
Daniel Leipold www.lisamcpherson.org