The Mirror Los Angeles
April 15, 1951
Dianetics Man Reports He's in Cuban Hospital
Mrs. Sara N. Hubbard, 26, suing L. Ron Hubbard, 40, inventor of
dianetics, for divorce or annulment, disclosed yesterday that she has
received a letter from him mailed in Cuba which assures her that her
13-month old daughter Alexis Valore "is getting excellent care."
The letter was filed in Superior Court with a request for
permission to serve Hubbard by publication and by registered mail in
the proceedings wherein Mrs. Hubbard charges that he kidnapped their
In Cuban Hospital
Hubbard, whose new theories of psychology were proclaimed in a
book, purportedly stated in the letter that he has been in a Cuban
military hospital in Havana but that he is being transferred to the
United States as a "classified scientist immune from interference of
"I will be hospitalized for a long time," the letter adds. "Alexis
is getting excellent care. I see her every day. She is all I have to
live for. My wits never gave way under all you did and let them do
but my body didn't stand up. My right side is paralyzed. I hope my
heart lasts. Dianetics will last 10,000 years - for the Army and Navy
have it now."
May Get A Fortune
The missive further stated that in the event of Hubbard's death the
child "will get a fortune" unless Mrs. Hubbard should obtain the baby'
s custody. In that event, Hubbard was said to have warned, the child
would receive nothing.
In her suit, Mrs. Hubbard charged that her husband subjected her to
"scientific torture experiments." The petition, prepared by Atty.
Caryl Warner, also accused Hubbard of having spirited the baby away
from Mrs. Hubbard last Feb. 24 with the help of his friends and
The Hubbards were married in Chestertown, Md., Aug. 10, 1946.