Arnie Lerma

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Lerma in 2008

Arnaldo Pagliarini Lerma (November 18, 1950 – March 16, 2018) was an American writer and activist. He was a former Scientologist, and critic of Scientology. He appeared in television, media and radio interviews. Lerma was the first person to post the court document known as the Fishman Affidavit, including the Xenu story, to the internet via the Usenet newsgroup alt.religion.scientology. He was a strong critic of L. Ron Hubbard.[1] He was born in Washington, D.C..

Lerma committed suicide by shooting himself on March 16, 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia after shooting his wife in the face with a 9 mm handgun.[2] He was 67 years old.

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  1. Lerma, Arnaldo (2008-03-15). How I Got Fooled (Speech). Washington, DC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGBepC3StII. Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  2. "Noted Scientology critic Arnie Lerma shoots and injures wife, then kills himself « The Underground Bunker". tonyortega.org. Retrieved 2018-03-19.

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