JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS, LLP
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
911 Chestnut St, Clearwater, Florida 33756
June 22, 2009
P.O. Box 269
Ingleside, TX 78362
Re: McPherson Confidential Settlement Agreement
Following the article published in the St. Petersburg Times yesterday in which you were extensively quoted regarding the McPherson matter, the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, Inc. (the “Church”, “Flag”) has asked me to write to you regarding the ongoing obligations of confidentiality imposed upon on all present and former officers, employees and agents of the Church regarding the McPherson confidential settlement agreement.
As you know, on May 26, 2004, the Church entered into a confidential settlement agreement. The Agreement binds the “Scientology Parties,” which includes the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, Inc., Religious Technology Center, and the three individual defendants. All officers, employees and agents of the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, Inc. and Religious Technology Center are bound by the settlement agreement to say nothing about the McPherson matter except
“The case has been settled, the terms are confidential.” This language binds you as a former agent of both Flag and RTC.
The purpose of this letter is simply to remind you of your ongoing obligation of complete confidentiality with respect to the McPherson case and its settlement.
Very truly yours,