Ann Marie Tidman Broeker Logan passed away on June 14, 2011. Annie was L Ron Hubbard’s closest friend and his exclusive direct personal and business aide during the last several years of his life.
Shortly before John Brousseau (JB) left the corporate church in April 2010 he was told that Annie had contracted lung cancer. Since then a network of friends on the outside has sought to assist her knowing full well the suppression she was under that would cause such a scourge to invade her body.
Members of Annie’s family outside of the church phoned Annie and inquired about her health. On the few occasions since mid 2010 that they managed to be put through Annie denied having any health problems. Since June of 2011 no family has reached her, instead they were rebuffed by corporate Scientology staff saying she could not be reached. A family member last called for Annie at the Int base in Hemet California within the past two weeks. The family member was told that “Annie can’t talk to you now.”
Karen De La Carriere and her network of investigators searched records throughout California. On 13 January Karen found records confirming the death of Annie’s body, seven months ago. Apparently, Miscavige has covered up the death of Annie Tidman for more than half a year, after covering up her contraction of cancer for nearly two years. Such callous, heinous disregard for life and the feelings of family and friends demonstrated by Miscavige’s “church” knows no comparison in a civilized society. In this case it is all the more unconscionable. No one served L Ron Hubbard for longer and with more dedication than Annie, with the sole exception of LRH’s wife Mary Sue. And so there is little wonder why Miscavige prevented anyone from outside his cult from speaking to, let alone questioning Annie before her death.
Irrespective of what Annie may have been coerced to sign prior to her passing, I’ll always remember her for what she stood for twenty years ago. When I intercepted Annie during her 1992 attempt to reunite with her then-husband Jim Logan, we flew alone across the country overnight in John Travolta’s private jet. Annie, in the inimitably vague manner in which such prohibited thoughts must be shared within corporate Scientology, communicated in so many words the following, she was returning to the Int Scientology base for one reason alone: to protect LRH’s legacy from David Miscavige.
Annie held on for nearly twenty years of living hell, attempting to out live Miscavige and restore some sort of order. For those who knew Annie and for those who understood her relationship with L Ron Hubbard, worry not. I know for a fact that she is now doing ok.
I can think of no better words to conclude with here than those penned by L Ron Hubbard:
Our suff’ring is self-centered here, for we have lost, in truth,
the smile, the touch, the skill and happiness we gained from Annie
who gave to us from her past ability to live
and fare against the tides and storms of fate.
It’s true we’ve lost Annie’s shoulder up against the wheel
and lost as well her counsel and her strength
But lost them only for a while.
Your people thank you for having lived
earth is better for your having lived
Men, women and children are alive today because you lived.
We thank you for coming to us.
We do not contest your right to go away.
Your debts are paid.
This chapter of thy life is shut.
Go now, dear Annie,
and live once more in happier time and place.
Thank you, Annie.
All now here lift up Your eyes
and say to Annie