ROBERT VAUGHN YOUNG (April 23, 1938 - June 15, 2003) commonly known
by his initials RVY, was an American whistleblower against the Church
* 1 In
Of his years with the Church, Young said:
I have held nearly every type of position at every echelon. I have
worked at the local, the regional, the national and the international
levels. I have been a
He was a national spokesman for the church.
Young edited L. Ron Hubbard 's ten-volume Mission Earth series. Young said that Hubbard had written the main text of the series, but that he had ghostwritten the introduction of each volume, as well as other writings in Hubbard's name.
After leaving the
Church of Scientology in 1989, Young became
prominent as an expert in court cases regarding
Young was diagnosed with prostate cancer on November 23, 1999 and turned his energies to Phoenix5 , a non-profit organization that runs a website on the disease. He died on June 15, 2003.
* ^ Grossman, Wendy M. (1995-12-01). "alt.scientology.war". Wired
3.12. Wired . p. 7. Retrieved 2007-11-04.
* ^ "Declaration of Robert Vaughn Young". October 25, 1993.
Archived from the original on September 26, 2007. Retrieved
Robert Vaughn Young (1994-03-09). "Declaration in the case
Church of Scientology International v. Steven Fishman and Uwe Geertz".
* ^ Prendergast, Alan (1997-03-06). "Nightmare on the Net". Denver
Westword News .
Village Voice Media . Retrieved 2008-02-01.
* ^ Tobin, Thomas C. (1997-02-21). "