April 24, 1951
Dianetics Founder's Wife Sues
ANGELES, April 23 (UP) - The wife of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the
dianetic mental health movement, filed suit for divorce today.
Mrs. Sara Northrup Hubbard, 25 years old, said the doctors told her that
her 40-year-old husband was suffering from a mental ailment "known
as paranoid-schizophrenia." Mrs. Hubbard also charged he
subjected her to "systematic torture" by beating and
strangling her and denying her sleep.