It was a video that lasted only 14 seconds. Long enough for a woman named Tiponi Grey to make a short statement behind a pair of large sunglasses…
“Hello, world. I am Tiponi Grey Magi. And I am no longer employed with the Church of Scientology. Thank you and have a wonderful Wednesday.”
Continue reading Talking with Tiponi Grey, who quit her Scientology job and announced it on YouTube
A week ago, Tom Cruise was in London for the opening of his newest film, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, when the rarest of occurrences happened on the red carpet: A reporter asked Cruise a real question.
Continue reading Surprised Tom Cruise called Scientology a ‘beautiful religion’? You shouldn’t be.
[Katherine Feigin and Trump Winery manager Kerry Hannon Woolard working at Trump Tower]
“I’m not a Scientologist. I don’t have a gun. I’m a Democrat. I’m not part of this craziness at all,” Katherine Feigin told us tonight after we discovered that she had worked for Donald Trump Jr as his executive and personal assistant from 2014 to 2015.
Continue reading Sister of L.A. Scientologist arrested for Muslim threats was Don Trump Jr’s executive assistant
The Los Angeles Police Department revealed yesterday that it had arrested a 40-year-old man named Mark Lucian Feigin on October 19 for making two calls to the Islamic Center of Southern California and threatening to kill people there. A search at Feigin’s home turned up a large arsenal of rifles and ammunition, and police also released tweets and Facebook posts by Feigin that contained disturbing threats against Muslims.
But Feigin has another secret that the police and the media hasn’t talked about yet: He’s been a Scientologist since 2004.
Continue reading Trump supporter arrested for threatening to kill Muslims at L.A. Islamic center is a Scientologist
Jeffrey Augustine joins us again to take a fresh look at one of Scientology’s most characteristic schemes. Take it away, Jeff…
Continue reading Until the spaceships arrive, Scientologists measure cosmic success in framed glory
Last year, when Alex Gibney’s documentary Going Clear opened at theaters and then aired on HBO, Scientology leader David Miscavige struck back in a very characteristic way — with websites and videos denouncing Gibney and the people who appeared in the film.
Continue reading Kathy Slevin, sister who attacked Paul Haggis on behalf of Scientology, dies at 60
Several weeks ago, we pointed out that a lot of observers are making comparisons between Donald Trump and L. Ron Hubbard. And while we understood why, we pointed out that it was Hillary Clinton who would actually bring more Scientology baggage with her to the White House. Now, Rod Keller, who keeps an eye on social media for us, takes a look at how Scientologists themselves are talking about the coming vote.
Continue reading Vote for Xenu! Scientologists are looking to L. Ron Hubbard for advice on the coming election
[Ford Greene, Lawrence Wollersheim, and Jon Atack]
On some Saturdays (and on other days), we’re fortunate here at the Underground Bunker to publish an occasional item by Jon Atack. His 1990 book, A Piece of Blue Sky, was one of the first that we read for a history of L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology, and it remains one of the very best books on the subject. That’s partly because Atack speaks from experience, having spent years in Scientology and rising into its “OT” levels, but also because of his many years of dogged research. Few people have the breadth of knowledge about Scientology’s first 40 years as Jon Atack.
Continue reading Who was responsible when Scientology finally paid Lawrence Wollersheim a lot of thin dimes?
[Tom Cruise and the building he’s said to be making his home, The Skyview in Clearwater]
Last year in September, a developer submitted new plans for a ten-story condo building in Clearwater, Florida that he’s been transforming for several years. That developer, Moises Agami, is a wealthy Scientologist from Mexico City whose family has donated millions of dollars to the Church of Scientology in recent years. And the building he’s redeveloping is right in the middle of Scientology’s Clearwater campus, just a few blocks from the spiritual center of the worldwide organization.
Continue reading TOM CRUISE PENTHOUSE IN SCIENTOLOGY’S SPIRITUAL MECCA? WE HAVE THE PLANS
A year ago, we were fortunate enough to be in the audience for the worldwide premiere of Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie at the London Film Festival. We thought it was hilarious. Louis has such an amazing sense of timing, and his comedic talents are otherworldly.
Continue reading Chris Shelton: What Louis Theroux missed about the Scientology experience in his film