A group of family members of author and church publishing magnate, L. Ron Hubbard, have been released from jail in California, the Associated Press has learned.
The family members, all former employees of the Hubbard Foundry, are expected to be released from the San Francisco County Jail in California on Wednesday, the AP has learned from a person familiar with the situation.
A person familiar who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the situation said the release of the family members came in a joint statement from the Hubbard family and the LDS Church.
They said that they were very happy to have their loved ones reunited and thanked the entire community for their support in making this possible,” the statement said.
It is the latest step in the family’s legal battle to secure their release.
The case of the former employees, who are not related to L.
Ron Hubbard, has been complicated by Hubbard’s wife’s divorce, the separation of their two children, and other legal matters.
The Hubbard family has argued in court documents that their lawyers were not given a chance to prepare the family for their release and that Hubbard’s lawyers had tried to push the case forward as far as possible to avoid having the charges against the former staffers dropped.
The former employees have also maintained that they did nothing wrong and that they would have been free to leave California if they had been able to obtain a pardon from Hubbard.”
The family said they were happy to be able to reunite with their children.”
Their wrongful arrest and incarceration, coupled with the fact that they have no legal representation, have severely limited their ability to advocate for their constitutional rights.”
The family said they were happy to be able to reunite with their children.
The AP has not independently confirmed the details of the release.