John Meier was an aide to Howard Hughes and he had been set up by Bill Gay under the guise of Summa Corporation as a defendant in a lawsuit filed in Salt Lake City. An attempt was made to extradite John from Vancouver, Canada. In an effort to obtain John's presence in Utah, the sinister entity of Mormonism attacked and discredited John's Vancouver attorney in a shameful way as reported to me by the Member of Parliament [MP] for Delta, BC. Read more in Under the Mormon Tree
Two men were involved with me at the time of the ordination of a black man to priesthood in a pool at a motel in downtown Portland, Oregon April 2nd, 1976. One man - Darrell Lee - was an associate attorney and was a non participant but we had shared the same office letterhead. The other, John Evans, was an aviator and flight instructor and he did participate with me at a Conference in Salt Lake City on April 6, 1976. When Evans refused to identify himself outside Temple Square to the media, the church named him as Darrell Lee.
Being an attorney, Darrell saw an opportunity to sue for slander and did so naming the church, Salt Lake PD, News wire services and local Portland area newspapers as defendants. The source for the false naming of Lee was the church as they took the name from the joint letterhead (which I had used in a communication with the church presidency) and making a giant leap in speculation gave it out to the media. Ultimately the case being a res ipsa [it speaks for itself] situation, an out of court settlement was agreed upon and the record sealed.
Following that settlement, Lee with an associate invested in the Portland Meadows Race track in Portland, Oregon. Subsequently, an evil rumor was widely circulated that Lee had pilfered Jockey Trust fund monies.
There was no proof offering of the allegations but the issue was a matter of great publicity in the Portland area. Lee and his wife Vicky were barred from stepping foot on the race track again even though they were innocent of any charges.